MT17P - Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring K390

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MT17P - Mule Team Fixed Blade featuring K390

Postby TazKristi » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:31 pm

MT17P will be available for sale on Thursday, 18-Jul-2013 at 0900 (MDT)

All sales will be handled by the Spyderco Factory Outlet store online at You will find it under model # MT17.

Maximum Purchase Allowed: 2

Cost: $69.95 each

Domestic Shipping: Standard Shipping rates apply.

International Orders/Shipping:
International orders have a maximum allowed amount of $300 (including shipping fees) for all online orders. All orders over $300 must be placed via phone or e-mail and paid for via wire transfer. Shipment of orders paid for via wire transfer will not occur until monies have been received by the Spyderco Factory Outlet Store. You may contact our store to place a wire transfer order at or 303/279-8383 x 107.

International shipments will be sent out according to our International Shipping Schedule:
Shopping Cart Total: $0-$99 - Shipping/Handling Charge $25
Shopping Cart Total: $100-$399 - Shipping/Handling Charge $35
Shopping Cart Total: $400 and higher - Shipping/Handling Charge $50

International shipments will be via USPS International Priority Mail. Please be aware, we will have limited tracking capabilities. Tracking once it leaves the US is dependent upon the postal services outside the US and their ability to provide it. However, this will completely eliminate UPS Brokerage Fees.

About K390:
K390 steel is produced by the Böhler Uddeholm steel company, headquartered in Vienna, Austria. K390 is a powdered metallurgy, cold work tool steel with 9% vanadium and added tungsten and cobalt for excellent wear resistance and high compressive strength that is a workhorse in even the most severe applications. The carbides in the K390 mix are fine in textured and the steel’s remaining components are uniformly sized and distributed evenly throughout the matrix. This equal distribution of elements adds to the overall strength and cutting capacity when the blade is finished and sharpened.

What is the Mule Team:
For those of you unfamiliar with our Mule Team Project, it is unique to Spyderco. In-house we call knife samples designed and built for testing and evaluation Mules. We know a healthy percentage of knife users are interested in different blade steels and their performance abilities. Running with that, we released an ongoing Mule Team Project. Several times per year we unveil the same single-piece fixed blade patterned knife in a different and exotic blade steel. This lets steel-obsessed knife knuts test, try and use something normally not offered to the industry. Product runs are limited to 600 – 1000 pieces of each steel type depending on foundry requirements.

Mule Blades are leaf-shaped with a sharpened and finished PlainEdge blade but with an unfinished handle providing a do-it-yourself opportunity. The unfinished handle has a series of holes for attaching custom handle scales or for wrapping with para-cord. Each piece is sold without handle scales or a carry sheath focusing the project on the blade steel. This opens endless creative possibilities for the owner to design their own handle scale and carry options.
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Postby BigBill5953 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:43 pm

Wwoooohhhhooooo!!!! Not missing out on this one.

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Postby Invective » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:58 pm

Wow it's like Christmas in July! Two awesome offerings from Spyderco at once!

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Postby ZL1 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:58 pm

Two great knives on the same day!
Thank you :)

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Postby Ankerson » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:05 pm

Been waiting for this one. :)

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Postby senorsquare » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:13 pm

This is very exciting. My bank account is gonna take a beating on the 18th.

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Postby Prospero » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:33 pm

senorsquare wrote:This is very exciting. My bank account is gonna take a beating on the 18th. speak for many here.... :rolleyes:

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Postby kbuzbee » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:37 pm

Oh dear... ;)


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Postby Holland » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:37 pm

yesss!!!!! omg, what an amazing month! cant wait to get all these in my hands

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Postby Clip » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:56 pm

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Postby Prospero » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:56 pm, can anyone tell me about K390? How does the edge retention, toughness, rust resistance compare w/ the previous steels with which we're now familiar?

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Postby ginsuwarrior » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:24 pm ... K390DE.pdf

This is an interesting read. I wonder what hardness spyderco is going to do this at.

Some other thoughts I found. ... 390!/page2

Prospero, can anyone tell me about K390? How does the edge retention, toughness, rust resistance compare w/ the previous steels with which we're now familiar?

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Postby Henry - get both » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:31 pm

What an unbelievable deal. I will cherish 2 of them!

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Postby VashHash » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:36 pm

I might have to take the day off of work so I can order these from a computer and not my phone. I would hate to miss out because of a lost signal or my phone not working

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Postby russde » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:34 pm

Oh first mule AND my first Forum knife on the same wife might kill me. It'll be worth it.

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Postby Barman » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:36 pm

russde wrote:Oh first mule AND my first Forum knife on the same wife might kill me. It'll be worth it.
What, you're not buying two of each?! ;)

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Postby xceptnl » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:46 pm

This is going to be a tight month, but thank you Spyderco.
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Postby FCM415 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:18 am

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Postby Senate » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:35 am

think i'll pass on the forum knife for this...
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Postby brj » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:56 am

double awesome...? :)
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