wow really? how did you test corrosion resistance? I think everything I've read about S110v vs m390 is that m390 should be more corrosion resistant!! I'm really interested! also, whats more preferred, being able to hold an edge longer or touching up more often? it seems like a realistic trade off if I think about it.... Since you can't have something easy to sharpen and last forever...Surfingringo wrote:Both are excellent steels. S110v will hold its working edge a bit longer but m390 will take a bit nicer edge with a bit less effort. S110v has a slight advantage in corrosion resistance in my testing but both are in the excellent range. I would choose m390 as I prefer its sharpening response. I also prefer smurf blue to blurple.
Probably the most abusive thing I've done to that knife was using it to cut the plug off a refrigerator. Cutting the stranded copper freehand on a slant put a small chip in the edge. I'm overall very satisfied with M390, and blue is my favorite color. The PM2 is a wonderful knife for many uses. I clean the blade often so it can also be used on food. Last night at school (I'm a part time teacher at a two year college here) I used it to open an avocado and an orange as part of my dinner break. Earlier on Monday I carved off the high corner of a twisted stud so the new drywall would lie flat at the sole plate. I had to carve up so as not to strike the concrete floor. For jobs like that the thick spine is helpful because the blade bends less.Patronus wrote:Oh wow, 5 years!? do you have anything you dont like about it? and whats the most abusive thing youve done to your knife would you say?Bill1170 wrote:I agree that you should let color be your guide. I personally prefer the smurf blue Bento exclusive, and it's been my work carry for 5 years now.
and thank you guys all for the input!!! I really do appreciate it, especially on something like this. Thank you all for taking your time to help a girl out
Thanks Bodog... I now have black rhino 3000 in my search history, so ads are gonna be weird for a while...Bodog wrote: And a couple black rhino 3000's.
Nice go at showing off your clueless/crass/sexist side Bodog, you might want to try treating new female forum members more like fellow knife enthusiasts than sex toys!Bodog wrote:M390 all the way. Just not from bentobox. Ever. At all. If it is a choice between anything at bentobox and an S110V, then go for the S110V. And the extra money can buy a steak and a new teddy to show off to your boyfriend. And a couple black rhino 3000's. That'd be much better than the minimal improvement of M390 over S110V. And yeah, those black rhinos work. Like freaking TNT.
It's a dealer exclusive.OakTree wrote:Why is the M390 only available at BBS?