S110v vs M390 pm2

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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby awa54 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:13 pm

Is CPM 20CV still available? if it is, one of the usual suspects in the exclusive game should have a PM2 done in that, maybe then fewer toes would feel stepped on ;) ...KC, with brown G10 maybe?
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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby Bill1170 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:26 pm

One upside of the higher price charged by Bento Box Shop is that it discourages speculators from buying out the entire run to resell at inflated prices on the secondary market.

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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby OakTree » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:55 am

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OakTree wrote:I had a picture of the M390 PM2 on my screen and my daughter just walked in and said: "That's pretty! I like it!".
She has great taste. :)
I showed her all the variations that are available and she likes the M390 the most. The S35 one also got compliments.
She was shocked at the price and when I explained that it's in US dollars and even more in Canadian money, she was even more shocked. This was a good opportunity to explain how the price of an item factors heavily on my decision to buy it or not.

She also commented on how she likes the "Bug" so I showed her the "Bug" on my Delica, Dragonfly, and Manbug.

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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby Patronus » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:58 am

You guys are awesome, thank you all for the replies and feedback! I lowkey dropped hints at colors he prefers (I zoomed in on the blurple handle and asked if he would prefer this color on his tools over the blue one - he didn't like blurple very well LOL).

As for the steels, I have really learned a lot from you guys. If it ever comes down to doing another gift for someone else, I know where to turn to. Again, sharing your experiences and expertise is just awesome! After doing a lot more research, I think Im getting into this hobby as well LOL! The para2 and other spydercos sure are nice looking knives... and I would find it useful - if not to be used everyday but at least weekly for various chores. Wheres a good place to start for me to get into a hobby like this? rather, what knife out there really appeals to women?

Looking at all the colors for the para2, i find the m390, elmax, and 204p handle colors really appealing but those price tags are a bit scary... Is it worth the investment otherwise?

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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby PayneTrain » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:11 am

Patronus wrote:
Looking at all the colors for the para2, i find the m390, elmax, and 204p handle colors really appealing but those price tags are a bit scary... Is it worth the investment otherwise?
That's a rather subjective question. :) We must all answer that for ourselves. (Hint: the answer is always yes.)

As for what knife to try as your first, that's also hard to answer. I'd say start with something less expensive til you know what you like so spending money will be less of a gamble. Here's what comes to my mind as a good first knife, Spyderco or otherwise:

The Delica is as classic as it gets. No nonsense, light and on the smaller side, and comes in many colors. Mine is a stainless-handled serrated, and was also my very first.

The Native is also a good smaller, compact knife with a different feel. Not available in as many colors, but it does come in G10 as well as the lightweight FRN.

For something bigger, you might try the Endura (a larger version of the Delica), or maybe a Manix. Or heck, dive right in and get yourself a PM2 or a Military! So many options, but whichever you choose..muahahaha...welcome to the Spyderlife!
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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby npad69 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:13 am

Patronus wrote:You guys are awesome, thank you all for the replies and feedback! I lowkey dropped hints at colors he prefers (I zoomed in on the blurple handle and asked if he would prefer this color on his tools over the blue one - he didn't like blurple very well LOL).

As for the steels, I have really learned a lot from you guys. If it ever comes down to doing another gift for someone else, I know where to turn to. Again, sharing your experiences and expertise is just awesome! After doing a lot more research, I think Im getting into this hobby as well LOL! The para2 and other spydercos sure are nice looking knives... and I would find it useful - if not to be used everyday but at least weekly for various chores. Wheres a good place to start for me to get into a hobby like this? rather, what knife out there really appeals to women?

Looking at all the colors for the para2, i find the m390, elmax, and 204p handle colors really appealing but those price tags are a bit scary... Is it worth the investment otherwise?
hi patronus, you can watch knife girl ally's channel on youtube if you want to hear what a female knifenut's take on the matter. she also replies to questions and comments if you have some. welcome to the forums!

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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby Bodog » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:43 am

awa54 wrote:
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.
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! :mad:

Thanks for trying to make something out of nothing. Taking a pretty innocuous post and creating a negative vibe in an otherwise positive thread isn't helpful to anyone.

Patronus, welcome to the forum and to the hobby. There aren't many better forums to solicit advice and knowledge about knives than this one right here.
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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby Surfingringo » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:41 am

Bodog wrote:
awa54 wrote:
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.
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! :mad:

Thanks for trying to make something out of nothing. Taking a pretty innocuous post and creating a negative vibe in an otherwise positive thread isn't helpful to anyone.

Patronus, welcome to the forum and to the hobby. There aren't many better forums to solicit advice and knowledge about knives than this one right here.
Nah mate, he was right. Maybe a little harsh, but right. You don't talk to a woman you don't know on a public forum that way. Sorry man, you call a lot of stuff right and I try to chime in and agree with you when you do...but this isn't one of those times.

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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby Ankerson » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:56 am

I can't think of any reason to choose M390 over S110V in the Military.

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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby Bodog » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:44 pm

Surfingringo wrote:
Bodog wrote:
awa54 wrote:
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.
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! :mad:

Thanks for trying to make something out of nothing. Taking a pretty innocuous post and creating a negative vibe in an otherwise positive thread isn't helpful to anyone.

Patronus, welcome to the forum and to the hobby. There aren't many better forums to solicit advice and knowledge about knives than this one right here.
Nah mate, he was right. Maybe a little harsh, but right. You don't talk to a woman you don't know on a public forum that way. Sorry man, you call a lot of stuff right and I try to chime in and agree with you when you do...but this isn't one of those times.

To patronus, normally things don't get dramatic around here. Sorry your first thread did because of something I said and how someone reacted to it.


To pretty much anyone:
I'm sorry if anyone was offended but I'm not sorry for assuming Patronus is an equal adult in a normal relationship where the two people enjoy each others' company in a normal way and celebrate things in normal ways. It's not my place to dig or question what they do, I don't care, it's not my business. She's, apparently from the OP, an adult and should be talked to just like any other adult. Nothing obscene or vulgar was stated. Nothing was even mentioned that would be worse than what's mentioned in some G rated movies and is definitely mentioned in PG movies. TV commercials are worse than what I said. At the very most it may have been slightly too forward for a new member but I'm not going to come close to ever thinking that even devoutly religious don't or can't say or hear what I said. There's a lot of sensitivity and fake outrage in society today and it's bullcrap. And to say that statement was sexist? Nah, sexism is thinking because she's a woman she shouldn't get the same kind of suggestions a man would get because she can't handle it due to being more fragile or dainty or has more sensitive ears (eyes) or whatever.

If anyone was offended, I'm sorry. I've heard far worse out of the mouths of 10 year olds than what I said and didn't ever imagine people would be THAT sensitive to a normal suggestion to what I assume is a normal, equal adult. It was half joking anyway. But since it went and got serious I guess I should take the first step and try to smooth things over.

And for anyone wondering but dont want to look black rhinos are just male supplements, not any kind of perverse thing that might be assumed based on some of the followup comments.


Now can we get back to talking about knives instead of a pretty tame comment? It's kind of embarrassing that this became a point of discussion in any way.
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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby bearfacedkiller » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:09 pm

Way to apologize without apologizing.

I'm with the rest, you crossed the line.
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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby awa54 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:57 pm

Patronus wrote:You guys are awesome, thank you all for the replies and feedback! I lowkey dropped hints at colors he prefers (I zoomed in on the blurple handle and asked if he would prefer this color on his tools over the blue one - he didn't like blurple very well LOL).

As for the steels, I have really learned a lot from you guys. If it ever comes down to doing another gift for someone else, I know where to turn to. Again, sharing your experiences and expertise is just awesome! After doing a lot more research, I think Im getting into this hobby as well LOL! The para2 and other spydercos sure are nice looking knives... and I would find it useful - if not to be used everyday but at least weekly for various chores. Wheres a good place to start for me to get into a hobby like this? rather, what knife out there really appeals to women?

Looking at all the colors for the para2, i find the m390, elmax, and 204p handle colors really appealing but those price tags are a bit scary... Is it worth the investment otherwise?
There's definitely a price premium on larger heavier duty knives like the PM2, if you need the cutting power and are in to high tech steels, then they are actually a good deal compared to many other manufacturer's products, but if you want something a bit more in line with what most people need a knife for in everyday life (opening mail, boxes, packaging, trimming loose strings, light food prep etc.) then there are lots of smaller knives that are less expensive and still very nicely made. I have been using an Urban lately, it doesn't have a locking blade, but does everything I need it to at work and around the house and the standard version of it is about $50, the premium one $65.

If you like the green G10 and something under $150, then getting on a pre-order list for the HAP40 Caly 3 might be a good call. It's a limited run knife with great steel, excellent ergonomics for all but the largest hands and is big enough to do plenty of work. Other classics that are much less expensive are the Delica and Dragonfly, both available in several colors and extremely useful, on the smaller side the Ladybug and Manbug are both great if you don't need to cut anything too large. A bit pricier, but also more upscale there's the Chaparral. In the end it depends on what you need to cut and what fits your hand well as to which is best.

P.S. my GF had a couple cheapo folding lock blades from before we met, she works in landscaping so I replaced them with a rugged CRKT knife with an ambidexterous lock (she's a lefty) and partial serrations and a Bladetech Mouse in blue (favorite color, easier to carry in non-work pants). Both are decent knives, though neither is as nice as a Spyderco, since she has declared that they will get used hard and as long as they cut they're good enough. So the subject of what knife appeals to women is pretty much the same as what knife appeals to men, I think it's just that guys are expected to know more about the subject (even if most don't) :D


...not really a plug for KW, but they're the only one I have seen with a pre-order available on the Caly 3 and Meerkat sprints at this point:

https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SP113G ... sprint-run

https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SP64JP ... sprint-run
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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby Bodog » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:00 pm

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Chaparral Raffir Noble.


[Drops the Mike and walks away]





















https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SP152R ... le-handles
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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby Bodog » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:03 pm

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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby awa54 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:45 pm

Bodog wrote:.








Chaparral Raffir Noble.


[Drops the Mike and walks away]





















https://www.knifecenter.com/item/SP152R ... le-handles

another great call! and ridiculously cheap for what you get.

the real problem with making recommendations for new potential Spyderholics is that there are so many great choices...
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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby Bill1170 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:29 am

A flat ground Delica is hard to beat as a first Spyderco folder. Man or woman, it doesn't matter. It is big enough to cover most common pocket knife needs, yet very slim and lightweight. It disappears in most pockets, yet the handle provides a solid grip. The back lock is ambidextrous. It's a fantastic cutter, just don't pry with it.

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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby Patronus » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:06 am

Ankerson wrote:I can't think of any reason to choose M390 over S110V in the Military.
Oh why's that? and youre the guy everyone is talking about!!!! Would you prefer the S110V pm2 over the m390 then? Or is there a lot more to this story?


And thank you guys again. And dont worry Bodog and others, I got it. I personally didn't take it personally or offensive, just some playful bantar is all. When I did google it however, I was genuinely confused... Followed by the clearing of my search history from google LOL. But you guys have been really welcoming, I really do appreciate it! :D :D :D

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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby chuck_roxas45 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:06 am

Bodog wrote:

Now can we get back to talking about knives instead of a pretty tame comment? It's kind of embarrassing that this became a point of discussion in any way.
I wouldn't worry about it. There are always people trying to show off on their white horses on every little thing here. I'm pretty out of place here because I have a raw sense of humor and a big mouth but the goody two shoes attitude sometimes wears thin. I like to call 'em as I see 'em. Grownups shouldn't have a problem with your comment.

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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby Ankerson » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:30 am

Patronus wrote:
Ankerson wrote:I can't think of any reason to choose M390 over S110V in the Military.
Oh why's that? and youre the guy everyone is talking about!!!! Would you prefer the S110V pm2 over the m390 then? Or is there a lot more to this story?


And thank you guys again. And dont worry Bodog and others, I got it. I personally didn't take it personally or offensive, just some playful bantar is all. When I did google it however, I was genuinely confused... Followed by the clearing of my search history from google LOL. But you guys have been really welcoming, I really do appreciate it! :D :D :D

Take all of the positives that M390 has and add in extreme edge retention and you have S110V.

S110V doesn't give up anything to M390 in knives like the Military and or small to med sized fixed blades under any sort of realistic use.

S110V isn't really all that bad to sharpen or maintain either if you don't over think it. S110V will take an incredible edge and hold it for a very long time so depending on use etc times between sharpening or touchups can be long.

Works best with a coarse to med edge finish, something in the 320 to 800 grit range.

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Re: S110v vs M390 pm2

Postby attila » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:22 pm

Ankerson wrote:
S110V...Works best with a coarse to med edge finish, something in the 320 to 800 grit range.
Would you say that's like finishing sharpening/touching up with spyderco medium stone?

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