More K390?

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Do you want to see more K390?

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Only if it were sprints of my favorite models.
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Meh. K390 is overrated.
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Don't care. Stainless rules supreme.
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More K390?

Postby abbazaba » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:42 pm

I'm not seeing any K390 on the current road map... How interested would you be in Spyderco adding some more K390 to the catalog?

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Re: More K390?

Postby SF Native » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:01 pm

Love it on my urban. Police is tempting but a bit too big for me to get any regular use.
Something in the middle would be much appreciated. Para 3? Caly?

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Re: More K390?

Postby xceptnl » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:03 pm

Aside from HAP-40, Superblue and S110V my favorite steel for a while has been K390. Carrying my P4 all week and I get such pleasure each time I pull it to cut something. Heck, even just to flick and admire the patina.
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Re: More K390?

Postby toomzz » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:06 pm

Yes please, the Police 4 rocked my world couple of months ago. Awesome steel! How about......a South Fork in K390 with micarta scales and a leather sheath designed by me......

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Re: More K390?

Postby bh49 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:18 pm

I am not a steel nut. Also strongly prefer stainless. If Spyderco would make Native5 sprint with K390, there is a chance that I will buy the knife.
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Re: More K390?

Postby Canazes9 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:24 pm

I've never used K390, can someone comment on it's toughness? On paper it looks like it may be trading significant toughness for wear resistance, making me question why I would want this over S110V, which in addition to great wear resistance, is very corrosion resistant and has reasonable toughness once the factory bevel has been removed.

I don't mind giving up corrosion resistance if there is significant gains to be had. My limited experience with CPM M4 and HAP40 shows that their are significant gains in toughness to be had over S30V and S110V with edge holding about in the middle of those two - the trade off is a reduction in corrosion resistance, but worth it for some applications. I realize that it is a mistake to make decisions on steels just looking at their composition information alone, which is why I'm asking for some feedback from people that have actually used it.

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Re: More K390?

Postby xceptnl » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:29 pm

toomzz wrote:Yes please, the Police 4 rocked my world couple of months ago. Awesome steel! How about......a South Fork in K390 with micarta scales and a leather sheath designed by me......
I'd buy that
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Re: More K390?

Postby Sharp Guy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:52 pm

I have the Urban K390 sprint and like it well enough. Whether or not I'd buy another sprint with K390 depends on the model.
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Re: More K390?

Postby Rutger » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:58 pm

K390 would be perfect for the Shaman.

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Re: More K390?

Postby farnorthdan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:08 pm

Only piece I'd like to see right now is the Pattada.
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Re: More K390?

Postby Sjucaveman » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:20 pm

Shaman/manix 2
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Re: More K390?

Postby ABX2011 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:12 pm

Hope to see it on the FRN Police 4 but that could be a long ways off.

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Re: More K390?

Postby elena86 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:13 pm

Pattada, Mini Police4
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Re: More K390?

Postby attila » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:26 pm

I'd really like to try K390 (still kicking myself for missing out on the Urban run), and since the Police 4 is just a tad too expensive at present, new models would be more than welcome!
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Re: More K390?

Postby thewoodpecker » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:29 pm

Linerless G10 Caly 3.5, UKPK, Pattada (or sub Cru-Wear/XHP/LC200N for K390)
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Re: More K390?

Postby TomAiello » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:31 pm

I'd like to see it in a Manix 2 LW so I could do side by side comparison with Maxamet. I honestly can't tell much of a difference (maybe Maxamet holds it's edge slightly longer? Maybe?) but my most used K390 is the Urban and my most used Maxamet is the Manix 2, so I have no good basis for comparison.

I also have a K390 knife that is insanely nice, holds an edge forever and cuts like a dream, but again, that's an unfair comparison, because that's my Smoke Creek.

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Re: More K390?

Postby Donut » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:15 pm

Since we did the Police, might as well do a Rookie sprint. :D
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Re: More K390?

Postby xceptnl » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:21 pm

Donut wrote:Since we did the Police, might as well do a Rookie sprint. :D
FFG or original grind?
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Re: More K390?

Postby twinboysdad » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:01 pm

Delica or Native 5 LW

The Delica is made in Japan so this should be easy, right?
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Re: More K390?

Postby abbazaba » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:02 pm

xceptnl wrote:
Donut wrote:Since we did the Police, might as well do a Rookie sprint. :D
FFG or original grind?
FFG would be awesome IMO, swedge optional, but I'm not picky at this point. Ideally I'm hoping for a Rookie2 rather than a sprint. Definitely K390 :D :spyder:


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