Aside from s110v, none of those steels really possess nearly the same qualities.
Pelagic is correct. Maxamet is unique in it's composition and it is in a different class of performance in regards to edge retention. As he said, it may not be needed for knives but if we are going to look at it that way, what is needed?
I actually love K390 quite a lot.
I'd like definitely like see to a k390 run like what they are doing with the rex45.TomAiello wrote: ↑Thu May 31, 2018 6:20 pmI actually love K390 quite a lot.
But K390 looks like it's being used in Maniago models, with Maxamet the equivalent for Golden models. The cost of shipping steel probably means we're most likely to see European steel (K390) in models produced in Europe and American steel (Maxamet) in models produced in the USA. So the Urban is N690, with K390 and Elmax sprints, the UKPK is available in s110v and BD1N.
I doubt we'll see K390 in Golden models anytime soon. If we do, that would be awesome, but I'll settle for the Maxamet for now.
Give me plain edge, or give me deathAGMartinez wrote: ↑Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:33 pmAll black DLC Maxamet 3.5in length and thicker blade with a 1/3 toothless alternating large-and-small serration (for conical sharpeners) lock back in steel liners with G10 scales. With an alternate model in CTS 204P.
Long live tungsten-alloyed steel blades!!
That will be Radicalbasedlarrydavid wrote: ↑Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:00 pmJust a heads up, I spoke with someone who went to Blade Show and he said that Spyderco had all of the Maxamet models on display. He was told that they would be available again in late summer.
I wasn't there myself, so I won't put my name on it. But if I were any of you, I wouldn't be paying some of the prices that some people are paying for Maxamet PM2s. I think they'll be back.
I hope this means they found a way to make Maxamet work, because I would love a Millie in Dark Grey/Maxamet.