I feel that pure strength overrides raw toughness in edge performance focused knives.
The K390 is some good stuff, I have a PM2 k390 in my pocket right now, my favorite spyder of 2019. It will be nice to see some 10v hopefully in 2020.
All the A11 class steels are at a really cool sweet spot between M4 and the super HSS and carbide bridge materials.
TomAiello wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:13 am
I actually think K390 has a great balance of properties. In my use it's been noticeably tougher than every other "super steel" (at least what we're calling "super" this week) blades except v4e.
I'm looking forward to trying 15v, and I still haven't gotten my hands on s125, but compared with Maxamet and Rex 121 (and s110v) K390 has a definite place in the line up.