Dornbox wrote: ↑Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:38 amFor no other reason other than, I've read a lot of very cool stuff regarding Maxamet, that's my number 1. The Para 2 Maxamet was also my first love at first sight Spydie. Something about the gray G10 and stone washed blade just works especially with the Paras. My number 2 is the Red G10 M390 from DLT for many of the same reasons. I own at least 7 or 8 of the more "boutique" steels between the Para models but rotate too frequently to really be able to discern any major differences between them. I also re profile everything on my WE as soon as I can and honestly don't even see any huge differences there either. For the most part I only slice cardboard and odd items around my house and yard.
If a Salt Para 2 or 3 ever drops with yellow G10 and an LC200N or H1 steel, there would be no hesitation either if only for the look and that I live and play on the New England Coast.
All good choices for sure! I have all three (CF 52100, Maxamet, BBS M390) and they're all special . Since the M390 is sold out and the Maxamets ETA uncertain. ..I'd get the one that's available now. There are some good deals on the 52100 Para 3 floating around as an added bonus ! It's definitely handsome with the Carbon scales...archangel wrote: ↑Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:31 pmI own a Rex45 Millie and a 20CV PM2.
For the Para 3 I'm torn between Maxamet, the 52100 sprint with CF scales, and my hope for an M390 sprint. Or maybe someone will launch a 3V or 4V sprint or exclusive. As always, it's going to be carried, but used only lightly - I'm pretty sure all of the above steels will have no problems with those tasks. It's more a question of getting a rare unique handsome version... Which one would you choose?