K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Discuss Spyderco's products and history.
User avatar
Ruudr
Member
Posts: 196
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:48 pm
Location: The Netherlands

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby Ruudr » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:17 am

Will there also a Para 3 K390 version coming? Would be an instant buy for me.

2bits
Member
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:48 pm

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby 2bits » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:03 pm

BBS is selling the PM3 and PM2 in K390 with green g10.

Akad1534
Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 12:31 pm

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby Akad1534 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:18 pm

2bits wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:03 pm
BBS is selling the PM3 and PM2 in K390 with green g10.
I have my first pm2 on the way in k390 and I could not be any more excited than I am about getting this one. I wish bbs offered overnight shipping I'd have paid extra for it lol

Akad1534
Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 12:31 pm

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby Akad1534 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:18 pm

2bits wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:03 pm
BBS is selling the PM3 and PM2 in K390 with green g10.
I have my first pm2 on the way in k390 and I could not be any more excited than I am about getting this one. I wish bbs offered overnight shipping I'd have paid extra for it lol

User avatar
kennethsime
Member
Posts: 1551
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:28 pm
Location: California

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby kennethsime » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:10 pm

Akad1534 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:18 pm
2bits wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:03 pm
BBS is selling the PM3 and PM2 in K390 with green g10.
I have my first pm2 on the way in k390 and I could not be any more excited than I am about getting this one. I wish bbs offered overnight shipping I'd have paid extra for it lol
BBS has been super fast each time I've ordered from them. I've been pleasantly surprised.
Lost to the Ages: C90GRE Stretch 1 ZDP-189 British Racing Green | C28GRE2 Dragonfly 2 ZDP-189 British Racing Green
C12BK2W Matriarch 2 VG-10 Emerson Open | C81G2 Para Military 2 S30V

Currently Rotating: C81GPRGR2 Para Military 2 K390 Ranger Green | C223GPRGR Para 3 K390 Ranger Green
C90FPIV2 Stretch 2 Straight Spine, VG-10 Rit Dye'd Dark Apple Green | C223GP Para 3 S30V Green Canvas Micarta
C41BORE5 Native 5 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange | C223BORE Para 3 Lightweight REX 45 Burnt Orange
C101GY2 Manix 2 Lightweight Maxamet Gray | C28GFG Dragonfly VG-10 Foliage Green
MT27 Mule Team 27 Micro-Melt PD#1 Ranger Green | C36GPGR Military 204p Dark Green

User avatar
jdw
Member
Posts: 1198
Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:10 pm
Location: Red Dirt

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby jdw » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:15 am

Would someone notice a significant difference between K390, M4, or REX45 if you were using it as a general camping and light hiking knife?
Do right always. It will give you satisfaction in life.
--Wovoka

User avatar
Albatross
Member
Posts: 857
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:13 pm

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby Albatross » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:23 am

jdw wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:15 am
Would someone notice a significant difference between K390, M4, or REX45 if you were using it as a general camping and light hiking knife?
Rex45 doesn't chip or roll easily, whereas M4 is more prone to chipping. I haven't pressed my P4 hard enough to compare yet, but the increase in edge retention is noticable.
sal wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:01 pm

...But in general, I'm all about high performance, Ergos, safety. That's why I've been accused of "deigning in the dark"...

sal

Eee
Member
Posts: 146
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:37 pm
Location: UK

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby Eee » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:15 pm

jdw wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:15 am
Would someone notice a significant difference between K390, M4, or REX45 if you were using it as a general camping and light hiking knife?
If that someone was me, no I can’t notice a significant difference between K390 and M4. Both are hard and wear resistant. I’d be surprised if most people could in day to day use. It’s good to seem them tested more thoroughly. I like them both.

User avatar
5-by-5
Member
Posts: 619
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:12 pm
Location: Puget Sound

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby 5-by-5 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:20 pm

If this hasn't been said yet, k390 is Seki, M4 is Golden and Taichung.
Steel isn't 100% exclusive, but a pretty good bet for model matching

User avatar
VooDooChild
Member
Posts: 1115
Joined: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:29 am

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby VooDooChild » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:26 pm

5-by-5 wrote: If this hasn't been said yet, k390 is Seki, M4 is Golden and Taichung.
Steel isn't 100% exclusive, but a pretty good bet for model matching
.
But the k390 pm2.
sal wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 8:14 pm
... "The edge is a ghost"...

User avatar
Donut
Member
Posts: 9366
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:47 pm
Location: Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby Donut » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:39 pm

VooDooChild wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:26 pm
5-by-5 wrote: If this hasn't been said yet, k390 is Seki, M4 is Golden and Taichung.
Steel isn't 100% exclusive, but a pretty good bet for model matching
.
But the k390 pm2.
K390 Urban and K390 Pingo are Italy, I think Italy uses all Bohler steel.

I kind of wish Italy made more of the models I love because I do love K390.
-Brian
A distinguished lurker.
Waiting on a Squeak, Pingo, and Cliptools with a Split Spring!

sabb8pro2
Member
Posts: 93
Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:10 pm

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby sabb8pro2 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:26 pm

VooDooChild wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:26 pm
5-by-5 wrote: If this hasn't been said yet, k390 is Seki, M4 is Golden and Taichung.
Steel isn't 100% exclusive, but a pretty good bet for model matching
.
But the k390 pm2.
And the mule and Para3.

User avatar
5-by-5
Member
Posts: 619
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:12 pm
Location: Puget Sound

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby 5-by-5 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:02 pm

*sigh*
"Steel isn't 100% exclusive, bu... "

koenigsegg
Member
Posts: 1478
Joined: Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:36 pm

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby koenigsegg » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:56 pm

Can't wait for the Seki k390 models and I want a lw Manix 2
S30V, VG10, M4, XHP, BD1, Maxamet, 204P, H1, K390, A11, Rex45, LC200N, M390, 20CV, BD1N, S45VN

User avatar
DougC-3
Member
Posts: 3554
Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:22 pm
Location: Southeastern USA

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby DougC-3 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:39 am

koenigsegg wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:56 pm
Can't wait for the Seki k390 models and I want a lw Manix 2
Me too for both, especially the Manix 2. I would quickly spring for a ranger green G-10 model from BBS.
Last edited by DougC-3 on Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
:spyder: :cool:

sok
Member
Posts: 342
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:05 pm

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby sok » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:21 am

Akad1534 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:18 pm
I have my first pm2 on the way in k390 and I could not be any more excited than I am about getting this one. I wish bbs offered overnight shipping I'd have paid extra for it lol
The nicest Paramilitary 2 variant IMO. Be sure to let us know what you think about it.

GarageBoy
Member
Posts: 1482
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 6:49 pm
Location: Brooklyn NY

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby GarageBoy » Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:10 pm

I like how almost a year after the BBS K390 PM2 is out (and not sold out), the m4 pm2s are still selling for more on the secondary market

I'm tempted by something tool steel as a work knife...

JMM
Member
Posts: 890
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby JMM » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:04 pm

GarageBoy wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:10 pm
I like how almost a year after the BBS K390 PM2 is out (and not sold out), the m4 pm2s are still selling for more on the secondary market

I'm tempted by something tool steel as a work knife...
This is an epic time to be in the market for a tool steel knife. With such an amazing selection available like K390, 4V, Rex45, Cru-Wear, 10V, M4... Its a great time to be alive. ;)

User avatar
steelcity16
Member
Posts: 4230
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:34 am

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby steelcity16 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:23 pm

JMM wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:04 pm
GarageBoy wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:10 pm
I like how almost a year after the BBS K390 PM2 is out (and not sold out), the m4 pm2s are still selling for more on the secondary market

I'm tempted by something tool steel as a work knife...
This is an epic time to be in the market for a tool steel knife. With such an amazing selection available like K390, 4V, Rex45, Cru-Wear, 10V, M4... Its a great time to be alive. ;)

It would be nice if we could get a new Military in one of these. DLT's Cru-ple combo or a St. Nick's 4V would be swell. I'd really like some Enduras and Police LWs in these steels too. Excited for the K390 Endura.
:spyder: CRU-CARTA THEM ALL! :spyder:

User avatar
xceptnl
Member
Posts: 8585
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:48 pm
Location: Tobacco Country, Virginia
Contact:

Re: K390 IS "The M4 Killer"

Postby xceptnl » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:49 pm

steelcity16 wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:23 pm
JMM wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:04 pm
GarageBoy wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:10 pm
I like how almost a year after the BBS K390 PM2 is out (and not sold out), the m4 pm2s are still selling for more on the secondary market

I'm tempted by something tool steel as a work knife...
This is an epic time to be in the market for a tool steel knife. With such an amazing selection available like K390, 4V, Rex45, Cru-Wear, 10V, M4... Its a great time to be alive. ;)

It would be nice if we could get a new Military in one of these. DLT's Cru-ple combo or a St. Nick's 4V would be swell. I'd really like some Enduras and Police LWs in these steels too. Excited for the K390 Endura.
I'm hopeful that this means we could see the Caly 3.5 LW one day in K390 as well. For now the Delica, Dragonfly and Endura will suffice.
Image
sal wrote: .... even today, we design a knife from the edge out!
*Landon*


Return to “Spyderco General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Blnd, bouhunter, camvdcs, cbrstar, gdwtvb, JonLeBlanc, ladybug93, Majestic-12 [Bot], negative d, Wartstein and 66 guests