I agree but still put it ahead of the only S35VN Spydie I have purchased in the PM2.bearfacedkiller wrote: ↑Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:01 amThe difference between these three steels is likely just a difference in heat treatment.
Based on the examples I have used I find them all to be over hyped. Maybe I haven’t used one with optimal heat treatment but in my use it doesn’t behave all that much different than S30V/S35VN. If I need a stainless with more wear resistance than S30V/S35VN I will just go up to S90V or S110V.
The M390 steels are good steels but they just don’t fill a niche for me and my eyes they are way over hyped.
S90V is an amazing steel.
I have been doing a long term project with an S90V Military I got on ebay someone screwed the bevels up on really bad. They had one side down to 10 degrees in places so I have been taking both sides down to 10 an widening the bevels.
This takes a really long time using the Hapstone7 and the more aggressive Wicked Edge Pro stones.
The amazing part is not that it is taking so long or why but that the S90V has been very badly mistreated by me, left wet with soap and water I use to keep the diamond and steel dust down and ignored multiple times.
Guess what? the thing will not rust!
S110V was such a bear to re-profile but it is bullet proof with Rust also. A couple of years back I told my Girlfriend go ahead and pick one out of the collection this is your knife.
She picked the PM2 in S110V and loves it. She says I use it like a tool it had better be able to take it. She does in the garden and is rough on knives leaves it dirty and it does not rust or get dull very easily or often at all. She carries it in her purse.