M390 is not a difficult steel to sharpen at all (in fact, it's a great stainless steel.) I have an example from a previous run of this version, and I like it a lot. I don't own a Sharpmaker, but I reckon you would have no trouble with it.JuPaul wrote: ↑Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:39 amI've been eyeing these two PM2 releases. I'd like to have a larger folder, and the lock on the Manix 2 is hard for me to reach with smaller hands. Seems like the PM2 is a good candidate, and I'd like a unique color/steel combo, but I'm not sure I'll like the m390. Ive stayed away from s90v and s110v because I'm worried I'll chip them, and because I don't like to cry on my sharpmaker. I recently got a delica in zdp-189 to see how I'd handle a really hard steel, and so far I've been really careful to do regular touchups, so I've been ok. But I'm definitely not a pro in the sharpener dept. Think m390 will be too big/frustrating of a job for me to tackle? How will it compare to zdp-189? Will it chip easily? There's so much love for it out there, but not sure if it's a good choice for me...
I have little doubt that if you emailed BBS they would make a special bundle for you, but don't take my word for it, try it!
That’s a good point! I didn’t think of that. Makes total sense.attila wrote: ↑Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:00 amIf I understand it correctly, the BBS msrp is that low because the contract with Spyderco likely wasn't updated on subsequent orders of the old PM2 exclusive configuration. How long ago was the BBS Smurf blue first available? I think the current msrp is probably from back then.wrote: ↑Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:38 pmETA: DLT msrp $245 35% discount, BBS msrp $217 12.5% discount. Stock PM2 $216 msrp.
They still have the preCQI blue s90v Millie in stock. That would make an amazing swap. CF/s90v and blue m390 Military models. Holy cow!VashHash wrote: I already have the cf/m390 millie. Wouldn't mind a blue millie.
Ah I see, thank you for clarifying that.Skywalker wrote: ↑Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:27 pmDealer (or distributor) exclusives, not sprints. Dealer/distributor usually has option to order another run after the first, as well as exclusive right to order that particular color/steel combination for that model.Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote: ↑Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:20 pmI guess I am missing something. These are supposed to be sprint runs right?
I thought that meant Sold Once then done.
Looks like this is no longer the case.
If this is the case then that is fine by me never liked the idea of sprints anyway.
As for the price difference not discussing shipping as we all know how BBS is and have beat that to death and back to life again, but people will pay a premium for that Smurf Blue color. It is just well dare I say... Smurfy!
This is the third or fourth run of the blue/M390 PM2, for example. I think there's been about that many of the brown/S35VN PM2 as well, though that one's a distributor exclusive.
I tried that once and they wouldn't do it so I obviously have more doubt than you do; but I would let them tell you no.
Look at ebay sales which they sell on there is your answer.
Doeswhateveraspidercan wrote: ↑Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:29 pmLook at ebay sales which they sell on there is your answer.
Agreed, although I think the St. Nicks Knives Delica exclusive could be considered a failure. It did eventually sell out though.
BigGrove wrote: ↑Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:35 pmAgreed, although I think the St. Nicks Knives Delica exclusive could be considered a failure. It did eventually sell out though.