Police LWT with premium steel?

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Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby chrisjohn » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:42 pm

Still on deck I hope.

Rex45 corrodes so quickly...

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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby JustinB » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:53 pm

I believe Sal has said that the Police lightweight is going to be a part of the Endura family K390 production
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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby chrisjohn » Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:21 pm

Hope so.

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Postby The Meat man » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:10 pm

chrisjohn wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Still on deck I hope.

Rex45 corrodes so quickly...
You probably won't find K390 any better.
Stainless steels have been pretty scarce in the Seki models, although with the recent CPM S90V Delica exclusive I suppose it is possible. What premium steel were you hoping for?
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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby JMM » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:21 pm

chrisjohn wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Still on deck I hope.

Rex45 corrodes so quickly...
In terms of corrosion resistance, Rex45 & K390 are quite similar, as are other tools like 4V. I life in the Pacific Northwest where it's wet, humid, or both pretty much all year, and if you treat your tool steels properly, you'll have zero issues. I wipe my liners down with a silicone gun cloth, properly lube my pivot/washers, and keep a small dot of mineral oil on each side of my blade, smoothed out to just be a very thin coating, it's quick, easy, and you should be in good shape... in my experience, if you treat tool steels like, well, tool steels, you'll have zero issues no matter where you live. I've got a Para3 from the first Rex45 sprint run that was my main EDC for well over a year, and with the aforementioned care, I have had no problems at all.

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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby VooDooChild » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:04 pm

The Meat man wrote:
chrisjohn wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Still on deck I hope.

Rex45 corrodes so quickly...
You probably won't find K390 any better.
Stainless steels have been pretty scarce in the Seki models, although with the recent CPM S90V Delica exclusive I suppose it is possible. What premium steel were you hoping for?
There is also an m390 delica.
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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby Pancake » Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:35 am

There was talk about SRS13 stainless steel sprint run in whole Endura family, and it is possible that Police 4 will also get a sprint run
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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby The Meat man » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:02 am

VooDooChild wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:04 pm
The Meat man wrote:
chrisjohn wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Still on deck I hope.

Rex45 corrodes so quickly...
You probably won't find K390 any better.
Stainless steels have been pretty scarce in the Seki models, although with the recent CPM S90V Delica exclusive I suppose it is possible. What premium steel were you hoping for?
There is also an m390 delica.
Of course! Don't know how I overlooked that. I even own one myself. :rolleyes:
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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:08 am

Regardless if it's stainless or not, if you take care of it before and after use...rust SHOULDN'T be an issue. Though I understand there are exceptions and people's bodies sweat composition is different.

I know these days I prefer a non stainless steel over stainless. I find better results in use, wear resistance, ability to sharpen or touch up to crazy sharpness. 3 years ago I never would have said that!
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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby chrisjohn » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:04 pm

I've carried a lot of folders over the years. No longer sweating in SWA but don't want to have to worry about corrosion from riding around in the pocket. My sweat is probably more acidic than most.

How is k390 compared to M4, corrosion?

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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby chrisjohn » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:05 pm

It's a balance. I don't sharpen my knives every week like a used too. Different when I was killing time in the barracks. Just saying.

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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby sal » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:35 pm

We already have a P4 scheduled for K390 in regular production. We don't know if the steel will support a serration. ZDP would't effectively.. We're testing now.

What other "Premium Steel" are you seeking?

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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby Pancake » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:48 pm

Personally, I would love to own one in HAP-40. I like patina, and with that cladding line....hmm
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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby brj » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:07 am

What about a fully-serrated Salt-ified version?

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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby PStone » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:32 pm

Pancake wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:48 pm
Personally, I would love to own one in HAP-40. I like patina, and with that cladding line....hmm
I would like to second this. I have always enjoyed the performance of Hap40 in my Endura. Somewhat easy to sharpen, and stays that way. I think the longer blade length of the P4 would do nicely with some Hap40. VToku2 would be my second choice.

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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby TomAiello » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:59 pm

P4 lightweight in K390 for the win!

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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby Burton Knut » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:08 pm

That’ll be my intro to K390 unless the Endura drops first and my willpower fails. I’d be in for at least two in HAP40, if they were offered, as it has become my favorite Endura.

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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby ZrowsN1s » Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:08 pm

Very happy to hear the K390 P4lw will be regular production. I'll probably buy a few for myself and some as gifts.
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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby Woodpuppy » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:37 pm

Rut roh. Police LW or endura in K390?!? :eek:
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Re: Police LWT with premium steel?

Postby p_atrick » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:00 pm

Woodpuppy wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:37 pm
Rut roh. Police LW or endura in K390?!? :eek:
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