Abyss_Fish wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:59 pm
Voted G10 as there aren’t NEARLY enough g10 native variants.
Although tbh the teal frn s90v native sorta fills the “super performance on a budget” thing already, not sure it could be dethroned.
That's just it for me. It's not that I don't like M390... It just doesn't bring anything to the table (for me) over S90V. S90V has MUCH better edge retention and the same toughness. The only things M390 has over S90V is cost, ease of sharpening, and corrosion resistance.
The cost has been pretty negligible, so I kind of consider that a non-factor. With the rise of diamond and CBN sharpening stones, I also consider ease of sharpening to be a bit of a non-factor. As far as corrosion resistance goes, I think most users would be hard pressed to notice the difference between M390 and S90V, and the people who do... Should probably be looking at H1 or LC200N (or even MagnaCut if the corrosion resistance is as good as advertised, which I'm pretty sure it will be).
So what does M390 give you over S90V?
Honestly at this point... I'm starting to wonder why we need any other steels besides 15V, 10V, MagnaCut, CruWear, 4V, AEB-L, and 3V for knives.