A stainless version would be nice. But M4 ain't bad. In case any of you missed this thread, it's an impressive way to force a deep patina. Don't know if it works as well on M4 steel. I'm tempted to try it.
Very true and of course that’s the way the cookie crumbles. I just know that the guys that were lucky enough to get in on one of these and actually use it must be really happy. I couldn’t buy one and just stare at it and watch it collect value. That thing just screams “USE ME” like a drunk chick with low self esteem. I can only blame my absence from buying knives for me not getting one of these so it’s not like I waited too long to buy one... When I started this thread it was the first I had even seen one. Either way, if a user comes up for sale or trade at what I deem a good price, I will grab it. But I’m not spending over $200 on it. But a user that’s been sharpened and has some patina/rust shouldn’t command some huge dollar amount.
Before it had really any patina
These two were the day I received it.
Must've deleted my most recent pic, showing more staining. But this CPM M4 stains really slowly, and really light in shade when it does. So, in some light, you'd hardly even notice any discoloration.
I sold my M4 Millie and picked up the full Ti Millie with lockbar insert. I couldn't be happier, I like the heft and strength of two full slabs of Ti.
M4 is nice, but Spyderco's CPM-S30v is not slouch either, and it's stainless.
Make sure it has the lockbar insert if you buy any form of Ti Military. To my knowledge, Spyderco doesn't treat their lock face's and they have had problems with the original pre-lockbar Millies.
I loves me some M-4 also, so I snapped up Millie when it came out.
Just found Bark River makes a small fixed blade "EDC" in CPM-M4 too -
decided to get some updated pics of mine for the recent "user spydie" thread.
This has basically been in my pocket since I received it from KW. There was a month where I only carried an Opinel. And maybe another month combined of me picking a different knife. But other than that, it's been all the Military. I generally ride my bike to and from work, which is about 7 miles. Including when we were having torrential downpours, also including days getting near 100+ degrees. Then I work 8-10 hours on my feet, outside, sweating and moving heavy objects... never had a problem with rust with this steel. I've had a few specklings of very light red rust, which literally took about 10 seconds to rub off. Other than that, it's all good.
I have one and it is still NIB. I love the Military and have quite a few of them. Just don't carry them much any more and when I do it's usually one of my CPM 440v ones. Going through a flipper stage right now and my Tilt gets most of the rides. Much like the OP, while I wish I had gotten a black bladed Tilt, I haven't brought myself to get one on the bay. I just buy knives that I like. Carry some and look at others.
Easy is getting harder everyday...
take time out for a mini-rant of mine concerning the fluted titanium. fluting is a rocess wherein you hammer/press a sheet of metal to produce ridges on an otherwise blank sheet. the ridges are duplicated on the opposite side, as a result. well that's not the case with the ti military. one side has parallel grooves machined on it. call it a groovy ti, not fluted.
Well there's a "fluted" Native coming out next.
Try not to go TNT when you see it.
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