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benchmade mini ritter & large m-390

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by holo07, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. fetzer85

    fetzer85

    Oct 17, 2012
    True; but the good news is with most people opting for the new M390's we're going to (and already are) see an increase in the S30V models for sale on the exchange. In the last few days I've seen several in the sub-$100 range in like new condition which is a good deal in my book.
     
  2. billym

    billym

    Jan 8, 2006
    USPS tracking says I should get my full sized black today!!!
     
  3. atony

    atony

    Dec 30, 2008
    Both of mine should be here tomorrow.
     
  4. JNewell

    JNewell

    Nov 18, 2005
    Oh, as far as I'm concerned, this whole thing isn't good news, it's great news, and not just for Ritters or even for the broader category of all Grips. I think this will start to raise the floor for other knives as well. :thumbup:
     
  5. billym

    billym

    Jan 8, 2006
    Yes I have noticed that too. Some folks are selling cheap. Too bad, I didn't even need the new M390 Ritter that is on its way. A good time to get a great price on a S30V Ritter as folks try to finance their new M390. I'm keeping my 2-full sized and 1-mini S30V's, I love them!
     
  6. tknife

    tknife

    Mar 18, 1999
    I just recently sold a yellow mini Ritter in s30v for a pretty low price because I had just received a grail mini in M4 with Wilkins grips. Then the M390 was dangled in front of me, and like a raccoon seeing a shiny object, I was sucked in. My orange mini should be here tomorrow :D
     
  7. fetzer85

    fetzer85

    Oct 17, 2012
    It has arrived...

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  8. shuutr

    shuutr

    843
    Sep 25, 2013
    mine arrived today
     
  9. MobileFireLord

    MobileFireLord

    515
    Sep 25, 2013
    Nice. Good to know it will be the New production. The model number threw me off.
     
  10. Sentinel641

    Sentinel641

    303
    Jan 8, 2014
    Could you post a pic of the centering please? :)
     
  11. JNewell

    JNewell

    Nov 18, 2005
    Agreed. Though there have been multi-year knives numbered that way in the past, I think. A couple of the unlimited production REI knives were numbered that way.
     
  12. fetzer85

    fetzer85

    Oct 17, 2012
    Not the greatest pic but looks just about perfect to me...

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  13. jlhwan

    jlhwan

    159
    Jun 3, 2013
    Got mine in today also and threw on my Cuscadi scales. Here are some before and after pics.

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  14. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    I hope so. I carried my s30v Grip today. Looking forward to the m390 knife. First Benchmade I ve bought since the price adjustment.
     
  15. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    I hope so. I carried my s30v Grip today. Looking forward to the m390 knife. First Benchmade I ve bought since the price adjustment.
     
  16. Buffalohump

    Buffalohump

    Sep 7, 2006
    Very nice... the worn look on the clip works well with the scales.

    How punchy would you say the orange is? I've had an orange in the past and it was more like tangerine. I prefer it to be as close to safety orange as possible.

     
  17. jlhwan

    jlhwan

    159
    Jun 3, 2013
    Thanks. I used some steel wool on the clip to get that worn look.

    As far as the orange, I have an S30V ritter in orange and the scales look identical in color to me. I'd say it looks more tangerine to me than safety orange. Here's a picture with the scales I removed today on the bottom (now with a 551 blade) and my S30V ritter on top for reference.

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  18. Sentinel641

    Sentinel641

    303
    Jan 8, 2014
    Man, those just look beautiful. I'm so excited to get mine in the mail today!
     
  19. Klutz

    Klutz Gold Member Gold Member

    505
    Apr 1, 2011
    Ordered a mini Ritter in M390. I think I'm gonna keep both my S230Vs for now.
     
  20. Sentinel641

    Sentinel641

    303
    Jan 8, 2014
    Just got mine. It's completely free of blade-play, dead centered and smoother than butter! And the M390 blade is extremely sharp out of the box, I love how it cuts so aggressively :)
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2014

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