I think the ZT 0888 Max is about to ship - the 0454 is also about to ship

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Turborocket, May 14, 2014.

  1. Turborocket

    Turborocket Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 31, 2010
    Oh wow. DLC all over? Not sure how I feel about it. Would prefer standard handles and DLC blade. Did you see any M390 versions?

    CONGRATS though. I am going to agonize a few more days, waiting by the phone.
     
  2. cannonball

    cannonball

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    Jan 9, 2013
    Gonna cry myself to sleep tonight! Man I love the look of that MAX! More pics pretty please?
     
  3. Powerstroke219

    Powerstroke219

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    Dec 19, 2013
    Holy Sh!t...
     
  4. BLUEGINGER

    BLUEGINGER

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    Aug 8, 2012
    I'm guessing the local pusher won't sell you another 0888MAX to help out a fellow member?;)...jk. Definately a nice looking set.
     
  5. Busted_Knuckle

    Busted_Knuckle

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    May 6, 2013
    Local pusher had some M390's but they where all spoken for. Here is a pic of one that was sold (0888M390). He was nice enough to show it to me :

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  6. poolhustler

    poolhustler Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 17, 2011
    I have already asked him that ....... many many times !!! lolzzz
     
  7. bigmark408

    bigmark408 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    M390 was so hard they lost the groove.

    Congrats on the Max.
     
  8. Powerstroke219

    Powerstroke219

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    Dec 19, 2013
    I'm not digging the "no groove"
     
  9. Turborocket

    Turborocket Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 31, 2010
    Thanks, busted.

    So, I cannot really tell from the pic... is there a coating on the handle of the M390? It's also interesting that ZT didn't put the flute in the M390 blade.
     
  10. Pittknife

    Pittknife

    901
    Oct 1, 2013
    Is it just me or is it next to impossible to get these limited zt's. I just have zero luck and it's staring to get frustrating.

    Btw congrats bro looks awesome
     
  11. Pittknife

    Pittknife

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    Oct 1, 2013
    Sorry double post for some reason
     
  12. cannonball

    cannonball

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    Jan 9, 2013
    Me too. But won't be able to afford the MAX. Might just save up for a 0454.

    Oh and thx for the pics! :)
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2014
  13. Turborocket

    Turborocket Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 31, 2010
    Some LEs are more difficult to acquire than others - an obvious statement, I know. The 0600s, a super fine blade in its own right, are still readily available for a modest, if any, premium. The recently released 0801CFs are still fairly easy to get with not much premium if you are not in a hurry. The 0777M390 or 0777M390BLK are easy to get with a bit of premium, but not too bad. The first 0888s can still be had, but big premium. The 0777 damascus is an entirely different story. The 0560CBCF are easy to get.
     
  14. BLUEGINGER

    BLUEGINGER

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    Aug 8, 2012
    Lol...glad I'm not alone with the hunt for maxamet madness. So just to be clear are the all gone by the wayside or are there dealers still awaiting their miniscule allotment?
     
  15. Busted_Knuckle

    Busted_Knuckle

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    May 6, 2013
    There is a coating on the M390, but it doesn't look the same as the Max. I think it may be a different type of coating. I noticed the lack of the groove too. I was wondering why it didn't have it like the others.
     
  16. Busted_Knuckle

    Busted_Knuckle

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    May 6, 2013
    No problem.
     
  17. BLUEGINGER

    BLUEGINGER

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    Aug 8, 2012
    Kind of makes you wonder why they would put the groove in the maxamet that I imagine is a greater PITA to machine in general than a m390 blade since they did it in the 0777's.:confused:
     
  18. bigmark408

    bigmark408 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    It's not just the trouble, all these special materials eat up tooling.

    They are not custom makers doing a few here and there....they are a production company making custom quality knives in magnitude comparatively.

    I know it's disappointing when we can't obtain one of these cool knives but its better than waiting years for one knife.

    Spyderco did sprints in 200-500 range that were not near as difficult as most of these.
     
  19. 2 shot

    2 shot Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Wow the knife looses a lot without the groove. Disappointing really such a classy stylish and well executed knife, my favorite KAI limited edition so far.

    They could have etched the milling pattern where the groove should be, would have given the blade the respect of the original design which the rest of the knife screams for.

    Judging from the pictures so far and without seeing them in person looks like the S100V is the darling of the litter IMHO.
     
  20. drichardson67

    drichardson67

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    May 13, 2012
    WOW, just WOW. Makes me want to curl up in a fetal ball, blow snot bubbles, and cry like a little girl. ZT friggin owns me.
     

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