- Oct 11, 2013
I'll believe it when I see legit data to back it up, not I think it is, so it is. 58 is not necessarily soft but it's not where m390 should be. You might as well use s30v instead.I have a Lionsteel Bolus CF in M390, and I couldn't be happier with it. I have been using this little slipjoint for everything from EDC to camp tasks and whittling drift wood, and it has held an edge better that just about any knife I own (barring a couple in ZDP-189 and similar steels).
maybe the CK exclusives were HT'd differently, but I would bet the M390 in mine is not soft.
Recently picked up the Lionsteel/Williams collaborations and I am shocked by the quality and design. It's a huge knife that carries better than a SAK, weighs nothing, is faster than an auto and as tight as a Rolls Royce. No stick, no wiggle, nothing that isn't awesome. It is really going to mess with my standards for customs.
Are they all this good? Never really looked into the company before the Williams collab and I imagine they make other good stuff. You guys got anything by Lionsteel? How do you like them?
Oh... my... goodness! That’s beautiful!The knife you mentioned is a perfect example of a knife I want (now) but absolutely don't "need" -- sort of like the damascus Lionsteel SR-1 I bought because it was sexy and I could afford it at the time:
-I'd be lying if I said I'd ever actually used this magnificent beast (an embarrassing admission on this forum) so can't comment honestly on performance; but for what it's worth I can say the build quality and fit & finish are excellent.
Edit: I can also assure any skeptical enquirers that the Rockwell hardness is exactly where it should be, based on chewing on it.