ZT0777 retired. Here comes the ZT0777M390!

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I wonder why or how they came up with M390? Why didn't they choose one of the two steel from the composit blade they were going to use? They should have the steel on hand to begin with...

Because there is no more Vanax 35 (or Vanax 75 for that matter). Bohler made a very limited amount, it took a long time to get.
 
Because there is no more Vanax 35 (or Vanax 75 for that matter). Bohler made a very limited amount, it took a long time to get.

That's really too bad things happened that way, but the 0777 M390 is a fine knife jimmer.
 
I'm confused.
One part of forum says this is a limit run and yet another part of same forum says it's a production run now that the blade materials are easier to work with?

Which one is it? :eek:
 
I'm confused.
One part of forum says this is a limit run and yet another part of same forum says it's a production run now that the blade materials are easier to work with?

Which one is it? :eek:

Both 0777 and 0777-M390 are Limited Edition.

Perhaps you're thinking of the 0770 which became 0770CF as Regular Production and 0770 (Aluminum) as Limited Edition?
 
Oh yes, I recall seeing a "0770" which my mind seems to have scrambled it around with 0777. In this case, my bad.

Thank you, RamZar. :)
 
Because there is no more Vanax 35 (or Vanax 75 for that matter). Bohler made a very limited amount, it took a long time to get.

Perfect answer, precise and to the point! That's all I needed. Wish I could get answers like that to all the question in my life.
Thanks!
 
Quite a price drop from $599 to $450.
Fit and finish still the same?
 
It's worth reiterating...

The ONLY difference between the 0777 and 0777-M390 is the move from a composite blade of Vanax 35 cutting edge with a spine of hand forged Devin Thomas Herringbone Damascus in stainless steel to a single steel blade of M390. Remember the great CF / Titanium lower half is identical.

So, you go from more expensive Damascus including more production time for the brazing of the composite blades to just a single steel blade. Savings on raw materials cost and production time.

That kind of explains the substantial drop in MSRP.
 
I am still in the midst of a move - first in 36+ years. We celebrated my 65th birthday on the 30th - missed this thread. Randy, the knife guy at Mark's Outdoors, the locally owned purveyor of sharp things, went to BLADE with me. He almost let the cat out of the bag en route. He had a 0777 on layaway for my wife. She saved enough to get it - and a BM 0300 - for me for my birthday. What a shocker!! Nice knife - a bit overpriced at $600, much less at twice the price or more - at least to me. Given the choice of m390 bladed at $450, however, I'd go with that as Boker and Benchmade have been making excellent knives with it for some time. Oddly, I have played with the BM 0300 much more. Great wife! Okay, the 0777 is nice - but she got a new house. Oddly, I'm not so fond of either at the moment - too much else to get rid of in the old house.

I think the m390 variant will help Kershaw recover some of their development and manufacturing costs, as well as satiate those left 0777-less after such long lead times on their pre-orders. Good move!

Stainz
 
Starting to see why kai decided to limit info here. I hope to get a 777m390. I thought the original 777 was an awesome knife but i would actually use a 777m390
 
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