Knife specifications: ”SKANDINAVIAN”
Steel: Steel BÖHLER” M390” MicroClean
Hardness: 62-63 HRC
Blade length (mm): 138 / 5,43 Inch
Blade thickness (mm): 3 / 0,11 Inch
Blade width (mm): 30 / 1,18 Inc
Handle: a stabilized karelian birch
Overall length (mm): 262 / 10,31 Inch
Knife type: hunting, outdoor
Package: knife, sheath of leather
Böhler M390 is one of the most popular types of steel at the moment. It is praised for its excellent sharpness retention
Why is Böhler M390 so popular – sharpness retention. M390 is so wear and tear resistant it also properly maintains the shape of the edge. As such a knife made from M390 steel will retain its sharpness for a very long time. This means you don’t have to sharpen your knife as often. Not only great because sharpening your knife takes time, but also because it means your knife will last longer.
In addition to sharpness retention M390 has a few other fine qualities. It can be hardened to a relatively high hardness without it breaking quickly. This, however, doesn’t mean that M390 is very tough. It does mean that M390, when compared to other types of steel, can be sharpened a little thinner.
M390 is also relatively stainless. Because of the large amount of chrome rust won’t stand a chance. Especially when compared to other hard types of steel that are known for their sharpness retention but can still be affected by rust.