After several thoughts about it, I considered that this knife was one that I wanted as an EDC, I mean who wants to beat up a 280 EUR knife when you can wreck the hell out of a 145 EUR one, right?
I bought it in the Coltello in Festa 2017 festival in Maniago, Italy at Consorzio Coltellinai (S.R.L)
The girl who sold it to me was super hot! and very kind.
Great time I had in Maniago, I stayed there for around 6 hours for the festival and it was truly awesome, I really love this city.
So far this has been my EDC. I have used it a lot and it does not seem to loose sharpness, I have used it as an icepick, kitchen knife, razor, box-opener, can opener, window scraper, etc.
I don’t know much about steels but the M390 is so far my favorite for my EDC because it has better edge retention than my Victorinox Explorer for example.
I will say that i did a small modification to this knife. I have large hands and I found out that mostly every time that I took the knife out of my pocket to use it I needed a considerable amount of pressure on the flipper to pass the detent and open the knife. For that to be achieved I needed a secure grip on the knife and actually it was my own hand who also was blocking me to open the blade since the grip was a bit awkward. I solved this by disassembling the knife and filing down just a bit the detent of the frame until it was just right for me. Now I can open the blade easily one-handed and use it without any problem.
This doesn’t mean that this is a bad knife, is just a small tune I made.
I would recommend the Lionsteel T.R.E G10 Orange for sure!
Here are the photographs!
- Steel: M390
- Blade thickness: 3.5 mm
- Blade length: 7.4 cm
- Closed length: 10.1 cm
- Overall length: 17.5 cm
- Opening mechanism: flipper (not spring-assisted)
- Locking mechanism: frame lock