Lionsteel website states: "The blade is made of M390 steel from Bohler, obtained with powdering technology, with a 59-60 HRC hardness."
Damascus Scrambled Chad Nichols
So my guess would be aeb-l
How would that compare with m390?
Not that great honestly, the knife is big and heavy enough it will sit still but if you were to bend forwards enough, it will slide out. Haven't tried running with it or anything like that. I hope they keep evolving the concept to get a better working clip in the future as I do like the feature...
I'm not too fussy as I'll be using and abusing my knives anyways, but when paying a lot of money it's normal to expect to receive something decent in return.. Only knife that I was disappointed with was a Mcusta Katana. Thing looked and handled like it was an antique already.
I'm not much of a collector, I just buy knives and put them all in a drawer and pick one out that I like to carry for the day, so I use all my knives. When a new one arrives it does take a while before I start using it though. I usually just look and play with them for a bit before getting used...