It looks like M390 core Damascus is actually a thing. Marifone / microtech make at least one, the Combat Troodon Bowie. The way that blade looks I'm fairly certain the ROK is not M390 Damascus. But I'll update when / if I hear from Lionsteel.
I sent lionsteel customer support an email asking.
From what I have seen aeb-l can take a sharper edge because of the smaller structure of the steel internally, but m390 would have much better edge holding and toughness.
Ok now I am confused. Is the Damascus model actually m390 Damascus? Many of the European websites I have seen list it as such.
Chad Nicolas' website says that steel is typically AEB-L. Anybody know? If it actually is m390 Damascus my...
I really like the way this knife looks, especially the Damascus blade. Don't really like damasteel performance compared to m390. Weird description on Lionsteel website says the Damascus model is also m390. I have never heard of that, so I'm guessing it's standard damasteel. M390 Damascus would...