New BentoBoxShop M390 Delica

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Abyss_Fish, May 31, 2019.

  1. Abyss_Fish


    Mar 14, 2019
    New at this month (I think) is an exclusive delica 4 in m390. And for only 100(ish) bucks this is a fantastic deal.
    But like most things like this it feels too good to be true. Another budget m390 knife, the “GiantMouse ACE Iona” is also around a hundred dollars, but suffers from a poor heat treat.
    So I’m hoping the BentoBoxShop M390 delica 4 doesn’t succumb to the same fate. Because MAN do M390-ish steels suffer below 60hrc.

    edit: looks like it has. sheeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiii-
    Last edited: May 31, 2019
  2. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Ehh not from that vendor.
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  3. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I ordered one, it's an m390 delica!
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  4. Knibes


    Oct 9, 2013
    I ordered two. We have no reason to doubt this M390. The price is lower than a para 2 with like steel because it is a less expensive model.
  5. Abyss_Fish


    Mar 14, 2019
    what's wrong with Bento Box Shop? I don't know much about it tbh.
  6. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Very high prices (much higher than MAP) and no returns.
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  7. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Do a search you'll find Alot of bad stuff. Surprised you didn't know.

    Also the m390 in spydercos smaller knives is usually 58hrc. Little soft when it could be 60+
  8. Abyss_Fish


    Mar 14, 2019
    No returns I get. But it's an exclusive, and 100$ as opposed to the 140 on the spyderco website. it seems like they handle exclusives well.
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  9. Abyss_Fish


    Mar 14, 2019
    oh no.
  10. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    I don't know for sure, but I suspect the only knives BBS generally sells are 1) those that have long since been unavailable anywhere else, but which are available there due to their high price; and 2) knives that were never available anywhere else that someone must have.

    Patronize them if you wish (sometimes, the best lessons in life are learned "the hard way" ;)), but please don't complain when/if something goes south or isn't to your liking.
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  11. BladeBill


    Dec 18, 2018
    I was soured on them when I went looking for a Caly Jr Super Blue. I bought one at DLT for $78 (limit of 1). The next day I went looking for a second one and BB wants $199.
  12. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    If it makes any difference they had a para3 tested in m390 at 59.6, but the delica is made in a different factory than the Para 3.
    Think I saw a pm2 at around 60hrc once.

    Either way I'm not wasting any money on sub 61hrc m390 unless it's ht process has been validated via cut testing. I think it's a stupid trend when most companies release a super popular steel and it doesn't perform as well as the base steel they offer ie s30v. Cause they skimped on the ht because the mass market won't tell a difference.

    I mean it has alot more chromium for stainlessness... But lol 58hrc ish for a premium price, no thanks. This is a problem with most of the companies making these "premium" steel sprint runs.
    Last edited: May 31, 2019
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  13. Abyss_Fish


    Mar 14, 2019
    I've got no stake in BBS mate. I'm just finding out about it's existence recently, and reporting based on a precursory glance.
  14. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    Your OP is technically deal spotting btw. You may want to edit the price out. They are not a vendor on the forum.
  15. Abyss_Fish


    Mar 14, 2019
  16. JLVL

    JLVL Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 11, 2018
    Man...I was not familiar with BBB either and now y’all are making me second guess my order I placed this morning!
  17. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    Source? Not saying you are wrong, but the only Rockwell tests I can find for Spyderco M390 are; a Military @61hrc, a Mule @60.5hrc, and a Para 3 @59.6hrc.

    And here's a quote from Sal that disagrees with you.

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  18. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    Don’t forget the $15 shipping fee.
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  19. FK

    FK Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 15, 1999
    I ordered two this morning,,, spreads out the shipping fee.

    The comment on smaller knives in M390 at 58Rc is more of a troll type posting looking for reaction.
    In addition, any one trial at Rc hardness testing is not very accurate,,, we would do 4-5 tests on a sample at various places and average the reading. Most hardness testing machines are not dead on accurate,,, especially the small portable units used by home testers. Calibrate by using a reference sample of known Rc hardness then test your knife blade.

  20. Kiteman72

    Kiteman72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2015
    I was also unable to resist.

    I would have liked to have seen a silver clip, but I reckon I can always swap it out.
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