Spyderco Spyderco M390 HRC?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by SharperThanU, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. SharperThanU


    Oct 29, 2019
    Does anyone know the approximate hardness of Spyderco's version of M390? I picked up a sprint run of the Para 3 LW with M390 but can't find any literature on its HRC value and am just a bit curious.

  2. kniferbro

    kniferbro Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 22, 2011
  3. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    As with basically every modern production knife, it will vary quite a bit from knife to knife. The one mentioned above was tested at 60 HRC, but two PM2s were tested recently at 62ish. Other knives in M390 have tested in the 59-60 range. Spyderco might target a little higher hardness range than most other OEMs, but it is impossible to say for certain how your individual knife will be without testing it.
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  4. SharperThanU


    Oct 29, 2019
  5. SharperThanU


    Oct 29, 2019
    Okay, that is good to know. Thanks!
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  6. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    Spyderco won't reveal hardness targets. One custom knife I own is at 61.
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  7. Followthehollow


    Apr 7, 2006
    A manix 2 M390 sprint was at 62 last week. I've got one on the way to be tested.

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  8. SharperThanU


    Oct 29, 2019
    Awesome, thanks for the info! You'll have to let us know how the test turns out.
  9. Justabulletaway

    Justabulletaway Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Feb 17, 2019
    I had my M390 DLT Para 3 LW checked today. It came in slightly over 61.
  10. SharperThanU


    Oct 29, 2019
    Cool! Thank you for sharing!

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