LionSteel M4-UL M390, olivewood handle
Ordered today, shipped on Monday
The LionSteel M4 is an all-round fixed knife, designed by Michele Moletta Pensato. It is designed as a knife for bushcraft and other outdoor enthusiasts. Large enough for comfortable use and compact enough to take with you on hikes. On the one hand the design of this knife is very modern. On the other hand it looks like a classic hunting knife. LionSteel knows how to balance these two like no other.
The blade is made from Böhler M390 steel. This is an Austrian type of super steel. One of the best high-end choices at the moment. M390 excels when it comes to sharpness retention and corrosion resistance. On the spine of the blade, around the transition of the handle, you find a small protrusion. So small you hardly notice it, but large enough to offer your thumb more grip. The entire spine has a lovely finish, something we often see on Italian knives. The olive-wood handle is enhanced with subtle grip grooves. These give the knife a graceful and elegant look and feel.
To carry the LionSteel M4 with you, it comes with a right-handed leather belt sheath. The maximum belt width for this sheath is 8.0 cm.
|Blade shape||drop point|
|Type of edge||plain edge|
Thursday 11 January 2018
It’s a fantastic small bushcraft knife. The steel is what really impresses; upon delivery I tidied up the edge with a DMT and strop, and since then (with fairly heavy use) it’s remained shaving-sharp. The handle is good, though will need a little TLC with linseed oil every so often as the Olive wood seems prone to darkening and picking up water. The spine is rounded nicely but will still strike a Ferro Rod. Gorgeous leather sheath too.
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