Microtech Knives remains one of the best manufacturer of quality automatic knives. From specs, they seem to be almost exactly the same steel. S90V demonstrated no edge damage, like the PM2 in M390. Our passion is in the American stories behind each material made. Microtech knives are the pinnacle of edged tools so they are relatively expensive, ... At current, the best blade steels available are Bohler M390 and Carpenter CTS-204P, this Dirac is made from the latter. The SOCOM Elite® Manual sets the standard for tactical/utility cutlery. Paid Subscribers don't see ads! CTS 204P and M390 are essentially the same (minor differences, I believe), but one batch could be heat treated differently from another which would account for the greatest difference between them. From cutting with M390 (and CTS-204P) to S90V, I get the feeling that S90V will keep a working edge for a VERY LONG time. For sale new in box Microtech Socom Elite with CTS-204P Steel Blade and Tan Aluminum Handle , Model: 160-1TA This knife is brand new. This version has a Blue contoured handle with black hardware and Tanto-style CTS-204P blade. Come to Patreon if you want updates on testing as it is completed. They designed the ergonomic chassis with curved lines similar to the H.A.L.O. Edge retention seems comparable to M390...but it just seems to have more bite even though it would no longer slice phone book paper cleanly. We use nothing but the highest rated premium metals, carbon fiber, aluminum, plastics, and other project-specific materials. CTS-204P(Carpenter) - Carpenter's equivalent of Bohler-Uddeholm M390 steel and Latrobe Duratech 20CV steel.Slightly more Tungsten(W) 0.65% instead of 0.60% in other two. Day by day, we improve our methods and make sure each product leaves the factory with the very best quality. Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by Gunsnknives, Aug 1, 2012. March 30, 2020 Larrin. The Tanto has a refined point and is built from high performance CTS-204P (American M390) steel. CTS-204P (16) CTS-204P Stainless Steel ... M390 (11) Blade Style Bayonet (1) Clip Point (1) Double Edge Dagger (20) Drop Point (6) Hawkbill (2) Spear Point (1) Tanto (4) Sort By: Compare Add ... Microtech. All of our knife blades are made of either CTS-204P, M390, Elmax, or CTS-XHP. Learn about the materials, design process, and manufacturing of MICROTECH® KNIVES. It is slightly better at retaining an edge than S35VN, but it is as expensive as M390. As for the manufacturing process, Carpenter's gen 2 process should produce as fine powder as Bohler-Uddeholm's Gen 3 PM does. The process of our knives still starts with several initial mock-ups before approval. I also reformatted the table for easier (and more space efficient) reading. Microtech Exocet Champagne Gold Black 204P Plain Double Edge CA Legal OTF Auto 157-1CG In Stock Model # MT-157-1CG-204P We select blade steels for knives based on availability. Aug 21, 2017 - CTS 204P are the one kinds of best knife steel in knife industry.And the comprasion of cts 204p vs m390 steel.Deaits in which is the best supersteel. For the this generation of the UMS Ultratech, they use CTS-204P. Very interesting, but I expected Carpenter's steel to be superior. In my corrosion resistance testing, M390 scored very well (I tested CTS-204P), better than S30V, S35VN, S90V, and SG2, and probably a bit better than S45VN. Full line of Microtech Automatic knives, Microtech Ultratech, microtech Combat Troodon, Microtech UTX-85, Microtech halo V, Microtech UTX-70 Microtech in stock. I've read that M390 and 204P should be the same, and 20CP and S90V should be the same, with 20CP/S90V being a bit better in edge retention than 204P/M390. If the knife steel is not marked on your knife, the only way we can identify which specific steel it is made of is by having your knife in hand at our facility. CTS-204P is an ultra premium steel manufactured in Philadelphia, PA. We carefully chose this steel to complete our mission of producing a 100% American made masterpiece for the majority of our knives., It all began with a sketch on a piece of paper over 25 years ago. American-made CTS-204P is the close equivalent to Bohler- Uddeholm M390. S35VN is a great steel, but it is in my mind inferior to M390/ 20cv/204p. I think most of us would have a hard time telling much difference in any of them. Blade: Equipped with a brilliant two-tone black/satin finish, the Tanto point has a plain standard cutting edge. Microtech Knives was established in 1994 in Vero Beach, Florida relocating to Bradford, Pennsylvania in 2005. I’m happy to say the same about this 204P-laden Ultratech! We never sacrifice quality for cost. I have owned and used a CPM-20CV Mini Griptilian for a few years and have loved every second with that steel. The M390 knife steel is identical to the CPM 20CV or the CTS-204P in comparison of hardness(62HRC).