This Direware H-90 is a stout, overbuilt folder with tons of attention to detail. It has an incredibly decisive flipping action and locks up rock solid all the while being easy to close. Direware is known for using premium materials and this knife is no exception with thick titanium scales and an M390 blade geared towards repetitive cutting. No detail was left untouched as everything from the lockbar to the pocket clip have minor details which help elevate this flipper to another level.
The Blade: A hand ground blade made from M390 is present and has a horizontal satin finish. This contrasts nicely with the black ceramic flats and really sets the knife apart from some of the usual finishes we see on custom knives. It opens in a flash with the hollowed flipper tab and glides effortlessly on bearing construction. Just the right amount of jimping was added to the top of the blade for added grip and it comes razor sharp direct from the maker.
The Handle: The handle of this H-90 is made from some of the thickest titanium we have seen. It has a great blasted texture which is deeper and more pronounced than a lot of the knives in the marketplace with two fullers cut and polished in the center. A machined steel backspacer fits right in with the overbuilt nature of this knife and a heavy duty milled clip is affixed with a look all its own.
About M390: Bohler M390 has become an extremely popular choice for high-end user grade knives thanks to its extreme edge retention. M390 also has a good corrosion resistance, meaning most users can avoid problems by simply wiping off their blade after each use. Another great feature of this steel is its ability to resist burr formation during sharpening. Comparable steels are CTS-204P and Duratech 20CV.
|Blade Material||Bohler M390|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|