Originally Posted by CraigC
Is this a monel alloy? I can't seem to find any alloy in SS or monel with that designation.
Sorry, I totally missed this question. M390 is a steel from Bohler-Uddeholm, a company formed by a merger between Bohler of Austria and Swedish Uddenholm. It's a pretty advanced steel allow. It's uncommon and expensive, and very few kitchen knife makers use it. I'm aware of just a couple including CKtG (made for them by Lamson of Vermont) and South African knifemaker Gareth Bull.