Honey Badger Leaf M390 – Large

R5 299,00

Introducing the Limited Edition Honey Badger Leaf M390, crafted in collaboration with the legendary knife maker André Thorburn — a true collector’s piece that surpasses all expectations. With only 20 pieces per size, these limited edition knives are sure to be the the envy of collectors everywhere.

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Introducing the Honey Badger Leaf M390, a remarkable collaboration born from our enduring partnership with André Thorburn. With a relationship spanning over two decades, André’s unparalleled expertise, unwavering dedication to the craft, and esteemed reputation within the knife making community set him apart as a true master of his art.

At Honey Badger, our mission has always been to deliver the very best in budget-friendly knives. However, in response to the growing demand from avid collectors, we embarked on a journey to push the boundaries of excellence. Enter M390, hailed as the pinnacle of knife making steel—a material respected for its exceptional performance and durability. With André’s extensive experience in utilizing M390 for his top-end USA Exports, our collaboration was destined to reach new heights.

What sets the Honey Badger Leaf M390 apart is not just its superior steel, but André’s meticulous attention to detail and his mastery of the three-stage heat treatment process, including a triple sub-zero quench, that elevates M390 from great to extraordinary. The result? A blade that transcends expectations, embodying the essence of a superhero steel.

In this exclusive collaboration, André’s expertise shines through in the exquisite hollow ground blade—a testament to his craftsmanship and artistry. Limited to just 20 pieces each in small and large sizes, this collaboration represents the pinnacle of Honey Badger’s current capabilities.

Experience the epitome of excellence with the Honey Badger Leaf M390, where innovation meets craftsmanship in a blend of beauty and performance unlike any other.


Dimensions Metric Imperial
Overall Length: 208mm 8.2 inches
Blade Length: 92mm 3.63 inches
Closed Length: 117mm 4.6 inches
Blade Thickness 3.0mm 0.12 inches
Weight: 110g 3.88 oz

Learn more about M390

M390 stainless steel is considered one of the premier “super steels” available for knife making. Manufactured by Bohler-Uddeholm, M390 is an ultra-premium martensitic steel crafted using third-generation powder metallurgy techniques. It boasts exceptional wear and corrosion resistance, earning it a reputation as one of the finest knife steels on the market. Characterized by its “micro-clean” composition and fine grain structure, M390 closely resembles CPM-20CV in its composition.

With a composition of 1.9% Carbon, 0.7% Silicon, 0.3% Manganese, 20% Chromium, 1% Molybdenum, 4% Vanadium, and 0.6% Tungsten, M390 offers outstanding properties for knife making. It can be polished to achieve a true mirror finish, and its corrosion resistance is ranked just below that of H1 steel. Typically boasting a Rockwell hardness of 60-62 Rc, M390 excels in edge retention and corrosion resistance, making it an ideal choice for high-performance knives.

In summary, if you prioritize phenomenal edge retention and exceptionally high corrosion resistance, M390 stainless steel stands among the top-tier options for crafting premium knives.

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