I wouldn't have tried that with my Wildsteer, and that knife was designed to pry out broad heads from trees. Lol
I would have bet money that the handle would break before the blade. For what it's worth I think most of us appreciate you taking one for the team. Now we know the lightweight handle is no slouch.
How were you holding the handle?
Even if you made the handle out of a soft material (to a point), if you can apply enough force to the pivot area, the blade will break first. I imagine you'd have to be prying with a lot of force on the lanyard hole area to put the most stress on the handle.
Speaking of handles, since we're getting FRN on Golden made knives, how about a LW Manix2 in Delica brown or dark foliage green FRN, maybe a sprint CTS-XHP or even another S110V?
Translucent K390 Manix 2 LW. I'd buy one instantaneously...or 4 haha.
Since K390 is not so stainless, does it give more toughness than S110V?
Not sure about toughness (I would guess it to be higher), but Ankerson mentioned in another thread that it's the only one that has outperformed S110V in his tests regarding edge retention cutting manilla rope. And by translucent I meant clear, as opposed to the translucent blue. That prototype picture with clear handles has imprinted itself on my brain permanently. And no K390 isn't stainless, but I don't think it would corrode as much as a simpler carbon steel like 1095 because K390 has 4.2% Chromium, as well as 9% Vanadium, and some Molybdenum and Cobalt etc. CPM 3V and CPM CruWear aren't stainless either, and I've never oiled the blade of either and haven't seen any corrosion or patina at all.
Getting back to the Manix s110v, I found out today that it's so light, it carries great in the shirt pocket, especially with the Caly clip... carries even deeper there than my Dragonfly. Looks like some sort of pen or whatever (especially if you have pocket flaps) and makes a handy second knife when carrying a millie, mule, etc.
My K390 Mule has a slight patina induced by vinegar by one of the previous owners...in person it's got kind of a multicolour sheen (Mainly orange with a little blue), but it's VERY hard to notice in pictures, or even in person out of sunlight. I have yet to try it for food prep (I have lots of stainless knives to use, including two of the Spyderco 6" kitchen utility knives which incidentally are superb), though I have used the CruWear Millie as a steak knife a couple times and used it to chop some vegetables on a few occasions, and never saw any rust pits at all. CruWear is more Chromium rich though at 7.5% so that's not really surprising.
I'm glad you mentioned that. I just checked my Cruwear millie and found a sprinkling of barely visible rust specks on both sides from some gardening work I did with it late last week. I feel sure they'll come right off with CLP or Flitz, but this tells me that it's not stainless enough to take for granted. I've never seen anything like that on it before, and I got careless and didn't clean it well enough.