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contigo wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions. The Gnome is a beautiful knife but out of my budget range. Sorry but the fura knives are not in my taste, too….something, boxy maybe? Wish the gnome was cheaper Smile I do dig the Sanrenmu 7076 LUX-GHV, i will search for youtube reviews on it. I thought a flipper is a knife you can flip open? Im not good at knife terminology. SOme of the enlan knives might fit the bill too, are they regarded about same quality as sanrenmu and ganzo knives?

Save a little longer and get the Gnome. Very good knife. You’ll thank me later

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contigo wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions. The Gnome is a beautiful knife but out of my budget range. Sorry but the fura knives are not in my taste, too….something, boxy maybe?
Wish the gnome was cheaper Smile
I do dig the Sanrenmu 7076 LUX-GHV, i will search for youtube reviews on it.
I thought a flipper is a knife you can flip open? Im not good at knife terminology. SOme of the enlan knives might fit the bill too, are they regarded about same quality as sanrenmu and ganzo knives?

What we typically call flippers is a knife that has a flipper tab at the back and that you open by pressing down on the flipper.
About Enlan, in my experience some are better than others, look at the EM-01 , I had it and it was a good knife and it should fit within your size requirements.
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Funny youd mention, i do have a page open to the Enlan you mentioned. Its the size im looking for but doesnt mention ball bearings so it probably doesnt have it.
I like it regardless….and thanks!

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No, this one definitely not.
I wouldn’t be so fixated on the bearings, there really doesn’t make that much of a difference on that size of knife, not enough mass.
Like I said, the 7076 doesn’t have bearings and is one of the smoothest small knives I’ve had.

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Folks, I tried to look for Ganzo auto knives at Gearbest but couldn’t find any. Where can I order some online? 

These are nice too (Clones of Ganzo G719)

https://www.dhgate.com/product/fielder-automatic-folding-blade-knife-8cr...
https://www.dhgate.com/store/product/new-arrival-auto-tactical-knife-8cr...

Notice the clones have scales on both sides of the handle , the genuine G719 only has a scale on the button side.

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The Genuine Ganzo G719 was available on their website: https://ganzoknife.com/category/folding-knives/
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contigo wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions. The Gnome is a beautiful knife but out of my budget range. Sorry but the fura knives are not in my taste, too….something, boxy maybe?
Wish the gnome was cheaper Smile
I do dig the Sanrenmu 7076 LUX-GHV, i will search for youtube reviews on it.
I thought a flipper is a knife you can flip open? Im not good at knife terminology. SOme of the enlan knives might fit the bill too, are they regarded about same quality as sanrenmu and ganzo knives?

…or this
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Adahn wrote:
contigo wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions. The Gnome is a beautiful knife but out of my budget range. Sorry but the fura knives are not in my taste, too….something, boxy maybe? Wish the gnome was cheaper Smile I do dig the Sanrenmu 7076 LUX-GHV, i will search for youtube reviews on it. I thought a flipper is a knife you can flip open? Im not good at knife terminology. SOme of the enlan knives might fit the bill too, are they regarded about same quality as sanrenmu and ganzo knives?
…or this

That Y-Start mini folder is a decent one although it’s not a flipper.

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This video tells me otherwise.

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contigo wrote:
Do you guys have any suggestions for a ball bearing flipper? In addition to that i would like:

- Shorter than 16cm fully deployed

- No axis lock

- Pocket clip

Sanrenmu GR-605 seems like a decent knife but would like other suggestions. I dont think the 605 has ball bearings.

The tangram amarillo is nice. Ball bearings 440c steel and a good edc size
Only thing i dont like is that it doesnt have a thumb hole or something like that, you got to use the flipper. The shape and design kinda reminds me of the gr605

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contigo wrote:
SOme of the enlan knives might fit the bill too, are they regarded about same quality as sanrenmu and ganzo knives?

From my experience Sanrenmu and Ganzo quality is better by much.
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Adahn wrote:
This video tells me otherwise.

I can’t front flip mine but I’m not a big front flipper fan anyway. Smile

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isti242 wrote:
That Y-Start mini folder is a decent one although it’s not a flipper.

Adahn wrote:
This video tells me otherwise.
Well yes – and no…

As isti242 stated, this knife does not have a “traditional” flipper, but in the video (at 7:28) the reviewer uses the jimping on the spine to propel the blade open (the front of the handle appears to be cut away around the pivot for that purpose)

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bdpf79 wrote:
What we typically call flippers is a knife that has a flipper tab at the back and that you open by pressing down on the flipper…………
Yes this is what traditionally is thought of as a flipper.

The term “Flipper” in modern knives came about mainly after the release of the CRKT M16, which employed a protruding “tab” or “nub” that was called the ‘Carson Flipper’:

Who invented the flipper? That remains a mystery to knife makers and enthusiasts. Legend has it that its origins may trace as far back as the late 19th century. What is clear is that CRKT’s M16 became so popular that the opening mechanism was often referred to as the ‘Carson Flipper’ soon after its launch

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So yes as Adahn pointed out the Y-Start mini could be referred to as a flipper, but not in the traditional sense.

Since it appears part of the design of the knife is to employ its jimping for opening assist, for a better term I would say it has a “hidden flipper”, which would be good for places where a traditional flipper might be illegal? (and may very well be the intention of the design) or just a way of making the knife more “pocket or sheath friendly” without having any protrusions.

Cute little knife.

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The y-start lk5009 is not a traditional flipper knife, it has not a flipper but you can open like a flipper pushing a zone. In my review you can see as i open it in that way. In my blog you can see too a macro image of the zone that you can use likeba flipper.

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xatu wrote:
The y-start lk5009 is not a traditional flipper knife, it has not a flipper but you can open like a flipper pushing a zone. In my review you can see as i open it in that way. In my blog you can see too a macro image of the zone that you can use likeba flipper.
Yeah, what I said above Smile

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I bought my first budget knife last month, a Harnds Talisman, and I must say I was really impressed with what you get for the price. Now, just like with the flashlight addiction, I have a Harnds Cheetah, a Ganzo F720 and a Fura Kwaiken on the way!

I would also like to purchase a knife that is a little smaller. My criteria are: blade length of 2.75 to 3.0 inches (it cannot be longer than 3 inches); deep carry pocket clip; decent blade metal. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Regarding the steel, it all depends on how much you’re willing to spend.
The Sanrenmu 7063 is very nice little knife and the pocket clip is fairly deep if you keep it in the tip down position.
You can also choose between the axis lock and liner lock versions and a bunch of colors.

Here’s a couple of nicer options
CH3504 mini
CH3005
each available in a couple of colors as well.
The pocket clip on the 3005 is deeper than the 3504 mini.
You can also get 10% off right now by using the coupon code KUNGHEI

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i do like the ystart 5009 except for it doesnt have a protection for the lock. When you squeeze your palm on the handle, you squeeze the lock at the same time.

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Frank A. wrote:
I bought my first budget knife last month, a Harnds Talisman, and I must say I was really impressed with what you get for the price. Now, just like with the flashlight addiction, I have a Harnds Cheetah, a Ganzo F720 and a Fura Kwaiken on the way!

I would also like to purchase a knife that is a little smaller. My criteria are: blade length of 2.75 to 3.0 inches (it cannot be longer than 3 inches); deep carry pocket clip; decent blade metal. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Frank A.

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Not sure what your concern is? Are you afraid it will disengage on you?
This is a typical frame lock knife so It won’t.

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almost 3.5 months to get this from GB, no idea why it takes so long, but happy it finally showed up



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Did GB refund you? 3.5 months is very long time.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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Sanrenmu GB9 – 707 on sale at gearbest. $6.87 + shipping. G10 handle, I think.

https://www.gearbest.com/survival-emergency-gear/pp_198687.html

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Lock Type: Liner Lock Blade Length: 7.0 cm / 2.76 inches Blade Width : 2.3 cm / 0.91 inches Unfold Length: 16.5 cm / 6.50 inches Fold Length: 9.2 cm / 3.62 inches Product weight: 0.068 kg

I’m still using my 710 (on trips) bought several years ago, carry a 4059 BUI-PH (in town) which I got a few weeks ago ($6.92 + shipping).

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_269115.html

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Got myself more expensive knife below. It was not smooth after playing for a while, I have to put lubricant to make it smooth again.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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On the base of the blade of the SRM 4059 BUI-PH is a triangle with “12” next to it. Is that the sharpening angle ?

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DENGOH wrote:
Got myself more expensive knife below. It was not smooth after playing for a while, I have to put lubricant to make it smooth again.

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On my framelocks it’s usually not missing lubricant that makes them “scratch” but dirt around the detent ball.
I take a piece of paper, pull up the lockbar a bit and slide it between the detent ball and the blade.
Then I open/close the knife 3-4 times, take out the paper with a black spot and the knife is smooth again.
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cpf wrote:
On the base of the blade of the SRM 4059 BUI-PH is a triangle with “12” next to it. Is that the sharpening angle ?

edit, pic :
!https://i.imgur.com/pZh54cD.jpg!


No. That’s a Sanrenmu production code. You’ll find different markings on the same model just like on Buck knives with their dots and whatnot.
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DENGOH wrote:
Did GB refund you? 3.5 months is very long time.

yeah. like 6 weeks ago, I pm’ed the rep here to get me an invoice to repay it

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DENGOH wrote:
Got myself more expensive knife below. It was not smooth after playing for a while, I have to put lubricant to make it smooth again.

!{width:88%}https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OuWBbSV-niAunXWaobC6xfVVfN4hrXdEht22ff...KIYjt__rQpIL57Q_cMXBdfnUJVLoj1GUU3jVRbeVsxCPso2O4rdmGOSvFNxO9FEVwn4dLf2V2Xwtg6JpgJk_fRJVOmN96kNIWqb3quP-WT0G8z7B7WE-ynU8e3vI437Eo70BRDwRuD_pubAhZJvYqri0QBeuQESWDoOdCB1n3vWtyZLwWpkO10djWDSABBZLBTB3D1mzANrRFHxxleKlelsziJLVRbRIqqOAVjdQnoMjG3NqoD2Cs7Vhd67dIjXQDVFSKUVJAh0EWnfl5Z86TsEdhUsbRldkwxx5F5e2meHh2xyFXbMB9qUESbN9RebYfGlr3Vq76h-nAOJXp_LAaQuhrKKTEG6pZj2oGFL3KaWzSdnQ4u8m8k8IJf3caZpjcla7RMHZmAtcm4cTS5ZIqylv1uBzPFd-z5EEpqdWb_zda8qfe9Vm6LcmnjG4PTZwIaGHrF5BU9VQKnS4qKjih1KkT03WH5UxZ7HJDL63OEI580Ho8MiWi6DkJIUFCTD8xrQl_G3s6K7FFlWBtjr7iYL5fcUs-84NL7XbiJjgGbHIAfgWuv9p4Guz98dIruey4PA=w1077-h562-no!

I do not know if it is a good idea if it has ball bearings. I hear that with bearings and lub it gets slower. I can not test that.

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contigo wrote:
i do like the ystart 5009 except ………………………When you squeeze your palm on the handle, you squeeze the lock at the same time.
Which is good, because that makes it lock even tighter. Smile

Or am I missing something?

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isti242 wrote:
Frank A. wrote:
I bought my first budget knife last month, a Harnds Talisman, and I must say I was really impressed with what you get for the price. Now, just like with the flashlight addiction, I have a Harnds Cheetah, a Ganzo F720 and a Fura Kwaiken on the way!

I would also like to purchase a knife that is a little smaller. My criteria are: blade length of 2.75 to 3.0 inches (it cannot be longer than 3 inches); deep carry pocket clip; decent blade metal. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Frank A.

Hx Outdoors Bastard Halibut (2nd from the left):
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Thanks. I really like it. Besides the pin (that basically makes it a fixed blade) is they any other locking mechanism? I’ll like it better if the pin is a secondary lock.

EDIT: Read further and I guess not:

(Quote from review linked above): “It`s a slipjoint folder but you can convert it into a “fixed blade” by locking the blade with the provided torx tool. So I guess it`s a UK legal design which you can lock by a little secret tweak if needed”

I still really like it though!

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