Red Sandalwool Damascus Side Lock Knife $8.99 - is it any good?

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Red Sandalwool Damascus Side Lock Knife $8.99 - is it any good?

Found this on coupon site, seems to be a bargain to me, how bad can it be? I may order one, but would like some feedback on it. Oh, discount code is PJG84M8IH4 if anyone else wants one.
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Looks like it's on AliExpress at a higher price:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Folding-Knife-Damascus-Blade-red-wood-handle-outdoor-Camping-knives-Tactical-Hunting-Survival-Knives-EDC-Multi/32922383742.html

 

I wonder how many layers it is or if it's just Damascus etching.

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Lock type: regular side lock

Does this mean a liner lock? None of the photos make it visible.

Beam me up!

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Well I ordered one, for that price I’ll take the chance, just give it away if it’s not so good lol!

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G0OSE wrote:
Well I ordered one, for that price I’ll take the chance, just give it away if it’s not so good lol!
If it does indeed end up looking like the pictures I think it’ll be OK. Thanks for the heads up & Code on this one GOOSE. Thumbs Up . I got a couple… at that price I figured why not.

Just be aware (if anyone didn’t notice) this is a smaller knife, having a 2.36 inch blade. Which is fine with me, I like shorter blades too. It reminds me of a “gentlemans” type knife.

Looking forward to getting it.

Oh yeah it is a linerock, I finally made it out in a zoomed picture.
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raccoon city wrote:

I wonder how many layers it is or if it’s just Damascus etching.


Of course it’s just el cheapo noname chinese “damascus” pattern etching Smile
It may looks nice, but nothing more than that.
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No problem Teacher, hopefully they will be ok. I’m not holding my breath on them actually being Damascus….. but hey I’m not going to lose any sleep if it’s not as they are still pretty cheap either way.
They actually look pretty good too – to the eye I mean.

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No problem Teacher, hopefully they will be ok. I’m not holding my breath on them actually being Damascus….. but hey I’m not going to lose any sleep if it’s not as they are still pretty cheap either way.
They actually look pretty good too – to the eye I mean.
Exactly GOOSE, I won’t loose any sleep either. Wink
And when we actually get them it should be easy enough to tell if it is actually some type real Damascus or just a printed on design. Thumbs Up

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Those timber handle scales tend to be “slippy when wet”.

With a couple I’ve had over the yrs.
I’ve wiped with Acetone. then wiped clear Sikaflex Marine over them.
Smoothed most off so it’s just a light film.
When you get it right (a few practice runs on a bit of sanded timber first.
You get a very slightly tacky surface. with a 100% better grip.
I’ve done it on Stainless Divers knives too.
The secret is “very” finely.. the lesserer the betterer.

That Damascus. Look at blade end as it blends into tang. and the cutting edge.
If it decorative you’ll see.

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Hey Goose, has your knife shipped yet?? Mine has not.
As I write this they say there are 16 left.
I also noticed the ship time is listed as CN-099:Ship between: Mar 29 – Mar 30
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EDIT: Hmmm, after I wrote the above yesterday; my two show as shipped now (1 day later)… with Tracking number too. Maybe my ‘theory’ is not correct. I should know better than to try & figure out buying & shipping from China. Facepalm . Big Smile
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It seems in these ‘Flash Sales’ they must be pre-selling what they do not actually have in stock.

I bought two of THESE also in a ‘Flash Sale’ & ship time is listed as CN-099:Ship between: Mar 07 – Mar 09. There are 218 of these left as I write this…. it says.

Anyway, I was just curious if yours had shipped. I’m guessing they have not.
And I wanted to share that it appears they are pre-selling on these Flash Sales.
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EDIT: Maybe not, mine shipped ‘last nite’; complete with Tracking number.
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I am just gonna let the orders ride cause the knives are a good deal.
But I found it interesting how it appears they are doing things.

I have a couple more knives I bought during a Flash Sale that are the same way too. Shipping date is sometime in March.

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Yeah mine has shipped, with another tracking number for Netherlands post which doesn’t work as yet, if ever…

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Mine has just arrived, either it is a REALLY good fake, or its real Damascus. I have a real one, and this looks identical to me. Lovely little knife.

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Thanks for the update GOOSE! That sounds good. Mine should be here in a few days & I’m looking forward to th arrival. Smile
Great pictures too by the way!! Thumbs Up

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@ GOOSE ….. The code still works, I just ordered some for gifts. My next years Christmas shopping is almost done. Wink

EDIT: 15 March 1742hrs / $8.99 Code no longer works. But ‘Flash Sale’ price is $9.36 . Thumbs Up

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Congrats!
Thanks for following up. I agree it is real damascus.

the code has expired, but the knife is on Flash sale for under $10

Zulumoose wrote:
liner lock?

yes,
thanks to Goose’s pics
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Yep….. this is true. Big Smile . Thumbs Up

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@ GOOSE ….. The code still works, I just ordered some for gifts. My next years Christmas shopping is almost done. Wink

EDIT: 15 March 1742hrs / $8.99 Code no longer works. But ‘Flash Sale’ price is $9.36 . Thumbs Up

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I hope yours all come soon, with the recent info leak sadly I will not be using Gearbest ever again.

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I hope yours all come soon, with the recent info leak sadly I will not be using Gearbest ever again.
Yeah… I’m looking forward to getting them.

As far as the leak thing, I’m still trying to figure out how serious it was/is. I always use PayPal & half of the info I provided (such as DOB, etc., etc.) is not real.

So…. I’ll probably keep using them until I find out it is really bad or something bad happens. Facepalm … Then I’ll wish I had been more pro-active. Wink

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I hope yours all come soon, with the recent info leak sadly I will not be using Gearbest ever again.

thanks for the heads up
I just asked them to delete my account

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I hope yours all come soon, with the recent info leak sadly I will not be using Gearbest ever again.
thanks for the heads up
I just asked them to delete my account
Shocked …. I’m not the ‘sharpest pencil in the box’ when it comes to the ‘breach’ stuff…. even after reading the links provided. Facepalm

In ‘dumbed down’ language, how bad is this??

Thanks in advance…. Thumbs Up

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jon_slider wrote:
G0OSE wrote:
I hope yours all come soon, with the recent info leak sadly I will not be using Gearbest ever again.
thanks for the heads up
I just asked them to delete my account
Shocked …. I’m not the ‘sharpest pencil in the box’ when it comes to the ‘breach’ stuff…. even after reading the links provided. Facepalm

In ‘dumbed down’ language, how bad is this??

Thanks in advance…. Thumbs Up

Well, from what I’ve read, it’s like this – somehow through the ‘app’ they have found a way in to Gearbests whole customer base – they can see and change anything they want – even order stuff f you have a credit card saved. They can also see what you have ordered. Most people tend to use Paypal, which is safer in my opinion as it requires ‘offsite’ verification, which cards usually don’t. of course if they somehow have your Paypal password you’re screwed, so wouldn’t be a bad idea changing that too.
Anyway, getting back to trying to make it simples lol – apparently Gearbest has happily ignored this for a while now, denying all knowledge so as people learn of it, they go on and change their passwords – of course the hackers can sit there and see all this, then resell your new info with new password. Does that make sense to you (not the best at describing this, sorry)
To be clear, they are not hacking your account to get the passwords – they already have it and if you change it they can get the new one too. that applies to all their customers.
Hopefully you can see the severity of it now and why it’s riled me to post so much.
It would shock you how unaware people in general are about security online – with a good percentage using the same password everywhere – which turns out to be their name backwards etc etc etc, you get my drift.

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G0OSE wrote:
teacher wrote:
jon_slider wrote:
G0OSE wrote:
I hope yours all come soon, with the recent info leak sadly I will not be using Gearbest ever again.
thanks for the heads up
I just asked them to delete my account
Shocked …. I’m not the ‘sharpest pencil in the box’ when it comes to the ‘breach’ stuff…. even after reading the links provided. Facepalm

In ‘dumbed down’ language, how bad is this??

Thanks in advance…. Thumbs Up

Well, from what I’ve read, it’s like this – somehow through the ‘app’ they have found a way in to Gearbests whole customer base – they can see and change anything they want – even order stuff f you have a credit card saved. They can also see what you have ordered. Most people tend to use Paypal, which is safer in my opinion as it requires ‘offsite’ verification, which cards usually don’t. of course if they somehow have your Paypal password you’re screwed, so wouldn’t be a bad idea changing that too.
Anyway, getting back to trying to make it simples lol – apparently Gearbest has happily ignored this for a while now, denying all knowledge so as people learn of it, they go on and change their passwords – of course the hackers can sit there and see all this, then resell your new info with new password. Does that make sense to you (not the best at describing this, sorry)
To be clear, they are not hacking your account to get the passwords – they already have it and if you change it they can get the new one too. that applies to all their customers.
Hopefully you can see the severity of it now and why it’s riled me to post so much.
It would shock you how unaware people in general are about security online – with a good percentage using the same password everywhere – which turns out to be their name backwards etc etc etc, you get my drift.
Thank you Goose, what you said does make sense; even I can understand that. Thumbs Up
  • I only use PayPal
  • Never used a Credit Card at GB
  • My name, address, & phone number are real. Any other information is fictitious, such as DOB, age, gender, etc., etc.

So, from what you wrote; it seems that changing the password to the GB account is useless until GB fixes things. Wow….. I see how this could end up badly for a lot of people.

Thank you for explaining…. Thumbs Up

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TY Teacher, if I have helped 1 person it was worth it. Smile

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@ GOOSE ….. My first knives finally arrived…. Thumbs Up

Well made little knife too. Well worth the money!!

The blade is a type of San Mai . There is a center core steel that runs from spine to edge and a layer of damascus is laminated to each side. The pattern of the Damascus layers emerges when the blade is ground. It is then etched (probably a mild acid) to highlight the pattern.

Since we have no idea what the core steel is or what steels compose the Damascus layers…. who knows what the preformance will be. BUT…. it looks fantastic & will undoubtly function great as a small gentleman’s knife. And who knows…. we may find out the ‘mystery steels’ are actually decent ones.

Looking at the spine of the blade the core steel can easily be seen. It’s dark appearance leads me to believe it is a High Carbon steel.

Anyway…. thanks again for bringing attention to these. The fit n’ finish is just fine…. centered blade, even grind, wood slabs fit perfectly, good solid lock up with no blade play, & they came hair popping sharp too!!

They were/are more than worth the money!! Thumbs Up

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So glad you liked it Teacher, I’m not the most informed person flashlight wise so it’s nice to give something back, even if it is only a link to a deal lol!
Everyone I showed it to was wowed by it, saying what a beautiful little knife it is, and they are right.

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/\ …. Thumbs Up .. Smile

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