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I have the big KABAR, from a decade ago. It has served cutting and chopping down lambs, goats and still looks new. I don’t have a clever, but who cares. It’s a beast of a knife.

Of course the boss wondered why I bought it at the time, but never fails to use it when she doesn’t trust her dainty Henckels.

Quarter inch body and keeps its sharpness even after bone chopping.

I should of bought the K7 years ago….

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ESEE are good, but you’ve got to have small hands. No idea why but they seem to have the smallest handles ever.
Hmmm, I guess that boils down to personal preference. My hands are not even close to “small” & I find the size of ESEE handles just fine.

Different strokes for different folks I guess. Thumbs Up

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Can I get some thoughts on the following knives please?

Ganzo G727M – BK Foldable Knife with Axis Lock and Clip
LAND 9103 Frame Lock Pocket Folding Knife
Gocomma Quick Open Folding Knife

Note that these aren’t for self defence or anything (I feel perfectly safe in my area), more to use as a tool for when I need a knife. Pops up a lot at work, but would probably be EDC too (although would have to check appropriate laws…)

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Hmmm, I guess that boils down to personal preference. My hands are not even close to “small” & I find the size of ESEE handles just fine.

Different strokes for different folks I guess. Thumbs Up

I find that the ESEE 3 is a 3 finger knife and its a tough squeeze to get 4 on the ESEE 4. Once you move up to the 5 its a little better. But if I were wearing gloves I just can’t seem to get grip that I find secure enough on most of the smaller ESEEs.

But everyone has different hands and I am sure that many people find that the ESEEs have plenty large enough handles.

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Can I get some thoughts on the following knives please?

[1] Ganzo G727M – BK Foldable Knife with Axis Lock and Clip
[2] LAND 9103 Frame Lock Pocket Folding Knife
[3] Gocomma Quick Open Folding Knife

Note that these aren’t for self defence or anything (I feel perfectly safe in my area), more to use as a tool for when I need a knife. Pops up a lot at work, but would probably be EDC too (although would have to check appropriate laws…)

Thanks!

I can give personal experience feedback on one of them.

[1] No feedback

[2] Looks like a Chris Reeve Sebenza knockoff

[3] This one, the GoComma; I can give you personal experience feedback!! Smile

I give this knife a 99 out of 100. The missing “one point” is for a so-so clipwitat needs a bit of TLC & slight tweeking to fit the thicker pocket of blue jeans.

The blade is hollow ground & came hair popping sharp. The blade is advertised as D2 steel. At this point I have no idea if it really is or not. BUT… wharever steel it is, it will hold an edge.

With my first one I have cut at least 200 feet of various thickness cardboard, some rope, hacked on a pine 2×4, hacked on a dry hickory stick, cut summer sausage & done some whittling…. it will still shave hair. I have not sharpened it since I got it. The reason for all the things I just mentioned, especially the cardboard cutting & hacking; is to see how long it will hold an edge & just what it takes to dull it.

Quite frankly…. I am shocked & amazed at this preformance from a $10 knife!! But it is what it is.

I was so amazed at this first one I got ‘a couple months ago’ I ordered 17 more. To sell a few, have a couple of spares, & gift the rest.

6 have already arrived & seems to be the same quality. Fit n’ finish is spot on, and blade is centered. I have not had a chance to do much cut testing with the just arrived ones yet… but initial testing seems to be on par with the first one. Thumbs Up

Sorry if I rambled. Big Smile

I highly recommend this GoComma.... Wink

Here is what I wrote about it on BF….

https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/is-this-gocomma-a-knockoff.1656392/#...

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Thanks! I think the main issue now is shipping and importation into Australia – they’re pretty strict on that kind of thing, IIRC. GearBest are more than happy to ship stuff, but I don’t really want to order things then have them stopped at the border and destroyed.

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Thanks! I think the main issue now is shipping and importation into Australia – they’re pretty strict on that kind of thing, IIRC. GearBest are more than happy to ship stuff, but I don’t really want to order things then have them stopped at the border and destroyed.
My pleasure….. Thumbs Up

I understand. I don’t know if there is a blade length restriction… but this one is just a tiny bit over 3 inches.

Blade length
77 mm = 3.031496063 inch = 3 1/32 inch

Personally, I find this size blade; in the 2 7/8 – 3 1/8 inch range to be the perfect size for a pocket knife.

Good luck on the import problem/uncertainty.

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[3] This one, the GoComma; I can give you personal experience feedback!! Smile

Soooooo, if I understand you correctly, you kindasorta like that knife, right?

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[3] This one, the GoComma; I can give you personal experience feedback!! Smile
Soooooo, if I understand you correctly, you kindasorta like that knife, right?
Big Smile Big Smile Facepalm . That did sound like a commercial didn’t it? Big Smile

But yeah…. I do like it. At $10 it is a no brainer & from what I have seen “so far” it stacks up darn good against some of my knives that cost MUCH more. Wink

I am still shocked & amazed by that…..

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The land knives are also excellent, I have the G-10 version with liner lock of that one, and the Ruike P801 which is almost the same as the one you listed, pretty sure they come from same factory/manufacturer. You really can’t go wrong with these knives, only issue I had is they like to put thick slightly stinky grease on the pivots, and sometimes loctite on scale screws so it’s not easy to disassemble if you want to clean the grease off the bearings and replace with oil.

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The land knives are also excellent, I have the G-10 version with liner lock of that one, and the Ruike P801 which is almost the same as the one you listed, pretty sure they come from same factory/manufacturer. You really can’t go wrong with these knives, only issue I had is they like to put thick slightly stinky grease on the pivots, and sometimes loctite on scale screws so it’s not easy to disassemble if you want to clean the grease off the bearings and replace with oil.
Is THIS ONE the ‘Land’ you are referring to Blackbeard? I have one of these that should be here tomorrow.

LAND 910 Plus Liner Lock

It says it has a 12C27 stainless steel blade and G10 handles.
12C27 is a Swedish stainless by Sandvik. It is a decent steel too.
Does yours hold an edge pretty good??

I have not seen the ‘Ruike P801’ you mentioned… I’ll have to find it & check it out.

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oweban wrote:
Can I get some thoughts on the following knives please?

Ganzo G727M – BK Foldable Knife with Axis Lock and Clip
LAND 9103 Frame Lock Pocket Folding Knife
Gocomma Quick Open Folding Knife

Note that these aren’t for self defence or anything (I feel perfectly safe in my area), more to use as a tool for when I need a knife. Pops up a lot at work, but would probably be EDC too (although would have to check appropriate laws…)

Thanks!

1 – looks like a copy of a Ontario Rat 2. I’d get that if you can. It’s a good knife especially in D2, and won’t cost much more than the copy.

2- the 12C27 makes it worth it. Its a nice steel. Not super hard, but holds a reasonable edge and gets wicked sharp.

3- From all accounts…and I do mean ALL….an excellent knife for the money, even if it ha gone up in price.

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The land knives are also excellent, I have the G-10 version with liner lock of that one, and the Ruike P801 which is almost the same as the one you listed, pretty sure they come from same factory/manufacturer. You really can’t go wrong with these knives, only issue I had is they like to put thick slightly stinky grease on the pivots, and sometimes loctite on scale screws so it’s not easy to disassemble if you want to clean the grease off the bearings and replace with oil.
Is THIS ONE the ‘Land’ you are referring to Blackbeard? I have one of these that should be here tomorrow.

LAND 910 Plus Liner Lock

It says it has a 12C27 stainless steel blade and G10 handles.
12C27 is a Swedish stainless by Sandvik. It is a decent steel too.
Does yours hold an edge pretty good??

I have not seen the ‘Ruike P801’ you mentioned… I’ll have to find it & check it out.

Yeah thats the one, it’s a little heavy, but has great action and very sharp, seems to be holding it’s edge pretty good, thumb stud open. The Ruike is a bit more money and is a flipper(Fenix owns Ruike but I think Sanrenmu makes all these)

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@ Blackbeard. .. Thanks for the mention of Ruike Knives, I checked out their Web Site & they have some interesting knives. Thumbs Up

I did find this info on the website interesting. It seems for inquiries & service support the email address is Fenix Light…. see below, copied from Ruike website & pasted here:

General Inquiries/ Services Support:

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Ok… thanks for the info Blackbeard. You posted while I was typing & that explains why the Fenix Light email address I found. Smile

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Thumbs Up …. Two good looking knifes!!

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No problem Teacher, these are both great budget knives, I will probably order one of those Gocommas this week

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No problem Teacher, these are both great budget knives, I will probably order one of those Gocommas this week
The 910 Land will be here tomorrow & I’ll probably spring for a Ruike like yours above.

I think you’ll be pleased with the GoComma, I know I am. About an hour ago they were $9.99. They were bumping $16 for a couple of days last week.

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Dang, I didn’t need to see that Ruike. I love a steel framelock.

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oweban wrote:
Can I get some thoughts on the following knives please?

Ganzo G727M – BK Foldable Knife with Axis Lock and Clip
LAND 9103 Frame Lock Pocket Folding Knife
Gocomma Quick Open Folding Knife

I have this Ganzo and its a very good knife with axis lock but the fit and finish is rough, good for the money and the design (stolen from Ontario Rat) but far behind the Sanrenmu Land.
The Land 9103 is easily the best budget knife for the money! This knife is just perfect with excellent steel and should worth much more.
Gocomma knifes I don’t have any but they look like random noname cheap knifes and I really don’t like the design of them.

Sanrenmu = Land = Ruike = Real Steel = OEM for big knife brands

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@ Omega_17 … Spend $9.99 on one of the GoCommas we are talking about & I bet you will change your mind real quick. Wink

The fit n’ finish is much better than any of the Ganzos I have & as I have said before…. equal to any of my Benchmades & better than a few of them I am sad to say. Sad because I love my Benchmades… but it is what it is.

There is nothing cheap looking about the GoComma when you are holding it in your hand. Wink

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Okay, if customs is all good then I’ll skip the ganzo and check out the Ontario Rat, but the other two sound good.

Thanks everyone for your assistance!

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I also love that GoCommas and can recommend them.

Can someone recommend a tool to sharpen knives?
Something not too expensive…

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The only thing about the SRM Land 910+ and 9104 that I didn’t like was its weight so I just made cf scales for the 910+ and a single cf front scale for the 9104.

Never gonna do that again, countersinking ball bearings and washers on the inside and the screw head on the outside and then allign all the other holes was way too much work Wink
I wish they’d do a G10 version with a fat G10 front scale though, tough enough for most jobs and much lighter than 2 steel liners, even when skelletonized.



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XXX-Man wrote:
I also love that GoCommas and can recommend them.

Can someone recommend a tool to sharpen knives?
Something not too expensive…

I don’t know if it will break your bank but the best I’ve found for an all arounder is the Spyderco Sharpmaker.

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@ Adahn Very nice work!! Shocked . Thumbs Up . I bet that was a job getting that all lined up correctly….

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