My new collection of 50+ Chinese knives

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E1320 wrote:

I have been avoiding reading this thread because I knew I would see something I wanted on here. 

I've been avoiding the link in your sig like the plague...have always been a knife hoarder, but have tried to avoid the Chinese market as much as possible.  I guess just because of "knife snobbery" and general reputation of Chinese produced garbage. LOL

CRKT has been my personal fave and EDC for years now, but their quality has been going to crap.  Have retired my beast M16-14ZSF that I carried horizontally at my back simply for the need of a multi-tool more often.  That rarely saw use anyway and I used my M16-13Z that's clipped in my front pocket for almost everything.

Have recently been eyeing Böker's Magnum line and have to admit that the quality is amazing!  And now I have broken down and clicked your links...I'm screwed...  Will probably have at the least an EL01 ordered by the end of the day. (have just gotten so used to that flipper that I'd be lost without it)

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Will probably have at the least an EL01 ordered by the end of the day. (have just gotten so used to that flipper that I'd be lost without it)

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A wise choice, if you want my opinion.

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I've got a black Sanrenmu 939 on order from this excellent ebay seller, doingoutdoor. Paid $13.50 shipped. I wanted one in silver but no one had any. How does the black hold up? 

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Please, more opinions/comments about ganzo 710 before i buy it.

 

thanks!

My reviews about knives: : http://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/

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You guys made me order six knives in the last two days. Wink

Here is what i get from Exduct, Dinodirect, doingoutdoor and Manafont:

Enlan: EL-01, EL-02B, EL-03A

Sanrenmu: 939 black, 710 black

CRKT: small fixed blade: http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/crkt-stainless-steel-knife-blac...

I dont know if this one is genuine. Any comments on that?

If anyone wants to order from exduct: PM me, I'll give you a 5% coupon code.

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The CRKT is not genuine - this one is:

http://www.crkt.com/Ritter-RSK-Mk5

Differences: For example the 4 cut on the handle. The cuts on the genuine are really small - the manafont version are much bigger.

If it has a bad quality, you lost only $4.

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I'll see if it can be sharpened to decent sharpness. I don't care for the $4, so it's no problem if it can't.

Im more excited for the Enlan and Sanrenmu knives, as they are told to be of really good quality.

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I have the Enlan EL-01 and EL-02B and both are really nice. The Enlan is a little bit to heavy for me, but the quality is relly good. The EL02B is great, because is looks differnet to others, because it has the stonewashed finished blade and is much thinner as the EL02.

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N.Shock wrote:

You guys made me order six knives in the last two days. Wink

Here is what i get from Exduct, Dinodirect, doingoutdoor and Manafont:

Enlan: EL-01, EL-02B, EL-03A

Sanrenmu: 939 black, 710 black

CRKT: small fixed blade: http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/crkt-stainless-steel-knife-blac...

I dont know if this one is genuine. Any comments on that?

If anyone wants to order from exduct: PM me, I'll give you a 5% coupon code.

Which ones you got from DD and MF?
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Christ! That's quite a collection of knifes you have there! Thanks for showing!

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vēer wrote:

Which ones you got from DD and MF?

I got the EL-02B and the EL-03A from dinodirect.com. There are $5 gift codes you can use on orders above $30 and I had a $5 gift card and a few dinopoints. So I paid only $24 for these two knives shipped with tracking number.

At Manafont i ordered the Sanrenmu 710 and the fake CRKT.

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Navy K-631s, Ganzo 710, SRM 939 and SRM T-01 are my current favs. I have about a dozen others and 19 more on order. Right now I would say the SRM 939 is a must buy. It may not be around much longer and it is a great EDC. That blade shape is ultra useful and the entire knife is a slick design. Only small con with it is the clip is only tip down and the clip flares out too much at the end. If this was aluminum handled with a Spyderco type blade hole and tip down, it would be a perfect knife and I would buy all there were in the world.
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Been looking at the 939 too, only thing that sort of puts me off is black paint on blade, I will be using it as food knife when outdoors and wouldnt want any kind of paint chipping off and into my food.

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The grey 939 one was also coated. I think the chances of nitrate coating chipping in "normal" food prep is not that big of a deal. I just like the looks of the grey one better. (having access to both versions)

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My silver 939 had a bead blasted finish (which I polished up a bit) without any coating.

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I meant if it was a tip up carry it would be better.
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Its nice to see Enlan & Sanrenmu surviving without the compromise of quality that many of their competitors have faced. Lets hope the high standards for these cheap knives continues. Of the 100+ folders I have, the Enlan EL-01 still remains my preferred EDC.

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I have the black 939 and like it more than I thought I would. Surprisingly thin and light for its size, and the sheepsfoot blade is a nice differentiating feature, not to mention all the holes to make it look cool yet save weight. It is a nice simple all-metal framelock, which is a major benefit if you plan to do food prep with it (don’t have to tear apart G10 scales and liners for cleaning).

I’m still undecided on which knife I love most, but the 710, EL-01, and G704 all have their highlights. I EDC the SRM 763 currently. I have more knives on the way and i’ll probably add more to my favorites list Smile

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FlashPilot wrote:
Its nice to see Enlan & Sanrenmu surviving without the compromise of quality that many of their competitors have faced. Lets hope the high standards for these cheap knives continues. Of the 100+ folders I have, the Enlan EL-01 still remains my preferred EDC.

 

             Now that's ALOT of knives!

 

 

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fishinfool wrote:

FlashPilot wrote:
Its nice to see Enlan & Sanrenmu surviving without the compromise of quality that many of their competitors have faced. Lets hope the high standards for these cheap knives continues. Of the 100+ folders I have, the Enlan EL-01 still remains my preferred EDC.

 

             Now that’s ALOT of knives!

 

 

It is… but they are so inexpensive.

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Wow what a collection!!! Smile

 

 

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Very nice…….

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FlashPilot wrote:
Ive gifted at least 30 and sold at least twice that amount.

Jeez, you’ve got alot of buddies that like knives!

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Have you tried the Enlan EM01 and Enlan M025? I’m not a particularly big Enlan fan but these two medium sized knives are new and really dang good.

The M025 needs a bit of the g10 removed on the left scale to allow you to engage thumb stud better. I just took my dremil to it.

The EM01 needs nothing. It really is an amazing knife for $7.50. It is easily one of the nieces Chinese budget knives on the market.

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Although Im sure they are good knives, I havent seen a need for either. The EL-01 is still by far my EDC of choice. The difference in size of smaller clip-on knives doesnt make them any less obtrusive for me to carry, but their lack of performance in deployment, dexterity, ease of handling and in large cutting jobs is often sorely missed. For that reason, I carry with the larger knife rather than the smaller. Every time I leave one of my EL-01’s for something else, I regret it almost every time.

I might pick up an EM01 for my GF. There is nothing like a budget knife that needs absolutely nothing to perform well. Thanks for the tip.

Interesting review:

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Hello there! I’m a blade collector myself and I started collecting blades long before I started collecting flashlights. Here are some of my blades:

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Thats a very cool collection. Thanks for posting!

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FlashPilot wrote:
Thats a very cool collection. Thanks for posting!

Thanx FlashPilot. Beer

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Dude, are you sure youre not some kind of midnight stalker of sorts?
Thats an impressive arsenal there ;)!

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There’s definitely a wide array of some very cool blades in that collection. :bigsmile:

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