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beam0 wrote:
Anyone know why Gearbest shows “Buy 1 get 1 free” on their current “Outdoor Knives” promotion? I don’t see how to BoGo anything…

“Haha, made ya look!!”, maybe?

Unno, I didn’t find anything, either.

 

(Damn, they got me, too.)

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Yeah, I figured a bogo deal would make up for their high shipping costs on knives.

The first knife shown in the promo doesn’t even work (GANZO G803 – GY) – it’s full price!

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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Anyone know of a clone of this? (Boker Lancer)



It’s a “Front Flipper” Reminded me of the Y-START Mini LK5009 that was discussed a few pages back.

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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chooma wrote:
Hi guys does Aliexpress have any BM Infidel Clones?

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Check on Dhgate. More to choose from. 3300, 3350, different blade styles and colours.
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A bit like the y-start lk5009 but bigger.

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Hi all. My son does some basic hiking and camping. I would like to buy him a full tang fixed blade budget knife. I do not know much about fixed blade knifes, so can anyone provide a few suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Hi, lots of options, depending on your budget, blade length, stainless or not, USA made or not, etc…

On a budget for a very good outdoor knife?

Have a look at the Terävä Jääkäripuukko (made in Finland), available in carbon or stainless, 110mm or 140mm blade length, with leather sheath (or no sheath!)

(may be temporarily out of stock until the next batch is made)

Lots of (good) reviews on Youtube

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Good points AgentSteel. I guess budget would be around $30-$40. Blade length 4” – 5”. Stainless steel. Can be manufactured anywhere. Thanks!

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polarweis wrote:
Does somebody have this FURA model? Seems really good with titanium and d2.
If got another fura and i can say they use some serieus good steel on their knives.

!{height:450px; width:500px}https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CmBVdy1lWVk/WiL5vRDcVWI/AAAAAAAAZ3A/aOnWgckcx...!

I have one. I don’t recommend it particularly.

It has poor ergonomics and doesn’t flip very well. Blade way too thick. Anodizing is thin, was already full of scratches when I got it. The photo above is photoshopped to make color seem amazing … the knife in real life looks nothing like this.

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Frank A. wrote:
Good points AgentSteel. I guess budget would be around $30-$40. Blade length 4” – 5”. Stainless steel. Can be manufactured anywhere. Thanks!

That’s a shame, most bushcraft blades are in carbon steel LOL
Besides, they often have a coating.

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varbos wrote:
polarweis wrote:
Does somebody have this FURA model? Seems really good with titanium and d2.
If got another fura and i can say they use some serieus good steel on their knives.

!{height:450px; width:500px}https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CmBVdy1lWVk/WiL5vRDcVWI/AAAAAAAAZ3A/aOnWgckcx...!

I have one. I don’t recommend it particularly.

It has poor ergonomics and doesn’t flip very well. Blade way too thick. Anodizing is thin, was already full of scratches when I got it. The photo above is photoshopped to make color seem amazing … the knife in real life looks nothing like this.


Maybe you got a lemon. The 2 Furas I handled were made well. Thick blade stock indeed but this model is the closest to a slicer the Furas got so far.

http://steelreviews.blogspot.ch/2017/12/review-outstanding-fura-titanium...

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Frank A. wrote:
Hi all. My son does some basic hiking and camping. I would like to buy him a full tang fixed blade budget knife. I do not know much about fixed blade knifes, so can anyone provide a few suggestions? Thanks in advance. Regards, Frank A.

Check out post 15.  One of the best bang for your buck bush-craft knives on the market.

 

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/726231#comment-726231

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Frank A. wrote:
Hi all. My son does some basic hiking and camping. I would like to buy him a full tang fixed blade budget knife. I do not know much about fixed blade knifes, so can anyone provide a few suggestions? Thanks in advance. Regards, Frank A.

Check out post 15.  One of the best bang for your buck bush-craft knives on the market.


 


http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/726231#comment-726231

Thanks! Just bought it, as it looks perfect.

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Adahn wrote:
varbos wrote:
polarweis wrote:
Does somebody have this FURA model? Seems really good with titanium and d2.
If got another fura and i can say they use some serieus good steel on their knives.

!{height:450px; width:500px}https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CmBVdy1lWVk/WiL5vRDcVWI/AAAAAAAAZ3A/aOnWgckcx...!

I have one. I don’t recommend it particularly.

It has poor ergonomics and doesn’t flip very well. Blade way too thick. Anodizing is thin, was already full of scratches when I got it. The photo above is photoshopped to make color seem amazing … the knife in real life looks nothing like this.


Maybe you got a lemon. The 2 Furas I handled were made well. Thick blade stock indeed but this model is the closest to a slicer the Furas got so far.

http://steelreviews.blogspot.ch/2017/12/review-outstanding-fura-titanium...

I took those photos in my backyard on a rather dark, cloudy day. It looked like that. Light conditions aren’t perfect all the time you just have to live with that.
In a studio environment you could achive better, uniform results but I don’t believe in studio photos because there’s almost zero chance that you will ever see your folder in those perfect artificial light conditions again.
By the way I also ordered another one in grey because I consider this flipper such a good deal. Both of them arrived without any scratches and they flip perfectly. Just my two cents.

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AgentSteel wrote:
Hi, lots of options, depending on your budget, blade length, stainless or not, USA made or not, etc…

On a budget for a very good outdoor knife?

Have a look at the Terävä Jääkäripuukko (made in Finland), available in carbon or stainless, 110mm or 140mm blade length, with leather sheath (or no sheath!)

(may be temporarily out of stock until the next batch is made)

Lots of (good) reviews on Youtube

They look quite serious in carbon! Thumbs Up
I’m planning to grab a 110mm one in carbon with leather sheath but all of them are out of stock at the moment…
Do they sell these puukkos elsewhere too?

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No, they are only sold on varusteleka.com since it’s their custom brand

Just subscribe to the “restock notification” so you know when it’s back in stock (should be a few weeks) Smile

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I picked-up a couple of new budget folders over the last 2 weeks, and I am really impressed with both of them. The top is a Ganzo Firebird F720, and the bottom is a Harnds Talisman. The Ganzo is a large folder with 440c blade steel and an Axis style lock. The Talisman is a large flipper with AUS-8 steel and a liner lock. Both knives came nicely sharpened with solid lock-ups. I am really impressed with the quality of these knives, especially at their price points.

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beam0 wrote:
Anyone know why Gearbest shows “Buy 1 get 1 free” on their current “Outdoor Knives” promotion?

They must have made an error but they are selling knifes with an accessory, for example https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_1631878.html

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Frank A. wrote:
I picked-up a couple of new budget folders over the last 2 weeks, and I am really impressed with both of them. The top is a Ganzo Firebird F720, and the bottom is a Harnds Talisman. The Ganzo is a large folder with 440c blade steel and an Axis style lock. The Talisman is a large flipper with AUS-8 steel and a liner lock. Both knives came nicely sharpened with solid lock-ups. I am really impressed with the quality of these knives, especially at their price points.

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Frank A.

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I have both and both reviewed on my blog. The G720 is one of my favorites beasts and one of my favorite ganzo. The talisman is a piece of beauty, good looking and very very smooth but with too much retention blade, but nice.

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Received Ganzo FB7601 yesterday. Open closing action wasn’t so smooth so I put drop of sewing machine oil in bearings, now it works like a charm, but edge is not sharp all the way?! By looking the edge i see different sharpening angles…Is this normal for ganzo knives? I mean, it’s sharp blade but by test cutting paper, beginning of the knife need to be more upward to cut through it, otherwise it will just tear the paper…Sanrenmu LAND 910+ is still my favorite. I’m currently waiting for Sanrenmu 7112, 4097 and AH-02, will see how they are performing, and I will mod the scales (will make new scales from some wood and stain it black, I think it’ll look classier) and post pictures once I put new scales on.

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the sanremu land 910 discount didnt appear in cart at gb, but it said can’t ship to USA so maybe that is the issue, but anyone know why it is USA restricted or is this a new thing?

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MARKOEN500 wrote:
Is this normal for ganzo knives?

Pretty much. Ganzo are cheap junk. They know how to copy the look of a knife but they don’t know how to make a good (functional) knife. They are for mall ninjas

Unfortunately the same problem now exists with all these Chinese titanium framelock flipper knives. Made by guys who know how to buy titanium stock, and know how to operate a CNC machine. But not how to make a good (functional) knife. Such a crapshoot

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Thanks for reply varbos. It’s my first Ganzo knife, after careful searching for best made Ganzo I decided to buy this one. I really like it so far and expecially axis lock mechanism since I’m left handed/ambidextrous, so it’s easy to flick it open and close it. I’ll probably take it to a friend to re-angle the cutting edge anytime soon. I’m not sure if they’re really that bad as you say, but anyway I like more Sanrenmu ones, don’t have any specific reason except overall design look more appealing to me, hence why I stick with Sanrenmu…

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MARKOEN500 wrote:
Thanks for reply varbos. It’s my first Ganzo knife, after careful searching for best made Ganzo I decided to buy this one. I really like it so far and expecially axis lock mechanism since I’m left handed/ambidextrous, so it’s easy to flick it open and close it. I’ll probably take it to a friend to re-angle the cutting edge anytime soon. I’m not sure if they’re really that bad as you say, but anyway I like more Sanrenmu ones, don’t have any specific reason except overall design look more appealing to me, hence why I stick with Sanrenmu…

Indeed this is considered by many the ‘best’ Ganzo knife. The fact that the ‘best’ one has some quality issues should tell you everything you need to know about the brand in general. It took them years to get their axis lock copy right – too tight, too loose, some of them would suddenly close if the knife got a small impact.

Unfortunately the knife scene is dominated by dishonest youtubers and bloggers who get hundreds of free knives from Gearbest and co. They say everything is great in order to keep the free knives coming. Never give critical reviews even though logic dictates that some knifes must suck. You think a guy who got 50 free Ganzos even has time to properly test each model?

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varbos wrote:

Indeed this is considered by many the ‘best’ Ganzo knife. The fact that the ‘best’ one has some quality issues should tell you everything you need to know about the brand in general. It took them years to get their axis lock copy right – too tight, too loose, some of them would suddenly close if the knife got a small impact.

Unfortunately the knife scene is dominated by dishonest youtubers and bloggers who get hundreds of free knives from Gearbest and co. They say everything is great in order to keep the free knives coming. Never give critical reviews even though logic dictates that some knifes must suck. You think a guy who got 50 free Ganzos even has time to properly test each model?

Your observation seems to be flying in the face of the vast majority here who have nothing but praise for Ganzo knives, me included.

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Your observation seems to be flying in the face of the vast majority here who have nothing but praise for Ganzo knives, me included.

On some forums you will have a majority praising them. On others you will have a majority deriding them.

What the majority think has no bearing on my opinion. My opinion is that they’re mostly junk copies with bad locking mechanisms, bad grinds, screws that strip too easily etc. They ‘look’ great and if you use your knife to open letters maybe they will seem great.

If you disagree that’s fine.

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varbos][quote=Lobster wrote:
What the majority think has no bearing on my opinion.

That’s good, because I’m pretty sure that your opinion has no bearings on the vast majority of the people here Big Smile

Ganzo knives are definitely not perfect. I’ve had my fair share of them and yes, some come better than others from the factory.
But at the same time, I think that their quality in general is way above the $15/$20 price tag that they go for.
Not often can you find better at this price.

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We all have our opinions, that’s why I like forums like this, but please, do not fight, we’re all different!

2 days of handling, 910+ feels a lot better in my hand than Ganzo FB7601 even thou they’re very similar, but that’s my opinion. Only positive that goes for Ganzo is that it feels kinda lighter and that Axis lock, works way better for me than liner lock (curse of left handed people!)… After having FB7601 for 2 days, I’ve got a chance to sell it and get Harndsman Talisman Love I hate selling knives but can’t refuse this offer!

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That’s good, because I’m pretty sure that your opinion has no bearings on the vast majority of the people here Big Smile

I think you are seeing an insult which does not exist.

“What the majority think has no bearing on my opinion” does not mean I disrespect your opinion. You are entitled to your opinion and I am interested in it.

What it means is that “the general consensus” is not a factor I consider when evaluating a knife. I form my opinion independently. I handle the knife, I use it, I examine it. If I reach the conclusion that it is no good then that is my conclusion, no matter whether it “flies in the face” of the general consensus.

Perhaps the general consensus influences my decision to try/buy a knife. But it does not influence my final opinion, nor should it. Therefore quoting me to telling me that my opinion was at odds with the majority is of little discussional value.

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That is fine, and I understood that and I am not offended by any means.
What I didn’t appreciate is your comment influencing someone that is getting into knives avoid a Ganzo by saying that they are garbage. I think that in general, they are excellent options and values for below $20 and should be considered if you are getting into budget knives.

Now, as for MARKOEN500’s comment regarding the 910 vs the FB7601, I definitely agree, the Sanrenmu is a better knife, and that’s why I said that there were not too many knives that could beat the Ganzo below $20, but there are some.
As I said a few times here, the 910/9103/9104, again imo, is unbeatable for its price.

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