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For about 3x$ can be a good deal. But if sanrenmu had put sandvik 12c27 the price would be less, typical 25$ or so like the other new models. That steel that uses is more expensive (ruike uses it a lot).

I think it is already good value at $34. I consider to buy.

But right now there is just one listing (Sanremu Kechan Store). My point is that when there is just one listing for a product, the price is probably higher than normal. First listing has no competition. Eventually, when many store sell it, I think price will be even cheaper. Especially with coupon, flash sale etc.

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I don’t know where in Europe you live, but this Ruike P801 is $44 (€37), close to the initial price of that SRM, far from €70
https://www.ebay.de/itm/272649046216

The P801 is not particularly comparable to this in terms of style, blade width etc. It’s more comparable to the 8103/8104. If I was shopping for kwaiken style this would not be on my list.

Still, lets look at price: for me this Ruike P801 is €43 shipped. The SRM1161 is currently under €30 and lets wait to see the price when many dealers have it. I bet can be under €25. This is not “same territory”; it is almost half price.

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Ruike P108 $40 plus p+p $13 or €45, half of your €70
https://www.ebay.de/itm/152871937776

$40+13 = €45. This is above the vat-free import limit in Europe. So you must add 20-25% plus an ‘administration fee’ of maybe €10. Total price €65 or more.

Again, as I said – if you live in country with Ruike or Real Steel dealer, no VAT, free shipping etc – sure, they are competitively priced.

But for me is not the case. So the SRM from China are much better value. I am not so much disagreeing with you, just stating that the situation is not the same for everybody.


Yes, as long as you buy directly from China Sanrenmu is cheaper, Real Steel, Ruike and the new SRM line are made for the international market.

I never had problems with imports from China. So much stuff is getting shipped from there that they just can’t check it all.

From the US I had to pay customs when it was only for tweaking wtf…

We’re actually on the same sinde, I also wish they’d sell some of those nice Real Steel/Ruike models under their own Sanrenmu brand and sell them for half the price.
We’ll see, maybe it happens, I’m not thrilled by the latest SRM models though.

Meanwhile I just carry my Real Steel Griffin again. Got it for €40 on the bay because the packaging was torn on the inside Silly

And still, with the $40 price tag listed at first it’s still Ruike territory MSRP-wise Silly

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Hello guys. My last review:

Review Harnds CK6119BK Pollux

https://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/2018/07/review-harnds-ck6119bk-pollux.html

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And another review, my first CH knife!.

https://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/2018/08/review-ch-3504.html

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Hi,

been reading these forums for years and now have a question for the first time I don’t find the answer for here....

 

I'm on the market for a folding knife that I was supposed to get at fasttech, since they have it in stock and announce it as having "free shipping" in the product page description.

 

Registered on fasttech website, made the checkout, only to realise that the free shipping option is not available and I need to pay the shipping in order to purchase the knife... bummer.

And GB does not carry that particular version.. I've stopped using Ali because there are a lot of counterfaits there.

 

Do you have any alternative sites with free shipping or with good prices for ganzo knifes?

 

Or a working Coupon for fasttech knifes (or other site) ?. It would be nice if I could bring the price down. Big Smile

Any comments much appreciated!

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Even wth those shipping fees of one or two dollars you won’t find a cheaper seller with so many knives in stock.

GB charges me seven-eight dollars for shipping to Switzerland which saved me a lot of money from impulse buys Silly

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vimana wrote:

Do you have any alternative sites with free shipping or with good prices for ganzo knifes?



Try Exduct, Gearbest, Fasttech. Sometimes Banggood but not so much for knives.

Then maybe Aliexpress, Everbuying etc.

If you give more info on model number and shipping destination maybe I can give more specific answer.

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FT’s free shipping kicks in at 15-20bux or so. Never put it to the test.

Chances are, just pick up a 2nd knife and shipping’ll be free.

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@Adahn

I still haven't quite understood the GB shipping method. Giving one particular knife model as example, and shipping from fast-08 warehouse:

     - To my country:

 

      - To Germany:

 

 

      - To Switzerland:

No more shipping method

 

How can they ship free to one country and charge 10 € to another? To switzerland they do not ship the aforementioned model, but other models within the same specs range it ships for 4.25€...

Yes, i've saved a lot of money in shipping from impulse buys, which otherwise would get if it was free Big Smile

 

@varbos

Isn't Exduct an US based company? I live in EU, so I can only order from within Europe or Asia. Shipping from US would probably cost as much as the knife itself.

 

@Lightbringer

Actually, picked up 2 knifes at GB three weeks ago, and I am still waiting for them. Let's wait and see if they sail through the customs without any troubles. I often only like to pick one at a time, and reduce in 50% the chances of getting inspected and potentialy apprehended by some customs staff that doesn't know the difference between a gravity knife and a thumbstud knife... but heck, they were both in flast sale and the shipping I payed for both were actually 10 cents less than if I bought just one. And I If bough them separately, would have to pay 2 full shippings.

I have tryed that at fasttech: with an order of 20 plus usd, I still have to pay for shipping. And with over 30.99 usd, the shipping is free. But then again, I can only import goods up to 22 € (25,45 usd). More than that, and will pay custom fees. Which would be worse.

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@vimana Once I’ve asked GB on a specific knife (can’t recall which one – maybe the SRM 7129 when it was on sale for 6 dollar something) why it’s $7.xx to CH but only some cents to Germany.
The answer was the usual mumbojumbo about carriers and whatnot, so I just thought screw you.

Big advertisement with free shipping and then this? Thanks, but no thanks.

FT states worldwide free shipping on its knives, then you always have to choose an option for money, because: knives.
Yeah thanks, I got it, and less than $2 is ok with me, but then take away that fake free shipping ad.

They won’t cry over one lost customer on cheaper than dirt knives, so they go on.
And I think twice with my next order Silly

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Hello guys!.

I just checked an interesting knife, Sanrenmu S725 (not S625). If you want to take a look, I leave the link:

https://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/2018/08/review-sanrenmu-s725.html

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GB started adding shipping charge for knives a while ago, especially to countries where knives get often confiscated by Customs.
For example, they charge me $2 to $5 to ship a knife to Canada, but shipping to the USA is often free.

FT often gets 10/15% off their whole website which often coincide with the USA holidays.
If you are not in a rush, the next one will probably be the first week of September for the “Labor Day” holiday. This will help bring the cost down. Just keep an eye on the customer forum/promotions.

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My review about the new Sanrenmu SRM 9018 flipper:

compared to the Land 910plus, SRM 9001 and 9011:

and my review about the Enlan EW105 “Budget Techno”:

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That EW105 looks pretty cool!

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PBWilson wrote:
That EW105 looks pretty cool!

Despite the small size the finger choil allows you to have a full grip on it.

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I like a lot the 9002 and 9015 specially. One or two cms more and it would be a lot better for me.
But i like the new models from Sanrenmu. I hope they put new fixed knives in the market too.

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Hi,

you can get this new model 1161 on Aliexpress-Sanrenmu Kechan Store

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/4400046?spm=2114.12010108.0.0.64416aabD...

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SHOW MINE GEAR

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Sanrenmu 1161 take a look

14c28N blade
3cr14 stainless steel handle
frame lock&Betaplus safety lcok

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Somewhat nice, you seem to have found your grail knife, congratulations

For this price I’d rather got for titanium though, like one of those Fura Kwaikens

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_1037411.htm...

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-folding-knives/pp_009218847115.ht...

https://www.fasttech.com/products/1901/10033078/9617914

To each their own I guess

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I took a peep at the inside of my Sanrenmu 9018:

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Today, another knife… the Cold Steel Finn Hawk.

Still slaying some pork meat Evil

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It’s like the finn wolf converted to a fixed knife. Or a mora from Cold Steel Big Smile

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I have the Stainless blade model. Excellent! StarThumbs Up

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Hi everyone. I just made a deep comparison about these two Land-Sanrenmu models. Which one is the best for me?. I hope you like it:

http://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/2018/08/review-land-sanrenmu-8103-vs-9103.html

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Adahn wrote:
@vimana Once I've asked GB on a specific knife (can't recall which one - maybe the SRM 7129 when it was on sale for 6 dollar something) why it's $7.xx to CH but only some cents to Germany. The answer was the usual mumbojumbo about carriers and whatnot, so I just thought screw you. Big advertisement with free shipping and then this? Thanks, but no thanks. FT states worldwide free shipping on its knives, then you always have to choose an option for money, because: knives. Yeah thanks, I got it, and less than $2 is ok with me, but then take away that fake free shipping ad. They won't cry over one lost customer on cheaper than dirt knives, so they go on. And I think twice with my next order :P

 

Hey.

Sorry for the late reply, but my kid got sick and I only saw the replies on my phone, but I am borderline dyslexic typing on mobile, so I rather waited to comment from the computer. There's nothing like an old keyboard!

Anyway.. GB had free shipping (in the folding knifes at least) for a long time.

Maybe it's just we (me?) who are not accustomed to pay huge shipping fees (sometimes the shipping cost as much as the knife..) and rather search for valued priced items, sometimes the eventual bargain, but never paying as much for the shpping as for the stuff itself.

Ofc the " free shipping " is a myth; we always pay for the shipping but in the asian markets the price is mostly dissipated with the product price.

 

I pretty much stand where you are regarding the FT.

As for now, I am on standby and won't be buying more knifes anytime soon. And by soon, I mean this month.

 

I am still waiting for a knife I purchased last month. Hope it arrives asap! It's my first from that particular brand, so can't wait to check it out and see whats all the fuss about it! Big Smile

 

Either way, just for reasearch purposes, it would be of a great value to know alternatives to the more mainstream Gearbest and Fasttech.

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bdpf79 wrote:
GB started adding shipping charge for knives a while ago, especially to countries where knives get often confiscated by Customs. For example, they charge me $2 to $5 to ship a knife to Canada, but shipping to the USA is often free. FT often gets 10/15% off their whole website which often coincide with the USA holidays. If you are not in a rush, the next one will probably be the first week of September for the "Labor Day" holiday. This will help bring the cost down. Just keep an eye on the customer forum/promotions.

 

Hi mate.

Only read this comment now.

Thanks for the tip! No, I am not in "rush"; the only issue is the model I was after might get discontiued, as it seems to be in other sites already. Maybe i'll try FT if they happen to have some deal in the Labour Day.

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vimana wrote:

Adahn wrote:
@vimana Once I’ve asked GB on a specific knife (can’t recall which one – maybe the SRM 7129 when it was on sale for 6 dollar something) why it’s $7.xx to CH but only some cents to Germany. The answer was the usual mumbojumbo about carriers and whatnot, so I just thought screw you. Big advertisement with free shipping and then this? Thanks, but no thanks. FT states worldwide free shipping on its knives, then you always have to choose an option for money, because: knives. Yeah thanks, I got it, and less than $2 is ok with me, but then take away that fake free shipping ad. They won’t cry over one lost customer on cheaper than dirt knives, so they go on. And I think twice with my next order Silly

 


Hey.


Sorry for the late reply, but my kid got sick and I only saw the replies on my phone, but I am borderline dyslexic typing on mobile, so I rather waited to comment from the computer. There’s nothing like an old keyboard!


Anyway.. GB had free shipping (in the folding knifes at least) for a long time.


Maybe it’s just we (me?) who are not accustomed to pay huge shipping fees (sometimes the shipping cost as much as the knife..) and rather search for valued priced items, sometimes the eventual bargain, but never paying as much for the shpping as for the stuff itself.


Ofc the “ free shipping “ is a myth; we always pay for the shipping but in the asian markets the price is mostly dissipated with the product price.


 


I pretty much stand where you are regarding the FT.


As for now, I am on standby and won’t be buying more knifes anytime soon. And by soon, I mean this month.


 


I am still waiting for a knife I purchased last month. Hope it arrives asap! It’s my first from that particular brand, so can’t wait to check it out and see whats all the fuss about it! Big Smile


 


Either way, just for reasearch purposes, it would be of a great value to know alternatives to the more mainstream Gearbest and Fasttech.


For me it’s good actually. I’ve bought some cheap knives already, right now I’m more interested in finer stuff.
Traditional knives do it to me atm, but I’d more like a knife kit and build it myself. I did regrinds and CF scales, etching and stonewashing and Ti anodizing on modern folders, now it’s time for slipjoints Wink
Still I order with free shipping. 10 alligator clips for $1.49 on the bay? Sure shipping is subsidised by China.
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I got a Sanrenmu 9015

It is nice, a good flipper, smooth action. Feels good in the hand, very solid.

Compared to Land 9104, you can tell they are related – construction very similar, same thumbstuds etc.

However the finish quality is noticeably lower or less ‘refined’ than the Land. In particular the edge is very uneven (seems to be done by a drunk man), perhaps the worst I have seen on any SRM at any price. Maybe I got a turkey. I got good deal ($19) but if I paid full price I would be unhappy with the wonky edge.

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