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For that price you can get a small Sebenza clone, maybe a Kevin John one if they are still available, S35VN without CR logo but with Ti clip.

The 910 seires is outstanding because there’s no medium Sebenza so this one fills the gap.

With all the other budget Ti folders out there I wouldn’t pay more than $40 for this one so if I’d want a small Sebenza I’d order this:

www.fasttech.com/products/10050847/9641683

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Not worth it over the regular version, VG-10 is not much better than 12C27 steel, its like 14C28N. Only fine if you love the design and want a upgrade.

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isti242 wrote:
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Wow that’s fast. And expensive (might still be value for money though). More expensive than the Y-start I was looking at.

Speaking of Y-start, any opinions on them? Has anyone found a pivot tool for them?

Do you mean the Y-Start LK5015 and LK5014? You can adjust that kind of pivot screw with a simple flat head screwdriver.

Regarding the Land 812 the competition is quite strong in that price range (CH Knife, Two Sun, Y-Start, Green Thorn, Stedemon Vouking, Bear Claw etc.) so SRM should have released it with a more budget friendly price tag.

That’s the exact model I was thinking of! You can? I didn’t know if it was deep enough.

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With their new line, it looks like Sanrenmu (is it the same as SRM?) is competing with their own brands like Ruike and Real Steel.

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SanRenMu = SRM

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Anyone have this Tigend? Or any Tigend for that matter. Ran across this one on Amazon and really like the look. Wondering if it’s decent D2. Looks like a well built slim flipper. I know sometimes looks can be quite deceiving. Price isn’t too bad, $29.99

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SanRenMu = SRM

There was a rumor that Sanrenmu was going to quit making cheap knives and rebrand as SRM

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EDCba wrote:
With their new line, it looks like Sanrenmu (is it the same as SRM?) is competing with their own brands like Ruike and Real Steel.

SRM (with characters written in English alphabet) is a sub-brand that appears to be aimed at the Western market and more refined knife models.

Of course we can see many knives available with both logos (in different regions) – the Asian SanRenMu logo (3 Chinese characters) and the Western SRM logo.

I agree, the price for the 812 is too much (especially from an Asian dealer); I am no longer interested.

Availability is a related problem. Take the recent Sanrenmu 1161 for example; it has been available for several months but still not on GB, Fasttech, Exduct etc. Just one or two Aliexpress stores (and ebay stores owned by same). Without competition the price is too high. I don’t know why Gearbest stopped listing new Sanrenmu models…maybe a dispute with the factory?

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Availability is a related problem. Take the recent Sanrenmu 1161 for example; it has been available for several months but still not on GB, Fasttech, Exduct etc. Just one or two Aliexpress stores (and ebay stores owned by same). Without competition the price is too high. I don’t know why Gearbest stopped listing new Sanrenmu models…maybe a dispute with the factory?

That’s an interesting model. Wonder how it compares to the Ruike P108. Probably made in the same factory.

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That’s an interesting model. Wonder how it compares to the Ruike P108. Probably made in the same factory.

Yes, Sanrenmu are OEM for Ruike, Real Steel, many others
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As I know that vendor has an exclusive contract with the factory over the 1161. That’s why you can’t find it elsewhere.

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With time is possible that the 1161 is available in our standard shops. I like a lot the 1161 by the way. I think like to everybody as i can read and see.

With Sanrenmu 1006 and s745 that i like very much both are other example, they are not in standard shops.

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As I know that vendor has an exclusive contract with the factory over the 1161. That’s why you can’t find it elsewhere.

They are the official Sanrenmu store from the factory, so yes. Cool
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As I know that vendor has an exclusive contract with the factory over the 1161. That’s why you can’t find it elsewhere.
They are the official Sanrenmu store from the factory, so yes. Cool

Yeah, sure but I have seen a couple of “offical” Sanrenmu websites the previous years too…

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I just know that if it was available on Gearbest, Fasttech etc, they would be ordering higher quantities and for that reason it would surely be a few bucks cheaper.
Plus we would eventually get some flash sales, or I could use some of my points.

It is what it is. If they want to keep the model exclusive to one store, that’s their prerogative. I just won’t buy Silly

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isti242 wrote:
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As I know that vendor has an exclusive contract with the factory over the 1161. That’s why you can’t find it elsewhere.
They are the official Sanrenmu store from the factory, so yes. Cool

Yeah, sure but I have seen a couple of “offical” Sanrenmu websites the previous years too…

I am too…

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I’m new here; this is my well-loved, much-abused Sanrenmu 7010 alongside my BLF348.
I generally EDC this combo and I really like it. If only the 348 had a lower mode…



I bought the 7010 because I wanted a frame-locking folder that I wouldn’t mourn to much if it was broken or lost and it serves that need perfectly Smile

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What a beauty … I just bought one from LLB.

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Enlan EW148, the key chain folder of the year! Smile More pics here.

Next to the Sanrenmu 710 / 7010:

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Sanrenmu Land 8103/8104 Wink

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@maba So what’s your impression of the 810 series?

Pricing seems to be a bit on the strange side considering that you can get the bigger 910 series with better steel and ball bearings (not always a plus in my book) for $12-$14 atm.

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isti242 wrote:
Enlan EW148, the key chain folder of the year! Smile More pics here. Next to the Sanrenmu 710 / 7010: !{width:70%}https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fqcCQkEegZs/W-dJ9fOPRII/AAAAAAAAicc/8l1-Mmg58...!

Looks a lot like the Ruike Hummingbird, even the engraving on the front scale.

Edit: it’s RIKE, not Ruike

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EDCba wrote:
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Enlan EW148, the key chain folder of the year! Smile More pics here. Next to the Sanrenmu 710 / 7010: !{width:70%}https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fqcCQkEegZs/W-dJ9fOPRII/AAAAAAAAicc/8l1-Mmg58...!

Looks a lot like the Ruike Hummingbird, even the engraving on the front scale.


Haha, I said nearly the same on Isti’s blog.

Maybe they came from the same factory Wink

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As a BENCHMADE loyal customer and EDCer seeing these Axis lock clones is a bit disturbing…

Benchmade’s Axis lock patent is expired. Anyone can legally use this design now, however, many Chinese manufacturers were using it before the patent expired.

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As a BENCHMADE loyal customer and EDCer seeing these Axis lock clones is a bit disturbing…

Benchmade’s Axis lock patent is expired. Anyone can legally use this design now, however, many Chinese manufacturers were using it before the patent expired.


That’s a good news, I love the Axis Lock but would never pay some Benchmade price for a beater EDC knife
I’d like a better steel than my F753M1 though, even for third time the price

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xatu wrote:
My new review, the D2 revolution of Ganzo:

Review: http://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/2018/10/review-ganzo-firebird-fh11-gb.html

Thank you for that review. I have carried this knife daily for the last month. Found it on Amazon for $20.99 before they quickly went up to over $30. On of my favorite Ganzo’s so far.

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xatu wrote:
My new review, the D2 revolution of Ganzo:

That first version is hard to find. Now they’re selling the updated version with reversible pocket clip everywhere:

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