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

Gonna keep that under sight! Thanks for showing it Thumbs Up

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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

It’s interesting which companies are actually the “same”. I heard Rike manufactures for HX Outdoors.

Oh it’s RIKE, not Ruike.

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

I didn’t even realize there were two versions when I first got mine. I have the one without the reverse able clip for $21. After I used mine a bit I was going to order another one for my son as a gift and noticed the only ones I could find had the reversible clip option. I grabbed him a black one at $10 more than I paid from the same seller. Now that seller has the black one for $24 and the green one for $30. Both with the reverse able clip option. There are some other sellers that show the one sided clip knife but they are all over $30.

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

I didn’t even realize there were two versions when I first got mine. I have the one without the reverse able clip for $21. After I used mine a bit I was going to order another one for my son as a gift and noticed the only ones I could find had the reversible clip option. I grabbed him a black one at $10 more than I paid from the same seller. Now that seller has the black one for $24 and the green one for $30. Both with the reverse able clip option. There are some other sellers that show the one sided clip knife but they are all over $30.

I haven’t tried Amazon but all of the usual places with free international shipping sell the updated version. Although I prefer the 1st version (being right handed) I had to go for the updated one.

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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.

30$ is too much, you can find cheaper, see my link for example. 20,99$ is too cheap for i can see, i think that price is not possible now.

Yes, it is a beautiful knife, one of the best thing of the knife is the kwaiken style (for me) and of course the real D2 steel from Ganzo.

Thanks!.

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isti242 wrote:
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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:
!{width:70%}https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G8iFKRufZPs/W9YAHoZ5vgI/AAAAAAAAiDQ/rZ2IG4cE7...!

Yes, it’s the first gen, the second… i must to say i don’t like the part for screws, it’s more beatutiful the gen 1 for me, does not break the aesthetics of the handle. But hey, they are minor things.

I like a lot the blade of the 9002. Coming one…

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My Izula knock-off (12€ on Ali) arrived last week. Razor sharp, we’ll see for how long…
I’ve made a paracord wrap on the handle :

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Nice thread. I just need a small knife for general use and probably 5-6 years back I got a Sanrenmu 710 as it was the best bang for the buck that time. It served me well and now I am looking for a new one. I am not up to date much these days on budget knifes, but what would be the similar option as of now?

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Nice thread. I just need a small knife for general use and probably 5-6 years back I got a Sanrenmu 710 as it was the best bang for the buck that time. It served me well and now I am looking for a new one. I am not up to date much these days on budget knifes, but what would be the similar option as of now?

If you are after something similar sized then the Ganzo F753M is a good alternative (at the bottom):

in bigger size the Sanrenmu Land 910 plus, 9103 and 9104 are hard to beat (Sandvik 12C27 blade, ball bearings):

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Thanks for your inputs all. I ended up ordering another 710. My earlier one was a plain steel finish, this one is black.

Gearbest has it a great price! $5.99 – https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-folding-knives/pp_009475933090.html

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My Izula knock-off (12€ on Ali) arrived last week. Razor sharp, we’ll see for how long…
I’ve made a paracord wrap on the handle :

My Sanrenmu Izula alternatives the SRM S628 and the 7130. The handle of the S628 is as good as it gets but the 7130 will get a similar paracord wrap sooner or later.

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isti242 wrote:
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My Izula knock-off (12€ on Ali) arrived last week. Razor sharp, we'll see for how long... I've made a paracord wrap on the handle : !{width:48%}https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pDlXSJ28LQ9NX1fRAIVczkypJ_XzJdB6KkMV5j... !{width:48%}https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_lNbUqmNQ3ile-5rCcOfdoV4ycK3L_t_w_hFKo...
My Sanrenmu Izula alternatives "the SRM S628 and the 7130.":https://goo.gl/3rGcPy The handle of the S628 is as good as it gets but the 7130 will get a similar paracord wrap sooner or later. !{width:70%}https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2RjA-GkCJpc/W-3Ifh8oU_I/AAAAAAAAikM/Kq33Y3Xd7... I've been eyeing both of them, the S628 in particular because of you, as I don't have any small fixed blade. I will probably get both of them.
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Omega_17 wrote:
Important video on Chinese steel knifes.

Batch n°2 !

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Batch n°2 !

CH3504 got confirmed with S35VN blade at HRC 61.6! That’s awesome! Thumbs Up

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I like seeing that the steel is real. Now it would just be nice to see some more proper heat treat on the M390. 60-62. That is a big difference from 58 which is pretty soft for that steel.

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Yes, and for D2 there must be some difference in edge retention between 58 and 60 HRC… we would need Pete @ Cedric&Ada to do some more rope cutting tests Big Smile

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A higher HRC doesn’t have to mean better edge retention when you get more micro chipping from the higher hardness.

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So it’s okey to have a real D2 variant in a cheap blade, but then if performance is only marginally better than regular 8Cr13MoV, that’s a bit disappointing Evil

Anyways, too many parameters with these steels… many D2 variants (chinese or not), different blade geometries, etc…

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What are some cool budget front flippers?

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Man Without Shadow wrote:
What are some cool budget front flippers?

I like the G10 version of these “Zebra” front-flippers.
For something fancier with titanium handle have a look at this one.

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What are some cool budget front flippers?

Or a small one: www.fasttech.com/products/9678829
Or the Ti Zieba G2: www.fasttech.com/product/9630487

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Adahn wrote:
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What are some cool budget front flippers?

Or a small one: www.fasttech.com/products/9678829
Or the Ti Zieba G2: www.fasttech.com/product/9630487

Greetings from the skull

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Your FURA RIPPLE mod was well done !
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Boro wrote:
Adahn wrote:
Man Without Shadow wrote:
What are some cool budget front flippers?

Or a small one: www.fasttech.com/products/9678829
Or the Ti Zieba G2: www.fasttech.com/product/9630487

Greetings from the skull

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Your FURA RIPPLE mod was well done !
Thank you. You’re talking about this one?

It’s quite hard to take good shots of the effect, it’s a bit like mother-of-pearl.
I think now a cop enjoys it as the job student who bought it lost it when he ran into a friday night’s check.
He could’ve got it back but he’s just too lazy.

Now he got this polished and anodized one:

I also sanded down the blade a bit and gave it a frosty stonewash finish.

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Man Without Shadow wrote:
What are some cool budget front flippers?

I have the “Perfect Lines” but it’s not easy to flip open.

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Adahn wrote:
Boro wrote:
Adahn wrote:
Man Without Shadow wrote:
What are some cool budget front flippers?

Or a small one: www.fasttech.com/products/9678829
Or the Ti Zieba G2: www.fasttech.com/product/9630487

Greetings from the skull

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Your FURA RIPPLE mod was well done !
Thank you. You’re talking about this one?

It’s quite hard to take good shots of the effect, it’s a bit like mother-of-pearl.
I think now a cop enjoys it as the job student who bought it lost it when he ran into a friday night’s check.
He could’ve got it back but he’s just too lazy.

Now he got this polished and anodized one:

I also sanded down the blade a bit and gave it a frosty stonewash finish.

Adahn, I like the looks of both knifes any details as to what did you do to them? Looking at your nice Blogspot page I like the annodization you did to the TwoSun knife… Thumbs Up

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AlexGT wrote:
Adahn wrote:
Boro wrote:
Adahn wrote:
Man Without Shadow wrote:
What are some cool budget front flippers?

Or a small one: www.fasttech.com/products/9678829
Or the Ti Zieba G2: www.fasttech.com/product/9630487

Greetings from the skull

!{width:50%}https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-W1yD2mNCf1s/W-8c45vglGI/AAAAAAAAAkc/Mh_zE-E8t...!

Your FURA RIPPLE mod was well done !
Thank you. You’re talking about this one?

It’s quite hard to take good shots of the effect, it’s a bit like mother-of-pearl.
I think now a cop enjoys it as the job student who bought it lost it when he ran into a friday night’s check.
He could’ve got it back but he’s just too lazy.

Now he got this polished and anodized one:

I also sanded down the blade a bit and gave it a frosty stonewash finish.

Adahn, I like the looks of both knifes any details as to what did you do to them? Looking at your nice Blogspot page I like the annodization you did to the TwoSun knife… Thumbs Up


The two knives above got a polish with green and then with white compound and then a dip anodization to get the rainbow effect.

With the TS51 I played a bit too much though.
The front scale wouldn’t take the colors as well as I’m used to it and even after stonewashing it was a fingerprint magnet.
Now the front has a hazy greyish-green, the lockside has some etching pits from the Whink Rust and Stain Remover and a toxic green color, even though both scales were anodized with the same many 9V batteries.
I think I’ll keep it that way (or I’ll go to the local paint shop and ask if they can sandblast it for me, if I’m lucky they do bead blasting too).

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Fura Gear “Slimfoot”, “Warhound” and “5 Holes” flippers side by side (more pics here):

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Got myself a RAT-II in AUS-8 recently, nice and light/compact. Thumbs Up If I had to compare the value with a light it would be with the BLF A6/S1. Maybe I can now add a knife to my wallet/phone/S1 shorty/car key/pen EDC, given its light weight.

Any thoughts on the RAT-II in AUS-8? My next (and final) knife would be the Delica4 instead of the RAT-II in D2, but that’s a long way from now since I’m not really a knife guy and prefer cheap-o razor blades for boxes.

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