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PHeller wrote:
I picked up the Ganzo 758. Nice knife. A bit big. I'd love to see Ganzo do a clone of the Calmigo. I think that's perfect sized/styled knife. We'll see what life is like with a knife this big in the pocket all the time. I have a feeling I still may end up with Kershaw Turismo, Pico or Ember.

758 is the Protech-lookalike auto, correct? Where did you manage to find it?

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PHeller wrote:
I picked up the Ganzo 758. Nice knife. A bit big. I’d love to see Ganzo do a clone of the Calmigo. I think that’s perfect sized/styled knife. We’ll see what life is like with a knife this big in the pocket all the time. I have a feeling I still may end up with Kershaw Turismo, Pico or Ember.

758 is the Protech-lookalike auto, correct? Where did you manage to find it?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ganzo-Firebird-F7582-Camping-Folding-Pocket-Kni...

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The 7582 does bare quite the resemblance to the ProTech TR-4, yes.

Like I said, if Ganzo did a Calmigo copy I’d be all about that.

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After reviewing it I decided to refine my “Rubicon” a bit. So I reprofiled the edge after adding a sharpening notch to the blade then I smoothed the edges of the backspacer and the G10 scales. I also chamfered the edges of the opening hole.

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After reviewing it I decided to refine my “Rubicon” a bit. So I reprofiled the edge after adding a sharpening notch to the blade then I smoothed the edges of the backspacer and the G10 scales. I also chamfered the edges of the opening hole.
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Excellent tune-up. I am very pleased with this blade and can’t believe the fine quality at such a bargain price.

Thanks for the great photos and review.

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Are there any budget knives with bushing pivots? Like the Sebenza 21? A bushing pivot has an additional bushing that the pivot tightens against, instead of the blade. So you can tighten it without increasing friction in the pivot.

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@ Man Without Shadow …. What knife is that please? Link appreciated if you have one. Smile

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weklund wrote:

Excellent tune-up. I am very pleased with this blade and can’t believe the fine quality at such a bargain price.

Thanks for the great photos and review.

You’re welcome! At this price there’s nothing to complain about. Smile

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I have the G10 version of this Zieba style front flipper:

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A new Brother 1609g knife is listed on gearbest.

I don't know what Spyderco model it is a look-alike of, if any.

https://www.gearbest.com/with-lock-folding-knives/pp_009863250916.html

 

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It reminds me of the D’ALLARA 3.

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Is it possible to draw this one out of your pocket when clipped?

I had to modify my TS51 a bit but the framelock recess on the TS57 is looking same much like a seam catcher.

What a pity, their designs are really great and I love the details on mine but they have issues with their clips on many models.


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Hey,

I have this knife too, and it’s very hard to open!
I think it’s because of the very small flipper tab.

Does yours have the same issue?

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kat wrote:
Adahn wrote:
Is it possible to draw this one out of your pocket when clipped?

I had to modify my TS51 a bit but the framelock recess on the TS57 is looking same much like a seam catcher.

What a pity, their designs are really great and I love the details on mine but they have issues with their clips on many models.


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Hey,

I have this knife too, and it’s very hard to open!
I think it’s because of the very small flipper tab.

Does yours have the same issue?


Hello

I’ve had the same issue but I was reading about it before I’ve bought it on the bay for $43
The trick is to keep your fingers away from the lockbar. That happens with some framelock folders, the SRM 9103/4 is such an example.

When the finger is out of the way mine flips like a dream, even better after I disassembled it and cleaned out the grease.
The biggest issue I have with it is the clip though, it should be closer to the back of the handle instead if laying over the framelock relief.
This way it’s a real seam catcher which makes it difficult to draw. I’ve sanded away a bit but afterwards I couldn’t get such a nice anodisation.

Maybe it will get a rock pattern someday, right after my SRM 813 has its carbon fiber scale Wink

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@ Man Without Shadow …. What knife is that please? Link appreciated if you have one. Smile

It’s a replica of replica of Michael Zieba Gentleman’s G-2 knife Smile With very soft steel.

Original: http://forthenrycustomknives.com/product/michael-zieba-g-2-gentlemans-zd...

I have replica from CH Outdoors, named as ZiebR (Zieba Replica) with HSS steel 1.3343 (not ZDP 189, but so close), 62 HRC:

my blog: http://torchobzor.blogspot.ru
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CH Outdoors 3504 D2 G10

CH Outdoors 3504 Titan Blue S35VN

Swap the blades

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MaksVasilev wrote:
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@ Man Without Shadow …. What knife is that please? Link appreciated if you have one. Smile

It’s a replica of replica of Michael Zieba Gentleman’s G-2 knife Smile With very soft steel.

Original: http://forthenrycustomknives.com/product/michael-zieba-g-2-gentlemans-zd...

I have replica from CH Outdoors, named as ZiebR (Zieba Replica) with HSS steel 1.3343 (not ZDP 189, but so close), 62 HRC:


Thank you for the info MaksVasilev!! Thumbs Up . Good looking knife & great pictures too.

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Not exactly budget but, a nice knife on Massdrop. Brad Zinker Dogtooth, multiple handle materials available. Lefty version too. $119 and up.

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-brad-zinker-dogtooth-liner-lock-...

I think I got the affiliate type link removed from the address.

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That is a well-built knife! O rings that’s interesting.
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THESE are on sale again at GearBest.
I got one of these several weeks ago & then they sold out. GB just listed them again. I’m hoping they are the same quality as my first one.

In 25+ years of buying knives, this is probably the best deal I have ever run across. This little jewel is one heck of a knife.

The only con is a clip that must be bent in a couple of strategic places to allow it fo function properly. No big deal at all though.

You lose if you miss this one….. . Wink
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7.7cm D2 blade and a G10 handle:

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https://m.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-folding-knives/pp_009152095568.html...

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teacher wrote:
THESE are on sale again at GearBest.
I got one of these several weeks ago & then they sold out. GB just listed them again. I’m hoping they are the same quality as my first one.

In 25+ years of buying knives, this is probably the best deal I have ever run across. This little jewel is one heck of a knife.

The only con is a clip that must be bent in a couple of strategic places to allow it fo function properly. No big deal at all though.

You lose if you miss this one….. . Wink

Thank you. Grabbed a couple. One to keep and one for a gift.

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teacher wrote:
THESE are on sale again at GearBest.
I got one of these several weeks ago & then they sold out. GB just listed them again. I’m hoping they are the same quality as my first one.

In 25+ years of buying knives, this is probably the best deal I have ever run across. This little jewel is one heck of a knife.

The only con is a clip that must be bent in a couple of strategic places to allow it fo function properly. No big deal at all though.

You lose if you miss this one….. . Wink

Thank you. Grabbed a couple. One to keep and one for a gift.

Your welcome. Thumbs Up .. I got enough this time to have gifts covered for a while. Wink

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Can you show before/after on the bends please?
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teacher wrote:
THESE are on sale again at GearBest.

I grabbed a couple, thanks. If they are as good as the kwaiken version I’ll be more than pleased.

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isti242 wrote:
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THESE are on sale again at GearBest.
I grabbed a couple, thanks. If they are as good as the kwaiken version I’ll be more than pleased.
Your welcome. My prediction, based on the first one I got; is that you will be “more than pleased. Wink

Let us know what you think when you get them. Thumbs Up

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