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Ugh. Link shows 8CR13Mov steel. In a titanium handle?? What were they thinking? The most expensive production handle material with one of the cheapest, least edge-retaining production steels. Well, maker, please remember the blade is the functional part.

Thanks for sharing, anyway. I’ve pretty much settled (for now) on the Ruike P801. Sandvik 14C28N is a fair steel, too. I know it’s a Sebenza knock-off, but it gets a shining review from knifeinformer.

Well, i can only advise against this seller: few months ago he was selling the same knives but with good quality blades ( cts-xhp, D2 ), well they were described like this, but the steel was not right.

Luvthemknives tested the SKIKE and the HRC was ridiculously low and the steel was very low quality:

https://youtu.be/kHkSCrLub48?t=619

After seeing that, i tried getting my money back, the seller told me the same story about his brother cheating on him with fake steels and then he just closed his aliexpress shop !

This is his comeback from the dead !

Quality of his knives is not bad, but not great either, not very functionnal with a so so finish ( lockbar travels a bit too far ! )

Don’t buy from this scammer, or for a very low price.

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8CR in a Ti handle: Aliexpress is full of knives like this, only they claim some higher end steel. Probably this manufacturer got caught scamming previously and decided to tell the truth about his steels…

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Patrickbateman wrote:
Dougiestyle wrote:
Ugh. Link shows 8CR13Mov steel. In a titanium handle?? What were they thinking? The most expensive production handle material with one of the cheapest, least edge-retaining production steels. Well, maker, please remember the blade is the functional part.

Thanks for sharing, anyway. I’ve pretty much settled (for now) on the Ruike P801. Sandvik 14C28N is a fair steel, too. I know it’s a Sebenza knock-off, but it gets a shining review from knifeinformer.

Well, i can only advise against this seller: few months ago he was selling the same knives but with good quality blades ( cts-xhp, D2 ), well they were described like this, but the steel was not right.

Luvthemknives tested the SKIKE and the HRC was ridiculously low and the steel was very low quality:

https://youtu.be/kHkSCrLub48?t=619

After seeing that, i tried getting my money back, the seller told me the same story about his brother cheating on him with fake steels and then he just closed his aliexpress shop !

This is his comeback from the dead !

Quality of his knives is not bad, but not great either, not very functionnal with a so so finish ( lockbar travels a bit too far ! )

Don’t buy from this scammer, or for a very low price.

Good to know that the blade is 8Cr13Mov. The steel is equivalent to AUS 8 or 440C so it is OK with me. With proper heat treating, it can go up to ~60 HRC.
I realize when buying a clone from Ali and that the steels is questionable so no biggy for me. I like the simplicity of the sheep foot design and have original Benchmades, ZT, Spydies and custom knives in my collection.

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Dougiestyle wrote:
Thanks for sharing, anyway. I’ve pretty much settled (for now) on the Ruike P801. Sandvik 14C28N is a fair steel, too. I know it’s a Sebenza knock-off, but it gets a shining review from knifeinformer.

Calling the Sanrenmu 910 and 810 series Sebenza knock-offs is legit.
Why do you think the P801 could be called that? Because of the frame lock? There’s no genuine Sebenza flipper anyways.

But of course you can try this:

Flipbenza

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Ugh. Link shows 8CR13Mov steel. In a titanium handle?? What were they thinking? The most expensive production handle material with one of the cheapest, least edge-retaining production steels. Well, maker, please remember the blade is the functional part.

Thanks for sharing, anyway. I’ve pretty much settled (for now) on the Ruike P801. Sandvik 14C28N is a fair steel, too. I know it’s a Sebenza knock-off, but it gets a shining review from knifeinformer.

Well, i can only advise against this seller: few months ago he was selling the same knives but with good quality blades ( cts-xhp, D2 ), well they were described like this, but the steel was not right.

Luvthemknives tested the SKIKE and the HRC was ridiculously low and the steel was very low quality:

https://youtu.be/kHkSCrLub48?t=619

After seeing that, i tried getting my money back, the seller told me the same story about his brother cheating on him with fake steels and then he just closed his aliexpress shop !

This is his comeback from the dead !

Quality of his knives is not bad, but not great either, not very functionnal with a so so finish ( lockbar travels a bit too far ! )

Don’t buy from this scammer, or for a very low price.

Good to know that the blade is 8Cr13Mov. The steel is equivalent to AUS 8 or 440C so it is OK with me. With proper heat treating, it can go up to ~60 HRC.
I realize when buying a clone from Ali and that the steels is questionable so no biggy for me. I like the simplicity of the sheep foot design and have original Benchmades, ZT, Spydies and custom knives in my collection.

Well, go see the youtube video, LTK tested the HRC at 51 !!!

It’s just crap steel, it looks good but that’s all.

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Dougiestyle wrote:
Ugh. Link shows 8CR13Mov steel. In a titanium handle?? What were they thinking? The most expensive production handle material with one of the cheapest, least edge-retaining production steels. Well, maker, please remember the blade is the functional part.

Thanks for sharing, anyway. I’ve pretty much settled (for now) on the Ruike P801. Sandvik 14C28N is a fair steel, too. I know it’s a Sebenza knock-off, but it gets a shining review from knifeinformer.

Well, i can only advise against this seller: few months ago he was selling the same knives but with good quality blades ( cts-xhp, D2 ), well they were described like this, but the steel was not right.

Luvthemknives tested the SKIKE and the HRC was ridiculously low and the steel was very low quality:

https://youtu.be/kHkSCrLub48?t=619

After seeing that, i tried getting my money back, the seller told me the same story about his brother cheating on him with fake steels and then he just closed his aliexpress shop !

This is his comeback from the dead !

Quality of his knives is not bad, but not great either, not very functionnal with a so so finish ( lockbar travels a bit too far ! )

Don’t buy from this scammer, or for a very low price.

Good to know that the blade is 8Cr13Mov. The steel is equivalent to AUS 8 or 440C so it is OK with me. With proper heat treating, it can go up to ~60 HRC.
I realize when buying a clone from Ali and that the steels is questionable so no biggy for me. I like the simplicity of the sheep foot design and have original Benchmades, ZT, Spydies and custom knives in my collection.

Well, go see the youtube video, LTK tested the HRC at 51 !!!

It’s just crap steel, it looks good but that’s all.

You should take that HRC measurment with a grain of salt. They also tested Lionsteel’s M390 around 49 – 51 HRC than they had to apologize after they realized they screwed it up.

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Patrickbateman wrote:
Dougiestyle wrote:
Ugh. Link shows 8CR13Mov steel. In a titanium handle?? What were they thinking? The most expensive production handle material with one of the cheapest, least edge-retaining production steels. Well, maker, please remember the blade is the functional part.

Thanks for sharing, anyway. I’ve pretty much settled (for now) on the Ruike P801. Sandvik 14C28N is a fair steel, too. I know it’s a Sebenza knock-off, but it gets a shining review from knifeinformer.

Well, i can only advise against this seller: few months ago he was selling the same knives but with good quality blades ( cts-xhp, D2 ), well they were described like this, but the steel was not right.

Luvthemknives tested the SKIKE and the HRC was ridiculously low and the steel was very low quality:

https://youtu.be/kHkSCrLub48?t=619

After seeing that, i tried getting my money back, the seller told me the same story about his brother cheating on him with fake steels and then he just closed his aliexpress shop !

This is his comeback from the dead !

Quality of his knives is not bad, but not great either, not very functionnal with a so so finish ( lockbar travels a bit too far ! )

Don’t buy from this scammer, or for a very low price.

Good to know that the blade is 8Cr13Mov. The steel is equivalent to AUS 8 or 440C so it is OK with me. With proper heat treating, it can go up to ~60 HRC.
I realize when buying a clone from Ali and that the steels is questionable so no biggy for me. I like the simplicity of the sheep foot design and have original Benchmades, ZT, Spydies and custom knives in my collection.

Well, go see the youtube video, LTK tested the HRC at 51 !!!

It’s just crap steel, it looks good but that’s all.

You should take that HRC measurment with a grain of salt. They also tested Lionsteel’s M390 around 49 – 51 HRC than they had to apologize after they realized they screwed it up.

Yep, i saw that, but honestly, prices of these knives were too low to be real and that steel seems reaaaally soft…

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Today. knife budget may be questionable though…..

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Carry a sharp knife and a bright light.

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B.I.O.G. wrote:
Today. knife budget may be questionable though…..

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You carry all that in your pockets? Shocked

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AlexGT wrote:
B.I.O.G. wrote:
Today. knife budget may be questionable though…..

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You carry all that in your pockets? Shocked

I was going to give him some advise. Don’t get thrown in a lake or something. I think that would be sufficient to be called suicide.

Friends aren’t friends if, they don’t take all that crap out of your pockets before trying to swim in deap water. Big Smile

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Here are my Zero Tolerance ZT 0801CF and ZT 0770.

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Dougiestyle wrote:
Ugh. Link shows 8CR13Mov steel. In a titanium handle?? What were they thinking? The most expensive production handle material with one of the cheapest, least edge-retaining production steels. Well, maker, please remember the blade is the functional part.

Thanks for sharing, anyway. I’ve pretty much settled (for now) on the Ruike P801. Sandvik 14C28N is a fair steel, too. I know it’s a Sebenza knock-off, but it gets a shining review from knifeinformer.

You should also notify Spyderco about that because they use the same combination at the Byrd Meadowlark 2 Titanium and at the Cara Cara 2 Titanium for example. Wink

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The only Spyderco I own is the Cricket (VG-10). It serves as a money clip.

I just took possession of a modified Buck Vantage. It has the Avid Select (346) Dymondwood handle with the Force Select (845) blade (black oxide coated BOS 420HC). I nabbed it on the ‘bay for a hair over $20. Now, to add a spot for one of my custom lanyards after the tune-up kit gets here from Buck…

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US $35 | OEM Kershaw 7200 folding knife 9Cr13Mov blade aviation aluminum handle camping hunting fruit knife EDC tool
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/lPblGdBE

Hi guys, just checking to see if anyone has bought this auto off Aliexpress.

Thank guys

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I have one of those Kershaw Launch 2 clones. The fit & finish is excellent, the opening action is strong & snappy. The release button / button lock works nicely although it has a very slight vertical blade play. It’s on sale here for $23.06 with $2 store coupon at the moment.

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Isti, thank you.

Is that the store you bought yours from?

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No, I bought mine last year. That store doesn’t have the Launch 2 in stock. Anyway they came from the same factory.

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Ok cool….im going to order it right now….thank you!

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What’s a budget ceramic bearing knife with no flipper (so smooth it purposely make the user use another opening style than a pivot flipper) and nice patterned scale like Grimsmo Norseman.

Arriving Soon: FT03 - MF01 Mini
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How is that flipbenza from knockoff

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How is that flipbenza from knockoff

Nobody knows. Buy one and tell us, my knife budget is gone for a while Sad
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US $32.64 49%OFF | [Brother 1503] 60HRC Pocket knife modern tradtional folding knives VG10 steel Carbon fiber folder Tactical EDC tool collection
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/lV72UVTi

Anyone familiar with the Brother Brand of folders or fixed blade knives?

This one has my interest.

Thanks guys

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Although most of their previous models were heavily influenced by Spyderco / Byrd models they released a couple of quite good original designs recently.
For example the Brother 1505 lock-back traditional folder with VG10 blade and micarta handle or the F005 / F006 bushcraft fixed blades with D2 / 440C blade.

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..and not to forget the Brother 1502, a clone of the Kershaw Gentleman’s knife (which was also copied as the Navy K611)

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32949662605.html

I’d get myself that carbon fiber inlaid Brother knife if I had the funds atm

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=brother+knife+1503

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Thanks guys appreciate it.That 1505 is about to get ordered as well as the F005.

That Irish guys vid on the f005 is great!

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Amazon has a price drop on the CRKT Squid. after the 10% off coupon, it’s only $16.24.

Nice little knife for the price. Think they are usually in the mid $20’s

Edit: 9/18. Was at Academy sports today. They had the black stonewashed squid on one of those clearance racks for just a tad over $14. Not sure if it’s nationwide or not. If you have one close it might be worth checking out. Saw some Kershaw, Gerber, and SOG blades on the same rack, same clearance prices. None of the other ones peaked my interest but they might peak yours.

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I’m looking for a new EDC knife and came here for some recommendations. I’m currently using the Land 9104 and love it but want something that is quite a bit lighter. Should I just go with the Land 811 since it is a bit smaller/lighter or are there better options? I really love the Land 812 but don’t want to spend more than around $25.

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Holg wrote:
I’m looking for a new EDC knife and came here for some recommendations. I’m currently using the Land 9104 and love it but want something that is quite a bit lighter. Should I just go with the Land 811 since it is a bit smaller/lighter or are there better options? I really love the Land 812 but don’t want to spend more than around $25.

Ganzo is currently leading the pack in value/$ but they don’t have anything that looks like the Land lineup. Still worth a look however as your $25 budget will get you all of their new models (though a lot of the chinese sites are out of stock for whatever reason besides Aliexpress. Power Cutlery is the cheapest place currently if you’re US based).
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Holg wrote:
I’m looking for a new EDC knife and came here for some recommendations. I’m currently using the Land 9104 and love it but want something that is quite a bit lighter. Should I just go with the Land 811 since it is a bit smaller/lighter or are there better options?

If you’re looking at Land 811, then I would look at Ganzo FH11/FH12 as well. It’s about the same weight and similar shape, D2 blade.
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Holg wrote:
I’m looking for a new EDC knife and came here for some recommendations. I’m currently using the Land 9104 and love it but want something that is quite a bit lighter. Should I just go with the Land 811 since it is a bit smaller/lighter or are there better options? I really love the Land 812 but don’t want to spend more than around $25.

Sanrenmu 7010 is the same design but very small and cheap. Great for EDC. Or you can get the new small version of Ganzo FH11 https://ganzoknife.com/knife-firebird-fh11s-black-green-gray/ Real D2 steel with very good hardness

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