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Got you. That’s great it’s not a pass-through slot, making vial install very easy. You used crystal clear epoxy instead of NOR61? I really love having those trits on my SOG Vulcan. So easy to see at night across the room.

Yes, epoxy was at hand and it worked well.

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Got you. That’s great it’s not a pass-through slot, making vial install very easy. You used crystal clear epoxy instead of NOR61? I really love having those trits on my SOG Vulcan. So easy to see at night across the room.

Yes, epoxy was at hand and it worked well.

Good to know. Some people over on CPF said NOR61 or go home. Frowned on everything else. I’m glad to hear of a viable alternative. Thumbs Up
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The reason for NOR61 is that it stays clear over time – most other adhesives discolor as they age

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Wonder about the length of time these people are talking about. Used Epoxy on my MG Tyrant about 3 years ago and it’s still as clear as the day I put it. Looks to me to be more of a NOR61 marketing strategy more than actual facts.

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My experience using epoxy’s has not been the same as yours but if what you are using works Big Smile

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shirnask wrote:
The reason for NOR61 is that it stays clear over time – most other adhesives discolor as they age

I would think that LOCA should stay clear as well…but it’s an expectation from a recommended screen glue rather than experience.
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China Bugout, Tangram Orion, Tangram Santa Fe, Kershaw Blur, Petrified Fish PF818, Sanrenmu 9104, CH 3007, Xanadu YX-751:

Tangram Orion, Tangram Santa Fe, Kershaw Blur, Cold Steel Pro Lite, Harnds Assassin:


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Hi, can you please post CH 3007 and Harnds Assassin on one photo please? Thank you!

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I’m seriously impressed with the quality of the carbon fiber & Damascus pattern. Civivi has come a long way. Blade HQ has it for $89. Is that about what you paid?

$84.99, so not real far off. Had a heck of a time finding one that didn’t have a inflated price. Though I admit to not knowing all the good places to get good knife deals. I wasn’t even going to get that one. I was just going to get a regular not so fancy one. They were all sold out where I was looking.

I had a QSP Penguin in my cart for about a week. Never had a QSP, thought I would try it out. Less than $30 I think. They sold out, now I can’t find one of those anywhere either. Woe is me I tell ya. Smile

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Anyone else have the Eafengrow EF108 fixed blade? I bought one on a whim for a potential EDC fixed blade, and it seems like a solid little knife. The factory sheath rides a little high for my liking, but other than that, it seems like a nice carry option. I’m going to look into having a custom kydex sheath made for it that will allow it to sit lower inside the waistband, but for the price of the knife, it will still be a bargain.

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O.T 0013.

Regarding cleaning up the edges of blades etc.

Has missus go a diamond finger file??. or get one.
They do a great job on most metals
I find it ideal for taking off that little sharp bit that gets your finger at the rear of cutting edge on most blades.

Maybe?, not the super steels, but fine to D2 VG10 and Swedish.

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bdpf79 wrote:
Wonder about the length of time these people are talking about. Used Epoxy on my MG Tyrant about 3 years ago and it’s still as clear as the day I put it. Looks to me to be more of a NOR61 marketing strategy more than actual facts.
It could be that with sunlight exposure, the NOR61 will be better at discoloring. They have details on their formula that address this specifically. Epoxy makers don’t… and I have seen epoxy glue yellow before. Have no experience with the Clear Crystal variant, though. If they have SPF built into it, then probably good at resisting discoloration.
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I had a QSP Penguin in my cart for about a week. Never had a QSP, thought I would try it out. Less than $30 I think. They sold out, now I can’t find one of those anywhere either. Woe is me I tell ya. Smile
I hear you. That has happened to me, leaving an item in my cart for a few days or a week, then when finally deciding—price is up or quantity sold out! Real pisser. Tired
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bdpf79 wrote:
Wonder about the length of time these people are talking about. Used Epoxy on my MG Tyrant about 3 years ago and it’s still as clear as the day I put it. Looks to me to be more of a NOR61 marketing strategy more than actual facts.
It could be that with sunlight exposure, the NOR61 will be better at discoloring. They have details on their formula that address this specifically. Epoxy makers don’t… and I have seen epoxy glue yellow before. Have no experience with the Clear Crystal variant, though. If they have SPF built into it, then probably good at resisting discoloration.

I have also seen generic epoxy getting a yellow color before. I used Gorilla epoxy for my TS16 so far so good.
UV curing windshield / LCD screen repair adhesive might be an alternaive too. I’ll give it a try next time, it’s cheap as dirt on Ali.

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Hello guys, there is a new review in town Big Smile
Please let me spam my latest video here too:

No words, only music and a folding knife! LOL

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Nice, but please spare us the blood next time. Smile

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did someone have some comparaison pics of the PF714 ?
it looks massive but 110×14mm closed isn’t big
from the specs it looks to be the same kind of knife that ganzo g724m

i would like to see pics aside this ganzo, or another “classic” like srm 910, griptilian, rat2

thanks

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did someone have some comparaison pics of the PF714 ?
it looks massive but 110×14mm closed isn’t big
from the specs it looks to be the same kind of knife that ganzo g724m

i would like to see pics aside this ganzo, or another “classic” like srm 910, griptilian, rat2

thanks

It looks much like CH Toucans https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000097191589.html
Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2HgOKNZ3OE

I like the flipper CH 3531 better https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000476369581.html?
Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smSo0tIWtZQ

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[quote=Manx]Hello guys, there is a new review in town Big Smile
Please let me spam my latest video here too:

Nice, but please spare us the blood next time/quote]

I hope so, sir!
I did it for the cause Big Smile
No really, It was a stupid accident. I closed it the wrong way, a little touch of the blade on my finger was enough and … I found out how sharp the blade is! Facepalm

Thank you!

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anotherbot wrote:

did someone have some comparaison pics of the PF714 ?
it looks massive but 110×14mm closed isn’t big
from the specs it looks to be the same kind of knife that ganzo g724m

i would like to see pics aside this ganzo, or another “classic” like srm 910, griptilian, rat2

thanks

My Petrified Fish PF714 along with some popular models.
PF714 vs. Ganzo G724M:


CH Knife Toucans, PF714 and SRM Land 910plus:

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thanks a lot !

and also not thanking you because now i want it….

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KUBEY KU216 Folding Pocket Knife with Clip Serrated D2 Blade and G10 Handle for Outdoor Survival Camping (Black/Coated)

KUBEY Hero Folding Pocket Knife, G10 Handle and 3.5” Drop Point Blade with Deep Carry Clip, for EDC Outdoor and Survival – KU162

D2 on ball bearings with G10 for $ 20.00 is a very good deal. On amazon.

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rost333 wrote:
@maba
Hi, can you please post CH 3007 and Harnds Assassin on one photo please? Thank you!

Unfortunately, I don’t have them anymore Silly
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toddcshoe wrote:
… I had a QSP Penguin in my cart for about a week. Never had a QSP, thought I would try it out. Less than $30 I think. They sold out, now I can’t find one of those anywhere either. Woe is me I tell ya. Smile

I have a fixed blade from QSP. The quality is good but it doesn’t fit my hand well. So I wanted to try a folder. I ordered the Penguin on Drop exactly one month ago. Now it’s tied up in shipping delays… Woe is right.

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Hello everyone, I’m new to the forum but have been skulking around for a while.

I have a question about some China clones and seem to be thrown to the wolves if I ask anything close to the sort on other forums or on the “dreddit”

I am looking for a few things, any chance that someone has any links or info on a Spyderco Manix 2 (any version, preferably the lightweight) clone that isn’t the Brother version. Also looking for a spyderco dragonfly, and delica. (and yes i already have several of the ganzo delica styled knives which i love) I recently have become passionate about knives and I truly believe that paying for the original is always great, but I also don’t have the money to buy everything that my gives me the tingles when I see it online, so i have been buying clones and comparable models of the knives I like first to get a better feeling of which ones I am gonna spend my hard saved lunch money on! I recently bought a clone Benchmade 940 Osborne, and a very nice clone I might add, and to be honest I had never felt a knife like it before in my life. Not only was it my first experience with any Axis lock on a knife, which was incredible in itself, but also the fell of the knife was something that just seemed to fit my hands nicely and as most of you probably know, when you find a certain knife that just fits right, it is something that might not be shared with your friends or peers but it just feels RIGHT!!! So, I had the same experience with a Spyderco Domino, which has led me to trying to find a clone Manix 2 because of the very similar build of these knives.

So in short, i am looking for a clone of the Manix 2, and the dragonfly, and the delica. Basically a small, medium, and large versions of the spyderco FRN styled knives.

I am also looking for any other wonderful knives that I can get hands on a clone before purchasing. (yes, i am aware that clones are not always 1:1 copy’s and there will always be differences in quality and craftsmanship, but i have had great results with the clones being very close and usually a fairly accurate representation that i can do a little research to find out what might be missing or different and keep that in mind when i decide to make my final choices)

I also would like to thank many of you that have written previous posts on your experiences with certain knives from China, it has led me to buy several knives that i am sure i wouldn’t have ever bought without your insight! Any info or help is welcome and greatly appreciated. And if you have any leads on ANY benchmade, spyderco, kershaw, or any other knives that you think would suit my style then feel free to send me a PM or post response.

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JS721 wrote:
Anyone else have the Eafengrow EF108 fixed blade? I bought one on a whim for a potential EDC fixed blade, and it seems like a solid little knife. The factory sheath rides a little high for my liking, but other than that, it seems like a nice carry option. I’m going to look into having a custom kydex sheath made for it that will allow it to sit lower inside the waistband, but for the price of the knife, it will still be a bargain.

No but I’ve had bad luck with Eafengrow. I had a folder that just didn’t want to hold an edge. It turns out that Eafengrow routinely lies about their steel content. LuvThemKnives had some Eafengrow knives tested. All of them were stamped D2. None of them were actually D2. One was 5Cr15Mov!

Best case scenario, it might be 8Cr13Mov. The problem is, how would you know? So ask yourself if you really love the knife. If so, just spend some time using and sharpening it before you invest in a custom sheath.

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DanTheMan wrote:
Hello everyone, I’m new to the forum but have been skulking around for a while.

I have a question about some China clones and seem to be thrown to the wolves if I ask anything close to the sort on other forums or on the “dreddit”

I am looking for a few things, any chance that someone has any links or info on a Spyderco Manix 2 (any version, preferably the lightweight) clone that isn’t the Brother version. Also looking for a spyderco dragonfly, and delica. (and yes i already have several of the ganzo delica styled knives which i love) I recently have become passionate about knives and I truly believe that paying for the original is always great, but I also don’t have the money to buy everything that my gives me the tingles when I see it online, so i have been buying clones and comparable models of the knives I like first to get a better feeling of which ones I am gonna spend my hard saved lunch money on! I recently bought a clone Benchmade 940 Osborne, and a very nice clone I might add, and to be honest I had never felt a knife like it before in my life. Not only was it my first experience with any Axis lock on a knife, which was incredible in itself, but also the fell of the knife was something that just seemed to fit my hands nicely and as most of you probably know, when you find a certain knife that just fits right, it is something that might not be shared with your friends or peers but it just feels RIGHT!!! So, I had the same experience with a Spyderco Domino, which has led me to trying to find a clone Manix 2 because of the very similar build of these knives.

So in short, i am looking for a clone of the Manix 2, and the dragonfly, and the delica. Basically a small, medium, and large versions of the spyderco FRN styled knives.

I am also looking for any other wonderful knives that I can get hands on a clone before purchasing. (yes, i am aware that clones are not always 1:1 copy’s and there will always be differences in quality and craftsmanship, but i have had great results with the clones being very close and usually a fairly accurate representation that i can do a little research to find out what might be missing or different and keep that in mind when i decide to make my final choices)

I also would like to thank many of you that have written previous posts on your experiences with certain knives from China, it has led me to buy several knives that i am sure i wouldn’t have ever bought without your insight! Any info or help is welcome and greatly appreciated. And if you have any leads on ANY benchmade, spyderco, kershaw, or any other knives that you think would suit my style then feel free to send me a PM or post response.


I don’t remember seeing a clone of the Manix other than the Brother that is a clone of the Manix XL, but if you like the Manix and Domino, you might like the Native. You can find them on Aliexpress and DHGate by searching C41 knife.
Also, here’s a Reddit subforum dedicated to Chinese knives and clones so asking questions like this won’t lead to members wanting your head on a spear Wink
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thanks a lot !

and also not thanking you because now i want it….

You’re welcome! PF has a couple of interesting designs for sure. Smile

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One of many sellers on Ebay that have Spyderco Clones.

https://www.ebay.com/usr/jewelry5200

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Nice, but please spare us the blood next time. Smile
I was going to quote him, but don’t want to propagate. That was so ridiculous to show a bloody finger cut. What’s that supposed to prove? Yes, the knife cuts. Yes, he’s clumsy. Weird, if you like sipping on your own blood. Sick
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One of many sellers on Ebay that have Spyderco Clones.
\https://www.ebay.com/usr/jewelry5200
So out of all the known Spyderco clones, is there any particular one that is notably close to the quality of an original?

While Chinese knives can come very close to imitating a higher end production knife, from what I’ve experienced it is often the case where the Chinese clone is much heavier. In one case, saw a Spyderco that normally weighs like 3.3oz, where the clone is 5oz. That’s a huge difference!

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I was going to quote him, but don’t want to propagate. That was so ridiculous to show a bloody finger cut. What’s that supposed to prove? Yes, the knife cuts. Yes, he’s clumsy. Weird, if you like sipping on your own blood.

Life is often strange, but at the same time it is nice to have so many nuances, points of view … Some guys complimented me for showing the cut finger, other people disagreed. Well, my intent, in addition to making it clear how sharp the blade is, is that you have to be careful with knives, because it takes very little to get hurt. As in my case, a little distraction and I cut myself, like a fool/stupid. Beyond that, if it bothered you, please apologize me, I didn’t want to be offensive or just plain stupid. I didn’t want to make anything spectacular. Just show the reality, that is, if the knives are not used well, they cut.

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