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Oh, I was hoping you had one and could confirm.
I see now what you mean about the core.
Heck, hard to say just from the pictures.
The Enlans might be though, based some comments that I have seen on some forums.
Also if you look at the pics of the EL01 and EL02, the spine seems to show folded steel. Again, hard to say for sure without having handled one personally.
Plus, it’s not like I am a damascus expert LOLLOLLOL

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San Mai blades (3-layer blades with a hard center and softer outer layers) are sometimes constructed with layered “damascus” patterns on the outer softer layers. I’ve got a Seki Cut folder and a kitchen knife made like this and they’re quite pretty.

Here’s a pic of the Seki Cut knife like the one I own:

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This is the best Damascus i have seen, Made out of wire cable.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG9xf6TDQwc

 

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isti242 wrote:
I’ve finished my review about the Spyderco C192 PITS copy. After the Positron this is another excellent deal from the budget category:

Just received the stonewashed black version of this today. It’s a fantastic knife, especially considering the price.

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Erethryn wrote:
isti242 wrote:
I’ve finished my review about the Spyderco C192 PITS copy. After the Positron this is another excellent deal from the budget category:

Just received the stonewashed black version of this today. It’s a fantastic knife, especially considering the price.

I hope they will resurrect the ATR stainless steel too.

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isti242 wrote:
I’ve finished my review about the Spyderco C192 PITS copy. After the Positron this is another excellent deal from the budget category:

I’ve got one on the way from FT. FT state a blade length of 80mm, your review lists it as 77mm – now I’ve never trusted FT’s measurements but are your’s exact? I’m just wondering how much I will need to grind the blade down to make it UK legal (76.2mm).
Also, the finger guard which sticks up like a flipper tab when closed – is it possible to overcome the closed detent by pressing the tab and then open the knife with a flick of the wrist?

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isti242 wrote:
I’ve finished my review about the Spyderco C192 PITS copy. After the Positron this is another excellent deal from the budget category: !{width:50%}https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m4sbwCPNHL0/WbaMpRgxyFI/AAAAAAAAW0w/UJ7CGyNEN...!

I’ve got one on the way from FT. FT state a blade length of 80mm, your review lists it as 77mm – now I’ve never trusted FT’s measurements but are your’s exact? I’m just wondering how much I will need to grind the blade down to make it UK legal (76.2mm).
Also, the finger guard which sticks up like a flipper tab when closed – is it possible to overcome the closed detent by pressing the tab and then open the knife with a flick of the wrist?

According to the governments information page here , you can’t:

“carry a knife in public without good reason, unless it has a folding blade with a cutting edge 3 inches long or less”

The C192 I got from Ali has a sharpened edge of 70mm, but if you measure it from the front of the flipper tab then it measures 78mm.

I would say it’s technically legal, as the sharpened cutting edge is below the limit, but whether or not the law would agree with that…

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logindetails wrote:
isti242 wrote:
I’ve finished my review about the Spyderco C192 PITS copy. After the Positron this is another excellent deal from the budget category:

I’ve got one on the way from FT. FT state a blade length of 80mm, your review lists it as 77mm – now I’ve never trusted FT’s measurements but are your’s exact? I’m just wondering how much I will need to grind the blade down to make it UK legal (76.2mm).
Also, the finger guard which sticks up like a flipper tab when closed – is it possible to overcome the closed detent by pressing the tab and then open the knife with a flick of the wrist?

It’s 77 – 78 mm, it depends on where you measure it. I can’t imagine flipping this folder open anyway.

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isti242 wrote:
It’s 77 – 78 mm, it depends on where you measure it. I can’t imagine flipping this folder open anyway.

I’ll may leave it be at 77-78mm but if it’s 80mm as FT say I’ll grind it down. The genuine Spyderco PITS is 75mm which PC Plod would (or should) be ok with.
I’ve yet to see anything to state beyond doubt that the UK limit of 76.2mm is a measurement of the cutting edge and not blade length – or how either are measured.

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Today, I am disappoint! Facepalm

I thought these knives were some traditional spanish ones (= made in Spain), but no… made in P.R.C!

No big deal, they were cheap (~6.5€ unit)
(handle is ABS plastic, blade is ~10cm of unknown “carbono” steel, slipjoint is not strong but OK)

Work. Consume. Sleep.

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logindetails wrote:
isti242 wrote:
It’s 77 – 78 mm, it depends on where you measure it. I can’t imagine flipping this folder open anyway.

I’ll may leave it be at 77-78mm but if it’s 80mm as FT say I’ll grind it down. The genuine Spyderco PITS is 75mm which PC Plod would (or should) be ok with.
I’ve yet to see anything to state beyond doubt that the UK limit of 76.2mm is a measurement of the cutting edge and not blade length – or how either are measured.

I don’t think the length of blade is an issue at all. The cutting edge is legal. In terms of the “flipper”, it will never flip. It is strictly a thumb opening knife or two hand opening. Well worth the price. I have a couple. One in blackwash, one in blue.

Go for it.

When was the last time you were doing anything that may justify the Police asking to search you anyway……

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Hi.

 

Do you have a link to where this knife can be bought, it`s a nice looking, If you dont want to post a link PM me.

 

Thanks

 

John.

 

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Hi.


 


Do you have a link to where this knife can be bought, it`s a nice looking, If you dont want to post a link PM me.


 


Thanks


 


John.


 


John. Either Fasttech or AliExpress. The FT one was just over a tenner as I recall. A bit more on AE

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If you click on the “my review” link on his original post, it will take you to Isti’s blog where he links where you can buy it on AliExpress.

Seems like Fasttech also has it, not sure if it’s the same version but it looks the same:
https://www.fasttech.com/product/8514801

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bdpf79 wrote:
If you click on the "my review" link on his original post, it will take you to Isti's blog where he links where you can buy it on AliExpress. Seems like Fasttech also has it, not sure if it's the same version but it looks the same: https://www.fasttech.com/product/8514801[/quote]

 

Ordered Thanks.

 

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