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Tinderbox UK wrote:

“LionSteel KUR copy”, £28 is a lot of money, Is their a copy of a copy available for around £14, I have to keep under that Import tax limit of £15 cry


 


John.

How would customs know the price of the knife? I have never ever received an invoice with any of my purchases from Aliexpress or DHgate?

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Is the parcel value not on the custom declaration on the outside of the packet.

 

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X3 wrote:
This Ganzo seems nice, I hope they’ll make a smaller version like the F753M1 (my EDC)

+1 smaller the smaller ganzo blades are so much better for edc.

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Email only price $14 normal $19, 6 Day`s left.

 

"GANZO Firebird FB7603 - CF Bearing Axis Lock Folding Knife" 440C BLACK.

 

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_833974.html?wid=21&utm_source=mail_api&utm_medium=mail&utm_campaign=GB_led_171102_1509615433&eo=ybQqiALSZ7wiIqft

 

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thanks for the FB7603, my first Ganzo

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I don't like GB, charge for shipping, but it`s not tracked, recommends you pay for tracking, and also for insurance, more money every time but shipping is still slow.

 

FT give virtually free tracked shipping, delivery my last two times was 15 days then 9 day`s not bad to the UK.

 

John.

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I bought a couple of knivs from GB recently, never paid for registered shipping.

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Tinderbox UK wrote:

I don’t like GB, charge for shipping, but it`s not tracked, recommends you pay for tracking, and also for insurance, more money every time but shipping is still slow.


 


FT give virtually free tracked shipping, delivery my last two times was 15 days then 9 day`s not bad to the UK.


 


John.

It’s swings and roundabouts with shipping – ultimately, if you don’t like the price, you don’t buy it. There’s always AliExpress and DHGate for other options. As to keeping the “import” value down, I’ve never been troubled by that and have never been hit with any demand from the Border Agency. I just wouldn’t worry about it mate.

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I got a kind of “California Sun & Surf’in Flipper”, because the story says that the name and design of the Kizer Ki4483 Eliminator 2
is somehow inspired by the sound of the Eliminators The Eliminators – El Borracho Whatever that means, it is a pretty good knife anyway.
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Overall Length: 20,40 cm / 8.00” -, Handle Length: 12,00 cm / 4.75” -, Blade Length: 8,40 cm / 3.25” -,
Blade Thickness: 0,40 cm / 0.16” -, Blade Material: CPM-S35VN -, Blade Style: Drop Point -, Blade Grind: Hollow -,
Edge Type: Plain -, Finish: Satin -, Handle Material: Titanium Weight: 141 g / 4.93 oz.

A little more expensive than the great KIZER 4426 Bamboo, but thanks to whitemountainknives and some luck on
passing the customs a damned good deal.

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Nice knife MAC, love the blade but the handle is not grippy enough for me.

 

I want a Kershaw Grinder, It`s like £25/$33 in the UK, and only $16 in the US , It only has an 5cr15m blade but i love the shape.

I ordered one of those ""GANZO Firebird FB7603" for GB on sale myself, Make me sick i cannot carry in public, I have this teeny under 2" blade all steel flipper as my new EDC.

 

John.

 

 

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Chapter 3 of my titanium party series!.

Review Y-Start LK5009.

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Handy free parcel tracking service, sends you free email updates if you will, seems to show more detail than other trackers.

 

I have 3 being tracked at the moment.

 

https://www.parcelmonitor.com/

 

John.

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Disclaimer: I am not a knife guy, i know almost nothing about them….nevertheless i do want one for my camping escapades.

I do have one foldable i carry with me on my belt whenever i am in the woods.

Every now and then i take a hatchet to it to make kindling off of bigger logs. I would prefer a foldable, with thick enough of a spine on it that it can take some hatchet-to spine contact.

If i do that, is the better option a non-foldable More-type of knife? Ganzo?

I would want to stay below $30. Can you also recommend a good fire steel? (not too hard of a steel) I’m planning on using the spine of the knife to make sparks, not using a separate striker.

Any good suggestions?

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Obviously, a fixed blade is the better option for this type of tasks, but if I would have to pick a folder below $30, I would pick the Ganzo G720.
Thick blade stock, very comfortable in hand and can take some decent beating. It can be found on Gearbest or Fastech for $20.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osXzfFeWbJA

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contigo wrote:
Can you also recommend a good fire steel?

There was a post about a budget version a few days ago. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/57126

I have gotten a similar one from eBay for $2-3 shipped. They seem to work just as well as any US branded version. Most likely, some US brands get them from China anyway, and just slap on a logo (or not).

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contigo wrote:

Any good suggestions?

I have used a Cold Steel Kukri ( the cheap one ) to baton some split oak . I can process it enough so that I don’t have to scrounge around for kindling . It’s not a folder , but way better to baton with .
These kukris are almost indestructable .

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A long while ago, I think it was Harbor Freight that had machetes for sale for like 5bux a pop, so I stocked up. Rough unfinished wooden handles, but sand it smooth then stain/varnish it and it looks nice. The blade’s pretty sturdy, as long as you don’t try to chop through a chain-link fence or anything. Canvas sheath, too.

I went through the yard cutting through weeds and vines, and it held up nicely.

Might want to check Amazon and other joints for a “disposable” machete like that.

If you want something from Ontario Knife or the like, expect to pay the price. But something made of Chinese Mystery Metal can probably be had fairly inexpensively. Metal usually trumps wood, so it shouldn’t go dull too quickly, and it has enough heft to slog through naughty plant-life with a vengeance.

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isti242 wrote:
I finished my review about the Ganzo Firebird FB7601 CF & G10 folders. These are the first axis-lock Ganzos with ball bearings so the opening – closing action is pretty smooth. Smile !{width:100%}https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lj32MhZbJZQ/We0VfPeuGNI/AAAAAAAAX88/VsQk9nYG2...!

I hate this thread!!! Angry

I just spent $15 on that Sweet CF/Satin Firebird!!! Party Beer

Thanks for the headsup Isti242! Thumbs Up

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You’re welcome! Smile
The CF – satin combo is hard to resist although the handle of the G10 version is more grippy.

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Does the G720 come with a 35 degree edge as standard? Not liking that so much, otherwise a great looking knife

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i decided i need a folder AND a non-folder:

https://www.amazon.com/Hultafors-Knives-Expedition-Knife/dp/B06WLNY639/r...

Havent decided between the G720 and the little smaller srm 910+

Carbon handle would be great!

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contigo wrote:
Disclaimer: I am not a knife guy, i know almost nothing about them….nevertheless i do want one for my camping escapades.

Every now and then i take a hatchet to it to make kindling off of bigger logs. I would prefer a foldable, with thick enough of a spine on it that it can take some hatchet-to spine contact.

I would really not use any folder, pivots and locking mechanisms are not designed for such tasks. However, if you don’t mind eventually ruining a budget knife, the above mentioned G720 is a very good choice. I have one and it is solid.
But pardon my ignorance, why would you need to do that in the first place if you carry a hatchet?

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I’ve done the same thing, used a knife to split kindling off of a small log. It’s just a little bit easier to place the knife and tap back of the spine to cut exactly where you want as opposed to using a hatchet which doesn’t lend itself to that same purpose very well. If you’re swinging the hatchet, it’s less accurate than placing the knife exactly where you want it. If you are trying to place the hatchet, the wide tall blade is harder to control.
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contigo wrote:
i decided i need a folder AND a non-folder:

https://www.amazon.com/Hultafors-Knives-Expedition-Knife/dp/B06WLNY639/r...

Havent decided between the G720 and the little smaller srm 910+

Carbon handle would be great!


Yeah, carbon fiber suits the 910+ pretty well, I guess I’ll make another scale for a co-worker’s 9104 when he finally decides to buy one Wink


Yep, it’s photophucket, but there’s the Photobucket Hotlink Fix. It’s available for Firefox and Chrome
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-fix/

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Yeah what Sprinkles said.

I will use the Hulta for spine-whacking and the folder for edc

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Anybody knife if this type of knife lock is legal in the UK, A pin on the tongue drops into a hole on the blade pivot when it is fully closed and full open, But only requires a little pressure to disengage the lock.

 

 

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Adahn wrote:

Yep, it’s photophucket, but there’s the Photobucket Hotlink Fix. It’s available for Firefox and Chrome
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-fix/

But only for the newest versions which are massive resource hogs.
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phantom23 wrote:
Adahn wrote:

Yep, it’s photophucket, but there’s the Photobucket Hotlink Fix. It’s available for Firefox and Chrome
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-fix/

But only for the newest versions which are massive resource hogs.

Better?




Perfect balance.

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Just ordered the Sanrenmu 7056. Looks to be nice. Does anybody already got this one?

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