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Yep, so you got a good one Thumbs Up

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AlexGT wrote:
I just received my Ganzo Firebird CF knife, it took forever (Ordered on 11-6-17) if sent via Azerbaijan post Angry

I like it a lot, the finish is perfect, the blade is perfectly centered and it has absolutely no blade play, came shaving sharp out of the box!

Thanks guys for the recommendation! Smile Beer

Any other knives with a deep pocket clip that you would recommend?

The Ganzo G7491 and G7492 also comes with a deep carry pocket clip (the middle one):

I also like my Tekut Zero:

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I finally gifted me a nice RAT 2 (aus8), pictured below the (counterfeit) RAT 1 (unknown blade steel) that I got before.

The RAT 2 is very lightweight. No surprise here, nice fit & finish, smooth action. The liner lock is thin though Silly

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i bought a sanrenmu 71010 and the blade doesnt center in the gap when folded.
can i adjust this by screwing or unscrewing the pivot torx screw? (i dont have torx that small yet)

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Yes, most of the time this can be adjusted by adjusting the pivot screw.
Make sure the movement of blade stays smooth.

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Has anyone from Australia had troubles getting knives from Gearbest into the country?

I know customs can be difficult sometimes and just purchased 2 knives without thinking about whether they might be seized.

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Hello Guys,

I have been into Cutlery long time mainly in japanese swords which I make.
https://imgur.com/a/BjBNW
https://imgur.com/a/CXZSz
AISI 1086V
I never though you could buy affordable usable knives for 10 USD, lol this made me start my own collection.

I bought these
Sanrenmu LAND 9103 14USD
HX OUTDOORS ZD004 15USD
GANZO Firebird F7611 13USD
HARNDS CK7006A Blazer 20USD
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Next ones to buy:
Enlan EL01
INRON NY801
Enlan EL-12

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Wow, nice blades you have there! Thumbs Up
How long does it take to finish a sword like that?

If you`re interested in budget folders than you should have a look at the Ganzo FB7601 / FB7603 line too. Axis-lock with ball bearings is a good combo. Smile

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Since i only work on them limited time its not my main job, its a project in the years of making .

I dont like the ganzo so much in terms of appearence,they all look so similar, dont judge me Silly
But thanks for the info.

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Don’t forget the Ganzo G-753M if you want something slightly smaller


https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_612583.html...

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I bought a fixed morakniv companion on amazon for $8. I have no idea what to do with it haha.

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Keep it handy for the next zombie invasion!

I find my Moras to be very effective at peeling kiwis LOL

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Welcome to the new year.
I have a question, is there any post with only coupons for knives?
Thanks and best regards.

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wesolowskip wrote:
Welcome to the new year.
I have a question, is there any post with only coupons for knives?
Thanks and best regards.

You’ll find coupons, special offers and flash sales here: http://steelreviews.blogspot.ch/
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Thanks

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Received today, 3 SanRenMu’s (from GB, took 3 weeks to arrive)

  • the tiny 7129 : very thin & lightweight, thumbstuds are tiny so a bit harder to flick open. Looks like a tiny version of the Ruike P801.
  • the beefy Land 9046 : blade is chisel grind (with secondary bevel on the main edge), looks a bit tactical for a utility knife but I like it. Also less heavy than I thought.
  • the small fixed blade 7130 : good too, sheath is plastic but very good retention, absolutely no rattling. In picture I have it compared to the Izula clone (supposedly D2 blade steel but I doubt it Smile ) which is a little bit thicker, with kydex sheath but bit of rattle inside.

All bevels are good, superb fit & finish as (nearly) always with SRM

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AgentSteel wrote:
Received today, 3 SanRenMu’s (from GB, took 3 weeks to arrive)
  • the tiny 7129 : very thin & lightweight, thumbstuds are tiny so a bit harder to flick open. Looks like a tiny version of the Ruike P801.
  • the beefy Land 9046 : blade is not all chisel grind (only the tip) as I thought before ordering but flat grind, looks a bit tactical for a utility knife but I like it. Also not too heavy.
  • the small fixed blade 7130 : good too, sheath is plastic but very good retention, absolutely no rattling. In picture I have it compared to the Izula clone (supposedly D2 blade steel but I doubt it Smile ) which is a little bit thicker, with kydex sheath but bit of rattle inside.

All bevels are good, superb fit & finish as (nearly) always with SRM


I’m also waiting for the Little Dragon (why didn’t they name it that way?).

I’m wondering if the animal will grow on me or if I’ll make a scale for it, carbon fiber maybe to make a featherweight knife.

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So after my post in this thread a page or two back I got to wondering where my pocket knife is. I seem to have lost it.
So I after researching blade steel I want to try something with CPM-M4. Any suggestions for a budget knife with that?

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CPM-M4” and “budget knife” are usually not in the same sentence Wink

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Joshk wrote:
So after my post in this thread a page or two back I got to wondering where my pocket knife is. I seem to have lost it.
So I after researching blade steel I want to try something with CPM-M4. Any suggestions for a budget knife with that?

If budget knife means $150 then you should get some Benchmade knives for that price.
With free shipping within CONUS.

Lucky basterds, in Europe knives are twice as expensive, that’s why clones work so well around here.

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bdpf79 wrote:
CPM-M4” and “budget knife” are usually not in the same sentence Wink

Yea, that’s what Google said too. Big Smile
But I figured if it existed, the people following this thread would know about it.

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AgentSteel wrote:
Received today, 3 SanRenMu’s (from GB, took 3 weeks to arrive)
  • the tiny 7129 : very thin & lightweight, thumbstuds are tiny so a bit harder to flick open. Looks like a tiny version of the Ruike P801.
  • the beefy Land 9046 : blade is not all chisel grind (only the tip) as I thought before ordering but flat grind, looks a bit tactical for a utility knife but I like it. Also not too heavy.
  • the small fixed blade 7130 : good too, sheath is plastic but very good retention, absolutely no rattling. In picture I have it compared to the Izula clone (supposedly D2 blade steel but I doubt it Smile ) which is a little bit thicker, with kydex sheath but bit of rattle inside.

All bevels are good, superb fit & finish as (nearly) always with SRM

I also compared the SRM 7130 to my Izula copy. Smile For me the handle of the SRM is more comfortable than the Izula thanks to the slightly bigger size. More pics here.

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Adahn wrote:
If budget knife means $150 then you should get some Benchmade knives for that price.

Thanks for the suggestion. Probably more than I want to spend on a knife though.

Although if $150 sounds like too much for the enthusiasts in the thread, I’d like to point out that $150 is less than the cost of eight $20 knives Smile I bet many people have at least 8.

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I also compared the SRM 7130 to my Izula copy. Smile For me the handle of the SRM is more comfortable than the Izula thanks to the slightly bigger size. More pics here.
Need to do further testing, but I tried the counterfeit Izula on dry bamboo (quite hard wood) and the edge lost its sharpness easily… so soft steel. Don’t have a real D2 fixed blade at the moment so can’t compare. Or I need to invest in sisal rope like Pete from Cedric&Ada youtube channel!

Overall I, too, think the SRM is better Smile

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Joshk wrote:
Adahn wrote:
If budget knife means $150 then you should get some Benchmade knives for that price.

Thanks for the suggestion. Probably more than I want to spend on a knife though.

Although if $150 sounds like too much for the enthusiasts in the thread, I’d like to point out that $150 is less than the cost of eight $20 knives Smile I bet many people have at least 8.


I do. But I like to try different shapes and sizes instead of saving on the grail knife which then wouldn’t satisfy me.

My first expensive (and still the most expensive) knife was a CRK TiLock clone for $140. I use it sometimes but not on a daily basis.

With wife and 2 little kids I prefer a great SRM Land 910+ with selfmade cf scales instead of expensive cutlery.
I just sharpened it and it’s scary how sharp their Sandvik is getting and impressive how well it holds an edge. I paid $11 iirc.

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1232577#comment-1232577

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What budget sharpening system is everyone using for their budget knives?

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DoNkEyConN wrote:
Has anyone from Australia had troubles getting knives from Gearbest into the country?

I know customs can be difficult sometimes and just purchased 2 knives without thinking about whether they might be seized.

Cheers

Let us know what knives you ordered

I have not had any problems with standard one handed opening with lock pocket knives with blades up to 4 inches. May have problems with flippers unless pivot tightened to stop flipper working. Self opening/flick will get seized.

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Holg wrote:
What budget sharpening system is everyone using for their budget knives?
I am very happy with fake Edge Pro, fake Wicked Edge and fake Lansky from Aliexpress all with some pros and some cons for different knives – use them on all of my fake clone knives to achieve perfectly satisfying sharpness. Innocent
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I use a clamp and a piece of thick leather to fix the knife on the table with the blade hanging over the edge.
Then I use a medium diamond file followed by a Victorinox Sharpening file.
The knife rest is useful for cooking knives, I plan to upgrade it with rare earth magnets.



After that I use a leather strop with chromium oxide. This setup is enough to sharpen a knife that can whittle hair.

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