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Maybe that’s why Gearbest has been having sales on them.

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Two knives arrives today. They are so beautiful.

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DENGOH wrote:
Two knives arrives today. They are so beautiful.

I’ve been looking at that one, how do you like that AXIS lock button?

Also was looking at these:

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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The axis lock button is okay, but without ball bearing, it is tighter so have to fold using two hands.

After playing it side by side with my Ganzo FB760, the plastic button is definitely better.

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DENGOH wrote:
The axis lock button is okay, but without ball bearing, it is tighter so have to fold using two hands.

After playing it side by side with my Ganzo FB760, the plastic button is definitely better.

Is that one an original design or a clone of something?

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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I’m wondering if the G729 model has been dropped, I couldn’t find it on their website: https://ganzoknife.com/

Maybe that’s why Gearbest has been having sales on them.
Yeah guess I better hurry up and get mine. I’d like to find one with the Skeletonized liners though.
I wonder if they were ordered to cease and desist production by Spyderco.

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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beam0 wrote:
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The axis lock button is okay, but without ball bearing, it is tighter so have to fold using two hands.

After playing it side by side with my Ganzo FB760, the plastic button is definitely better.

Is that one an original design or a clone of something?

I think it is cloning 90% of original Spyderco Manix 2 XL.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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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.

Cheers

The knives I’ve purchased from GearBest have all been inspected by Border Force which caused a delay, but they’ve all come through. As long as they’re not prohibited (e.g. assisted) you shouldn’t have a problem.

GearBest seems to describe some knives as assisted even though they aren’t, especially if they have a ball bearing pivot.

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

Lansky 4-rod Turn Box Knife Sharpener, a budget alternative to the Spyderco Sharpmaker.

https://www.amazon.com/Lansky-4-rod-Turn-Knife-Sharpener/dp/B000B8FW0E/

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You know that you can edit posts right? Thumbs Up

Out of curiosity has anyone tried the extremely cheap Dollar Tree sharpening stone? I just picked one up to mess with on some very cheap junk knives that I have. Currently my sharpening method depending on the state of the edge is choose a sandpaper grit, lay it on top of a mouse pad then pull at a slight angle keeping the edge perpendicular to the direction I’m pulling. I managed to get a knife that was dull to quite usable using this method, but it took some time. I’s like to try out one of those sharpmakers eventually. Thanks for the alternative skinny_tie! The Spyderco costs more than my entire knife collection currently so I’m always interested in budget sharpening methods.

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I haven’t sharpened my wife’s Spyderco yet but I think they are around 17 degrees. I just put the Ganzo on my KME sharpener and it looks to be about 20 degrees. With the cheaper steels its easy to change the angle though.

I sharpen my knives when they got dull a bit, usually with a steeper angle than the original one.

But I meant the blade thickness behind the actual cutting edge. Usually cheap knives tend to be quite thick, often with a thick blade stock because it’s “cool” to many people.
This way you get a sharpened prybar instead of a slicer like the usual Spydercos. These blade are or for outdoor use but I like to cut an apple instead of prying it Wink

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skinny_tie wrote:
Holg wrote:
What budget sharpening system is everyone using for their budget knives?

Lansky 4-rod Turn Box Knife Sharpener, a budget alternative to the Spyderco Sharpmaker.

https://www.amazon.com/Lansky-4-rod-Turn-Knife-Sharpener/dp/B000B8FW0E/


This one would be nice to try if they wouldn’t cost twice as much in Europe…
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DENGOH wrote:
beam0 wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
The axis lock button is okay, but without ball bearing, it is tighter so have to fold using two hands.

After playing it side by side with my Ganzo FB760, the plastic button is definitely better.

Is that one an original design or a clone of something?

I think it is cloning 90% of original Spyderco Manix 2 XL.

But not the vertical blade play on some units. I read that some times in reviews.

My reviews about knives: : http://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/

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Does anyone know where the upgraded version of this (with skeletonized liners) can be purchased (G7291-BK, black one with CNC machined grooves in the G10 – second from left in the photo)

According to Steel Reviews (isti242’s Blog) At some point this model were upgraded with skeletonized liners and are now a bit lighter weight:

“The latest versions come with skeletonized steel liners so they weight only 4.02 oz (114 g)!” https://steelreviews.blogspot.com/search?q=g729

I’m not sure if the skeletonized liner upgrade included G7291 model with CNC grooves. I did see on a review the Ganzo Firebird F729 (Carbon Fiber version) and it did have the skeletonized liners. http://chinese-knives.blogspot.com.es/2017/06/review-ganzo-firebird-f729...

Also does anyone know if these models have been discontinued by Ganzo?
G7291
G729
F729

None of these are currently showing on their website. https://ganzoknife.com/

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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beam0 wrote:
Does anyone know where the upgraded version of this (with skeletonized liners) can be purchased (G7291-BK, black one with CNC machined grooves in the G10 – second from left in the photo)

According to Steel Reviews (isti242’s Blog) At some point this model were upgraded with skeletonized liners and are now a bit lighter weight:

“The latest versions come with skeletonized steel liners so they weight only 4.02 oz (114 g)!” https://steelreviews.blogspot.com/search?q=g729

I’m not sure if the skeletonized liner upgrade included G7291 model with CNC grooves. I did see on a review the Ganzo Firebird F729 (Carbon Fiber version) and it did have the skeletonized liners. http://chinese-knives.blogspot.com.es/2017/06/review-ganzo-firebird-f729...

Also does anyone know if these models have been discontinued by Ganzo?
G7291
G729
F729

None of these are currently showing on their website. https://ganzoknife.com/

As I know the CF version debuted with the skeletonized steel liners then they upgraded the solid G10 versions too. I bought my G729 last April at GearBest and it came with the skeletonized steel liners and the Firebird logo on the blade. I have no info about the grooved G10 versions.

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Sorry Adahn. I just checked it against her Spyderco and they are darn close to the same behind the edge. Its definitely a slicer and if there is a difference its minute.

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xatu wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
beam0 wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
The axis lock button is okay, but without ball bearing, it is tighter so have to fold using two hands.

After playing it side by side with my Ganzo FB760, the plastic button is definitely better.

Is that one an original design or a clone of something?

I think it is cloning 90% of original Spyderco Manix 2 XL.

But not the vertical blade play on some units. I read that some times in reviews.


You mean Brother 1601 has blade play issue? Or you meant to say Manix 2 XL?

cool i'll see you when you get there

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timo5150 wrote:
Sorry Adahn. I just checked it against her Spyderco and they are darn close to the same behind the edge. Its definitely a slicer and if there is a difference its minute.

Thank you. That’s good to know for my next budget blade purchase Smile
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DENGOH wrote:
xatu wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
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DENGOH wrote:
The axis lock button is okay, but without ball bearing, it is tighter so have to fold using two hands.

After playing it side by side with my Ganzo FB760, the plastic button is definitely better.

Is that one an original design or a clone of something?

I think it is cloning 90% of original Spyderco Manix 2 XL.

But not the vertical blade play on some units. I read that some times in reviews.


You mean Brother 1601 has blade play issue? Or you meant to say Manix 2 XL?

The brother 1601.

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beam0 wrote:
Does anyone know where the upgraded version of this (with skeletonized liners) can be purchased (G7291-BK, black one with CNC machined grooves in the G10 – second from left in the photo)

According to Steel Reviews (isti242’s Blog) At some point this model were upgraded with skeletonized liners and are now a bit lighter weight:

“The latest versions come with skeletonized steel liners so they weight only 4.02 oz (114 g)!” https://steelreviews.blogspot.com/search?q=g729

I’m not sure if the skeletonized liner upgrade included G7291 model with CNC grooves. I did see on a review the Ganzo Firebird F729 (Carbon Fiber version) and it did have the skeletonized liners. http://chinese-knives.blogspot.com.es/2017/06/review-ganzo-firebird-f729...

Also does anyone know if these models have been discontinued by Ganzo?
G7291
G729
F729

None of these are currently showing on their website. https://ganzoknife.com/

The thing i can tell you is that the f729 cf has a better lock up deeper and it is skeletonized.
I still can see the old ganzo models g729 in shops.

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I haven't ordered any knives from china lately, does anyone have any input or advise on this? *After shipping cost Fasttech regular price ends up better than Gearbest flash sale, plus faster dispatch and shipping time with Fasttech.* I've been wanting this knife for a while and saw on a flash sale today at Gearbest... "Ganzo Firebird F7551-BK Gearbest":https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_1452265.htm... (Ships Jan 18-20) Then I checked to compare prices at Fasttech... "Ganzo Firebird F7551-BK Fasttech":https://www.fasttech.com/products/9628383 (ships in 3 days) . *Fasttech:* F7551-BK $17.67 Regular price +Shipping: $0.23+ USPS First-Class via Hong Kong Post +$0.23 (8 to 14 working days in transit typical) Total: *$17.90* *Gearbest:* F7551-BK $15.99 Flash Sale +Shipping: $3.78+ Registered Air Mail $3.78 (15 - 28 business days) Total: *$19.77* !{width:75%}https://gloimg.gbtcdn.com/gb/pdm-product-pic/Electronic/2017/12/14/sourc...

 

 

 

Mine shipped yesterday from GearBest for $18.26 i have not used insurance or tracking on my last 2 knife orders and they still arrived.

 

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You mean Brother 1601 has blade play issue? Or you meant to say Manix 2 XL?

The brother 1601.


Mine is fine. But i don’t disassemble my knives.

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DENGOH wrote:
xatu wrote:
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You mean Brother 1601 has blade play issue? Or you meant to say Manix 2 XL?

The brother 1601.


Mine is fine. But i don’t disassemble my knives.

My Brother 1601 also has a solid lock-up (no blade play).

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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

The knives I’ve purchased from GearBest have all been inspected by Border Force which caused a delay, but they’ve all come through. As long as they’re not prohibited (e.g. assisted) you shouldn’t have a problem.

GearBest seems to describe some knives as assisted even though they aren’t, especially if they have a ball bearing pivot.

Thanks for the response skinny_tie,

These are the 2 i purchased. what do you think my chances are?

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_597654.html
https://www.gearbest.com/knives-tools/pp_628421.html
guess i will find out soon enough Oops

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isti242 wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
xatu wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
You mean Brother 1601 has blade play issue? Or you meant to say Manix 2 XL?

The brother 1601.


Mine is fine. But i don’t disassemble my knives.

My Brother 1601 also has a solid lock-up (no blade play).

You can see vertical blade play in some samples in youtube and reviews in the standard shops. I read some times the same, but in other cases the lock up is good. The vertical blade play can be tiny too, not a lot

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For those interested in knives from around the world, I found this article quite interesting.
https://www.knifeplanet.net/iconic-knives-in-europe/

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DoNkEyConN][quote=skinny_tie][quote=DoNkEyConN wrote:

Thanks for the response skinny_tie,

These are the 2 i purchased. what do you think my chances are?

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_597654.html
https://www.gearbest.com/knives-tools/pp_628421.html
guess i will find out soon enough Oops

I can’t see any problem with them – unassisted one handed opening knives, including flippers – aren’t prohibited imports.

If you’re in Brisvegas and you’re interested higher quality (and slightly more expensive) knives it’s worth checking out Cleaver Firearms – they have excellent prices on Cold Steel knives.

https://www.cleaverfirearms.com/Products.aspx?Category=Knives&Brand=197

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xatu wrote:
isti242 wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
xatu wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
You mean Brother 1601 has blade play issue? Or you meant to say Manix 2 XL?

The brother 1601.


Mine is fine. But i don’t disassemble my knives.

My Brother 1601 also has a solid lock-up (no blade play).

You can see vertical blade play in some samples in youtube and reviews in the standard shops. I read some times the same, but in other cases the lock up is good. The vertical blade play can be tiny too, not a lot


Ok, when it is unfolded, I put a lot of force on the back of the blade, now it has very tiny vertical blade play.
Wish I didn’t do that. FacepalmBig Smile

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bdpf79 wrote:
For those interested in knives from around the world, I found this article quite interesting.
https://www.knifeplanet.net/iconic-knives-in-europe/

I wish I could add a comment there but there’s no button or field or anything to do that.

Anyways, the Hungarian folder is not a Szankovits, (pronounce in english words like sun-co-witch), but a fejesgörbe (now this is impossible in english), which means fejes – has a head, the part around the pivot, görbe, it’s curved. Szankovits is one maker, there’s 4-5 other companies that still make such knives till today.
Too bad these traditional knives are usually only available in their countries of origin and they are quite expensive compared to our beloved Made in PRC knives…

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For those interested in knives from around the world, I found this article quite interesting. https://www.knifeplanet.net/iconic-knives-in-europe/

Interesting article. Of course in my country the spanish navaja. If course classics like opinel, mora, victorinox…
Really navaja is a folder knife not a brand like opinel etc. Navaja is a knife style, not a brand.

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