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Does anyone still sell the little Sanrenmu 605?

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Folks, I tried to look for Ganzo auto knives at Gearbest but couldn't find any. Where can I order some online? 

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an0nemus wrote:

Folks, I tried to look for Ganzo auto knives at Gearbest but couldn’t find any. Where can I order some online? 

I linked a couple of them here and here .

I finished my review about the Fura titanium razor flipper:

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isti242 wrote:
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Folks, I tried to look for Ganzo auto knives at Gearbest but couldn't find any. Where can I order some online? 

I linked a couple of them "here":http://steelreviews.blogspot.com/2017/09/labor-day-sale-at-fasttech-grab... and "here":http://steelreviews.blogspot.com/2015/07/new-ganzo-g7211-and-g7212-autom... . I finished "my review":https://goo.gl/FFDFPW about the Fura titanium razor flipper: !{width:100%}https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XcuYl0KZnBk/Wnns9YzcVXI/AAAAAAAAbh0/QPidMos2n...! !{width:100%}https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EyMwIoyzxEw/WnnvqKu_eAI/AAAAAAAAbic/2gwBYi8c_...

 

extremely helpful! big thanks! will read your articles also Smile

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hatman wrote:
Does anyone still sell the little Sanrenmu 605?

https://www.naturabuy.fr/Mini-couteau-pliant-SANRENMU-GR-605-ideal-trousseau-cles-dans-sac-main-NEUF-item-3611984.html
https://www.kesvilag.hu/sanrenmu-gr5-605-475.html
http://campsite.com.ua/sanrenmu-gr5-605.html

Gonna be difficult and expensive I assume…

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Thanks, Adahn.

Too bad — the Sanrenmu 605 was one of the best little knives made.

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There is a ton of little knife models by Sanrenmu.

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What is the best axis lock knife under $20? I like Ganzo FB7603, is it a good knife for this price or is there better one?

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Best depends on what kind of knife you want and what you’ll be doing with it.
If by best, you mean good quality and smooth, then for regular EDC tasks, I would say that the Ganzo FB760x and the Y-Start JIN02 are probably some of the best axis locks under $20.
They are both well built and both are very smooth thanks to their bearings.

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bdpf79 wrote:
Best depends on what kind of knife you want and what you’ll be doing with it. If by best, you mean good quality and smooth, then for regular EDC tasks, I would say that the Ganzo FB760x and the Y-Start JIN02 are probably some of the best axis locks under $20. They are both well built and both are very smooth thanks to their bearings.

Thanks bdpf79
By best I mean exactly what you wrote. Ordered Ganzo FB7601, looks a tad nicer to my taste with blue accent and CF scales.

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I have the same one. It’s a nice one, you’ll like it.

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MARKOEN500 wrote:
What is the best axis lock knife under $20? I like Ganzo FB7603, is it a good knife for this price or is there better one?
For me definitively SanRenMu 7063. Best budget axis lock ever Thumbs Up
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It’s nice for sure but I wouldn’t consider it the best.
Plus, with a knife this size, I actually find using the axis lock kind of awkward.
I have both the axis and liner lock versions of the 7063 and I actually prefer the liner lock on this one.

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bdpf79 wrote:
It’s nice for sure but I wouldn’t consider it the best.
Plus, with a knife this size, I actually find using the axis lock kind of awkward.
I have both the axis and liner lock versions of the 7063 and I actually prefer the liner lock on this one.

I also prefer the liner lock of 7063 but only because I really like its orange color Party Of all Chinese knives I used, SanRenMu 7063 has most razor like, thin blade, extremely good slicer.
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I prefer its big brother, the 9063 (also known as the Real Steel E963) Wink

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MARKOEN500 wrote:
What is the best axis lock knife under $20? I like Ganzo FB7603, is it a good knife for this price or is there better one?

The Ganzo F7611 is also a very good design and it’s on sale at the moment:

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You’ll ,not regret to buy the FB7601 for sure
For 20 bucks you’ve got :
- useful blad geomerty with a nice belly
- good steel (it seems, I know nothing about that)
- razor sharp out of the box
- good symmetry of the grinding
- ball bearings !
- great axis lock
- no blade play
- color choice for the G10 scales
- lighten body thanks to the big holes

I use mine daily at work

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what are the benefits of axis lock? i have one axis lock knife but prefer one without.

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I don’t think that there is any real life benefit to an axis lock, I think it’s more a preference of opening/closing method.
I personally prefer frame locks in general.

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I agree, the Ganzo F7611 has one of the best designs from Ganzo lastly.

My new review about this model:

https://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/2018/02/review-ganzo-firebird-f7611-bk.html

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

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I wish they made an m1 version (17cm~), it would surely be my new EDC (I currently carry an F753m1)

EDIT : I was thinking of the 7601, not the 7611

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Do you guys have any suggestions for a ball bearing flipper? In addition to that i would like:

- Shorter than 16cm fully deployed

- No axis lock

- Pocket clip

Sanrenmu GR-605 seems like a decent knife but would like other suggestions. I dont think the 605 has ball bearings.

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contigo wrote:
Do you guys have any suggestions for a ball bearing flipper? In addition to that i would like:

- Shorter than 16cm fully deployed

- No axis lock

- Pocket clip

Sanrenmu GR-605 seems like a decent knife but would like other suggestions. I dont think the 605 has ball bearings.

Gnome designed by Anton Malyshev:

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Not sure what you call flipper but the GR-605 is not a flipper.
Also. with smaller knives, the effect of ball bearings diminishes, so not too many budget ones available.

The Spyderco Techno clone has ball bearings but is not a flipper.

The Sanrenmu 7076 and Sanrenmu 7090 are 2 small flippers that don’t have bearings but are very smooth.

The Gnome is a nice small flipper on bearings but more expensive.

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Looks like Isti beat me with the Gnome Smile

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bdpf79 wrote:

The Spyderco Techno clone has ball bearings but is not a flipper.

I have one of those Techno clones and although it has a smooth action I’m pretty sure it’s running on bronze washers.

FURA has a couple of nice titanium mini flippers here , here and here.

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I got mine a couple of weeks ago and haven’t taken it apart yet, so I don’t know for sure but looking at it, it look like bearings to me.
Yep, I forgot about those Fura, not my style but nice finds.

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Thanks for the suggestions. The Gnome is a beautiful knife but out of my budget range. Sorry but the fura knives are not in my taste, too….something, boxy maybe?
Wish the gnome was cheaper Smile
I do dig the Sanrenmu 7076 LUX-GHV, i will search for youtube reviews on it.
I thought a flipper is a knife you can flip open? Im not good at knife terminology. SOme of the enlan knives might fit the bill too, are they regarded about same quality as sanrenmu and ganzo knives?

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contigo wrote:

SOme of the enlan knives might fit the bill too, are they regarded about same quality as sanrenmu and ganzo knives?

In my experience, yes.  ;)

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Thank you for the answer.
I did mention “flipper” and at the time i didnt know what the defenition of flipper is…but i do now after some reading.
I dont care if its a flipper or not, i might even prefer a non flipper but not the end of the world either way. More than anything, i want it to have ball bearings in it and not longer than about 16cm.

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