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Teacher…v v v v v v.

“I agree mate. Thumbs Up
I just want to be the one doing the “sharpening” or “reprofiling”. Wink.
Sounds like you have found a good method for achieving what you want in a good sharp blade. Beer”“

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Yes mate. 60plus yrs of practice and lots of cuts.

Eventually. You get there.

That tapered angle I almost get right. is a trick from some of the old Meatworks boners I worked with.

If you have a “folding” knife of any style.
It’s capable of coming back on your fingers.
Treat them as such, a folder. NOT a lock back and you’ll never have a problem.
They ALL only Finger nail cleaners and fruit peeler/slicers
anyway.
Serious work. Use sense and get out that FIXED blade you have.
You’ll keep your fingers longer that way. anyway.
Have fun.

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Pete7874 wrote:
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The handle is plastic

What did you think it was going to be?

Plastic.

But just because a manufacturer says something is going to be made of plastic doesn't necessarily mean it will be.  ;)

And because it's my first knife with a plastic handle, I didn't know it was going to feel so cheap.

I wasn't expecting it to be an assisted-opener.

Nowhere in the description does it say anything like that.

They don't even say it's a "quick open" knife, as they do with some of their other knives.

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The Gocomma knife with a 8.9cm D2 blade and a G10 handle dropped in price a little, so I snagged one!  :BEER:

I ordered this back on May 19th.

I just got an email from Gearbest stating that they still haven't shipped it, and I opted to wait until it's in stock.

This will probably be my favorite Gocomma knife, and I'm not fond of the waiting.

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Which one are you waiting for RC? That one?

https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-folding-knives/pp_009152095568.html

Mine has been shipped a couple of days ago.

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Waiting was a smart move RC, it will be worth it. Thumbs Up

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Okay, looks a bit like the Ganzo FH41 (except for the shape of the blade):

https://www.gearbest.com/no-lock-folding-knives/pp_009505043020.html

Unfortunately, Gearbest has increased their prices of FH21, FH41 and FH51 quite a bit.

 

On a side note: Interesting when you look at the link I posted in this post. It says "no lock" even though it uses a liner lock. Facepalm

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That is interesting Lux-Perpetua. I clicked your link & scrolled down, under “Specifications” it said “Liner Lock”; which of course is correct.
Strange indeed…. Shocked .. Tired

Specification
General
Brand: GANZO
Type: Folding
Lock Type: Liner Lock
Blade Edge Type: Fine
Blade Length Range: 5cm-10cm
Weight Range: 101g-200g

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  OK 2+ months later My second batch of  10$ Go Commas arrived ...

 

 Much better lock -up on three of them and one has about a 25% lock up ...where as the first one has about 15% One is about 85% the other two are 75% 

Big damn difference .

 

I'm also wondering when people said the angle on lock ups are normally about 7 degrees .

 My guess on these is they are at a much steeper angle than 7 degrees...(see ..I've been sharpening knives lately and know what 12 degrees looks like ) Smile

At over 2 months I was really questioning if they were ever going to arrive.

 I still like the look /shape /feel/weight of  the knife... and at 75-85%  I'm much more comfortable than I was with the first knife I received  . 

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/\ .. Thumbs Up

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 Wow, ordered my Gocomma Quick Open ($9.99) from GearBest on 06/18/19, got shipping notice on 06/19/19. I guess we'll see how long it actually takes.

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I got a Ganzo Firebird FH41 the other day and I gotta say… it quickly became the favorite of the FH Series knives I have. That being the FH11, FH21, and now the FH41.

The Fit n’ Finish, blade sharpness, etc., etc. is all up to par… just like on the others. But the blade shape & grind do it for me.

Drop point blade is 88 mm / 3.465 in. (3 15/32) , flat ground from edge to spine.

The G-10 slab handles are a simple & straight forward design…. no weird shapes or finger grooves (which I hate btw . Wink ).

Blade length is a bit long for my preference, BUT…. the overall design & feel of the knife overcomes “my preference”. I love it. Thumbs Up

It opens to a firm lockup with a flip of the flipper tab.

I see it is $28 as I write this. I got mine for $23.14 a few weeks ago. If it drops in price again, I’ll be forced to get a spare. Facepalm . Cash . Wink
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Ganzo Firebird FH41

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I really like the FH 41 also. I like it’s straightforward clean lines and it reminds me of the Massdrop Keen folder (which is a bit pricey).

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That's a really good looking knife . I looked at that one for a long time/ read reviews /watched videos ...arugh!!

 

 

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Yeah, I have the FH11 and like it.
I have the FH21 & like it even more.
But for me, the FH41 takes it to another level. I really like it!! Wink

Good video Boaz… I can relate. Facepalm . It never ends though it seems. Cash

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Uhh… all this talk of FH41 makes me want to get one, even though I am perfectly happy with the FH21 already.

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My Gocomma knife (that one here: https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-folding-knives/pp_009152095568.html) just arrived. So far, I'm quite impressed by the quick and easy flipping mechanism. It works great for the price. However, my liner lock looks the same as on the picture of the page before, i.e. it's coverage is about 40% according to what I could see with my eyes. If I got you guys right this is not much of a problem, right? Unlike my Ganzo knives the blade of the Gocomma knife comes not very sharp from factory. A quick test with a sheet of paper revealed that the blade gets more or less stuck when cutting through it. So, this one needs to be resharpened.

 

(picture below is not mine but taken as reference from the page before)

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New Gocomma knife...

I call it the Gocomma Coffee.

gocomma_coffee

https://www.gearbest.com/with-lock-folding-knives/pp_009490641435.html

It's supposed to "quick open" like some of the other Gocomma knives.

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Looks cute.

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Teacher.

You may like those plain straight sided knife body’s.
OK for pocket toy and cleaning nails.

But be careful if you ever use them for any decent knife work.
Where you have to hold firmly while pushing or stabbing.
Especially when/if they have water, oil, grease. Anything wet on them.
It’s very easy to slice your fingers as it slides up out of your grip.

That’s the reason “professional” knives usually have grip grooves or very pronounced dimples in scales. and finger grooves.
GRIP is the most important item on a knife apart from steel and edge.

Yrs ago we had flat slab wooden scales on Commercial fish/butchers knives.
Any old Trawlerman you see will have lots of slices on his fingers.
We had to gut and Gill all the fish b4 packing in the ice kits.
We used to saw/cut slots, dips in the scales for better grip.
Keeps your finger tendons longer.

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“”“If disassembled, can’t that piece be gently bent a little more to provide more coverage?”“”.

Lightbringer.

Bending the lock bar probably wouldn’t make much difference. in the space avail.
Also Change the agle of contact faces.

Be better to strip knife. Put that side of frame in vice. and file/ diamond plate a tiny amount off that face. Keeping the angleof face the same.
Front/back. AND Side to side. There are 2 angles involved.

That would allow the lock face to travel over a little more for more face contact.
WHile still giving full contact pressure.
And allowing the full contact to still occur with age, as they wear.
They are cut so as the moving part WILL move over further to take up any wear.
We just speeding up the “wear” a little.
More wear. More move over. MORE contact face. Better all round.

Would also allow any slight adjustment IF faces not truly flush,
Just be careful. Smaller IS better..

Practice on a 20yr old throwaway first.

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Just got a Civivi Baklash, if you want an outstanding flipper knife, this is knife is the S#%$
I can find 0 faults with this thing, perfect fit & finish, dead centering, solid lockup, hair shaving sharp and incredible action opening and closing, even comes with a nice case and micro fiber cloth, I don’t have a gocomma but I’d bet this guy can kick the crap out of one lol.

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Blackbeard wrote:

I don’t have a gocomma but I’d bet this guy can kick the crap out of one lol.

I would hope so!

It costs several times as much as a Gocomma.

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it’s worth it tho, I put off getting one for a long time, but these are hard to beat for the price.

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raccoon city wrote:

New Gocomma knife...

I call it the Gocomma Coffee.

https://www.gearbest.com/with-lock-folding-knives/pp_009490641435.html

It's supposed to "quick open" like some of the other Gocomma knives.

This knife is still on GearBest, but the Gocomma branding is gone!

Also, it says it has an axis lock, but it doesn't look like it does.

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Blackbeard wrote:
Just got a Civivi Baklash, if you want an outstanding flipper knife, this is knife is the S#%$ I can find 0 faults with this thing, perfect fit & finish, dead centering, solid lockup, hair shaving sharp and incredible action opening and closing, even comes with a nice case and micro fiber cloth, I don’t have a gocomma but I’d bet this guy can kick the crap out of one lol. !https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51XgZkrRLmL.SL1001.jpg!

I have a Baklash. It really is amazing for the money. Whether you get the basic version for $42.50 or one of the fancy-scaled versions for $50-something, it’s easily one of the best knives you can get for the money. Most of the Civivi knives punch above their pay grade.

Now that I also have the Gocomma, I can tell you that your bet is safe. That’s not really a surprise though. The Gocomma costs like a third as much. I’m still skeptical that this is real D2. My schedule is crazy this time of year but as we get into fall, I’ll give the Gocomma a run as my primary EDC and see what happens.

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raccoon city wrote:

That is the first of the Gocomma knives that has piqued my interest. Might have to pick one up. Is anyone besides Gearbest carrying it?

As for Civivi, none of their knives so far have really spoken to me either. I do own two of the Massdrop knives that WE produced (a Gent & Keen) and I’ve been impressed with their quality, I just haven’t found a Civivi I love yet.

My next purchase is going to be this newly released Steel Will beaut….

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Since some Gocomma knives don't have model names or numbers, they can be hard to find online.

BTW, that knife is no longer called Gocomma on Gearbest.

I don't know what happened.

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Maybe the comma went?

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Lightbringer wrote:
Maybe the comma went?
Go, just go, … Wink

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