If enlan el01 is a best seller, why there isn't any knife (chinese budget) without thumbstuds and flipper like it?

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If enlan el01 is a best seller, why there isn't any knife (chinese budget) without thumbstuds and flipper like it?

If enlan el01 is a best seller, why there isn't any knife (chinese budget) without thumbstuds and flipper like it?.

I only know a model, one inron 803 (thinner liner lock and i don't like for that) but srm,enlan,ganzo or navy haven't another model without thumbstuds and flipper.Why??????

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I've wondered the same thing myself. The el01 turned me on to flipper knives.

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My EL06 comes close... no flipper and thumbstuds are removed in 5 seconds. Granted the liner is also thinner, but maybe the EL08 with removed thumbstuds is what you are looking for.

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Vectrex wrote:

My EL06 comes close... no flipper and thumbstuds are removed in 5 seconds. Granted the liner is also thinner, but maybe the EL08 with removed thumbstuds is what you are looking for.

 

Well, i have the enlan el08 but, as enlan el01 (fat liner, without thumbstuds and with flipper) nothing of nothing. And, i hate the holes on the blade if you remove the thumbstuds. I don't understand why enlan el01 is unique and there aren't chinese knives without thumbstuds and with flipper if likes very much to the people.

Enlan el08 is a good knife but with thumbstuds and without flipper. I do not know why they don't explode the idea.

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SRM 733 has a flipper, non-assisted.  Frame lock, thin, has a carabiner type clip at the butt of the handle, which could clip onto a belt loop, but I use it for a bottle opener.  Not large, fits right in my change pocket and has become my primary edc as of late.  Opens smooth as silk.  No thumb studs, just thumb hole (which I rarely use).

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Yes, i have the 733 but it is so small... My dude/thoughts is if enlan el01 is the most likely design why don't make similar knives the chinese brands...

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Just because the El01 is popular here on BLF doesn’t mean that’s what they are selling the most of.

I think a lot of the popularity is that it is a robust design and doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with the fact that it has no thumb studs.

Any axis lock can be opened without using thumb studs although most of them will still have them. I’m not a big fan of the flipper as it just makes the knife bulkier. Maybe there are others that feel that way as well.

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Well, i read other forums out of BLF and enlan El01 can be the most importan budget chinese knife from last years. With small blade the most popular are the SRMs 710/763.

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