Poor Man's Sebenza 21

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Poor Man's Sebenza 21

If you don't have this knife its a must have for all knife addicts. I love this knife!! For $ 7-10 its a very nice sebenza 21 knockoff. I think paying $300 for a knife is crazy.

Here's a closer look at the Sanrenmu 710: http://sanrenmu.com/en/foldingknives/product/23.php

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I got the SRM 710 because the people on this forum said it was a good knife.  It was my first look in to SRM knives.  I like it a lot.  I prefer a slightly heavier knife compared to a featherweight knife and this knife feels nice a hefty. I would like to see what the knife looks like in different colors as well.

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above link was giving me a problem so here is another look at it for those who like me have problems:

 

http://www.exduct.com/SRM-Knife-Gifts/710FS-710-Family-Set.html

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They also have it in black. It really looks elegant in SS IMO.

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didnt take long for this thread title to get picked up.   Check out ebay and search for poor man's sebanza.  They are now labeling anything made by SRM that.

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didnt take long for this thread title to get picked up.   Check out ebay and search for poor man's sebanza.  They are now labeling anything made by SRM that.

How funny, i wonder were they came up with that idea Wink

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If you're looking for a heavier knife , i would recommend the infamous spyderco tenacious , same factory were they make srm knives. I love the steel they use . It costs around $30 but very worth it IMO.

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gen1.3_ wrote:

If you're looking for a heavier knife , i would recommend the infamous spyderco tenacious , same factory were they make srm knives. I love the steel they use . It costs around $30 but very worth it IMO.

It's the same steel as the SanRenMus.

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I wouldn't say i am a knife collector, i only own a few... a little ka-bar dozier, and a sog flash II and I recently ordered an SRM 763...

When i was looking at the srm's and deciding on which one to order, i came across this knife. http://sanrenmu.com/en/foldingknives/product/110.php the t08.

Now, what in the hell is the purpose of the design on the blade of that knife? Perhaps one of you collectors would be able to enlighten me?!

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Ifrit wrote:

I wouldn't say i am a knife collector, i only own a few... a little ka-bar dozier, and a sog flash II and I recently ordered an SRM 763...

When i was looking at the srm's and deciding on which one to order, i came across this knife. http://sanrenmu.com/en/foldingknives/product/110.php the t08.

Now, what in the hell is the purpose of the design on the blade of that knife? Perhaps one of you collectors would be able to enlighten me?!

Tanto or modified tanto blades are extremely strong, and the straight edge near the tip is designed for chisel/scraping duty - it's a workshop knife.

That knife is modeled after the Graham Razel

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jekostas wrote:

gen1.3_ wrote:

If you're looking for a heavier knife , i would recommend the infamous spyderco tenacious , same factory were they make srm knives. I love the steel they use . It costs around $30 but very worth it IMO.

It's the same steel as the SanRenMus.

Thanks . Yeah i like 8cr13mov...Easy to bring back a razor edge.

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i have been looking for a good SRM , this one just made the short list. it has a sleek profile , i think if you remove the clip you would have a good pocket carry without being over bothersome. besides it looks good too.

 

to the tenacious, seriously i was shocked even after the great reviews. its a " cut above " for budget knives - i am now a huge spyderco fan , i think their red line or whatever they call it is , made in china or by SRM are well done. the steel?? is it the same kind , or hardend more ?? IDK  but that tenacious made me a believer in this "budget steel" thats why i got the ganzo and a navy ( both yet to be tested fully and sharpen ) 

 

and until i got my ganzo 704, Tenacious was my main EDC.  IMO  $20 for the ganzo delivered,  is very nice and perfectly acceptable but SRM quality is so highly regarded - gotta try one soon.

...so far the knives have escaped the "look" the flashlights and their components get - best to hold off for a bit : )

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Spyderco knives have harder steel - the 8Cr13MoV for the Byrd and Tenacious family of knives is ~59-60 whereas SanRenMu hardens their own knives to 57-59.  Enough to be noticeable but I don't think it's enough to get hung up over.