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chooma wrote:
Xanadu NEW 14C28N steel tactical camping folding Knives G10 handle hunting Self-defense tool EDC cutter YX622
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/4PUwJVqu

Anyone have any budget front flippers like this?

Any others you can link me to would be cool…thanks

I think I have to have one to play with.

I have a Bestech Pebble which is similar to that Xanadu. It’s a bit more expensive as well. One of my favorite knives. I haven’t searched many places for it but, it might be able to be found cheaper.

https://www.bladehq.com/item—Bestech-Knives-Pebble-Liner-Lock—81583

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That Pebble has a flipper tab. I’m interested in a front flipper.
Thank you

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chooma wrote:
Xanadu NEW 14C28N steel tactical camping folding Knives G10 handle hunting Self-defense tool EDC cutter YX622
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/4PUwJVqu

Anyone have any budget front flippers like this?

Any others you can link me to would be cool…thanks

I think I have to have one to play with.

Are there any video reviews of this? I’m interested to see the action.

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LuvThemKnives Spreadsheet of knife testing results to date seems to be updated only up to batch 16

Results for Batch 17 to 22 can be found on their channel site. For budget knives notice.
CH Nighthawk D2 (55-62) HRC 63 & 63.2
Ganzo FH41 D2 (55-62) HRC 63
CH Toucan D2 (HRC 55-62) 62.3
CH 3002 D2 (HRC 55-62) 59.9

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———————— Batch 23 —————————————
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Bestech Bowietie M390 (60-62) HRC 60
Brother 1503 VG10 (58-60) HRC 57.8
CobraTec OTF 440C (58-60) 54.6
CobraTec OTF D2 blade (55-62) 59.4
Cold Steel Crawford 1 4034 blade (54-55) HRC 57 × 2
FF Mordax CPM20CV (56-59) HRC 59.5 × 2
GEC Yellow Rose 1095 (56-58) HRC 56.7
Real Steel H6 Elegance 14C28N (55-62) HRC 55
Spyderco Native Chief S30V (58-61) HRC 60.9 & 61.1
Yobo Tool Cayman VG10 (58-60) HRC 59.7 & 59.9
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———————— Batch 22 —————————————
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Amare Track S35VN (HRC 58-61) 56.2 & 56.3
CH 3002 D2 (HRC 55-62) 59.9
CH Toucan D2 (HRC 55-62) 62.3
HX Outdoors Mercenaries D2 not D2 probably 9CR14MOV (HRC 56-59) 56.2 & 56.3
Lovocoo Apologist S35VN (HRC 58-61) 59.2
Yon Xanadu YX650 D2 not more like 8CR13MOV (HRC 56-59) 59.2
Yon Xanadu YX750 VG10 (HRC 58-60) 57.8
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———————— Batch 21 —————————————
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9TIEDC Djinn Integral M390 (HRC 60-62) 59.6
QSP Gavail D2 (HRC 55-62) 58.9
QSP Locust VG10 (HRC 58-60) 58
QSP Songbird S35VN (HRC 58-61) 59.1
Spyderco Para 2 red M390 (HRC 60-62) 60.1
Spyderco Para 2 blue M390 (HRC 60-62) 60.8
Tangram Rumble Acuto Sold to Kurt (HRC 58-60) 54.8
Tuyaknife Kingsman M390 (HRC 60-62) 60
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———————— Batch 20 —————————————
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Real Steel Archangel D2 (55-62) HRC 60
Real Steel G5 Metamorph N690 (56-58) HRC 60.5
Real Steel Precision 3001 S35VN (58-61) HRC 59.3
Steel Will Tasso M390 (60-62) HRC 58 & 58.6
Tuyaknife Kostoba N690 (55-62) HRC 58 × 2
TwoSun TS134 Shockwave M390 (60-62) HRC 59 & 59.1
WE Synergy M390 (60-62) HRC 60.2 & 60.7
With Armour Sheepsfoot D2 (55-62) HRC 60.6 & 60.4
With Armour Dro D2 (55-62) HRC 61.1 & 61.2
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———————— Batch 19 —————————————
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Bastion Persuader D2 (55-62) HRC 59.6 & 59.2
CH Nighthawk D2 (55-62) HRC 63 & 63.2
Fanatic Edge Omen M390 HRC (60-62) HRC 57.3 × 2 -> $250
Ganzo FH41 D2 (55-62) HRC 63
Honey Badger D2 (55-62) HRC 62 (no PMI)
Isham Bladeworks Abstruse M390 (60-62) HRC 58.9 & 59.3
Kubey KU208C D2 (55-62) HRC 59 & 59.1
Manly Peak D2 (55-62) HRC 60 × 3
Manly Wasp 12C27 (54-61) HRC 57.1
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———————— Batch 18 —————————————
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Benchmade Barrage M390 HRC 60.2
Benchmade Griptillian CPM20CV HRC 60.3
Benchmade 805 TSEK M2 HRC 60
Benchmade 805 TSEK M390 HRC 59.6
Kershaw Dividend M390 HRC 60.1
Kershaw Knockout M390 HRC 61.3
Kershaw Link M390 HRC 61
Lionsteel M4 fixed blade M390 HRC 59.1
Microtech Socom Elite Auto 2018 M390 HRC 59.9 & 60
Reate Wave M390 HRC 59.3
Reate Knives Mini Horizon-D M390 HRC 59.3 & 59.2
Rike 1508 Integral M390 HRC 59.2 & 60
Spyderco Para 2 S110V HRC 62
Spyderco Manix2 lightweight S110V HRC 62.3
Spyderco Yojimbo 2 CPM20CV HRC 60.8
Steel Will Modus M390 HRC 57.8 & 57.9
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———————— Batch 17 —————————————
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Boker Kalash Auto S30V HRC 58.3 × 2
Buck 112 Slim Pro Micarta S30V HRC 58.2 & 58.7
James Brand Folsom CTS-BD1 HRC 58
Kawaiback clone not S35VN – Probably 8CR.. HRC 57.1 & 57.6
LionSteel Roundhead M390 HRC 59 Peters Heat
Norseman Clone M390 HRC 58.3 & 58.1
Rike F1-T CPM-D2 HRC 64.3 & 64.7
Samier Field Cleaver not D2 probably8CR.. HRC 55 & 56
Small cleaver not S35VN probably 8CR.. HRC 57.9 & 57.2
Steel Will Cutjack Green M390 HRC 58.2 & 57.7

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chooma wrote:
That big Panthera is kind of easy to carry, slim profile and kind of lite.
These are the latest budget knives I have received.

Clone, copies, fakes….whatever Smile

http://imgur.com/a/MGr7KnW

http://imgur.com/a/h2XKM9I

How’s that Kershaw launcher copy? Thought I saw them going for about $35, when the original is well over $100.
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RapidLux wrote:
LuvThemKnives Spreadsheet of knife testing results to date seems to be updated only up to batch 16
Thanks for summarizing this. Tedious to wander through all the videos. Seems like CH Knives has been scoring well on average, often hitting the upper end of the declared hardness range.
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chooma wrote:
That big Panthera is kind of easy to carry, slim profile and kind of lite.
These are the latest budget knives I have received.

Clone, copies, fakes….whatever Smile

http://imgur.com/a/MGr7KnW

http://imgur.com/a/h2XKM9I

How’s that Kershaw launcher copy? Thought I saw them going for about $35, when the original is well over $100.

The launch copies are great. No hotspots, blades are sharp. And they fire HARD!
There are two more I’m going buy soon.

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chooma wrote:
Xanadu NEW 14C28N steel tactical camping folding Knives G10 handle hunting Self-defense tool EDC cutter YX622
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/4PUwJVqu

Anyone have any budget front flippers like this?

Any others you can link me to would be cool…thanks

I think I have to have one to play with.

Are there any video reviews of this? I’m interested to see the action.


https://steelreviews.blogspot.com/2019/10/whats-new-on-aliexpress-yon-xa...
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chooma wrote:
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chooma wrote:
Xanadu NEW 14C28N steel tactical camping folding Knives G10 handle hunting Self-defense tool EDC cutter YX622
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/4PUwJVqu

Anyone have any budget front flippers like this?

Any others you can link me to would be cool…thanks

I think I have to have one to play with.

Are there any video reviews of this? I’m interested to see the action.


https://steelreviews.blogspot.com/2019/10/whats-new-on-aliexpress-yon-xa...

Thanks!

I’m on the fence with this one. It looks like Yon Xanadu got dinged for not using the steel they claim by LuvThemKnives. That’s my biggest issue with buying knives on aliexpress. If the knife is 8Cr13Mov or whatever, just say so. A company like Tonife has no problem listing 3Cr13Mov or 5Cr15Mov. As a result, I have no worries buying from them. In fact, their little 7Cr17Mov Squirrel is one of my favorite knives. Smile

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Was wondering if there are any deals like the gocomma knife that was selling for around $9.99 (around a year ago or so). I liked that knife and was wanting something budget like that.

The last one I ordered was on 5-17-2019

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Honey Badgers are running less 25% for Black Friday.

https://westernactive.com/promotions/

Also new sheepsfoot shaped blade was just launched.

https://westernactive.com/product-category/knives/style/wharncleaver/

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this guy Outpost76 is testing the edge retention, test results here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PzXZEuyMtOMoSDhyFUfDNV9MNbztMEvZ...

most people doing edge retention tests only go for the higher steel grades. not a lot of low-end steel to compare to, like Sandvik, 440 or AUS6/AUS8. Spyderco S30V knives with 10-20% more durable edge retention seem to retail for at least 150USD, the Endura is 80USD and performs way worse than Ganzo D2 steel. DAMN.
that makes Ganzo’s D2 knives an outstanding deal. or Spyderco somewhat disappointing.

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For China made traditionals you could try this:
http://www.roughriderknives.com/knives/

Thank you, sir.
I bought my first Rough Rider about 9 years ago, a 6-blade folding knife!!
The only problem with them are the shipping cost; they are chinese made, but sell/trade by american SMOKY MOUNTAIN knife works, and they do not sell to Italy…So I must buy them from Ebay/Amazon etc etc with a lot of shipping cost etcetc (no free shipping from China, sigh).
Maybe one day I will do a video review of my first Rough Rider Knife! Thumbs Up

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If anyone can share more names of trustworthy Chinese manufacturers, I would be happy to hear about them.

Well, you are welcome!
I just posted my latest “effort”, a video review of a Brother knife, another (very) good chinese brand, the Brother 1507

This is the video:

Maybe tonight I will open a post/discussion Big Smile

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For China made traditionals you could try this:
http://www.roughriderknives.com/knives/

Thank you, sir.
I bought my first Rough Rider about 9 years ago, a 6-blade folding knife!!
The only problem with them are the shipping cost; they are chinese made, but sell/trade by american SMOKY MOUNTAIN knife works, and they do not sell to Italy…So I must buy them from Ebay/Amazon etc etc with a lot of shipping cost etcetc (no free shipping from China, sigh).
Maybe one day I will do a video review of my first Rough Rider Knife! Thumbs Up

Have a look at this store on Aliexpress. They have a couple of traditional slip joints branded as “Watchman” at a reasonable price with free shipping.

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Well, you are welcome! I just posted my latest “effort”, a video review of a Brother knife, another (very) good chinese brand, the Brother 1507

How is the opening action of your Brother 1507? Isn’t it too stiff? I’m also planning to order one. Smile

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Manx wrote:
For China made traditionals you could try this:
http://www.roughriderknives.com/knives/

Thank you, sir.
I bought my first Rough Rider about 9 years ago, a 6-blade folding knife!!
The only problem with them are the shipping cost; they are chinese made, but sell/trade by american SMOKY MOUNTAIN knife works, and they do not sell to Italy…So I must buy them from Ebay/Amazon etc etc with a lot of shipping cost etcetc (no free shipping from China, sigh).
Maybe one day I will do a video review of my first Rough Rider Knife! Thumbs Up


I gifted a DogBoneJack to my nephew (and his french bulldog) but he lost the non working (with this dog) whistle.

https://s1274.photobucket.com/user/e_sutus/library/Rough%20Rider?sort=3&...

I should’v kept the knife Silly

But yes, shipping was half of the selling price, I hat that, too.
Made in China, comes shipped from the US, what a joke.

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Have a look at this store on Aliexpress. They have a couple of traditional slip joints branded as “Watchman” at a reasonable price with free shipping.

Thanks for the valuable suggestions! I had seen them, they are the same store where I got the Brother 1507! Big Smile
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How is the opening action of your Brother 1507? Isn’t it too stiff? I’m also planning to order one.

My is “normal”, It is neither hard or soft, I would say that it is ok. The one thing apparently negative (so to speak) is that opening with one hand is almost impossible (for my little hands Facepalm ). It’s a modern traditional (reminds me of the Gec style) so opening it with two hands is not a real problem.

Right now, “Knife center store” on Aliexpress has the best price of the whole web. I was really amazed by the quality. I expect to buy at least one more Brother knife, even if they cost a little more than I usually spend on Chinese knives.

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I gifted a DogBoneJack to my nephew (and his french bulldog) but he lost the non working (with this dog) whistle. https://s1274.photobucket.com/user/e_sutus/library/Rough%20Rider?sort=3&… I should’v kept the knife
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But yes, shipping was half of the selling price, I hat that, too. Made in China, comes shipped from the US, what a joke.

Unfortunately you’re right, it’s an old speech, we’ve talked about it before. We knife lovers here in Europe are unlucky.

Facepalm Angry

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My is “normal”, It is neither hard or soft, I would say that it is ok. The one thing apparently negative (so to speak) is that opening with one hand is almost impossible (for my little hands Facepalm ). It’s a modern traditional (reminds me of the Gec style) so opening it with two hands is not a real problem.

Right now, “Knife center store” on Aliexpress has the best price of the whole web. I was really amazed by the quality. I expect to buy at least one more Brother knife, even if they cost a little more than I usually spend on Chinese knives.

I also stumbled upon those Watchman / Steel Warrior traditional slip joints while looking for the Brother 1503 and 1507. Smile

Two handed opening is fine for me as long as the folder doesn’t have a nail breaking stiff action.

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Got myself a new fixed blade. Brother F005. D2 and a micarta handle with “kydex” sheath. Hardness said to be 61 HRC.

I have used it only to start one fire though. Strikes a ferro rod decently and feathersticking was good. It is a scandi grind but I am pretty sure that there is a secondary bevel. I might make it a true scandi or convex it.

For the money it seems like a true bargain! No gripes about anything. F&F is spot on and the sheath is functional and the knife sits in really snuggly.

Actually one con it had.. the sheath was holding the knife too firmly. Heat gun did the trick and now I can get the knife out easily but it still snaps into the sheath firmly.

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County Comm Boker with Coyote G10 scales is on sale this weekend for $20, additional 10% off using code MILSPEC

https://countycomm.com/collections/cutting/products/boker-edc-slip-joint-knife-custom-coyote-taupe-g10

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korpzgrinda wrote:
County Comm Boker with Coyote G10 scales is on sale this weekend for $20, additional 10% off using code MILSPEC

https://countycomm.com/collections/cutting/products/boker-edc-slip-joint-knife-custom-coyote-taupe-g10

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Thanks for the heads up! I’d been looking for a “gentleman’s folder” knife and had been waffling between a few different knives. So many choices today in the small EDC range. It’s mind boggling. Eventually I realized for a small EDC, a slip joint would do just fine. Only looking to tackle small tasks with it. My Victorinox Alox money clip has a very usable knife, but wanted something a little larger. I have a Victorinox multi-tool knife, but it doesn’t have a clip and is too thick. This looks like it’ll do the job nicely. Excellent price, too. CountyComm has loads of interesting items. I also picked up a zippered pouch wallet with clip.
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I’d been looking for a mini folder liner-lock knife with titanium scales. Found this little 2” D2 bladed thing on eBay (seller is jian2016). Price is about $18 after taxes (USA).

It arrived in a nicely packed bubblewrap envelope, stashed in a good quality drawstring felt pouch. Machining is excellent. No burrs or hot spots. Blade locks firmly into place with no play, although action is tight. Not a flipper by any means, but that’s to be expected with a knife this size at this price point. Still, the materials do seem to be true to form (titanium body, D2 steel blade).

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That looks really nice and the size is good for edc.

Can someone tell me what is this accessory which came with one of my sanrenmu which I had got last year.

SRM 7010 https://imgur.com/a/5oCoeu4

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cyclops wrote:
That looks really nice and the size is good for edc.

Can someone tell me what is this accessory which came with one of my sanrenmu which I had got last year.

SRM 7010 https://imgur.com/a/5oCoeu4

Yes, the quality/price ratio is excellent. I’m glad I got it. As for the accessory, looks like some kind of flat strap lock. Nice looking Sanrenmu. Stone wash always looks cool. Is that about a 3” blade?
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cyclops wrote:
That looks really nice and the size is good for edc.

Can someone tell me what is this accessory which came with one of my sanrenmu which I had got last year.

SRM 7010 https://imgur.com/a/5oCoeu4

Yes, the quality/price ratio is excellent. I’m glad I got it. As for the accessory, looks like some kind of flat strap lock. Nice looking Sanrenmu. Stone wash always looks cool. Is that about a 3” blade?

What is that accessory used for?

Yes, the SRM is nice, I got like 3 variants of this 7010. You are right, blade size is about 3” and overall knife is just over 6”.

Wow, you are in Hoboken! I come to River Street for work!

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I think you can clip that accessory around your belt and the knife to it then.

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What is that accessory used for?

Yes, the SRM is nice, I got like 3 variants of this 7010. You are right, blade size is about 3” and overall knife is just over 6”.

Wow, you are in Hoboken! I come to River Street for work!

On the right panel with the peg, there’s a slot cut with a tab. You could slide a strap into that, then after wrapping the strap around, lay over the excess and then close up this retainer. Or, it could be used to secure something to a belt, like a flashlight with a hand strap—after securing this retainer to the belt, lay the hand strap over it then close it up.

I’m actually in Weehawken, right near Hoboken border, so I put Hoboken as it’s a far more recognizable name. Yeah, tons of businesses in that city. Very expensive place to live! But great for night life after work, that’s for sure.

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Safety lock so kids can’t play with it? Clamps around the knife and doesn’t let the knife open? Complete guess, I really have no clue what that is for. Big Smile

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cyclops wrote:
That looks really nice and the size is good for edc.

Can someone tell me what is this accessory which came with one of my sanrenmu which I had got last year.

SRM 7010 https://imgur.com/a/5oCoeu4

That’s a sort of MOLLE clip. For example you can attach additional storage cases to your MOLLE compatible backpack by it.

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