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Aliexpress…I have 6 ordered, all are copies, fakes, clones or whatever Big Smile

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Has anyone bought TwoSun knifes from Aliexpress “twosunt cuttlery” store?
I made two orders and tracking shows nothing after a month on both.. (post NL)

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samsat wrote:
Any other black Friday deals out there?
I’ve carried one or two for a couple of years now and even the 8CR model holds a decent edge.
I just bought a bunch more for gifts.

!https://i.imgur.com/Z9eBhSzm.jpg!


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Vipertec is having a site wide 30% off sale. Started yesterday I think.

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I definitaly hate the edge retention on my Kershaw Chill and love the one on my SRM 9305.

Both 8Cr13MoV, the latter with a much thinner behind the edge full flat ground blade.

Maybe heat treatment is better on the SRM as well, the blade geometry is better for cutting for sure.

On the other hand I have no better bearing-less flipper than the Chill.

If they’d make a batch in Sandvik steel or a full flat blade then I might get another one.

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If they’d make a batch in Sandvik steel or a full flat blade then I might get another one.

I feel that way about a lot of Kershaw’s Chinese-made Kershaws in 8Cr13Mov. The Atmos and Fraxion are prime examples.

As we’ve seen, 14C28N is just a terrific budget steel. While it was originally made for Kershaw, now we are seeing Chinese companies like Ruike using it at Kershaw’s 8Cr13Mov prices.

With a proper heat treatment, 9Cr18Mov can be good too. I don’t know who Kershaw uses for their Chinese manufacturing but I have a hard time believing that they couldn’t get a better entry-level steel. Then again, they still make overpriced knives in 4Cr14 and 3Cr13. Sick

BTW, have you seen WE’s new bottom-tier brand, Sencut? They’ve got a new knife in 9Cr18Mov for $32.

https://www.amazon.com/SENCUT-Stonewashed-9Cr18MoV-Skeletonized-Activiti...

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Can anyone comment on the 9Cr18MoV used in the Civivi line (eyeing off the ORTIS model for a bit of a pocket thrasher). They’re rating it at 57-59 HRC.

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lazerEagle wrote:
Can anyone comment on the 9Cr18MoV used in the Civivi line (eyeing off the ORTIS model for a bit of a pocket thrasher). They’re rating it at 57-59 HRC.

It’s a good budget steel and Civivi does amazing things with it. I shared this 9Cr18Mov showdown a few posts back. Spoilers: The sample from Real Steel did better than a lot of Chinese D2. The samples from Civivi ranked right up there with some of the production M390 and S35VN coming out of China.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2MGsyodJkI

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Hello guys. I have decided to compare these three knives, two of them classic bushcraft in Chinese brands. Let’s see what you think…

LINK: https://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/2020/11/kubey-ku184-vs-hx-outdoors-rock-vs-cima.html

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I got a couple of those Cima knives, so I’d be interested in how it stacks up. I like ‘em regardless, but… LOL

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Anyone know of a way to tighten up side play in a Boker Kalashnikov. Tried tightening up the screw till the knife wouldn’t deploy but even then it still had the same amount of side play, so backed off till it just would deploy. Seemed no amount of screw adjustment changed anything in the blade side play. Can shims be added..?

Or is this just the way these cheap autos are..? To bad, as its a light easy to carry edc that deploys with authority. Got the Boker Strike Plus and it has no side play, none, but feels much heavier..?

Could it be because I got the left handed Kalashnikov…? I’m ambidextrous so got the Strike in right hand and Kalashnikov in left handed for $34 at Grindworx. Would that make a difference in side play..?

Guess even with the .015” side play still like the knife, especially for the budget price. It feels good in the hand.

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Received a Kershaw Bareknuckle with a 14C28N blade. My favorite Kershaw so far.

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Do you have some recommendations about knives with that quite rare set of characteristics (and yes, i think there are not so many ones like this) :

- (required) Knife being openable with a flipper mechanizm
- (required) Lock system being either axis-lock, button-lock, … but neither liner-lock nor frame-lock
- (required) Knife to still be easily internationaly orderable
- (would be nice) No thumb stud
- (would be nice) Not too expensive

There is really not a lot of models with these characteristics (obviously because the flipper / axis-lock combination is maybe a bit “contradictory”, with the lock system reducing the effectiveness of the flipper opening) :

- I found the SOG Terminus XR, that i already bought (https://www.amazon.com/SOG-EDC-Folding-Knife-Mechanism/dp/B07K34KFKK/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8).
- Or more recently the Kizer Sway Back 2020, that i’ve just ordered (https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/1005001708921409.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0...)

Other than that, a few models have been produced, but rather difficult to find nowadays (like a few Benchmade models, for example the “Benchmade Axis Flipper”, sadly discontinuied as far as i know https://www.amazon.com/Benchmade-300SN-Axis-Flipper-Knife/dp/B00ALVD8VG/...).

Thanks in advance for any pointers Wink

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SR-G wrote:
Do you have some recommendations about knives with that quite rare set of characteristics (and yes, i think there are not so many ones like this) :

- (required) Knife being openable with a flipper mechanizm
- (required) Lock system being either axis-lock, button-lock, … but neither liner-lock nor frame-lock
- (required) Knife to still be easily internationaly orderable
- (would be nice) No thumb stud
- (would be nice) Not too expensive

Have a look at the Protech Mordax.

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isti242 wrote:
SR-G wrote:
Do you have some recommendations about knives with that quite rare set of characteristics (and yes, i think there are not so many ones like this) :

- (required) Knife being openable with a flipper mechanizm
- (required) Lock system being either axis-lock, button-lock, … but neither liner-lock nor frame-lock
- (required) Knife to still be easily internationaly orderable
- (would be nice) No thumb stud
- (would be nice) Not too expensive

Have a look at the Protech Mordax.


Was about to write that. Btw OP, the Mordax is sold by drop.com
There is also the Protech Malibu which has gotten great reviews, but doesn’t seem to be in stock anywhere atm.
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Fake Mordax Alert!! Big Smile More fidgittterrryyy than my smock….very smooth action, arm shaving sharp….an Ali clone, fake.

http://imgur.com/a/codcmbn

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chooma wrote:
Fake Mordax Alert!! Big Smile More fidgittterrryyy than my smock….very smooth action, arm shaving sharp….an Ali clone, fake.

http://imgur.com/a/codcmbn

Wow! That all black version looks awesome! Thumbs Up I was about to order the blue version but I changed my mind! Smile

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SR-G wrote:
Do you have some recommendations about knives with that quite rare set of characteristics (and yes, i think there are not so many ones like this) :

- (required) Knife being openable with a flipper mechanizm
- (required) Lock system being either axis-lock, button-lock, … but neither liner-lock nor frame-lock
- (required) Knife to still be easily internationaly orderable
- (would be nice) No thumb stud
- (would be nice) Not too expensive

There is really not a lot of models with these characteristics (obviously because the flipper / axis-lock combination is maybe a bit “contradictory”, with the lock system reducing the effectiveness of the flipper opening) :

- I found the SOG Terminus XR, that i already bought (https://www.amazon.com/SOG-EDC-Folding-Knife-Mechanism/dp/B07K34KFKK/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8).
- Or more recently the Kizer Sway Back 2020, that i’ve just ordered (https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/1005001708921409.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0...)

Other than that, a few models have been produced, but rather difficult to find nowadays (like a few Benchmade models, for example the “Benchmade Axis Flipper”, sadly discontinuied as far as i know https://www.amazon.com/Benchmade-300SN-Axis-Flipper-Knife/dp/B00ALVD8VG/...).

Thanks in advance for any pointers Wink

Just saw a video about the Kizer Swaggs Sway back. Might float your boat and it’s not expensive.
https://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_store.html?usrsearch=Kizer+sway...

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What do you think about this knife?.
I just done a review of it:

REVIEW: https://chinese-knives.blogspot.com/2020/12/review-sanrenmu-s738.html

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Just bought a Buck 501 Squire for my 13 year old Godson, his first knife.
I remember my Brother bought me a Buck 110 as my first knife at the age of 16. Used it for many years then lost it in the Quakees in Utah.
And a Buck 119 leather sheath, as mine is fudged up.

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isti242 wrote:
chooma wrote:
Fake Mordax Alert!! Big Smile More fidgittterrryyy than my smock….very smooth action, arm shaving sharp….an Ali clone, fake.

http://imgur.com/a/codcmbn

Wow! That all black version looks awesome! Thumbs Up I was about to order the blue version but I changed my mind! Smile

Been carrying the Mordax for 2 weeks. Very fast break in period. Been in front pocket with my phone which has caused some ano to rub off. Ano is weak, but the this knife is the shit! Very happy with it! Cool

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chooma wrote:
isti242 wrote:
chooma wrote:
Fake Mordax Alert!! Big Smile More fidgittterrryyy than my smock….very smooth action, arm shaving sharp….an Ali clone, fake.

http://imgur.com/a/codcmbn

Wow! That all black version looks awesome! Thumbs Up I was about to order the blue version but I changed my mind! Smile

Been carrying the Mordax for 2 weeks. Very fast break in period. Been in front pocket with my phone which has caused some ano to rub off. Ano is weak, but the this knife is the shit! Very happy with it! Cool

The black one is on the way to me! Smile

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Hello friends. What are your opinion about the new models from SRM (new Sanrenmu)?.

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

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Some of the latest models are overpriced but the quality is very good. The 9202 is similar to a paramilitary 2 with superb quality but I still prefer the Land 155 with ball bearings.

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Omega_17 wrote:
Some of the latest models are overpriced but the quality is very good. The 9202 is similar to a paramilitary 2 with superb quality but I still prefer the Land 155 with ball bearings.

I like more the 1168 model, a bit like a tenacious?. Well, the little 7228 seems me a beauty, it is like a happy folding knife and make me feel happy too.

I hope SRM make new fixed knife too.

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Battery Junction had the Ruike 801 on sale  during it's black friday sale  for 21$ and I had a pair in my cart  but got disgusted with Black friday after spending about an hour trying to buy about150$ worth of lights from Armytek who apparently doesn't ship to the United States . Shut my computer off and gave up on the idea of spending anything . totally forgot about the knives .

 Now i'm kicking myself  ..So dum .

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I got one of the newer SRM models. Its the new g10 slipjoint with 12c27 steel. Quality is incredible.

some of the newer srm knives are to high in price but their d2 seems very good.

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xatu wrote:
Hello friends. What are your opinion about the new models from SRM (new Sanrenmu)?.

 

I don't know about new SRM offerings but I have two Land 910+ knives and have been very impressed ...still going strong

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xatu wrote:
Hello friends. What are your opinion about the new models from SRM (new Sanrenmu)?.

 


I don’t know about new SRM offerings but I have two Land 910+ knives and have been very impressed …still going strong

Land is the old brand for big folders from Sanrenmu, but now has another brand, SRM.

SRM has old models from sanrenmu rebranded to SRM but they have new models too never seen until now, with d2 steel some of them…

I like SRM and i will be looking with attention its models.

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