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I got one of Terävä Skrama’s few weeks ago. Fell in love last year when a friend gave me one to try out… awesome tool, cuts like a scalpel and has great balance.

I also got this bad boy in the mail, Master Hunter 3V

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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.

Chinese D2 is definitely better than 8Cr13Mov but average edge retention doesn’t live up to the hype. Their Sandvik steels cut nicely, are easy to sharpen, and are more stainless. I’d love to see more 12C27 and 14C28N moving forward.

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This store is making nice custom handles in brass, copper or titanium.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001803022236.html?gps-id=pcStoreNewA...

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Omega_17 wrote:
This store is making nice custom handles in brass, copper or titanium. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001803022236.html?gps-id=pcStoreNewA...

Is that for engraving service or to purchase ready-to-install custom scales for a Sanrenmu Land 910?

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Just put this on order, should be interesting.

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Chronovore wrote:
Omega_17 wrote:
This store is making nice custom handles in brass, copper or titanium. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001803022236.html?gps-id=pcStoreNewA...

Is that for engraving service or to purchase ready-to-install custom scales for a Sanrenmu Land 910?


I’d say you get the scales for that price when I see that you can pic either titanium or copper.

With the copper being more expensive. Strange world.

Still you can ask the seller, usually they reply quickly-

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polarweis wrote:
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.

Chinese D2 is definitely better than 8Cr13Mov but average edge retention doesn’t live up to the hype. Their Sandvik steels cut nicely, are easy to sharpen, and are more stainless. I’d love to see more 12C27 and 14C28N moving forward.

I tried the srm d2 and I feel that it outperforms the srm 14c28n on edge retention. But I did not do a rope cut test or anything.

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I am subscribed to a bunch of gun sites, and EDC sites. This popped up as a special sale one day. Kershaw Grid….$17!

It’s not a bad knife. Not the best blade profile, but it serves my needs.
And what? I’m NOT going to buy it? It was $17 for cryin’ out loud! lol

Eventually I’m going to copper plate the scales, and do a shipwreck patina on them.

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So I got my Master Hunter in 3V and it’s a hell of a knife… fully processed 130kg wild boar and it’s still sharp. Not shaving sharp but sharp enough. Seems to loose its initial sharpness and then hold an enge for a long time. The boar was covered in mud and had his winter coat on so I’m really happy with it. Not hard to sharpen either.

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Civivi Pintail arrived.

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Interesting knife. Shorter handle than my beloved para3 and smaller in the pocket but longer blade edge. Surprisingly lightweight, party due to the thin blade stock, which is my only gripe, the tip looks like it could be a tad fine and dainty and the top blade bevel is not quite even on both sides. I want to like this, it feels good, we’ll see how it holds up.

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Omega_17 wrote:
This store is making nice custom handles in brass, copper or titanium. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001803022236.html?gps-id=pcStoreNewA...

This store is not making scales. I just tried to order. It turns out this is only an engraving service for the scales, which they do not have.

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Chronovore wrote:
Omega_17 wrote:
This store is making nice custom handles in brass, copper or titanium. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001803022236.html?gps-id=pcStoreNewA...

This store is not making scales. I just tried to order. It turns out this is only an engraving service for the scales, which they do not have.


I would understand that if they’d engraved the original steel scales – but copper or titanium? Wtf?
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I’ve been adding a few SAKs to my collection. Second hand but barely used. Nice to find some near new knives for not a lot of money on ebay.

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Any clue on how good this knife/steel can be?
Sanrenmu 7129 – https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001011626830.html

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"Any clue on how good this knife/steel can be?
Sanrenmu 7129 – https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001011626830.html"

 

That's a good looking knife.

I think Sanrenmu tells the truth about what steel they use, and I think 12C27 is fairly decent.

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It’s kind of a miniature Ruike P801 (which has 14c28n steel), it’s a tiny knife.

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The blade is 2.56 inches long, which is kinda small.

I like the dragon etching on the handle.

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raccoon city wrote:
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Any clue on how good this knife/steel can be? Sanrenmu 7129 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001011626830.html

That’s a good looking knife.
I think Sanrenmu tells the truth about what steel they use, and I think 12C27 is fairly decent.

Thanks for the reply RC!
I do have other SRM knifes (my only 2 :D) and I like them. They don’t have tail clip, though, it is located where the blade rotates. Looking to this one, I find it has a good overal size ~16 cm, and it is kind of elegant.
I read that this kind of steel is prone to break if bent, but I don’t intend to make it bend, so maybe it is a good option.

I’ve been looking to get a better knife and was looking to some Kizer knives (as this one), but I’m not sure if I’m ready to go that expensive yet Silly

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Where did you order these scales from?

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Got about 40 replica/clone knives (only ZT Kershaw and Benchmade) some remarkable good (Benchmade 940) Some very poor (ZT308) Decided to buy a genuine ZT357 and it is such a big difference, especially the blade sharpness out of the box and the way the knife handles.

Still will keep some good replica’s but decided to sell most of the other ones.

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The SRM 7129 is indeed a small Ruike P801 except of a different steel and a thumb stud instead of a flipper tab.
The Ruike is using ball bearings iirc, the SRM uses washers.

It’s nice to make new scales for it but it’s too tiny for edc.

The surface is hand sanded (different directions) I wish they just left it with the dragon stamped in without sanding (not etched, no CNC, stamped with a die .
It’s looking better stonewashed I’d say.




Carbon fiber from a decommissioned wheel chair’s wheel cover, the cut-outs were there for the fasteners for different mounting positions.

Fun fact, it has the clip that was designed for the Kershaw Chill.


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Just saw on Aliexpress that there is a tiny “report fraud item” icon on articles in the top right corner. It’s gonna be fun Evil

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Hum, I don’t like big knives, and the Ruike seems a bit bigger than what I would like.
It seems the steel is better, though.
Decisions decisions Facepalm

Thanks for your inputs folks Thumbs Up

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Just saw on Aliexpress that there is a tiny “report fraud item” icon on articles in the top right corner. It’s gonna be fun Evil

What do you want to report?
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Me, nothing, I’m not a knife company owner. But if I were Victorinox… but I don’t doubt they already tried.

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Me, nothing, I’m not a knife company owner. But if I were Victorinox… but I don’t doubt they already tried.

My mistake maybe, where was it about Victorinox?
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Because I just saw this
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32921914250.html

and then noticed the “report fraud item” icon. Made me laugh a bit.

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AgentSteel wrote:
Because I just saw this
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32921914250.html

and then noticed the “report fraud item” icon. Made me laugh a bit.


Would be a tough one for Victorinox as long as they don’t use their shield or name.

There were “sports knives” around long before the Swiss copied them, namely Boker made them and many other companies in Solingen some 170 years ago.

I also heavily doubt it that they have patents in China. You can report them but nothing will happen.

Brands on seller’s pictures are different, like the butterfly or CR logo, they even edit locking mechanism as locking knive are illegal in China.
What a surprise.

edit: on the buyer’s pics there is the Victorinox shield but if they could do anything?
Send a mail to victorinox.ch as only the owner of the IP can do anything.

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Yes logos are erased from the seller’s photos, that’s why they often write to customers “please don’t include photos in your feedback”

All in all, that was just a little sarcastic remark on my part. I tend to think that the “report fraud item” is just a joke for Aliexpress to improve it’s public image.

Oh well, the day I see Opinel counterfeits on it I will try to report ‘em Big Smile

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Yes logos are erased from the seller’s photos, that’s why they often write to customers “please don’t include photos in your feedback”

All in all, that was just a little sarcastic remark on my part. I tend to think that the “report fraud item” is just a joke for Aliexpress to improve it’s public image.

Oh well, the day I see Opinel counterfeits on it I will try to report ‘em Big Smile


Of course that’s why we all support AliExpress, easiest way to try a Sebenza.

Still ebay is no way better if not worse…

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