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what about fasttech.

 

SRM 910 Plus, Black or Green, $15.68 free shipping, maybe little charge for packing.

 

https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001877/7189401-authentic-sanrenmu-land-910-stainless-steel

 

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Tinderbox UK wrote:

what about fasttech.


 


SRM 910 Plus, Black or Green, $15.68 free shipping, maybe little charge for packing.


 


https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001877/7189401-authentic-sanrenmu-land-910-stainless-steel


 


John.


Yeah, but I have my 910+, only a 9.99 flash sale could make me buy another one Silly

No pic? try this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-fix/

I’m more looking for a nice slim gent’s folder to make some scales for it.
I have some real tartan and it would be cool to make micarta of it for some scales.

Of course I still have like half a dozen other projects in the line, but hey, it’s fun to play Wink

I like the little dragon folder Sanrenmu 7129 but it’s really tiny, but I’d love a bigger version of the Klotzli inspired SRM 702, like plus 20% minus the thumb stud.
On ball bearings or good washers that would be a perfect front flipper.

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The SRM 910 Plus is nice, But it`s no good for UK law, blade is too long and it is locking.


 


Below is a nice looking cheap pocket knife, A good looking blade, steel type is not listed but that does not bother me.


 


GB charges me for shipping to the UK,  £6.11 for the knife and £1.34 for delivery, FastTech delivery is around £0.27p so i will see if i can find a knife i like from FT


 


https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_630545.html


 


https://www.gearbest.com/pocket-knives-and-folding-knives/pp_715618.html


 


John.


I don’t know if you noticed but the 710 is a frame lock knife, therefore not legal in the UK.
Another version of this knife is currently on sale for $4.99 at GB. A steal for people looking for a small knife and are OK with locking blades (and yes, I’m not fond of the tip up neither but that is the only “flaw” I can find).
https://www.gearbest.com/survival-emergency-gear/pp_185413.html
If I remember correctly, the steel is 8CR13MOV.
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Nice knife at great price, worth a go even though it`s a frame lock, but i will still buy it for home use.

 

Thanks

 

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For your information.

 

The order i refused to pay the import duty at my UK postal office, was return to FastTech. the order total was $23.34 for which FastTech deducted $6.24 for "original shipping fee" But the shipping was free, Or not so free as this shows, Still this is a lot better than paying the import duty+fee.

 

In the UK, we pay import duty, basically VAT at 20% on imports over £15/$19.74 , If my order goes over the £15 limit, I am charged 20% tax + an £8 post office handling fee.

 

I bought a 4 pack of diamond sharpening stones for $10.62, they are only 75x25x8mm but are easy to carry.

 

https://www.fasttech.com/p/9078700

 
So i am happy.
 
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Tinderbox UK wrote:

For your information.


 


The order i refused to pay the import duty at my UK postal office, was return to FastTech. the order total was $23.34 for which FastTech deducted $6.24 for “original shipping fee” But the shipping was free, Or not so free as this shows, Still this is a lot better than paying the import duty+fee.


 


In the UK, we pay import duty, basically VAT at 20% on imports over £15/$19.74 , If my order goes over the £15 limit, I am charged 20% tax + an £8 post office handling fee.


 


I bought a 4 pack of diamond sharpening stones for $10.62, they are only 75×25×8mm but are easy to carry.


 


https://www.fasttech.com/p/9078700

 
So i am happy.
 
John.

I mean no dis respect when I say this, but I don’t know how you guys can stomach having to pay these outrageous VAT fees. What is the way around it?
Kits of smaller amounts?
Or getting a friend in a nearby country to bring it in?
Have already decided, should I ever visit the UK I will bring lot’s of Maglites out of the wrapper to subsidize the trip Smile
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I bought the last two of this bad boy. I got two fer one. $35. Bucks for both. It’s a heavy knife at 8.8oz with a 4” blade. Anyways, check it out.

Decepticon Knife

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Matthew

 

 

 

 

 

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SubSailorVet wrote:
I bought the last two of this bad boy. I got two fer one. $35. Bucks for both. It’s a heavy knife at 8.8oz with a 4” blade. Anyways, check it out.

Decepticon Knife

Do you like it?

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Just got the Land 9104 today. Really nice knife, but is there a knack to getting it to open one handed?

The deployment is nice and smooth once the blade gets moving, but it’s incredibly difficult to get it to move from the closed position.

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i think it depends how much the knife is worth and what you’re using it for. i’ve seen various pictures of close-ups of the cutting edge as sharpened by pull-through sharpeners and they tend to remove a fair amount of material and leave a jagged edge (if you took a macroscopic photo). if the knife is very dull, it will get sharper, but not as sharp as a tool that leaves a clean finish. maybe you don’t need it that sharp though. i like playing around with using a knife for feathering wood to start fires and other basic wood whittling and this requires a pretty sharp knife.

Hmm, so I might as well start using those whetstones I already got. Smile

Being in the restaurant business, I tried every knife sharpener out there. The best one is the Work Sharp knife and tool sharpener. Best investment ever for knives.

Work Sharp

Hey SubSailorVet,

Do you think the WorkSharp sharpener would be able to give a decent edge to this Nepalese Kukuri?

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Erethryn wrote:
Just got the Land 9104 today. Really nice knife, but is there a knack to getting it to open one handed?

The deployment is nice and smooth once the blade gets moving, but it’s incredibly difficult to get it to move from the closed position.

You should try to bend the lock bar outwards a bit after removing the pocket clip.

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You should try to bend the lock bar outwards a bit after removing the pocket clip.

Thanks, I’ll give that a go.

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I finished my review about the Ganzo Firebird FB7601 CF & G10 folders. These are the first axis-lock Ganzos with ball bearings so the opening – closing action is pretty smooth. Smile

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Lot of Ganzo haters on BladeForum as they see them as copying other manufactures ideas, example guy with an user name Ganzofan getting grief just because he likes Ganzo knives.

 

Dont mention you buy clones either, A really big no no.

 

https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/blade-forums-mob-rule.1527828/

 

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This Ganzo seems nice, I hope they’ll make a smaller version like the F753M1 (my EDC)

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Tinderbox UK wrote:

Lot of Ganzo haters on BladeForum as they see them as copying other manufactures ideas, example guy with an user name Ganzofan getting grief just because he likes Ganzo knives.


 


Dont mention you buy clones either, A really big no no.


 


https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/blade-forums-mob-rule.1527828/


 


John.

That’s why places like this exist! Big Smile

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isti242 wrote:
Erethryn wrote:
Just got the Land 9104 today. Really nice knife, but is there a knack to getting it to open one handed?

The deployment is nice and smooth once the blade gets moving, but it’s incredibly difficult to get it to move from the closed position.

You should try to bend the lock bar outwards a bit after removing the pocket clip.


Yep!
My 9104 was fine but I had to do that on my 9103.
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My EDC is a F753M1 with deep carry clip, as well. Bearing pivots FB7603 is to much to resist, I’ll get over the larger size. As soon as orange with black blade goes on flash sale its getting ordered. Have enough points and refunds it’ll be almost free!

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May I ask which deep carry clip you’re using on the 753M1?

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Deep carry titanium clip, $8 from http://usaknifemaker.com/folding-knife-parts/folding-knife-parts/other-f… (link is external). Fits good, had to clearance the holes with a drill bit to get the Ganzo screws in it. The top of the clip hangs over the knife about 0.15”. Its double the thickness and a little longer then the stock clip. Thought it was going to be too thick and bulky, but after using it I forgot about. Carry’s nice and deep, disappears in the pocket. The unfinished titanium less eye drawing then the polished stock clip.

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Link doesn’t work but I’ll have a look at the website, thanks.
Do you happen to remember for which knife it was originally for? I might order one the next time I’ll go visit my family in the US.
Too bad the clip costs almost as much as the knife LOL!
Would be nice if AE or DHG would carry aftermarket pocket clips for the main knife brands, those would have been cheap.

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AlexGT wrote:
SubSailorVet wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:
anycolourfloyd wrote:
i think it depends how much the knife is worth and what you’re using it for. i’ve seen various pictures of close-ups of the cutting edge as sharpened by pull-through sharpeners and they tend to remove a fair amount of material and leave a jagged edge (if you took a macroscopic photo). if the knife is very dull, it will get sharper, but not as sharp as a tool that leaves a clean finish. maybe you don’t need it that sharp though. i like playing around with using a knife for feathering wood to start fires and other basic wood whittling and this requires a pretty sharp knife.

Hmm, so I might as well start using those whetstones I already got. Smile

Being in the restaurant business, I tried every knife sharpener out there. The best one is the Work Sharp knife and tool sharpener. Best investment ever for knives.

Work Sharp

Hey SubSailorVet,

Do you think the WorkSharp sharpener would be able to give a decent edge to this Nepalese Kukuri?

!http://s23.postimg.org/yakowpkm3/IMG_20131104_175709.jpg!

Hard to tell from your pic if that Kuk has a secondary bevel or is a true convex edge.

Correct me if I am wrong but I’m pretty sure you can sharpen a true convex grind on a work sharp. It takes a lot of practice, because you essentially ditch the angle guides and are free-handing it. I wouldn’t do it on a high value knife for starters, practice on a kitchen cleaver, something with stock to spare or something sacrificial.

I have no first hand experience with either convex grinds or work sharp systems. All my knives have some sort of fixed angle edge.

Good Luck though!!

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those k-bar doziers are cool. How do you like its lock-back design? Does yours have any blade play or excessive wear?
I’m thinking about picking one up for EDC.

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It’s brand new, not used yet. No blade play. The lockback is good but certainly not in tri-ad lock league.
I would say it’s a light/medium duty EDC knife Smile

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bdpf79 wrote:
isti242 wrote:
Erethryn wrote:
Just got the Land 9104 today. Really nice knife, but is there a knack to getting it to open one handed?

The deployment is nice and smooth once the blade gets moving, but it’s incredibly difficult to get it to move from the closed position.

You should try to bend the lock bar outwards a bit after removing the pocket clip.


Yep!
My 9104 was fine but I had to do that on my 9103.

Bent the lock bar back too far on my first attempt, had to take it apart to bend it back so it would actually lock Facepalm

It’s working great now though, although I do have to remember not to place my fingers on the bar as I’m trying to open it. It’s my first frame lock, so it’s taking a bit getting used to.

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Erethryn wrote:
It’s working great now though, although I do have to remember not to place my fingers on the bar as I’m trying to open it. It’s my first frame lock, so it’s taking a bit getting used to.

That’s the trick with frame-locks. Smile

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I got this sweet Bastion EDC carbon fiber handle ceramic blade knife in my TacPack monthly subscription box. It is the lightest knife I’ve ever had, and the blade is razor sharp.

Best regards,

Matthew

 

 

 

 

 

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I took apart my LionSteel KUR copy for some cleaning and oiling. I can confirm that the titanium wire clip is reversible for left hand carry. The nice fit & finish of the hidden parts was also a pleasent surprise:

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"LionSteel KUR copy", £28 is a lot of money, Is their a copy of a copy available for around £14, I have to keep under that Import tax limit of £15 cry

 

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