I would agree with the previous comments regarding the Enlan-01, as I feel it is excellent value for the price and quality. I personally have the EL-01KH, and it is a beautiful knife. I might even go so far as to say it is the large blade equivalent to the SRM 710, but the proprietary pivot and very minor finishing issues (asymmetrical swedge, uneven grind on the blade) make it fall just under the 710.
The flipper/finger guard, thick and sturdy liner lockup, and the solid build and amazing ergonomics greatly outweigh the minor cons, and as such I would highly recommend it.
I will be buying a Ganzo G704 soon, but it is more expensive and the more complex nature of the axis lock may allow for more things going wrong and be a greater pain to clean.
Thanks! I’ve been lurking for a while and finally decided to sign up. Love this forum, it has helped me immensely in my purchasing decisions so far., and I hope my experiences can help others in return
I also enjoy the lack of knife snobbery and other strong nationalistic sentiments that tend to run rampant on some other forums.
For those of you who have all three how would you compare the Enlan EL-01, Enlan EL-02b and the SRM 909.
If you have one do you really need the others? In particular what is it about the SRM 909 that has made it so popular? I have to admit I’m kind of drawn to it myself except for the much higher price and odd pivot pin.
I don’t have the 909 so this comment is almost pointless but I’d put SRM quality above Enlan in every example I have, which is more than a couple. I’d also put the Inron above the Enlan as I’ve said in many threads although I totally see why so many love the Enlan, the knife/dollar ratio is astounding!