Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Review: Ganzo G704 new improved version

It's a nice Benchmade H&K 14205 (designed by Mike Snody) homage.
This is the improved version with thicker blade, bigger thumb studs and zero blade play.

Pros:
- strong, sturdy folder with an excellent fit and finish
- the axis-lock is easy to operate
- ergonomic, very comfortable G-10 handle
- nice 0.157" (4 mm) thick blade with bead blasted finish
- solid lock-up without any blade play 

Cons:
- no lanyard hole

You can buy the Ganzo G704 in different colors at GearBest: ***HERE***
 and at Fasttech:
                                             ***HERE*** (black handle)
                                             ***HERE*** G704-G (green handle)
                                             ***HERE*** G704-Y (tan/khaki handle)
                                             ***HERE*** G704 (lime handle)
                                             ***HERE*** G704 (red handle)
                                             ***HERE*** G704 (blue handle)
                                             ***HERE*** G704 (orange handle)

Details:
Blade length: 3.34" (85 mm)
Blade steel: 440C Stainless Steel (58-60HRC)
Open length: 7.91" (201 mm)
Closed length: 4.48" (114 mm)
Weight: 5.2 oz  (147.5 g)
Handle: G-10
Lock: axis lock
Carry: right or left hand tip up only

Perfectly centered blade:

More pics:

3 comments:

  1. for whatever it is worth, I took mine apart and used an angle grinder to skeletonize the liners. (cobalt drill bits didn't scratch the metal) I also took a little material off the inside middle of the g10 scale and was able to cut the weight of the knife to 4.4oz. It carries a lot better now, but is still a little thick (about .55") and heavy to comfortably carry around in shorts or lightweight pants.

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  2. It sounds promising. By any chance do you have pics of the liners?

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