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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Enlan EL04 micarta handle



Pros:
- sturdy folder with an excellent fit and finish
nice, sculptured micarta handle 
- attractive blade shape with a nice satin finish (Benchmade Ritter Griptilian style)
- smooth opening and closing (the axis lock is smoother than on the EL02's)

Cons:
- you need a special tool or round nose pliers to adjust the pivot

You can buy it at Exduct: ***HERE***.
Use the following coupon codes HERE to get a discount.

You can buy different versions of the EL04 at Fasttech.com:
                                             ***HERE*** EL04 (black G10 handle)
                                             ***HERE*** EL04MCT (black/green micarta handle)

Details:
Blade length: 3.38" (86 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel  
Blade thickness: 0.122" (3.1 mm)
Open length: 8" (203 mm)
Closed length: 4.6" (117 mm)
Weight: 4.93 oz  (140 g)
Handle: micarta
Lock: axis lock
Carry: right hand tip up

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Enlan EL04 G10 handle


A Benchmade Ritter Griptilian with a Spyderco Manix handle. ;)

Pros:
- slim and sturdy folder with an excellent fit and finish
nice, grippy, ergonomic G10 handle 
- attractive blade shape with a nice satin finish
- smooth opening and closing (the axis lock is smoother than on the EL02's)

Cons:
- you need a special tool or round nose pliers to adjust the pivot

You can buy it at Exduct: ***HERE***.
Use the following coupon codes HERE to get a discount.

You can buy different versions of the EL04 at Fasttech.com:
                                             ***HERE*** EL04 (black G10 handle)
                                             ***HERE*** EL04MCT (black/green micarta handle)
                                          
Details:
Blade length: 3.38" (86 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel  
Blade thickness: 0.122" (3.1 mm)
Open length: 8" (203 mm)
Closed length: 4.6" (117 mm)
Weight: 4.74 oz  (134.5 g)
Handle: G10
Lock: axis lock
Carry: right hand tip up

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Enlan EL06 - Scott Cook's Lochsa homage

Camo version:
Black G10 version with stone washed blade:

New pics only for your pleasure! ;)
This folder is one of my favourites because of the excellent design and the decent blade steel (9Cr13MoV).

Pros:
- slim and elegant folder with an excellent fit and finish
- nested steel liners under the G10 scales
- nice and grippy G10 handle 
- good blade shape with a nice stonewashed finish

Cons:
- you need a special tool or round nose pliers to adjust the pivot
- the thumbstud could be a bit bigger (the new version comes with an improved thumbstud)
- slightly uneven grind lines near the tip of the blade 

You can buy the EL-06 at the following vendors:
Gearbest.com: ***HERE*** (black G10 Handle)
                          ***HERE*** (camo)
                          ***HERE*** EL06 camo (camouflage G10 handle)
Exduct.com:    ***HERE*** (satin blade) Coupon codes HERE
                                       
Details:
Blade length: 3.54" (90 mm)
Blade steel: 9Cr13MoV Stainless Steel  
Blade thickness: 0.1378" (3.5 mm)
Handle thickness: 0.51 (13 mm)
Open length: 8.26" (210 mm)
Closed length: 4.72" (120 mm)
Weight: 4.62 oz  (131 g)
Handle: G10
Lock: liner lock
Carry: right hand tip up
The camo version
with black blade also looks pretty! :)

More pics:
with the new improved thumbstud:

Old pics:

Friday, August 19, 2011

Enlan EL05

Pros:
- exotic rosewood handle with a nice finish
- unique blade shape with excellent slicing capability
- firm lockup with zero bladeplay
- big lanyard hole

Cons:
- you need a special tool or round nose pliers to adjust the pivot
- mine came with a small gap between one of the rosewood handle scales and the steel liner
- in closed position the edge of the blade can cut into the lanyard string

You can buy it at Fasttech.com: ***HERE***
You can also buy it at Gearbest.com (cheaper shipping to Europe): ***HERE***

Details:
Blade length: 2.87" (73 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (56-58HRC) same as the entry level Spyderco and Byrd knives
Open length: 7" (178 mm)
Closed length: 4.13" (105 mm)
Weight: 5.55 oz  (157 g)
Handle: rosewood
Lock: liner lock
Carry: right hand tip up

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