Monday, August 22, 2011

Enlan EL06 - Scott Cook's Lochsa homage


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 it at Exduct: ***HERE*** (satin blade)
Use the following coupon codes HERE to get a discount.

You can also buy different versions of the EL06 at Fasttech.com:
                                             ***HERE*** EL06 (black G10 handle)
                                             ***HERE*** EL06 camo (camouflage G10 handle)
                                       
Details:
Blade length: 3.54" (90 mm)
Blade steel: 9Cr13MoV Stainless Steel  
Blade thickness: 0.1378" (3.5 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

More pics:
with the new improved thumbstud:

Old pics:







7 comments:

  1. Looks like a nice knife... any chances for some comparison pics with let's say the EL02. Especially interesting is the thickness.
    Vectrex of BLF

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  2. Is the blade partial flat ground or has it a hollow grind? Could you elaborate a little more how you like it compared to your other big folders?

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  3. The blade seems hollow ground for me. What I like in this folder is its nice slim profile (thanks to the recessed steel liners) and the very good blade to handle ratio. As an improvement I think it would benefit from a bigger thumbstud.

    I'll post some pics for comparison at the weekend with the EL02B.

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  4. I've uploaded the pics here:
    http://steelreviews.blogspot.com/2011/09/enlan-el06-el02b-comparison.html

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  5. New pics only for your pleasure! ;)

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  6. Hi there, great reviews! I really want to get the 710, and am torn between the El-01 and 06. Which would you recommend as an edc/tactical folder? Also, does 9cr13 sharpen to a significantly better edge than 8cr13?

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  7. Hi Matthew,
    My personal favourite is the EL01 because of its awesome flipping action, good ergos and sturdy constraction. So I'd choose the EL01 over the EL06 for edc/tactical purposes. I haven't used my EL06 enough to see any difference in the blade steels yet.
    Check out the new rosewood handle version of the EL01 which looks very classy:
    http://steelreviews.blogspot.com/2012/03/bee-enlan-el01d-rosewood-handle-scales.html
    It also comes with a hard pouch and a gift box too.

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