Monday, August 20, 2012

Leen 1203-2 vs. Sanrenmu 710

The latest Leen folder and my slightly modded (thumb stud removed, polished blade) SRM 710 side by side


Leen 1203-2 SRM 710
Blade length: 2.67" (68 mm) 2.75" (70 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.098” (2.5 mm) 0.094” (2.4 mm)
Blade steel:  440C (58-59 HRC) stainless steel 8Cr13MoV (56-58 HRC) stainless steel
Open length: 6.45" (164 mm) 6.49" (165 mm)
Closed length: 3.77" (96 mm) 3.74" (95 mm)
Weight: 3.24 oz  (92 g) 3.17 oz (90 g)
Handle: Ti coated stainless steel stainless steel
Handle thickness: 0.334” (8.5 mm) 0.338” (8.6 mm)
Lock: frame lock frame lock
Carry: right hand tip up right hand tip down
Lanyard hole: yes yes
Thumb stud diameter: 0.236” (6 mm) 0.196” (5 mm)
Extra: leather pouch dual thumb studs, many color variations

You can buy the Sanrenmu 710 folders in different colors:
GBOS2015 is 8% off coupon for all the undiscounted and no special price products in the category of Outdoors & Sports.
SRM 710 (satin): ***HERE***
SRM 710 (black): ***HERE***
Use the following coupon codes HERE to get a discount.

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  1. I love my 710. I might have to check out this Leen out. Never heard of it.

  2. The Leen is a high quality, stylish little folder. It's worth a try.

  3. The SRM 710 in the picture doesn't have a thumbstud on both sides of the blade. Mine does.

  4. "The latest Leen folder and my slightly modded (thumb stud removed, polished blade) SRM 710 side by side." ;)

  5. how did you remove the thumb stud?

  6. I used two pliers (with duct taped jaws) at the SRM 710 to remove the thumbstuds (it's a screw together construction) then I replaced one of them with a screw.

  7. I'm not sure if you'll ever check this post but do you know any source where to get the Leen 1203-2?
    There were even 2 versions on AliE when my knifoholism started but now I think it's impossible to get one. Too bad because this one is looking really nice.
    Only the clip is a bit too shiny, on the stainless version the clip was grey, so it would've been smart to get both if I just pulled the trigger...

  8. Thank you for checking, I think that desing would be great as a Ti framelock folder.
    It's a bit like with the Navy K611, the Kershaw Gentleman's Knife copy.
    When it was available I didn't get one. But now I found a similar looking one called "Brother 1502" for ~$20.
    Don't know if I want to get it though, budget's kinda thin these days and it doesn't even have a pocket clip :P