Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ganzo G701 new improved version with G10 handle (black, green, tan)

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Blade length: 3.31" (84 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.15" (3.7 mm)
Blade steel: 440C Stainless Steel (58 HRC)
Open length: 7.8" (198 mm)
Closed length: 4.53" (115 mm)
Weight: 4.69 oz  (133 g)
Handle: G-10 with steel liners
Lock: axis lock
Carry: right or left hand tip up

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  1. My first Ganzo was a G701, all-black old version with alu scales.
    Certainly one of Ganzo's better designs, heavily inspired by the SOG Aegis Tanto.

    So far it looks like they've only changed the scale material to G10, and removed the torx sockets on the axis-lock.
    I wonder what they've "improved"... the overly aggressive jimping on the blade is still there, and they didn't make the clip shorter either.^^

  2. The new G10 handle scales and the different axis-lock design were enough improvements for me to order it. Not mentioning it's 14 g lighter than the old one.

  3. "it's 14 g lighter than the old one"

    Then FT's 135g must be wrong.
    My old G701 measures 137.2g, but maybe Ganzo varied blade & handle thickness like they did with the G702 (2.8mm vs 3.8mm & 12.2mm vs 14.2mm).

  4. I don't own the old one so I did the math (149g - 135g) according to the specifications at Fasttech.
    The new version has a slightly thinner blade (3.7mm vs. 4 mm).

  5. Have you tried to replace the pocket clip with a smaller one?

  6. Never found a fitting replacement, and I didn't want to sacrifice the stock clip.
    I would have had to get rid of the coating, which would change the look of the knife, and I don't want my tweaks to be that obvious.
    Coated or bead blasted surfaces really suck if you're into ninja mods with low-end equipment.^^

  7. A bead blasting equipment and a cnc machine would be awesome for mods, that's true...

  8. My new G701 has arrived today. It weights 132.7 g. I'm really impressed by the build quality.

  9. Ganzo is actually really good at machining, the alu scales on my G701 & G702 have a perfectly smooth surface with a nice matte anodization comparable to bigger Olight flashlights.
    Problems start afterwards, when they use bad springs, even worse screws, and tons of thread locker to hide stripped threads.^^

    Btw, FT has listed the new G10 version of the G702 today.
    The G702 feels a bit clumsy, the thumb ramp on the handle has a rather useless jimping, and the raised clip is quite annoying.
    The old alu version has a slot on both sides that would fit the G701's clip.