Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Ganzo G722 - awesome heavy duty folder with frame-lock

The frame-lock version of the venerable G720


After the G720 Ganzo raised the bar again. They managed to reach such quality level with these new G722 folders that they could be sold at triple price easily with a known brand name on them [or without it :) ]. 

Pros:
- sturdy folder with an outstanding fit and finish
- practical blade shape with a nice shiny finish
- solid early lock-up without any blade play
- massive frame-lock with lock-bar stabilizer 
- comfortable handle design with excellent ergonomics
- perfectly centered blade, very thight tolerances
- deep carry pocket clip with a window breaker tip

Cons:
- it's a heavy folder (228 g)
- initial sharpness could be better

Details:
Blade length: 3.58" (91 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.15" (3.8 mm)
Blade steel: 440C Stainless Steel (58 HRC)
Open length: 8.38" (213 mm)
Closed length: 4.8" (122 mm)
Weight: 8.04 oz  (228 g)
Handle: steel + G10 with steel liner
Lock: frame lock
Carry: right or left hand tip up

You can buy the G722 in 3 different colors at Gearbest: ***HERE***
and at Fasttech: ***HERE***

Comfortable lock-bar shape,
solid early lock-up, perfectly centered blade:

Lock-bar stabilizer, very tight tolerances.
Have a look at that delicate lock-bar cut out:

More pics:


4 comments:

  1. Looks really nice. The tolerances seem very good, particularly on the lockbar.
    By the way, looking at it "in the metal" it's probably got more of the SR1 than of the Epicenter. Still, the blade seems to be in between, with more belly than the epi and less than the lionsteel... But the lock face with the overextension button is clearly more under the influence of the SR1, again.

    All in all, many inspiration but a great looking beast of a knife!

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    1. I think the new Ganzo G723 is more close to the Epicenter.

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  2. Looks good, but very heavy, 228g!

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    1. Its heft feels good holding in the hand. It gives a kind of quality sensation.
      On the other hand it weights less than the Medford Praetorian replica or even the all steel Decepticon. :)

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