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Sunday, March 27, 2016

New arrivals - Ganzo G739 and G741


First impressions:
- The G741 is similar to the DPX HEST 2.0 folder and the G739 to the Benchmade Griptillian BM551 line.
- Both of them represent amazing value for the money.
- They arrived with perfect fit & finish in every detail.
- As you can see they are the same size with a couple of different design elements which I'll detail in my forthcoming review.

You can find them at GearBest.com:

Ganzo G7412 with plain G10 handle: ***HERE*** (black, orange, green)
Ganzo G7392 with plain G10 handle: ***HERE*** (black, orange, green)   


Monday, March 21, 2016

Ganzo Giveaway - GearBest 2nd Anniversary


Ganzo Giveaway - GearBest 2nd Anniversary

The Giveaway is closed and the winners are:
1st #4 Franz838
2nd #17 Tom E. Beggevik
Congratulations!

Please send me in a post below your user_ID at Gearbest.com (create one if you don't have one yet) and I'll forward it to Gearbest. They'll arrange the shipping to you.

Your post with your Gearbest user_ID won't be displayed on my blog, only I can see it.

So as the 1st winner Franz can choose between the G740 and the G727, the remaining model will go to Tom. Please specify your color choices too.

Thanks a lot all of the participants of this giveaway for the nice pics!
Keep an eye on my blog for the next review / giveaway! ;)  


Prizes:
One Ganzo G740 (color of your choice) and one G727M (G10 or wood version, color of your choice). Full review HERE.

Two winners will be chosen by random.org. The 1st winner can choose between the G740 and the G727M, the 2nd winner will get the remaining folder.

Rules:
- Add a comment below with a number next in line (I mean if the previous post contains for example #14 you should choose #15 for your post) AND a photo of your favourite folder (what you actually own).
- Only one comment per person and NO ANONYMOUS comments please.

This giveaway will run till 24:00 (UTC-8) 25th March and I'll pick the winners by random.org on 26th March. I'll contact the winners for the shipping details.

Good luck! :)

Gearbest 2nd Anniversary Carnival
Coupon Code: "GB2ND" for 8% Off and Freeshipping for All (valid 21.03. - 25.03.)

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Ontario RAT style Ganzo folders: G727M and G740

G740, RAT, G727M and RAT2 size comparison

Although the blade style of G740 is closer to the ESEE Avispa both Ganzo folders are similar to the Ontario RAT. Excellent practical design, full flat ground blades, good ergonomics.

Ganzo G740
Pros:
- perfect fit and finish in every detail 
- good size even for large hands
- perfectly centered full flat ground blade for excellent slicing performance
- solid lock-up without any blade play
- comfortable axis-lock with smooth rounded ends
- thick stop pin secured with screws
- storage pouch
  
Cons:
- none
Ganzo G727M
Pros:
- perfect fit and finish in every detail 
- good compact size for every day carry
- perfectly centered full flat ground blade for excellent slicing performance
- solid lock-up without any blade play
- comfortable handle with good ergonomics
- attractive wood handle (G727M-W1)
- storage pouch  

Cons:
- the axis lock feels stiffer compared to the G740


G740, G727M and G727M-W1

Details compared to my Chinese RATs:

Ganzo G740 Ontario RAT
Blade length:  4" (101 mm) 3.7" (94 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.146" (3.7 mm) 0.15" (3.8 mm)
Blade steel:   440C (58-60 HRC) AUS-8 (58-59 HRC)
Open length: 9.17" (233 mm) 8.86" (225 mm)
Closed length:  5.2" (132 mm) 5.16" (131 mm)
Weight:  5.54 oz  (157 g) 6.2 oz  (176 g)
Handle:  G-10 with steel liners G-10 with steel liners
Lock:  axis lock liner lock
Carry: right / left hand tip up right / left hand tip up / down

Ganzo G727M Ontario RAT2
Blade length:  3.5" (89 mm) 2.95" (75 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.126" (3.2 mm) 0.122" (3.1 mm)
Blade steel:   440C (58-60 HRC) AUS-8 (58-59 HRC)
Open length: 8.19" (208 mm) 7" (178 mm)
Closed length:  4.68" (119 mm) 4.05" (103 mm)
Weight:  G10: 4.62 oz  (131 g), wood: 3.95 oz (112 g) 3.2 oz  (91 g)
Handle:  G-10 with steel liners G-10 with steel liners
Lock:  axis lock liner lock
Carry: right / left hand tip up right / left hand tip up / down

You can buy the Ganzo folders at Gearbest.com:
Ganzo G740:          ***HERE*** (orange, black, green)
Ganzo G727M:       ***HERE*** (black, green, orange, digicamo)
Ganzo G727M-W1: ***HERE*** (wood handle)

Use the following coupon codes for extra discount: 
Ganzo G740 coupon: GBG740  (price $14.99)
Ganzo G727M-W1 coupon: GB727MW1 (price $13.49)

You can buy the RAT on Aliexpress: ***HERE*** 


You can also buy the Ganzo folders at Fasttech.com:
Ganzo G740:          ***HERE*** (orange, black, green)
Ganzo G727M:       ***HERE*** (black, green, orange, digicamo)


More pics:

Friday, March 18, 2016

New Ganzo folders at Gearbest

Seller's pics

New H&K 14715 style folders:
Ganzo G7453 with grooved G10 handle: ***HERE*** (black, orange)


Ganzo G7453 with plain G10 handle: ***HERE*** (black, green, orange)

Ganzo G7452 with grooved G10 handle and stone washed blade:
 ***HERE*** (black, orange)


Ganzo G7452 with plain G10 handle and stone washed blade:

 ***HERE*** (black, green, orange)

Lionsteel Daghetta style Ganzo G746: 
***HERE*** (black-red)
***HERE*** (black, green, orange)

Monday, March 14, 2016

Shirogorov Dr. Death style folder by VESPA

Seller's pics:
An interesting collaboration between Sergey Shirogorov and Tom Mayo

They've started to sell the VESPA version of this unique style folder on Aliexpress.  

- Unique Mayo design 
- Premium S35VN powder steel blade
- Full titanium frame lock construction
- Ball bearing pivot system
- Light weight (125 g) for every day carry

Details:
Blade length: 3.74" (95 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel: S35VN Powder Steel
Open length: 8.86" (225 mm)
Closed length: 4.96" (126 mm)
Weight: 4.4 oz (125 g)
Handle: titanium
Lock: frame lock with steel insert
Carry: right hand tip up
Extra: tools for the screws


You can buy it at a reliable seller on Aliexpress: ***HERE*** (new link) 

Satin or satin + stone washed blade finish:

More pics: