Saturday, April 9, 2016

Neat XL Shirogorov 110 style folder with steel bolsters

The perfect company for Sunday afternoons :)
- excellent fit and finish in every detail 
- large 4.13" (105 mm) stonewashed blade
- solid lock-up without any blade play
- smooth opening and closing thanks to the ball bearing pivot system
- despite the XL size it weights moderate
- elegant EDC friendly slim design which feels comfortable in the hand and in the pocket too
- the ends of the axis bar are chamfered which makes the unlocking more comfortable

- out of the box the folder needed some cleaning and oiling to achive a perfect smooth action

Blade length: 4.13" (105 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.15" (3.8 mm)
Blade steel: D2 Stainless Steel (58-60 HRC)
Open length: 9.69" (246 mm)
Closed length: 5.55" (141 mm)
Handle thickness: 0.51" (13 mm)
Weight: 6.49 oz (184 g)
Handle: G10 with steel bolsters / liners
Lock: axis-lock
Carry: right hand tip up

You can buy it at reliable sellers on Aliexpress: ***HERE*** or ***HERE****
The grooves on the blade are photoshoped in the seller's pics because of a stupid rule of Aliexpress.

You can buy the new version of this folder on Aliexpress:
Because of a stupid rule of Aliexpress the sellers are forced to photoshop the locking mechanism on the folders. So don't worry these folders come with a lock!


Interesting machining patterns inside

Full G10 version (review HERE)
More pics:


  1. Great review and pics... I'm tempted again! Still I have an easy defence with the other 110 already in my "knife closet"!

    1. Thanks a lot! :)
      Because of its slimmer, more refined design it feels quite different holding it in the hand compared to the full G10 version. So I haven't regreted ordering it.
      Now I've got the itch to buy the thumb stud version of the full G10 one. A full set of these Shiro 110s would be awesome! :)

  2. Do you know where I can find this specific version with the bolsters and the fuller NOT the thumb stud? The aliexpress links are dead and I'm trying to hunt down the knife

    1. I can't find the exact same folders on AE either but I've manged to find a very similar new version of the Shirogorov 110 copy. Have a look at the new links.

    2. Thanks! That was close enough, I like the fuller but mainly I just don't want the thumb stud with the bolsters. I've got one on order now; seems like it'll be nice for EDC; how have you ("how did you", if you sold/traded it) ended up liking it [with time having passed]?

    3. I still have mine. I prefer it to the bigger and thicker black/brown G10 version because it fits my medium sized hands better.
      As I see this new version has a different style pocket clip too.