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Saturday, April 2, 2016

New improved Green Thorn Shirogorov F95 folders on Aliexpress

My new F95 Green Thorn version
Awesome flipper, unbelievable quality for the money

Previous Wild Boar version, full review ***HERE*** 

They've started to sell the new improved Green Thorn version of the renowned Shirogorov F95 folders on Aliexpress.

Improvements over the earlier Wild Boar version:
- dual track ceramic bearing washers with steel washers on the titanium side
- D2 blade
- milled out titanium handle slabs for weight reduction
- improved lock bar relief
- good quality carry pouch


Seller's pics:

Because of a new stupid rule of Aliexpress the sellers are forced to photoshop the locking mechanism on the folders. So don't worry these folders come with solid frame-locks! :)

You can buy the Green Thorn version of the F95 on Aliexpress: ***HERE***

More Shirogorov style folders:
***HERE_1*** Bama Outdoor Knife
***HERE_2*** Green Thorn Knives
***HERE_3*** Mountain Man Outdoors



15 comments:

  1. Ha... I had passed them, but you know my love of the F95... So new version, new purchase. I've ordered the one with orange g10 inlays, as I didn't have any of the sort...

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    1. I'm planning to order the plain handle version. It weights only 114g!

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    2. Yeah, I hesitated with that one too... but felt like it was maybe too close from other F95 to justify the purchase. Yet, the cut-outs in the handle make it quite light! I couldn't really go for two at the same time, so I went orange!

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  2. Your links to Aliexpress shows knives with no locks... Do new ones really come without frame lock? Or is it just photos for stupid Aliexpress regulations?

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    1. The sellers are forced to photoshop the locks on the folders because of the new nonsense rule of Aliexpress. The folders come with frame-lock. Have a look at the last three photos which one of the sellers sent me.

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  3. Will you do a review when it arrives?

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    1. Of course. Unfortunately it's still in transfer somewhere.

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    2. Arrived! :)
      It exceeds all my expectations quality wise:
      - perfect fit & finish;
      - super smooth flipping action;
      - super light weight (113 g / 3.98 oz).
      Incredible value for the money!

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  4. Great, great looking knife. How much did you paid for this knife? As I know the price is around $70 now. Any chances for proce drop within few weeks/months?

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    1. I bought mine for $69. They sell these new Green Thorn versions for the same price every where but there's a $2 coupon at the first link.
      Aliexpress usually has some sort of promotion every 2-3 months but I have no idea about the next one.

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  5. Thank you for reply. I'm going to buy this knife. As you wrote - $70 is good price for this one, right? Any new thoughts after using it?

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    1. I'm 100% satisfied with mine. Perfect fit & finish, very smooth opening and closing, dead centered blade, excellent flipping action, super light weight.

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  6. Bought two Green Thorn F95T, one in D2 & the other in S35VN. Each weigh 115g.,which is 4oz. Both were purchased from different sellers on DH Gate. Both arrived in under 3 weeks. The original Shirogorov F95T weighs 5.3oz. & has loose bearings which makes field striping risky. Two row caged ceramic bearings on the G.T are smoother. D2 version blade had a slightly better finish & costs substantially less than S35VN($50 less). Original F95T now found on the aftermarket only, sell for upwards of $1000. Hard choice, G.T. performs better, weighs 1.3 oz less, costs at least 90% less. The G.T. F95T is IMHO the best flipper in the world. Once compared to anything else you'll be convinced. The 95mm (3.75 in.) flat ground blade,with its minimal ricasso, no swege, spine, thumb stud or other obstruction to perfectly smooth slicing is pure functional perfection. No fake logo, flips flawlessly, mind blowing smooth closing, & a very nice nylon fleece lined zippered pouch! D2 or S35VN is the only decision needed before you order one.

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    1. The Green Thorn F95 with D2 blade is one of the best deals out there for sure.
      It's good to know that it performs quite well even compared to the real deal. :)

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    2. I must admit I've never owned a real deal Shirogorov but have seen a lot of You Tube videos of others raving about their Shirogorov. I began to notice that their knives didn't fall closed smoothly. They needed a little extra shake unlike the Green Thorn "clones" which never hang up & drop smoothly of their own weight. A Grimsmo Norseman is smooth like that too. Some consider it to be the standard by which other knives can be judged. S35VN is probably worth its extra super steel cost, if corrosion resistance and better performance is important to you. Ultra smooth closing is indicative of a smooth flipping action as well. For the price these knives beyond awesome!~

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