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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Compact EDC folder comparision - Sanrenmu, A2 Knives copy

Left to right: SRM 7098, SRM 7084 and A2 Knives A6 flipper copy

Details: 
Sanrenmu 7098LUE-PH-T5 Sanrenmu 7084LUX-PH A2 Knives A6 flipper copy
Blade length:  2.56" (65 mm) 2.56" (65 mm) 2.95" (75 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.1" (2.5 mm) 0.1" (2.5 mm) 0.13" (3.3 mm)
Blade steel:   Sandvik 12C27 (~58 HRC) Sandvik 12C27 (~58 HRC) 9Cr18MoV (~58 HRC)
Open length: 6.42" (163 mm) 6.37" (162 mm) 7.12" (181 mm)
Closed length:  3.86" (98 mm) 3.82" (97 mm) 4.17" (106 mm)
Weight:  3.46 oz  (98 g) 2.86 oz  (81 g) 4.16 oz  (118 g)
Handle thickness: 0.67" (17 mm) 0.53" (13.5 mm) 0.54" (13.8 mm)
Handle:  FRN with steel liners FRN with steel liners G-10 with steel liners
Lock:  liner lock liner lock liner lock
Carry: right hand tip down right hand tip down right / left hand tip up

You can buy the Sanrenmu folders at GearBest:
***HERE*** (Sanrenmu 7098LUE-PH-T5 black or green)
***HERE*** (Sanrenmu 7084LUX-PH black or grey)

You can buy the A6 flipper on Aliexpress: ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Sanrenmu 7098LUE-PH-T5

Pros:
- excellent fit and finish 
- solid lock-up without any blade play
- very good flipping action
- nice dual tone finished blade with a slight recurve
- extra tools 
- compact size for every day carry

Cons:
- no tip up carry option

The Sanrenmu 7098 comes with a couple of extra tools:
- locking saw blade
-belt/rope cutter with philips screwdriver
- bottle/can opener with flat screwdriver
- emergency window braker tip

Sanrenmu 7084LUX-PH


Pros:
- excellent fit and finish 
- comfortable handle design 
- solid lock-up without any blade play
- very smooth opening and closing
- nice dual tone finished blade
- compact size and weight for every day carry

Cons:
- no tip up carry option

Excellent light weight hiking companion:

A2 Knives A6 flipper copy

Pros:
- excellent fit and finish 
- comfortable handle design 
- solid lock-up without any blade play
- very good and smooth flipping action thanks to the IKBS ball bearing pivot system
- hidden blade stop pin
- nice dual tone finished blade with a slight recurve
- compact size for every day carry

Cons:
- the edges of the G10 scales are not rounded (5 min. work with a piece of sand paper)

It makes the morning coffee taste even better! :)
IKBS bearing pivot system:

More pics:
Pretty dual tone finish on the blades:
Only the A6 flipper has a tip up carry option:

5 comments:

  1. I really like the SRM with the saw but I see my hands getting hurt from using it, tip-down clips are so meh to me.
    At least it's easy not to buy this Chinese Army Knife ;)

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    1. The clip placement is good so the handle feels comfortable if you don't grab too hard on the spine of the closed saw.

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    2. You know, in these day with a tight budget I'm quite happy when I find something negative on a knife that I like.
      My wanna have list is long enough already :P

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    3. I would prefer a tip up carry option too but for this price I can't complain. :)

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  2. Oh, that's not the right attitude!
    In these days you must complain about everything, esp. when a maker is making great products. Order smth on Gearbest or Fasttech and give a 3 star rating because the item is bigger/smaller/has another color/whatever than expected.
    3-4 bucks only? So what? I worked hard for that money, at least mommy said she did.
    That's what I think at least when I read reviews of such crybabies :P

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