Friday, January 20, 2017

Best of Ganzo - my new Ganzo folders in 2017

Top to bottom: G7531-CF, F7562-CF, G7533-OR, F7542-GR

I'm amazed by these new Ganzo folders. Each of them represent an excellent value for the money under $20 shipped. My personal favourite is the F7542-GR because of its utilitarian design followed by the F7562-CF which looks like the heavy duty version of the Benchmade BM940 Osborne.

Have a look at these details:

You can buy these Ganzo folders:
G7531-CF
***HERE*** (Fasttech)
***HERE*** (GearBest)

F7562-CF
***HERE*** (Fasttech)
***HERE*** (GearBest)

G7533-OR
***HERE*** (Fasttech)
***HERE*** (GearBest)

F7542-GR
***HERE*** (Fasttech)
***HERE*** (GearBest)

Fasttech New Year Sale:
Promotion Date: January 25, 2017 to February 3, 2017 (US central time) 
Code: REDPACKET
Discount: 15% off (1/25-1/27), 10% off (1/28-2/3)

 If the products are not on sale you can try to use the following coupon - discount codes to reduce the price at GearBest:

  price: 15% off discount
coupon: OUT15OFF

  price: 12% off discount
coupon: GB17LED

More pics:

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pics! Are there skeletonized liners on the new firebird models?

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    1. You're welcome! :)
      All of them come with skeletonized liners.

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    1. That would look like a Land Rover Defender with fancy alloy wheels and drift tires! :))

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  3. Much difference in action between the coated blade vs satin?

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    1. The satin version is smoother. The coated one needed a couple of days to break in.

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  4. A co-worker wants a new knife and he likes the loos of the Ganzo Firebird G or F 758, esp. the Auto version.
    I'm not 100% satisfied with my G-7533-CF, esp about blade retention and centering so I0m thinking if I should recommend the Y-Start Jin-02 instead of the 758. Do you know of any comparisons or do/did you own both knives (G753 or 758 vs Jin-02) to say anything about it?

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    1. I don't have a G758 so I can compare the G753x to the Y-start JIN02.
      My observations:
      - Both of my G753x arrived perfectly centered.
      - The G7531-CF had a smoother action out of the box while the G10 version needed a couple of days to break in. I guess because of the coating on the blade.
      - The primary edge grinds are slightly asymmetric towards the tip of the blade on my G7531-CF while the G10 version is perfect.
      - I slightly smoothed the G10 scales of my JIN02 with a piece of sandpaper and I also cleaned and oiled the bearings. After that the action became extremely smooth.
      - The G753x has a quite unique and stylish blade shape with a good piercing tip but I prefer the blade shape of my JIN02 for every day cutting tasks.
      - I can't comment on edge retention because I haven't used them that much.

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    2. Thank you. ok, we will see, maybe I can talk him into a BM940 clone then but that's unlikely :P

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  5. How about a Ganzo G-7533-CF clip made of carbon fiber?

    http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y421/e_sutus/Ganzo/2017-01-30-665_zpspea3k61q.jpg

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    1. Very nice one! Good job!
      Is it durable/strong enough around the screws?

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  6. Let's call this one a "design study".
    I had to mill a recess for the original clip after shortening the screws so they would go through the liners. Well, good plan gone too far which means that right now the cf clip would have to rest in the recess with too short screws to make it usable.
    I have no clue where to get M2.5 screws with a T6 head, I could only find T8 with too big heads (AliEx, Ebay, TheAgeGate, ...) :( :(

    My first try for the SRM 910+ is working very well, it's my edc knife and there's no wiggling or anything. New scales are planed already, too.

    http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y421/e_sutus/Sanrenmu/SRM%20Land%20910%20Plus/2017-01-25-656_zpskoxixocj.jpg

    http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y421/e_sutus/Sanrenmu/SRM%20Land%20910%20Plus/2017-01-25-652_zpsb3o5lhyh.jpg

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  7. The clip on the 910+ seems more robust.

    You should try a local hw store specialized for screws and fasteners.

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    1. Right now I'm checking the Brisa webshop (the makers of the EnZo folders). There's some screws in the folder parts section, but in Imperial measures. I measured the Ganzo screws as M2.5 but maybe it's some crazy inch size, can anyone tell me what's closest to that:

      0-80x1/4 or 2-56x1/4

      The x1/4 seems to be the length, 1/4" or around 6.35mm would be the length of my Ganzo screws, even though I'd need around 8mm.
      The numbers in front of the x could be in Chinese for me, but even they use the metric system :P

      If I know which size I need I could order them online, no chance to get Imperial sized screws here. Man, I got used to the blade/handle size in inches and a bit about the weight in ounces, but those fractions are killing me :P

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    2. The first number refers to the diameter and the second one to the threads. The number after the x is the length as you've already figured it out.
      This might help about screw sizes. :)

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    3. 0-80x1/4:
      diameter: 0.06"
      number of threads per inch: 80
      length: 0.25"

      2-56x1/4:
      diameter: 0.086"
      number of threads per inch: 56
      length: 0.25"

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    4. So you should look for something "3-..x.." imperial sized screw. That's the closest one to M2.5.

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    5. Thank you :)

      I'll check that later, but seriously, those imp. measures are such a crap, I don't get it how a nation using them could rule the world, no wait, it was 2 nations actually. Weird.

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