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Thursday, April 27, 2017

New arrivals: Sanrenmu Land 910+, HX Outdoors Dog Tag, Ganzo G729 and F759M-SBK

Top to bootom:
Ganzo Firebird G729 new version
Sanrenmu Land 910+
Ganzo Firebird F759M-SBK
HX Outdoors "Dog Tag" ZD-008

I'm happy with all of them. Individial reviews are coming soon! :)

You can buy  
the new light weight version of the Spyderco PM2 style
 Ganzo G729 folders with 440C blade and skeletonized steel liners:
 ***HERE*** (GearBest)
 ***HERE*** (Fasttech)

the Sebenza style Sanrenmu Land 910 plus folder
 with Sandvik 12C27 blade and ball bearings:
 ***HERE*** (GearBest)
 ***HERE*** (Fasttech)

the Byrd Medowlark2 style Ganzo F759M folders
 with 440C blade in different colors:
 ***HERE*** (GearBest)
 ***HERE*** (Fasttech)

the HX Outdoors "Dog Tag" ZD008 folders
 with 1.57" (40 mm) AUS-8 blade in different colors:
 ***HERE*** (GearBest)
 ***HERE*** (Fasttech)


19 comments:

  1. I knew there would be a new review, it's like my morning coffee.

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  2. Did you also order a 9103 or 9104?
    I would like to know how much thicker the G10 handle is compared to the all steel version. TY.

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    1. My SRM 9103 and 9104 have arrived! Good timing for your question. :)
      According to my caliper the handle thickness of the 9103/9104 is 10.5 mm. That's almost 3 mm less than the thicknes of the G10 handle of the 910+ (13.3 mm).

      It's amazing to see how far Sanrenmu evolved starting with the classic SRM 710 during the years. I remember the whining all over the knife forums about the SRM 710 how it would decrease the sale of the Sebenzas copying the design. :))

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    2. I actually like the 910+'s handle when I use it but the beefier handle is sometimes uncomfortable in the pocket.
      I just prepared some carbon fiber material and found 2 different matching washers (.5mm and .8mm thick) so I think I'll be working on a linerless front scale and a standard back scale next week. I guess in the end the knife's thickness will be somewhere between the 910+ and the 9103.
      I was even thining about thinning the G10 from the backside but I was too lazy for that when I make cf scales anyways.

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    3. How will you recess the front linerless CF scale for the washer?

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    4. I found a milling tool in the drawer of the company's turning lathe. I'd need 12mm instead of the 13mm tool that I've found but I guess it will be ok anyways because the pivot is fitting into the washer's inner diameter. The tool has a guiding rod in the middle (don't ask me what it's meant for, I only use it :p )so I'll drill a pilot hole, mill the recess and re-drill it for the final hole, half/half from both sides to prevent break-outs.

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    5. Auto focus can be a bitch but I think you can see the milled pit in these quick shots. To use a scrap piece was a good way to determine how thin or thick the scales should become. I can take a picture of the used tool as well if you're interested.
      The hole is slightly larger than the washer and the bearings (13 instead of the needed 12cm) which should do no damage. The front side shows a little amount of warpage caused by the heat from milling, I either have to mill in seperate steps or use pressurized air for cooling while doing it.

      http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y421/e_sutus/Sanrenmu/SRM%20Land%20910%20Plus/2017-05-01-787_zps0lab9lom.jpg
      http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y421/e_sutus/Sanrenmu/SRM%20Land%20910%20Plus/2017-05-01-785_zpsbet6kdok.jpg
      http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y421/e_sutus/Sanrenmu/SRM%20Land%20910%20Plus/2017-05-01-779_zpsvirfwg77.jpg

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    6. Thanks a lot for the pics!
      I have a drill press but I haven't tried such a milling job with it yet. Sooner or later I'll give it a try for sure. Could you snap a picture of the milling bit too?

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    7. The pics could be sharper again, but here you go:

      http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y421/e_sutus/Work/2017-05-02-791_zps71ryyexy.jpg
      http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y421/e_sutus/Work/2017-05-02-792_zpso4xntv44.jpg

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    8. Thank you!
      I thought it was something like THIS.

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    9. You could do it with something like that, too, but then you'd have to mill a circle. I don't really like milling an the drill press or with the dremel, I'd need a milling vise for that.
      Oh, and those bits are for one time use on carbon fiber.
      Been there, done that. Better to invest some more money or just use the tools on job that I can resharpen ;)
      The central shaft makes it also much easier to get a concentric milling around the actual pivot hole. Just sad that I don't have such a tool for the other side to sink the pivot head.
      I can do it without that but it's easier with something like this:
      http://www.knifekits.com/vcom/index.php?cPath=49_193_206
      Of course China made knives are metric, so that's for that :P

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    10. Thanks for the info! I hoped that CF wasn't soo rough for those cheap milling bits.

      When I made a wooden scale for my G722 used the old technique recommended by Keyman (1st small pilot hole, big one for the screw head then hole for the screw).

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    11. Well, I simply threw away the dull ones, 1 set was less than $4 anyways.
      And yes, I use the same pilot hole technique, on this one it will get a bit tricky. First drill the pilot hole to mill the recess for the ball bearings + washer, then sink the pivot head, at last drill through for the pivot. Then a pilot hole for the farthest hole at the knife's butt, sinking, drill through, screw liner onto the scale with pivot installed, drill/sink the other holes.

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  3. you got some pretty cool new stuff over there Isti, can't wait to see your review and the close up pics of the 910, I've seen a lot of people saying that right know is the very best knife you could get for that price, interesting...

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    1. Hi Ricardo,
      The SRM 910+ is a really outstanding folder for sure. The 9103 and the 9104 are slimmer and more elegant but the grippy G10 handle scales make the 910+ more practical.

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    2. I received a 9104 this week. Comparing it to the 910+, I find the 9104 to have a stronger detent. My preference is the thicker 910+.

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    3. My 9103 arrived with a stronger detent but it was easy to adjust it.

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    4. What did you do? Bend the lockbar outwards?
      I received both the 9013 and 9014.
      Detente on the 9014 is fine but the one on the 9013 is a bit on the harder side as well.
      Doesn't really bother me but if it's easily fixable, I might do it.

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    5. Yes. It's very easy to take apart the knife (good quality T8 and T6 screws). You should bend the lock-bar carefully, just a little at a time.

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