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Sunday, June 25, 2017

New knife, folder deals (Shirogorov F95, District 9, ZT0350BW, Parrot) on Aliexpress part 41

(Seller's pics)

Blue anodized T-pattern and S-pattern
Bear Claw Shirogorov F95 style titanium flippers
with D2 blade, ceramic ball-bearings and zipper pouch:
You can buy the F95 flippers on Aliexpress: 

Because of a stupid rule of Aliexpress the sellers are forced to photoshop
 the locking mechanism and the "blood grooves" on the folders.

Compact sized District 9 E170 titanium frame-lock folder
with 2.87" (73 mm) Sandvik 14C28N blade:

You can buy the District 9 E170 on Aliexpress: 

Medium sized District 9 E190 titanium frame-lock folder
with 3.15" (80 mm) Sandvik 14C28N blade:

You can buy the District 9 E190 on Aliexpress:

Sinkevich design SiDis Parrot
titanium - G10 mini frame-lock folders
with 9Cr18MoV blade and ceramic ball bearings:

You can buy the G10 Parrot on Aliexpress: 

Zero Tolerance ZT0350BW style heavy duty flippers
with G10 handle scales:
You can buy the ZT0350BW on Aliexpress: 
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

13 comments:

  1. Omg they heard me, zt0350bw is here. I'm gonna get it asap. Yeeey :D

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    1. Which color did you go for?
      I'm torn between the orange and the jade.

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    2. Decided to go with black 'cause it looks just like the original.

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  2. I kind of like that District 9... The small one has the better looks, but it's, well, very small. The problem is that at this price the steel is really not that great. They've become quite expensive. Still, I might end up with one... or not ;) That's going to be a match against the Bear Claw SMF-2... larger, sporting a S35vn blade, and cheaper. But not looking as good. And my one District 9 is really a great, great knife, impressively put together.

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    1. The District 9 folders were always more expensive than the average Green Thorn, Wild Boar etc. folders. I guess that's the price of the original design. :)

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  3. I have a real ZT0350, but I decided to order one of these clones, if for nothing else, to see how it compares. The real ZT0350 is a strong folder with a bit of weight for its size. Newer versions, such as mine, no longer have a detent without the speed safe spring. I wonder if it is in the clone. Though the blade is short, it has a longer cutting edge than longer blades, such as the PM2.

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    1. You made me curious about this ZT copy. Does the original come with ball bearings too?

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    2. The original has phosphor bronze bushings and the Speed Safe open assist, which opens the knife very quickly and acts as the detent when the blade is closed. Older ZT 0350 knives also had a traditional detent (hole in the blade for the detent ball in the liner lock). Newer ZT 0350 knives only have the Speed Assist to serve the detent function. That said, the knife (real ZT 0350) works very well, is very strong, has great ergonomics and is a great slicer. One drawback was the standard pocket clip, which I exchanged for a deep carry version. Another issue is the weight. It is heavy for a smaller knife.

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    3. At the moment I would prefer a none assisted version of the ZT0350. They skipped the speed safe at the budget versions of the ZT0770 copies too.

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  4. I'm curious about how those Bear Claw Shiro's stack up against the Green Thorn versions which have been pretty fantastic for the money, cause if the Bear Claw's are the same or better quality, that blue Ti is mighty tempting...

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    1. Franz likes his Bear Claw S-pattern F95.
      Have look at the 4th comment HERE.

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  5. Today, my fake ZT 0350 arrived. It needed a complete disassembly and cleaning. While, at first glance, it looks like the ZT 0350, there are many differences. The fake is a little larger, used caged bearings, has an internal stop pin, does not have assisted opening, does not use the thumb studs an blade stops, has a detent hole in the blade (real one uses speed safe spring), etc. The steel liners are soft and not all the pocket clip holes are threaded. The hardware is very soft and the screws will strip easily. The blade polished very quickly on a strop, indicating the metal is very soft in the blade. The steel liners have very sharp edges and will need to be sanded some to avoid cuts and discomfort. Again, this was easy to do, indicating the liners are soft. The blade centers very well and has good lockup at around 50%. Detent is strong and the blade does not shake open. The jimping in the liners mate well with the jumping in the G0 scales. The interfaces between the liners, the back spacer and scales match smoothly. The screws needed blue thread locker and I had to replace the two screws for the pocket clip. If you buy these cheap Chinese knives, knockoffs or not, you will learn to maintain an inventory of parts and tools.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback. What do you think about the blade steel? Is the edge retention acceptable?

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