Saturday, July 30, 2011

Review: Enlan Bee L01

Nice tanto blade
Pros:
- well thought-out design with an excellent fit and finish
- awesome traditional like tanto blade shape
- grippy G-10 handle (micarta version is also available)
- good size for every day carry
the liner lock is very comfortable to manipulate because of the handle cut out 

Cons:
- right hand tip down carry only 
- no lanyard hole

You can buy the Enlan L01:
Aliexpress: ***HERE***
GearBest: ***HERE***
                                            
Details:
Blade length: 3.26" (87 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (56-58HRC)
Open length: 7.59" (196 mm)
Closed length: 4.25" (107 mm)
Weight: 4.23 oz  (120 g)
Handle: G-10
Lock: liner lock
Carry: right hand tip down

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Review: Enlan EL02 micarta with axis-lock

Nice satin finished blade

Pros:
- sturdy, elegant folder with an excellent fit and finish
- strong axis lock
- comfortable micarta handle
- "sebenza" style blade shape with a nice satin finish

Cons:
- you need a special tool or round nose pliers to adjust the pivot
- the axis lock is not too easy to operate because of the strong omega springs

You can buy the Enlan EL-02:
Aliexpress: ***HERE***
GearBest: ***HERE***

Details:
Blade length: 3.46" (88 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (56-58HRC) 
Open length: 8.26" (210 mm)
Closed length: 4.72" (120 mm)
Weight: 5.11 oz  (145 g)
Handle: micarta
Lock: axis lock
Carry: right hand tip up

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review: Enlan Bee L04GN

Nice colors

Pros:
- elegant folder with nice fit and finish
- full flat ground blade for superior slicing capabilities
- nice green, ergonomic pakawood handle
- hidden stop pin

Cons:
- poor flipping action
- opening/closing is not smooth

You can buy the Enlan L04GN at GearBest: ***HERE***

Details:
Blade length: 3.38" (86 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (56-58HRC) same as the entry level Spyderco and Byrd knives
Open length: 7.62" (194 mm)
Closed length: 4.24" (108 mm)
Weight: 3.7 oz  (105 g)
Handle: Pakawood
Lock: liner lock
Carry: right hand tip up

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Navy K607


The ressurection of the discontinued Spyderco Lil' Temperance.

Pros:
- massive folder with excellent fit and finish
- full flat ground blade for superior slicing capabilities
- grippy G-10 handle with excellent ergos (thanks to Spyderco)
Spyderco opening hole
- smooth opening and closing
- steel lanyard tube 

Cons:
- the edge retention could be better
- the steel liners could have been drilled for weight reduction
I managed to save 25 gramms by drilling several holes in the steel liners.  

You can buy it at Fasttech.com:  ***HERE***

You can also buy it at Exduct:  ***HERE***
Use the following coupon codes HERE to get a discount.

Details:
Blade length: 3.14" (80 mm)
Blade steel: 440C Stainless Steel (56-58HRC)
Open length: 7.08" (180 mm)
Closed length: 4.52" (115 mm)
Weight: 5.29 oz  (150 g)
Handle: G-10
Lock: compression lock
Carry: right hand tip up and tip down, left hand tip up only
Opening hole diameter: 0.5118" (13 mm)

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