Monday, May 28, 2012

Inron MY803 - The Poor Man's Hinderer XM-18

It's a quite big folder it's even bigger than the Enlan EL01. Its handle is also oversized so it fits well large or gloved hands too. Although its overall size is bigger than the EL01, the blade of the Enlan has a longer cutting edge.

- excellent fit and finish
- ergonomic handle with carbon fibre like G10 scale 
- because of its slim design it carries surprisingly well in the pocket
- solid lock up without any blade play
- drilled steel liners for weight reduction

- average flipping action out of the box (it needs wrist flick to open)
- no lock bar limiter (altering the position of the pocket clip could solve this)

You can buy it at Exduct in black, orange and khaki color: ***HERE***.
Use the following coupon codes HERE to get a discount.

You can also buy different versions of the MY803 at
                                             ***HERE*** (black G10 handle)
                                             ***HERE*** (khaki G10 handle)
                                             ***HERE*** (black & red G10 handle)

Blade length: 3.85" (98 mm)
Cutting edge: 3.54" (90 mm) 
Blade thickness: 0.141" (3.6 mm)
Blade steel: 9Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (58-60HRC)
Open length: 8.81" (224 mm)
Closed length: 5.03" (128 mm)
Weight: 5.64 oz  (160 g)
Handle: G-10 / steel
Handle thickness: 0.413" (10.5 mm)
Lock: frame lock
Carry: right hand tip up

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Y-START small folder

- cool little folder with an excellent fit and finish in Gavin Hawk's style
- deep carry pocket clip
- smooth opening and closing
- ambidextrous thumb disk

- the handle could be smoother (proturding liners)

Blade length: 2.36" (60 mm)
Blade steel: AUS-8A Stainless Steel (58-59HRC)
Open length: 5.9" (150 mm)
Closed length: 3.54" (90 mm)
Weight: 2.25 oz  (64 g)
Handle: G-10
Lock: liner lock
Carry: right hand tip up

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Review: Y-START fix blade knife with rosewood handle

Superb quality, elegant look

- strong, sturdy  knife with an excellent fit and finish
- impressive rosewood handle with very good ergonomics
- full tang construction
- crazy sharp blade

- the sheath could be made of better quality leather

Blade length: 4.44" (113 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.177" (4.5 mm)
Blade steel: AUS-8A Stainless Steel (57-58HRC)
Full length: 8.97" (228 mm)
Thickest part of the handle: 0.826" (21 mm)
Weight: 7.3 oz  (207 g) without the sheath
Weight: 8.8 oz  (250 g) with the sheath
Handle: rosewood
Carry: leather sheath

You can buy Y-Start fixed blade knives on Aliexpress: ***HERE***

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