Saturday, August 23, 2014

Excellent gentleman's folder - Sanrenmu 9055

Excellent none-locking gentleman's folder

None-locking blade with similar resistance like a slip-joint pocket knife

- stylish folder with an excellent fit & finish
- extremely sharp blade with a slight recurve
- very good slicer
- nice comfortable handle with good ergonomics

- nothing so far
Blade length: 3.18" (81 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.118" (3 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr14MoV Stainless Steel (~57 HRC)
Open length: 7.32" (188 mm)
Closed length: 4.13" (105 mm)
Weight: 3.77 oz  (107 g)
Handle:  micarta with stainless steel liners
Lock: none-locking
Carry: right hand tip up or down

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  1. Also ordered one, in blue.^^
    It won't see much pocket time, though; I'm still not a fan of non-locking folders.
    The detent friction system is more comfortable than slip joints, but it's just as annoying if you're used to put either thumb or index finger on the blade spine.

  2. This my first none-locking blade for a while so it was a bit strange for me at the first time. I think it's quite good design with good proportions and an excellent recurved blade. This folder would be perfect with a liner lock. Although Real Steel makes the exact same knife (E79) with liner lock but for triple price. :/ At that price point (USD 30+) the competition is quite strong so Real Steel should improve the blade steel atleast to Sandvik.

  3. The color-matching G10 spacer on the E79 is a nice touch, SRM should have done it the same way - their color choices are a bit odd.

  4. Yes, especially the green aluminium backspacer at the blue model seems a bit odd. :)

  5. Same grade of oddness as yours. :b

    I always wanted the Land MC-962 with blue micarta scales, but it had already been too rare and too expensive when I got into Chinese knives.
    A bad trauma, that makes me favor blue scales.^^

  6. The first rule of knife collecting: Buy it first then you can think about selling it later! ;))