Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Review: new Ganzo G7211 and G7212 automatic folders

Next to my acid etched EL01
- excellent fit and finish
- nice clean design with good ergonomics
- solid lock-up
- deep carry pocket clip
- comfortable opening & closing by the button lock

- only one carry option (right hand tip down)
- the sharpness was average out of the box, I had to sharpen them for shaving sharpness  

Blade length: 3.34" (85 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.118" (3 mm)
Blade steel: 440C (58-60 HRC)
Open length: 7.87" (200 mm)
Closed length: 4.52" (115 mm)
Weight: 4.69 oz (133 g)
Handle: steel liners with G10 inserts
Lock: button lock
Carry: right hand tip down

You can buy them at Fasttech:
Ganzo G7211-GR (green handle + satin blade): ***HERE***
Ganzo G7211-BK (black handle + satin blade): ***HERE***
Ganzo G7212-GR (green handle + stone washed blade): ***HERE***
Ganzo G7212-BK (black handle + stone washed blade): ***HERE***

You can also buy them at Gearbest:
Ganzo G7211: ***HERE***
Ganzo G7212: ***HERE***
Ganzo G707: ***HERE***
Ganzo G719: ***HERE***

More pics:
Next to my Enlan EL01:


  1. Annnnd a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeSZ-ry5I9s

  2. Nice... Mine's still in the air somewhere. But, being on its way since the 7th, it shouldn't be too long.

  3. Black with stonewashed blade. Will complement your pair!

  4. Got mine today... Nice but the price shows: the blade is bowed and was not really sharp at all.
    Sharpness, I corrected immediately but the blade, well... There needs to be at least a point to show that this is not a 50$ or more knife!

  5. thanks for all the pictures, i ordered the 7211 in black/satin. i really cant see much difference between the satin and stone washed in the pics, so i went with the satin blade, i have other satin blades so i know what to expect, acid wash.....i dont know what is like. it will proably be a while before i get it, i ordered it from china to USA.

    1. The other version has a nice light stone washed finish. In real life it's less shiny than the satin one.

      A (black) acid washed blade looks quite different. For example Kershaw uses that finish quite often.

  6. How did you get this disassembled?! Mine has some serious loctite etc. in the pivot screws. Keeps stripping my torx bits.

    1. I always heat the knife with a hairdryer before attempting to loosen the screws. I haven't stripped a screw on a Chinese knife since using this trick.

  7. Nevermind. Got it to open with brute force

    1. It was quite easy to take apart mine.
      Usually I heat up the screw by a soldering tip to get rid of the loctite.

  8. Lol got one pivot screw open and disassembled the knife. There is a ton on loctite in it. Other screw wont open even when soaked in acetone and used pliers on the stop pin. It wont budge! I f-ing hate when they loctite everything!

  9. Ganzo seems to use a lot of Loctite but not predictably. One person had his G712 completely unable to get any adjustment on the pivot pin whereas on mine I could remove both screws easily. very patchy quality control that I thought was getting better after I bought the G720 and new G704 and 717, maybe not.

  10. I cant seem to be able to take apart mine, and it won't open fully most of the times, i guess due to gritty innards. Oh, well

    1. Which screw is the problem, the pivot one? Try to heat up the pivot screw by a soldering tip.

      To preserve the "power" of the spring I store my folders in opened position.