Sunday, November 15, 2015

Review: Ganzo G729 vs. Paramilitary 2 clone

Both of them come with an excellent fit & finish and solid lock-up.
You can find my detailed review about the Ganzo G729: ***HERE***

- Compression lock
- Less weight thanks to the skeletonized nested steel liners
- Jimpings on the blade spine and on the finger choil too
- Slightly thicker and narrower blade
- One way mounted (right hand tip up) pocket clip 
- Bigger lanyard hole with lanyard tube

- Axis-lock
- It weights more thanks to the full steel liners
- Jimpings on the blade spine only
- Slightly thinner and wider blade with sharpening notch
- Two way mounted (right or left hand tip up) pocket clip 
- Smaller lanyard hole

Details of the Paramilitary 2 clone:
Blade length: 3.46" (88 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.137" (3.5 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (58 - 60 HRC)
Open length: 8.19" (208 mm)
Closed length: 4.72" (120 mm)
Weight: 4.02 oz  (114 g)
Handle: Anso style G10 handle with nested skeletonized steel liners
Lock: compression lock
Carry: right hand tip up

You can buy Ganzo - Firebird knives
on Gearbest:   ***HERE***
on Aliexpress:  ***HERE*** and ***HERE***

Because of a stupid rule of Aliexpress the sellers are forced to photoshop the locking mechanism on the folders. So don't worry these folders come with compression-lock!

More pics:


  1. Great images ... I like the daylight pictures which enhance the colours of these two knives
    Both knives looks great
    Ganzo and some clone makers are getting better and better
    They are often worth the extra money
    I got the SpyderGanzo ... and are now waiting for the PM2 to land
    Thanks for sharing the fine pictures

  2. Replies
    1. I prefer the axis-lock.
      For me the axis-lock and the liner/frame locks are more convenient to operate.

  3. Got the digi camo axis-lock Ganzo paramilitary this morning.
    It's really a great piece, very well put together, smooth enough to flick open easily, sharp, comfortable in the hand (thanks spydie for that one), small-ish but large enough. An almost perfect EDC that you won't fear loosing or breaking !

  4. I'am looking for a dragonfly 2 fake, but don't find that knife anywhere...
    Could someone help me with a link please?
    BTW, you should test sometimes smaller, handy, light (~60gr) EDC knives too.
    These beasts are just too big and uncomfortable for most people I think.

    1. I can't find the Dragonfly either.

      Sanrenmu has a ton of small folders in that category. Unfortunately most of them are too small for my taste.

  5. all your aliexpress links about your knifes are for the fishes. ali removed all cloned knifes

    1. It happens time to time but you can still find some! :)

  6. Thanks for the comparison. Anyone know where can I find the PM2 clone with the textured Anso pattern?

  7. Is any site still selling the G729?

    1. Unfortunately I can't find any of them either. The last model number was F729, it might help to find one.