Thursday, March 9, 2017

Giveaway - GAW - GearBest 3rd Anniversary Promotion

The Giveaway is closed and the winners are:

Random draw: Tomazany - $35 value GB gift card
Best photo: RICARDO5271 - $35 value GB gift card

You'll get the GB gift cards to your accounts in 2-5 days. 

Please send me in a post below your GB user_ID (e-mail) at (create one if you don't have one yet) and I'll forward it to Gearbest. They'll arrange the rest for you.

Your post with your Gearbest user_ID won't be displayed on my blog, only I can see it.

Thanks a lot all of the participants of this giveaway for the nice pics!
Keep an eye on my blog and follow it for the next review/giveaway! ;)

The draw:
My top favourite pics:

1. The Main Event (UTC time)

Preheat (Mar 9 @ 02:00 – Mar 14 @ 09:00)

3rd Anniversary Event (Mar 14 @ 09:00 – Mar 18 @ 09:00)
Better buckle up for the ride, folks. The anniversary kicks off with fantastic deals on all our hottest categories. We’re talking over 70% off, top brands, and flagship items from 20+ categories. 

After-Party Encore (Begins In: Mar 20 @ 02:00 )
Chill out, kick back and relax. Your backdoor pass is here. Everyone knows the after-party is the real party, especially with deals from $0.99 and an epic Battle of the Brands.

2. Lightning Flash Deals, Daily Flash Deals (Mar 9 – 20 @ 16:00 Daily) 

3. Special Lottery Games: GearBest Lucky Draw,  Birthday Cake Game

4. Lucky Bag
Buy 1 bag, get tons of cool products – it’s full of win! The contents are always worth far more than the cost. There’s a surprise in every bag: you can’t see your gift until you open your bag! Get at least 1 gift inside each bag.

5. Add-Ons
For orders over $60, pay just $3.33 for an epic Add-On Item. For those who want more for even less, these are some of the easiest savings available on some of our best gear. We’re confident you’ll find something hot at an ice-cool price.

6. Achievement Unlocked
Oops, we did it again. Prices have been slashed to ribbons, folks. So relax and enjoy ridiculous discounts across all of our most popular categories. 

7. The GB Live Show 
Join the GearBest Webcast Battle! Gear up and rock the internet with your casting skills. Coupons will also be available for viewers during the live broadcast! Don’t miss it!

8. Anniversary Coupon Monsoon
It’s a Spring Sale Storm! It’s raining coupons and deals on top brands. Enjoy! From brand coupons to category coupons and more, save a fortune on your favorites.

Here are the details of the giveaway:

Two GearBest gift cards with the value of $35 each. You can spend your prize on whatever you want. So you can buy the latest Ganzo, Sanrenmu, Brother, Harnds, Y-Start, HX Outdoors, Enlan knives and folders, fancy flashlight, wirst watch or EDC gadget of your choice. :)  

Two winners will be chosen. One by and one by me based on the published photo. So if you want to win by the 2nd way you'll have to make an effort and take a decent photo to impress me. :) 

- Follow my blog.
- Add a comment below with a number next in line (I mean if the previous post contains for example #14 you should choose #15 for your post) and
- Add a link to a photo of your recent favourite knife or folder WITH your favourite drink. A nice view in the background means a plus. :) It must be your own photo!  No PS please!
- Only one comment per person and NO ANONYMOUS comments please.

I expect photos like this:

This giveaway will run till 24:00 (UTC-8) 18th March and I'll pick the winners on 19th March. I'll contact the winners for their GB user_ID.

Good luck! :)

Have look at these awesome deals:

You should have a look at the wide range of high quality Xiaomi products too!
After using Xiaomi smartphones (Redmi 1s, Redmi Note 3 Pro) for years I highly recommend them. 

Keep an eye on my blog because I'll update the coupon code list time to time!


UPDATE 18.03
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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for sharing! You have the best chance to win so far! :))

    2. Oh nice Laphroaig, the younger the better for its rough and slightly harsh taste. One of my favorites for sure.

  2. #2 BM 940-1 clone alongside my morning coffee and view from my kitchen window. It's still cold this time of year in Sweden.

    1. Forgot the link:

    2. Thanks for sharing! Those BM940 copies are quite tempting.

  3. Nice will make pic later, greetings from BLF The Miller!

    1. Welcome! Don't forget to choose a number when you link your pic! :)

  4. OK number 4
    ? this is right right ;)
    Or must it be 3?

    Well anyway, my workknife that I carry all the time Ganzo G735, present from May at Gearbest.
    Bottle of my winter drink, Cognac (1 liter), 200 gr honey, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 clove, 1 anise star, part of vanilla stick, two raw cocoa beans.)
    view when we eat outside on first floor terras.

    1. #3 would be better just to keep the sequence.

      That's a great winter drink! I must try it too! :)

  5. #4

    My first knife and my favorite drink. =)

    Enlan EL-01B & Cuba Libre

  6. So I guess that would be #5

    Ben's XM-8 with a cup of Italian espresso... Still some snow clinging to the mountains despite a very springy weekend and temperatures in the 18-19° range!

    1. You have a nice view out of the window!
      That XM-8 looks really cool, I might end up ordering one! :))

  7. #6
    My awesome F95T with my favorite rum and a view of a Torontonian suburb in March ;)

    1. As I see spring still needs a little time to arrive in Canada! :)

      Recently I got some info about home rum distilling and I also managed to taste some good stuff (Ron Zacapa Sistema Solera 23, Mount Gay Black Barrel). :)

  8. #7

    Ganzo G720 in my garden with a very special drink :-)


    1. For medical purposes because of the high herb content? ;))

  9. #8

    Sanrenmu 7129 with milk and an unopened bottle of late harvest Furmint.

    The knife is a small EDC folder, so thin and small, I can hardly feel the weight of it, a Christmas gift from Gearbest.

    The full story behind the picture: The small metal flask has some of my father-in-law's homemade strong spirits (apricot or mixed fruits, I do not remember), but since the birth of my little daughter I have not drunk any alcoholic beverage (only some light beer in the hot summer), only milk, represented by the 'cow'-mug and the ball in the background. (I did not feel any wish/urge/need to, and also she is a little lady who requires full attention. ;-))

    My choice would be the late harvest Furmint, which is a sweet white wine from Tokaj. Aszú is better known, which is heavier, tasting like honey. But these late-harvest sweet white wines are much lighter and fruitier, and so delicious.

    1. I like the look of that SRM, just not sure if it isn't too small and how much I like the dragon on it.
      That Boci cup on the other hand is just awesome ;)

    2. Well, the SRM 7129 in size and blade/full length ratio is almost exactly like a 91mm Victorinox. If that isn't too small for you, this won't be.

      As for the dragon, you must decide. :-)

      (The Boci mug was a promotion prize many years ago.)

    3. Cogratulations for your daughter!
      When will you open that Furmin? :)

    4. Thank you.

      When my wife can drink some of it, too. (She is still breastfeeding, so no alcohol.)

  10. #9

    Victorinox mountaineer & a can of bitter lemon.

    Oh, sorry for my cat's butt

    1. I have a couple of the Victorinox Huntsman (it comes with a saw instead of a file). IMO it's one of the best sizes I wouldn't choose any thicker SAK.
      Next time try to take the other end of your cat in the picture! :))

    2. I choose mountaineer mainly because of the file. And yeah couldn't agree more on the size.

  11. #10

    Great view. Just doing some browsing before bed time. No, not Starbucks coffee either... just some hot water. Knife is a Harnds Talisman... awesome flipper, could be better if it came with a better steel for the blade, but AUS 8 is okay.

    1. The Talisman looks like a solid performer. It's on my wishlist waiting for a major discount.

  12. #11.

    Not much of a view really. It's just me enjoying my midnight snack with my very first CF.

    1. Fortunately the CF models of Ganzo are quite affordable. :)

  13. #12

    I'm gonna post two picks of the same coffee, on the same morning with different knives.
    Because two knives are better then one, right?

    Ganzo 751, smooth flipper with ball bearings, one of the best recent Ganzo knives, and sadly overlooked by a lot of people.

    And the Y-Start JIN02, a rather good ball bearing budget blade.

    Is there a button I can click to follow the blog? Like reading your stuff ;)

    1. The more the better for sure! :)
      I hope Ganzo will come out with a CF or a wood version of the G751 soon.
      There should be a "follow" button some where on the right.

    2. "Follow by Email" is that it?
      They do have a CF version (and CF with coated blade) and it looks even better!
      Can't wait for this to be available at GB or similar vendor.

    3. The 751 is on ball-bearings???

    4. Yes! Yes it is, and on rather decent ones. I have not taken the knife apart, since it works so well as-is, but from what i can see from the outside the bearings are brass encased and very, very smooth. Flips like a dream and free-fall closes.

      Comparing to the bearings on the y-start (in the other photo), they are much smoother, even after I lubricated the JIN02.

    5. So this is what they mean by "Semi-automatic quick opening feature, faster to unfold / fold the blade than normal knives". The Ganzo G7503 have the same description.

      An engineer told me that adding lube on bearings only make it worst by avoiding breaking-in. Grease is for bearing under heavy-load.

    6. A pic about the G751 taken apart would be great. :)
      A lume shot would be also great with those green stripes. :)

      All of my folders with bearings got better after cleaning & oiling.

    7. Since you asked so nicely, I did a quick disesembly:

      Those are inserts that go with the bearings from the blade side.
      The blade does rest on the liner rather heavily, but that part of the blade seems to have undergone aditional heat treatment (you can see the flame mark).
      One liner is milled out.
      So they glow, none of the photos I tried taking came out well (just black with a flash of liht...)

    8. Thanks a lot for the pics!
      Now I see why the bearings feel smoother than the JIN02. Those special washers could help a lot. The GITD pic is also very useful. The G751 will be included in my next purchase. :)

  14. #13

    My second most carried knife is this Ganzo G727. Even though I have better and more recent Ganzos, I still return to this one, as I really like how it feels in hand and the action (after some tuning) is amazing.

    I have acid-washed the clip and the blade and then stone washed it. When I put my edge on the blade, I've managed to scratch the blade, so I'm going to repeat the washing process once more.

    I've also modified the scales with dremel.

    On the pictures with Czech beer Polička.

    1. I also like my G727 with wood handle. It looks and feels more refined with wood for me.

      Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to taste the Policka yet. How does it compare to Krusovice or Staropramen?

    2. Krušovice and Staropramen are much bigger brands. Polička is smaller local brewery, although well known in Czech Republic. Not as bitter but I wouldn't call it ladies' beer ;). I enjoy Polička and Poutník the most besides micro-breweries.

    3. Hi,

      Now you can use your GB gift card (please use the Gift Card before 20th April).
      1. add product into cart, then click Proceed to Checkout
      2. at the area of Payment Method, there is a option called GB Gift Card,
      you will found your gift number there and could use it directly.

      The order value can’t be more than the gift card value, or the gift card can’t be used.

  15. I'm participating anyway. I can't take a picture with a nice landscape as of now. But its my birthday today. :)

    1. #14
      Happy birthday!
      Your picture has just reminded me that I should have one of those neat Neon Ultralights too! :)

    2. Thank you.

      Yes its an amazing little-medium knife but with a decent usable blade(85mm) and super light with very smooth ceramic bearings.

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  17. #15
    Hello, from the colombian mountains, Navy k-631 still holding it so good at field, please ignore a friend of mine who snuck into the picture, hahah hope ho does not distract the attention to the knife :)

    1. Great picture! Nice doggy you have there! :)
      I also have two of those K631 but the full serrated versions.

  18. Ok. the giveaway has been closed.
    I'm including one more contestant in the draw (she posted her entry at the wrong place HERE).

    I hope that is right. Lol I apologize for the pic link as well as my knives as I am a mom, and we have a tough time. Three years of pure heck with finances & our health. So I was ecstatic to buy over a LONG period these 2 made in china knives! But I positively LOVE good quality knives, folders and espcecially those little cleavers! The drink I hardly ever get but Oohh my they are delicious!! Caymen Jack Margaritas, yum! ❤️ Your blog & Instagram!
    Audra Francisco Falin

  19. Congrats to the two winners!!!

    1. Thank you, guys. Lucky number 13 I guess. Funny fact, I was born on Friday the 13th ;).

    2. Must be! Congratulations! :)

  20. Thank you so much Isti, I'm so glad you liked my picture! Im definitely gonna buy something for my very photogenic friend! I'll leave you my GB id on a PM. Thanks!!

    1. You're welcome! What sort of breed is he?
      Is that a paddock for cattle/horses in the picture?

    2. He is a Saint Bernard and with a couple of german shepherd and pitbulls (all rescued from street) take care of our strawberry growing, egg laying chickens and milk goats behind the paddock you asked about!

    3. I supposed he was a Saint Bernard then I thought the weather could be too hot for a Saint Bernard there! :)

  21. In downtown Medellin which is 1,500masl it can get pretty hot, around 35°C, we are an hour far from Medellin at 2300masl and most of the time it is around 20°, you gotta come visit us some day!

    1. Thank you very much! As soon as I get closer than 5000 kms to Colombia I'll let you know! :)

    2. jejeje Hope so, Isti could you please tell me where should I be aware for my GB gift card? thanks!

    3. The gif cards will be arranged around 26th March. I will let you know about it as soon as I get the notice.

    4. Hi,

      Now you can use your GB gift card (please use the Gift Card before 20th April).
      1. add product into cart, then click Proceed to Checkout
      2. at the area of Payment Method, there is a option called GB Gift Card,
      you will found your gift number there and could use it directly.

      The order value can’t be more than the gift card value, or the gift card can’t be used.

    5. thank you so much Isti, Appreciate it!

    6. You're welcome! :)
      Whatever you choose use it in good health!

    7. Hi Ricardo,
      I hope your region is not dangered by the land slides.