Thursday, September 21, 2017

Deal alert: exclusive titanium folders (Shirogorov RFT, F95, F7, Neon M390, CKF SSE, CH3507) on sale on Aliexpress

(Seller's pics)

Many exclusive titanium folders are on sale in
AKASI Knife Store: ***HERE***

Some of the best deals:

Bear Claw Shirogorov RFT (Russian Flipper Tanto) style
titanium frame-lock flipper with M390 blade and ceramic ball bearings
for $153 shipped:
Bear Claw Shirogorov RFT (Russian Flipper Tanto)
Bear Claw Shirogorov RFT (Russian Flipper Tanto)
 You can buy the RFT on Aliexpress: ***HERE*** 

Because of a stupid rule of Aliexpress the sellers are forced to photoshop
 the locking mechanism and the "blood grooves" on the folders.

Bear Claw CKF SSE style
titanium frame-lock flippers with D2 blade and ceramic ball bearings
for $70.20 shipped:
Bear Claw CKF SSE
 You can buy the SSE on Aliexpress: ***HERE***

Green Thorn Shirogorov F95 style
titanium frame-lock flipper with M390 blade and ceramic ball bearings
for $225 shipped:
Green Thorn Shirogorov F95 M390
 You can buy the Shirogorov F95 M390 on Aliexpress: ***HERE***

Green Thorn Shirogorov F95 turtle pattern style
titanium frame-lock flipper with M390 blade and ceramic ball bearings
for $238.50 shipped:
Green Thorn Shirogorov F95 turtle pattern M390
 You can buy the Shirogorov F95 M390 on Aliexpress: ***HERE***

Green Thorn Shirogorov Neon Ultra Light style
titanium frame-lock flipper with M390 blade and ceramic ball bearings
for $238.50 shipped:
Green Thorn Shirogorov Neon Ultra Light M390
 You can buy the Shirogorov Neon M390 on Aliexpress: ***HERE***

Green Thorn Shirogorov F7 style
titanium frame-lock flippers with M390 blade and ceramic ball bearings
from $251.10 shipped:
Green Thorn Shirogorov F7 M390
 You can buy the Shirogorov F7 M390 on Aliexpress: ***HERE***  

Bear Claw Shirogorov F95 blue turtle and S pattern style
titanium frame-lock flippers with D2 blade and ceramic ball bearings
for $67.50 shipped:
Bear Claw Shirogorov F95 blue turtle and S pattern
 You can buy the Shirogorov F95 blue S pattern on Aliexpress: ***HERE***

CH Knife CH3507 titanium frame-lock flippers
 with M390 blade and ceramic ball bearings
for $121.50 shipped:
CH Knife CH3507 M390
You can buy the CH3507: ***HERE***

27 comments:

  1. As I see chinese knives started to get more and more expensive. I do love some, but why not get some originals for those money? Thoughts?

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    1. They charge extra money for M390 for sure. The D2 versions are still priced decently.
      Have look at the folders of CH Knife, Two Sun, Maxace, Stedemon or Rike Knife if you desire original designs.

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    2. Yeah, I don't get why M390 is so expensive. So these knives are too expensive for daily users but as collector's pieces not really any different than the D2 versions. If the edge holding of M390 is really like 3-5x more than D2 I might see some reasoning there.

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    3. It's more 2x or a bit more edge holding compared to D2, but it is also 4 or 5 times more rust resistant, is less brittle so less chipping on the edge... Overall its a much much better steel. If you use your knife intensely, that is. If you don't use it much, and can keep it well oiled in a dry environment, D2 is more than adequate.
      In addition to that the price difference can be explained by the fact that M390 is imported from Austria and the D2 they use is Chinese made...

      So I've just ordered the RFT, liked the design but found it too expensive originally. The one here,on sale, I couldn't pass...

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  2. Why is the Vespa F7 cheaper ? Is there a quality difference ? There is a video review on the Vespa F7 and it looks good.

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    1. I have some knives from both makers and IMO, both Vespa and Green Thorn make very good quality knives.
      The only reason I can think of for GT being more expensive is because being a bit more well known among people that have clones.
      Personally I would have no problem getting a knife from any of the 2.
      There are some differences though. The vespa version has the hole in the blade, so I prefer the GT because of that.
      It comes down to aesthetic preference and price, but both should be very good.

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    2. Bruno, do you still like your green CH3507?
      Does the anodization look neat after using it for a while?

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  3. Oh I love this knife, been carrying it every day for the past 3 weeks or so :)
    Anodization looks great, but at the same time, it's not one of those anodizations that looks perfectly clean to begin with. It was meant to look already some kind of worn out between blues and greens, especially noticeable on the back space and edges of the frame. That's actually one of things that I like about it, it not looking perfect and actually looking like it was used even though it is not if you know what I mean. I am sure that was done intentionally (CH has shown that they can do anodization well in other models) and I like it that way.
    I would take pictures but honestly the pics on AE show exactly what I mean
    https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1iyJ6RFXXXXc1XVXXq6xXFXXXm.jpg?size=388530&height=652&width=800&hash=8f8cd3f156f643c7240cb07dd235be71
    https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1hUmfRFXXXXc6XFXXq6xXFXXXF.jpg?size=399443&height=675&width=800&hash=59e5efcd907011d5c7e1b9a8c520328f
    https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1CDOsRFXXXXa2XpXXq6xXFXXXm.jpg?size=308393&height=657&width=800&hash=103e1f424a2eab7c6cec563972eabc02

    Anyway, to answer your question, after 3 weeks of being in my pocket, to me it looks the same as the day I got it.

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    1. Thanks a lot! I was about to order one when I discovered this:

      New Microtech LUDT copy automatic / switchblade in black, orange and green. I have to lock my CC in a safe place! :))

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    2. I think we all need to lock our CC, we are sick ;)
      Not bad for the price but I'll pass on this one.
      1) I like the blade but don't like the handle
      2) I really dislike when they use proprietary screws but don't give the tool, and this one seems like a PITA to take apart
      3) Autos being illegal in Canada, for me either it needs to be very cheap (aka Ganzo) or one that I really really like and I'll get it shipped to my family in the US first.

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    3. My other co-worker likes my old Ganzo 719 but he'd like a nice green knife. First he liked the green translucent Positron from my pics but I think he'd really love this green auto. Maybe it's a bit more than he'd like to spend atm, but I guess it's next best to his favourite blue G7582AL.

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  4. I've got the Bear Claw S Pattern "brackets" knife and it is every bit as good as my Green Thorn F95 knives. Definitely recommended.

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    1. Agreed with your comment.
      The only minor complain is that main didn't come very sharp but no bid deal.
      BTW I got the stonewahed grey Ti, very well done. The baby blue just didn't do it for me.

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    2. Totally agree, my Bear Claw S pattern is very very smooth, no perceivable difference with the Green Thorn versions...

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  5. Thanks for the heads up on the L.U.D.T. I just ordered one : )

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    1. Which color did you go for?

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    2. Hey Isti, I got the orange. Thanks again for pointing it out!

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    3. Hey Isti,
      Don't know if you've seen it, but another knife I just bought and like is the YStart damascus flipper with wood handle. Great action, unusual classy look and not that expensive. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/YSTART-folding-knife-damascus-blade-pocket-knives-ball-bearing-washer-wood-handle-hunt-outdoor-knife-EDC/32825733739.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.28CBDC

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    4. That wooden Shiro clone has caught my attention, too, but I got burned with a damascus Sebenza some time ago. The whole blade is etched so the detent arc is feeling very scratchy. Not cool but maybe this one is better...

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  6. @Art
    Regarding the L.U.D.T. I also fancy the orange one although it would suit an underwater demolition team member better in black! :))

    I saw that damascus folder too. It looks like a pimped Shirogorov F3. According to the pics I would say it's real damascus.

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    1. I also ended up ordering the orange LUDT... shame on me ;)

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    2. I asked some sellers on aliex if they can send me the knife and the spring in seperate packages to prevent hussle with the customs, I'd even take it as a disassmbled kit if they inlclude the tools for free (no, I didn't say that of course) but either they didn't want to understand me or they just didn't get it.
      The response was like, no problem to send this knife as it is to your country *facepalm*

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  7. The characterization of the Ystart as a pimped F3 is spot on. To Endre's concerns, the Damascus doesn't effect the smoothness of the detent arc, the flipping action is excellent and smooth. As to whether carrying a pimped knife is smooth, I'll defer, but I do like mine.

    I'm not sure an underwater demolition team member could find his black knife. Of course, I don't get the logic of black flashlights either.

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    1. You must be right, the Enlan EL-01 with 8Cr13MoV damascus blade that got carbon fiber scales made by me was very smooth, too.
      You just never know with "fake" knives.

      And I guess I'd only use fixed blades underwater, preferable with a rounded or square dull tip and serrations on one side, the most usual task is to cut stuff that could hold and drown you under water.

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    2. If you can see a darker core on the blade spine / tang then there's a good chance it's real damascus.

      Marfione must have been stoned when he figured out the concept of this underwater switchblade. :))

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  8. My orange Bear Claw LUDT arrived yesterday. Super strong spring, feels really solid. Nice lockup and centering. Nice knife! Thanks for the heads up Isti!

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    1. Congratulations!
      Have you tried it underwater yet? ;))

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