Thursday, November 30, 2017

Quick comparison of my new VOLTRON folders (V12, V15, V16 and V17) from Aliexpress

VOLTRON folders (V12, V15, V16 and V17)
VOLTRON is a new budget brand with plenty of decent designs

Top to bottom: 
Voltron V12, V15 (G10 and wood), V16 and V17: 
VOLTRON folders (V12, V15, V16 and V17)
You can buy these Voltron folders on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** (V12 in 2 colors)
***HERE*** (V15 straight razors G10/wood)
***HERE*** (V16 friction folder with liner-lock)
***HERE*** (V17 in 3 versions)

The massive heavy duty V18 frame-lock folder is on my wishlist too.
You can find it: ***HERE***

Because of a stupid rule of Aliexpress the sellers are forced to photoshop

the locking mechanism and the "blood grooves" on the folders.

Voltron V12 vs. Sanrenmu Land 910+ (review: HERE):
VOLTRON V12 and Sanrenmu Land 910+
You can buy the SRM Land 910+ at GearBest: ***HERE*** 

More pics:
VOLTRON folders (V12, V15, V16 and V17)
VOLTRON folders (V12, V15, V16 and V17)
VOLTRON folders (V12, V15, V16 and V17)
VOLTRON folders (V12, V15, V16 and V17)
VOLTRON folders (V12, V15, V16 and V17)
VOLTRON folders (V12, V15, V16 and V17)
VOLTRON folders (V12, V15, V16 and V17)
VOLTRON folders (V12, V15, V16 and V17)
VOLTRON folders (V12, V15, V16 and V17)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Deal alert: knife, folder & EDC multi tool (Fura, Sanrenmu, Hx Outdoors, Ganzo) deals at GearBest

Limited quantities! Grab one while they last! :)

FURA Serge Bean style titanium mini cleaver
 with S35VN blade and ball bearings
 for $15.55 (coupon: FURAGBjx):
You can buy the FURA Bean Cleaver: ***HERE***

HX OUTDOORS TD-01 fixed blade survival knife
 with D2 blade and kydex sheath for $39.99:
You can buy the HX OUTDOORS TD-01: ***HERE***

!! SUPER DEAL !!
Sanrenmu LAND 9104 Sebenza style folder
 with Sandvik 12C27 blade and ball bearings
for $9.99 (coupon: SRMLAND9104):
 You can buy the SRM 9104: ***HERE***

Folding knife with 440C blade and carabiner/buckle
 for $1.99 (coupon: 440Cjx):
 You can buy it: ***HERE***

SAK (Swiss Army Knife) style multi tool in red 
 for $2.99 (coupon: 12in1Knife):
You can buy this multi tool in red: ***HERE***

SAK (Swiss Army Knife) style multi tool in black 
 for $4.99 (coupon: SSEHL):
You can buy this multi tool in black: ***HERE***

CTSmart KE63 EDC mini neck knife
for $6.99 (coupon: CTKE63EDC):
 
You can buy the CTSmart KE63 neck knife: ***HERE*** 

Compact sized, EDC friendly Ganzo Firebird F753M1-CF folder
with 440C blade, carbon fiber handle and axis-lock
for $10.99 (coupon: GF753M1):
You can buy the Ganzo F753M1-CF at GearBest: ***HERE***

FURA bolt action tactical pen for $5.99 :
You can buy the FURA tactical pen: ***HERE***

LOCAL LION 60L Water Resistant Trekking Backpack
in RED for $33.99:
You can buy the LOCAL LION 60L backpack***HERE***
More Local Lion backpacks: ***HERE***

More Cyber Monday deals: ***HERE***


LED lights and flashlights sale: ***HERE***


Knife & folder deals: ***HERE***

Monday, November 27, 2017

Review: HX Outdoors Armorhide - exclusive titanium flippers with S35VN blade

HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
The budget friendly cousins of the renowned Rike Knife Thor folders 

Pros:
- great ergonomics with excellent fit and finish
- strong detent -> excellent snappy flipping action thanks to the ball bearings
- perfectly centered shaving sharp unique tanto style blade with finger choil
- premium S35VN blade steel
- solid, early lock-up without any lock rock or lock sticking
- comfortable lock-bar and flipper tab design
- steel lock-bar insert with hidden lock-bar limiter
- elegant handle design with a unique titanium backspacer and sculpted titanium pocket clip
- clean lines, there are only two screws on the presentation side
- nice gift box with high quality and heavy duty carry / belt pouch

Cons:
- it weights 5.6 oz (159 g) because of the massive blade

Details:
Blade length:       3.78" (96 mm)
Blade thickness:  0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel:          S35VN powder steel
Open length:        8.82" (224 mm)
Closed length:      5.04" (128 mm)
Handle thickness: 0.52" (13.3 mm)
Weight:                 5.6 oz (159 g) 
Handle:                titanium
Lock:                    frame-lock with steel lock-bar insert
Carry:                   right hand tip up
Pivot:                    ball bearings
Extra:                   heavy duty carry pouch

You can buy the HX Outdoors Armorhide at GearBest:
***HERE*** (grey bead blasted finish)
***HERE*** (black acid washed finish)

Similar HX Outdoors models: 
***HERE*** (exclusive M390 version)
***HERE*** (mini version)
You can use the coupon code OUT10OFF for 10% Off.

Group shot #1:
Armorhides,
sweet Sinkevich Custom Coordinal style titanium flipper,
and Y-Start Kwaiken:
HX Outdoors Armorhide, Sinkevich Coordinal, Y-Start Kwaiken
HX Outdoors Armorhide, Sinkevich Coordinal, Y-Start Kwaiken
You can buy the Coordinal flipper at GearBest:
***HERE*** (3 colors)
and the Y-Start Kwaiken: ***HERE***
You can use the coupon code OUT10OFF  for 10% Off.

Group shot #2:
Armorhide with my recent favourites
Piston with separate flipper tab and Coordinal:
HX Outdoors Armorhide, Piston, Sinkevich Coordinal
HX Outdoors Armorhide, Piston, Sinkevich Coordinal
You can buy the Piston on Aliexpress: ***HERE***

Jin and Jang:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
Nice details, excellent fit & finish:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
Sculpted titanium pocket clips:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
Frame-lock with steel lock-bar insert - limiter:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
Perfectly centered blades:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
Solid early lock-up:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
Nice packaging:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
High quality, heavy duty carry pouch:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006

More pics:
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006
HX Outdoors Armorhide ZD-006