Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New knives & folders on Aliexpress (Kevin John Venom T, MT mini Ultratech, CH Knife, Boker Damascus Kwaiken etc.) part 69

(Seller's pics)

New Kevin John Venom T series titanium frame-lock flipper
with M390 blade and ceramic ball bearings:
You can buy the KJ VenomT***HERE***

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

Microtech Mini Ultratech style double action OTF
 with 2.36" (60 mm) D2 blade and aluminium handle:
You can buy the Mini Ultratech on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***


Microtech Ultratech UTX-85 double action OTF replicas
with tool for the handle screws, D2 blade and aluminium handle:
You can buy these MT Ultratech UTX85s***HERE***
More Microtech OTFs: ***HERE*** (HALO V, IV, Combat Troodon)

CH Knife CH3504-G10 liner-lock flipper
with D2 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the CH Knife CH3504-G10 flipper

CH Knife CH3504 tianium frame-lock flipper
with S35VN blade and ceramic ball bearings:
Nice orange peel handle:
You can buy the CH Knife CH3504 flipper: ***HERE***

Dicoria Boker Kwaiken flipper
with damascus blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the Dicoria damascus kwaiken: ***HERE*** 

Jufule Griffin titanium frame-lock flipper
with M390 blade and ceramic ball bearings:
You can buy the Griffin: ***HERE***

Monday, January 29, 2018

Review: Xiaomi LPB01ZM minimalist flashlight - powerbank

Awesome minimalist design
Pros:
- superb fit and finish with a premium feel
- convenient way for switching the light on/off and adjusting brightness level by rotating the silver bezel
- versatile output modes (11 level of brightness)
- separate button for the SOS mode at the bottom (push it 3 times to activate)
- charging indicator LED (red - yellow - green)
- tail standing
- attractive gift box

Cons:
- no English manual included
- the flashlight is disabled during charging another device

Details:
flashlight: 240 lm (max 3W)
powerbank: 3250 - 3350mAh
USB output: 5V / 1A
length: 4.72" (120 mm)
diameter: 1" (25.5 mm)
weight: 3.8 oz (108 g) with lanyard

You can buy the Xiaomi LPB01ZM at GearBest for $15.99 (coupon: NYSR1): ***HERE***
More Xiaomi products: ***HERE***
Use the coupon code "LED8OFF" for an additional discount.

Nice packaging:
Micro USB (input), USB (output) 
and SOS button with charging indicator LED:
230 lumen LED:
Specifications and lanyard hole:
Charging my phone:
The micro USB is for charging the powerbank:
It makes a good combo with the Xiaomi portable USB light:
You can buy the Xiaomi portable USB light: ***HERE***

Zanflare F1 (review here) and the Xiaomi:
You can buy the Zanflare F1 at GearBest: ***HERE***
More Zanflare products: ***HERE***
Use the coupon code "LED8OFF" for an additional discount.


Elastic lanyard with MI logo:


Saturday, January 27, 2018

My budget kwaiken collection (Quartermaster, Y-Start, Boker, Fura)

Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken
My budget kwaiken collection (top to bottom):
- Quartermaster Qwaiken style frame-lock flipper with 9Cr18MoV blade
- Y-Start LK5010 titanium frame-lock flipper with 440C blade
- Boker style kwaiken with liner-lock and 9Cr18MoV blade (full review HERE)
- Fura titanium frame-lock kwaiken with D2 blade

I like all of them as they are excellent flippers (thanks to the ball bearing pivot system) and represent good value in their own price category. In my opinion the Boker replica is the best deal considering its stunning quality, fit & finish and budget friendly price.

You can buy the
Quartermaster Qwaiken style flippers on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***
Y-Start LK5010 titanium flipper at GearBest: ***HERE*** 
Boker style G10 Kwaiken in 6 colors on Aliexpress:
 ***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE***
FURA titanium kwaiken at GearBest: ***HERE*** 

Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken
Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken
Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken
Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken
Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken
Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken
Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken
Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken
Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken
Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken
Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken
Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken
Quartermaster Qwaiken copy, Y-Start LK5010, Boker Kwaiken copy, FURA kwaiken