Sunday, September 30, 2018

Flash sale and new damascus fixed blades & folders at GearBest

There are plenty of new damascus folders and fixed blades at GearBest.
Have a look at them: ***HERE***
I picked a couple of interesting ones below. 
GB lists some of them non-locking although they come with a liner-lock.

Damascus folder with wooden scales: ***HERE***

Flash Sale of tablet PCs, computers, mobile phones, RC toys, outdoor gears, LED and flashlights etc.
***HERE***
More electronics products and smart gadgets sale: ***HERE***

Damascus folder with wooden scales: ***HERE***


Damascus folder with titanium handle: ***HERE***

Damascus folder with titanium handle: ***HERE***

Damascus folder with wooden scales: ***HERE***

Damascus folder with wooden scales: ***HERE***

Damascus folder with wooden scales: ***HERE***

Damascus folder with abalone scales: ***HERE***

Damascus folder with wooden scales: ***HERE***

Damascus folder with titanium handle: ***HERE***

Damascus folder with abalone scales: ***HERE***

Damascus folder with abalone scales: ***HERE***

Damascus flipper with jigged bone scales: ***HERE***

Damascus folder with abalone scales: ***HERE***

Damascus flipper with abalone scales: ***HERE***

Damascus flipper with wooden scales: ***HERE***

Damascus folder with wooden scales: ***HERE***

Damascus folder with wooden scales: ***HERE***

Damascus flipper with wooden scales: ***HERE***

Damascus flipper with wooden - abalone scales: ***HERE***

Damascus fixed blade knife: ***HERE***

Damascus fixed blade knife: ***HERE***

Damascus fixed blade knife with bone - abalone handle: ***HERE***

Minimalist damascus fixed blade knife: 

Damascus fixed blade knife: ***HERE***

Damascus fixed blade knife: ***HERE***

Damascus fixed blade knife: ***HERE***

Damascus fixed blade knife: ***HERE***

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Review: Harnds Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722 frame-lock folders side by side

Sturdy, budget friendly frame-lock folders

All of them come with excellent fit & finish, tight tolerances (just have a look at the lock-bar cut out), lock-bar stabilizer and superb ergonomics. 
The G722 is a heavy duty beast. It's the heaviest of the 3 and only this one is equipped with a deep carry pocket clip (which is reversible) and back spacer.
The G742 is the more compact, slimmed down version of the G722. It has a conventional Benchmade style reversible pocket clip and an open back (no back spacer).
The Disguiser has the best size (blade length) - weight ratio thanks to its linerless G10 handle. It has a curved pocket clip which is not reversible and an open back. The camo G10 handle and the black acid washed finish add some tactical vibe to this folder. This one also has the most aggressive jimpings on the blade spine out of the 3.   

Harnds CK7201 Disguiser
Pros:
- excellent fit & finish,
- very good ergonomics,
- black acid washed 9Cr18MoV blade with excellent slicing and piercing performance,
- perfect blade centering,
- solid lock-up without any blade play,
- comfortable, chamfered lock-bar,
- smooth opening & closing,
- aggressive jimpings on the blade spine
- good size - weight ratio

Cons:
- you need a special tool for the pivot screw (needle nose pliers will do)
- non reversible pocket clip

Ganzo G742
Pros:
- excellent fit & finish,
- very good ergonomics,
- nice satin finished blade,
- perfect blade centering,
- solid lock-up without any blade play,
- comfortable, chamfered lock-bar,
- compact size
- good price

Cons:
- shiny pocket clip

Ganzo G722
Pros:
- superb fit & finish with tight tolerances
- very good ergonomics,
- massive, heavy duty design,
- sturdy satin finished blade,
- perfect blade centering,
- solid lock-up without any blade play,
- comfortable, chamfered lock-bar,
- deep carry pocket clip,
- window breaker tip
- very good price

Cons:
- it's a heavy folder (228 g)
- initial sharpness could be better


Harnds Disguiser Ganzo G742 Ganzo G722
Blade length: 3.74" (95 mm) 3.47" (88 mm) 3.58" (91 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.15" (3.8 mm) 0.126" (3.2 mm) 0.15" (3.8 mm)
Blade steel:  9Cr18MoV 440C 440C
Open length: 8.54" (217 mm) 8.23" (209 mm) 8.38" (213 mm)
Closed length: 4.76" (121 mm) 4.72" (120 mm) 4.8" (122 mm)
Handle thickness: 0.48" (12.2 mm) 0.441" (11.2 mm) 0.563" (14.3 mm)
Weight: 6.49 oz (184 g) 5.74 oz (163 g) 8.04 oz (228 g)
Handle: G10 + steel lock side G10 w steel liner + steel lock side G10 w steel liner + steel lock side
Lock: frame-lock frame-lock frame-lock
Carry: right hand tip up right or left hand tip up right or left hand tip up
Pivot: teflon washers bronze washers bronze washers
Opening: thumb studs thumb studs thumb studs
Extra: - storage pouch storage pouch

You can buy them at GearBest:
Harnds Disguiser: ***HERE***
Ganzo G742: ***HERE***
Ganzo G722: ***HERE***

More Ganzo folders: ***HERE***
More Harnds folders: ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Have a look at my other budget frame-lock comparison
(Ganzo G722, G723 and Enlan EL-08)***HERE*** 

Harnds Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722 side by side:
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722

Solid early lock-up, dead centered blade:
Harnds Disguiser:
Harnds Disguiser CK7201
Ganzo G742:
Ganzo G742
Ganzo G722:
Ganzo G722
Superb fit & finish and tight tolerances:
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser and Ganzo G742
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser and Ganzo G742
The G722 has a back spacer:
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
The Harnds has the most aggressive
 jimpings on the blade spine out of the three:
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds Disguiser disassembled:
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser disassembled

More pics:
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722
Harnds CK7210 Disguiser, Ganzo G742 and G722