Monday, October 15, 2018

Review: Ganzo Firebird FB7631 G10 - the 3rd axis-lock Ganzo with ball bearings

Ganzo Firebird FB7631
With my new laser distance meter gadget :)

After the FB7601 and the FB7621 Ganzo made a new axis-lock model with ball bearings. This time the main attraction is the unique handle pattern and a new curved pocket clip.

Pros:
- good ergonomics with excellent fit and finish
- unique handle pattern which also adds extra grip
- smooth opening and closing thanks to the ball bearings
- it can be flicked open easily
- perfectly centered blade with a nice satin finish
- nice curved pocket clip
- solid lock-up
- micro fiber pouch

Cons:
- the pattern on the handle looks nice but it also collects dirt  

Details:
Blade length: 3.35" (85 mm)
Blade thickness:0.126" (3.2 mm)
Blade steel:  440C
Open length:7.95" (202 mm)
Closed length: 4.53" (115 mm)
Handle thickness:0.51" (12.9 mm)
Weight: 4.06 oz  (115 g)
Handle: G10 with skeletonized steel liners
Lock: axis-lock
Carry:right hand tip up
Pivot:ball bearings

You can buy the FB7631  in 4 colors at GearBest: ***HERE***


FB7601 (satin blade) in 4 colors: ***HERE***
FB7603 (black blade) in 4 colors: ***HERE***
F7611 in 3 colors: ***HERE***
SNDWAY laser distance meter on Aliexpress: ***HERE***

In ball bearings we trust! :)
FB7631 taken apart
Have a look at the polished liners:
Ganzo Firebird FB7631 disassembled
Nice details, excellent fit & finish:
Ganzo Firebird FB7631 with ball bearings
Ganzo Firebird FB7631 with ball bearings
Ganzo Firebird FB7631 with ball bearings
Ganzo Firebird FB7631 with ball bearings
Ganzo Firebird FB7631 with ball bearings
Nice packaging:
Ganzo Firebird FB7631 with ball bearings
Perfectly centered blade:

All of the axis-lock Ganzo models with ball bearings side by side
Ganzo FB7601 (review here),
Ganzo FB7631
and Ganzo FB7621 (review here):
Ganzo Firebird FB7601,  FB7631 and FB7621
Ganzo Firebird FB7601,  FB7631 and FB7621
Ganzo Firebird FB7601,  FB7631 and FB7621
The FB7601 has the most definite jimpings on the spine:
Ganzo Firebird FB7601,  FB7631 and FB7621
The liners of the FB7631 are polished:
Ganzo Firebird FB7601,  FB7631 and FB7621
Ganzo Firebird FB7601,  FB7631 and FB7621
Ganzo Firebird FB7601,  FB7631 and FB7621
Ganzo Firebird FB7601,  FB7631 and FB7621
The FB7631 comes with a curved pocket clip:
Ganzo Firebird FB7601,  FB7631 and FB7621
Ganzo Firebird FB7601,  FB7631 and FB7621
Ganzo Firebird FB7601,  FB7631 and FB7621

The blade shape is very similar to the F7611 (review here):
Ganzo Firebird FB7631 vs. F7611
Ganzo Firebird FB7631 vs. F7611
Ganzo Firebird FB7631 vs. F7611
Ganzo Firebird FB7631 vs. F7611

5 comments:

  1. perfectly centered blade but grind is not symmetric near the tip ?

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    1. What do you mean? The edge lines seem symmetric to me near the tip.

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    2. I've added a new pic. The tip is more visible in that.

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  2. OK. Got it.
    In the earlier pic it looked like main part of blade was centered alright bit the tip favored clip side.

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    1. At the moment the blade is centered. I'm planning to take the knife apart to snap a couple of pics of the inside. It's always a chance whether I can adjust the pivot - blade back to the original position.

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