Friday, November 9, 2018

What's new on Aliexpress? (Dicoria Rocky, CH Knife Toad, SRM Land 812 and 1006, ZT0220, Strider SMF, etc.) part 90

Dicoria Rocky titanium frame-lock flipper
with timascus bolsters, M390 blade and ceramic ball bearings:
You can buy the Rocky flipper:

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


CH Knife Toad mini non-locking titanium folders  
with  AUS-8 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the Toad folders:
 ***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Lovocoo Strider SMF style compact titanium frame-lock folder  
with  M390 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the compact SMF:
 ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Jufule Lionsteel TRE copy titanium - CF frame-lock folders  
with  M390 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the TRE folders:
 ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

!! On Sale !!
Sanrenmu Land 812 compact titanium 
frame-lock folder  with  VG10 blade:
Sanrenmu SRM Land 812 titanium handle with VG10 blade
Sanrenmu SRM Land 812 titanium handle with VG10 blade
Sanrenmu SRM Land 812 titanium handle with VG10 blade
You can buy the SRM Land 812:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***


Sanrenmu 1006 / 1006-GB heavy duty liner-lock flippers  
with  Sandvik 14C28N blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the SRM 1006-GB: ***HERE***

Rat Worx style chain driven automatic - switchblade
folder with  D2 blade and alu handle:
You can buy the Rat Worx auto folder:
 ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Zero Tolerance ZT0220 copy with steel handle / frame-lock,  
D2 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the ZT0220:
 ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Jufule EF 1810 Armor liner-lock folippers  
with  D2 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the EF 1810:
 ***HERE*** or ***HERE*** 

TIGEND CF1011 liner-lock flippers  
with  D2 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the Tigend CF1011:
 ***HERE*** or ***HERE***
More Tigend folders: ***HERE***

49 comments:

  1. So that's a sale on the Land 812? Seriously?
    $68 is still too much for a small Sebenza copy.

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    1. It's $63.65 if you're logged in. A couple of days ago it was $74.

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    2. I know, but it's still too much. I wold buy it for $35, not more.

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    3. I guess the problem is that the "Sanrenmu" brand got burnt in our brain as the idea of a dirt cheap, good quality budget product. If they had released it branded as RealSteel it would have been accepted with a lesser storm of indignation. :)

      Y-Start also sells the titanium/VG10 folders in the $60 - $70 range although those are full sized. Under $50 I'd buy the Land 812 without too much hesitation, around $65 there are too many other options to choose from.

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    4. Probably I will order a SRM Land 8103 just to check the feel of a same sized folder. If I'm lucky I won't feel the need to invest in the titanium version anymore. :)

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    5. If it was RealSteel it would have a unique design at least.
      My RSK Griffin was $40, sold as used on ebay because the packaging was damagen, on the inside! Well, I'm glad about it becuase it is a nice knife indeed but with those super smooth rolling pin bearings it would be awesome as a flipper knife. And oh, the TiLock would be so cool with a flipper as it was intended by the Hawks...

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    6. P.S. I'd order a 8104 right away if they would use the Sandvik steel like on the 910 series.

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    7. You can order one with 12C27 blade from the EU anyday! ;)
      I even stumbled upon a titanium / Sandvik version of the SRM 710!

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    8. There's a 8Cr and a Sandvik version? And the 710 is just too small, not to mention: tip-down only. Anyways, if I'd ever buy a Ti Land, 7/8/910/ then it must have a Ti clip as well.

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    9. Yes, 12C27 for the rich and 8Cr13MoV for the common people. ;)

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    10. Did you try a 810? How's it with the washers? My home EDC is a Camillus with washers which is cool, too, no need for bearings on every knife but only if it's made well.

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    11. No. I'm afraid after the 910 plus and the 9103 it would disappoint me.

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    12. @Isti:
      From what I read(I don't have one), the 810's are disappointing. I'll be interested in your feedback!

      I got myself a 812, which arrived today. It seems to be on washers but wow! how smooth!

      Here is my quick feedback about the knife:
      - Taking it in hand: wow, it feels so natural and intuitive, just like a LAND 910 series but lighter and.. what is it ? yes, it's smaller and easier to manipulate. It easily takes its natural position in the hand. The thumb instinctively reaches the thumb stud and...
      - Opening: wow, it flicks open so easily ! the thumb stud positioning is perfect, the blade is lighter than on a full sized 910x and even though there is an extremely slight friction the blade flips open by itself. Takes less effort than on a 910x. The feeling is awesome.
      - Handling: Wow again ! Feels about as ergonomic as the normal sized one. So natural in hand, just the right size for my regular sized hands. Just like on LAND 910x, every finger finds its position easily. And then it feels feather light in hand and benefits from the special feeling of titanium, which is warmer and less slippery than the satin steel of a 9103. The jimping is also perfect, just like on the big brothers.
      Only one thing there: the titanium angles feel slightly sharper than on a 9103. Unsure why they didn't round it up slightly more.
      - Closing the knife: Everything is there for a perfect experience. The axis is so smooth you can gravity close the blade. The frame lock's flexibility is perfect, it can be pushed back with no effort. But there comes my main grief about this knife (after the price): the frame lock is barely chamfered. It feels nearly as sharp on the thumb as the one on a 7010. It is perfectly functional and efficient, but it will make my thin computer guy's thumb's skin sore before I can play with it all day long.
      Why Sanrenmu, Why?!
      - Overall quality/finish: This is another grief. I love the thumb studs (classic LAND thumb studs, except a flatter tip that seems to be replacing the previous ones even on 910 series), I love how smooth the washers are, I love the blade shape. But then, the blade is slightly off-centered on mine. When closed, base of the blade doesn't fit as perfectly in the handle as on a 9103. The pocket clip is not made of titanium, it is the exact same as the one used for 910x's, and just as stiff. The weight is a bit high for a knife that small with TI. For reference, the CH3001 has a longer blade and is 10% lighter.
      Other than that, I find it just perfect.

      Bottomline: would I buy it again? YES! Even though it is not perfect, I think this is my all times favourite EDC.
      Do I wish it would have a better steel for the price? A better finish? A more comfortable frame lock? A slightly more rounded handle? Yes.

      But I am being extremely picky on these points as all are more than acceptable. And I can't remember of any knife that felt so natural in my hand and offering such a satisfying opening experience.
      And I have over a 100 of them.

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    13. Hi Olivier,

      Thanks a lot for your detailed feedback about the SRM Land 812. I was also about to order one but I changed my mind since I already have a couple of similar sized titanium folders. So I went for the Sanrenmu 1161 and the SRM 1006. I'm also very pleased both of those folders. The nice clean lines and aesthetic of the 1161 and the mirror polished edge of the 1006 are stunning. The 1006 is the first folder I have ever seen which comes with a mirror polished edge out of the box.

      Are you sure that the 812 runs on washers instead of ball bearings?

      Regarding the Sanrenmu 8103/8104 I also heared that the one handed opening is quite difficult. I may order one of those for tinkering someday but at the moment I'm quite happy with my 9103/9104.

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    14. Unsure about the washers to be honnest. I don't plan on dismantling it anytime soon as it feels perfect as it is right now.
      - They feel like both. Sliding almost perfectly like on bearings and smoothly as on washers.
      - No balls visible from the outside, even using my 40x loupe.
      - Both sides are symetrical unlike some washers
      - No metalling bearing sound, but a slight "woosh" like washers usually do

      Whatever it is, it works perfectly for me.

      I also have a Sanrenmu 1161. I don't like it as much as I hoped. Mine got a slightly offcentered blade (more than my 812), its frame lock is slightly scratched from the factory, the blade is unevenly sharpened, the extra lock button has some play in it (couldn't tighten its screw anymore). I can also hear some screeching when actioning it. Tried to fully clean it up with no success, maybe some metal particle in the bearings. I had high expectations and am quite disappointed in its finish.

      On top of that, I am not a big fan of its ergonomics. Even though its angles are well rounded up, it doesn't feel right in my hand. The frame lock area creates hot spots on my finger, and even more due to the slipperiness of the handle.
      On top of that it is a bit on the heavy side for such a tight body and I find the pocket clip to be quite bad.

      That said there is plenty of good to say about it as well, and the semi tanto blade looks awesome, but I wouldn't feel like using it.

      I didn't get any SRM knife yet, but I sure am keeping an eye on them ;)

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    15. To get back on the 812 quickly, as I see you love 9103/9104 just like me:
      Take a 7010 in your hand. The weight is about the same, the fingers find their position just about as easily. Notice how it is slightly easier on a 7010 than a 9103 due to the smaller size and weight.

      Then take a good grip on it, on the 7010 you will feel like the handle is short one finger, and miss the thicker handle of a 9103.

      Well, the 812 offers both room for this extra finger and the thicker handle while remaining as light, only slightly bigger and then the benefits of a longer blade, VG10, Titanium and smoother washers (bearings?).

      The only problem here is I am comparing a knife I paid 3€ for and another I paid 54€ for.
      Other than that, for me the 812 is a perfect mix between the 7010 and 9103.

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    16. That's quite surprising because my 1161 is perfect out of the box. That's why I started to like it so much even though its extra weight. The pocket clip is not ideal for thick pocket fabric other than that I can live with it. With titanium handle it would be a stunning gentleman's kwaiken. :)

      The handle grip area of the Sanrenmu 710/7010 is a bit too small for my taste by a couple of milimeters. By sacrificing the sebenza style handle and forming a sort of finger choil at the front of the handle they could improve the ergonomics a lot.

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  2. This Dicoria Rocky is gorgeous but damn! 300 bones!
    Maybe on 11.11 next year........
    Do you know if it's an original design?
    A couple of things that would make this knife even more stunning would be:
    - Bolster on the lock side to match the show side
    - Timascus pocket clip that matches the bolsters

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    1. Yes, it would be a perfect early Christmas gift for me. :))

      A bolster on the lock side would look a bit asymmetric because of the lock-bar. It would look nice with CF bolster(s) too I guess.

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    2. It wouldn't be asymmetrical if done properly, look at the VDK Pioneer of the Nile for example, looks perfectly symmetrical even though it's a frame lock.

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    3. That's a decent solution.

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  3. What do you think, Isti, is this "pen knife" the copy of something or original design?
    https://www.fasttech.com/products/10058298/9678829
    Would be good to wear besides the pens in a polo shirt's little pocket.
    I have my Sandisk mp3 player there but the idea's good ;)

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    1. It sure is my kind of a knife. I've ordered two, the price on FastTech is nice.

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    2. That's a good price! Unfortunately those monkeys at FT still want to charge me $10 for shipping knives...
      So if I ever feel the inconquerable urge to have a similar pen knife I will go for THESE with 89 mm M390 blade. :)

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    3. Then we will have a similar conversation like Borat about his iPod and his neighbour's iPod mini! :)))

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    4. Now that's a sweet knife. I don't care for super steels on such a light user but it you find one in VG10 or 12C27 for maybe $30-ish I could imagine to buy one. It would be nicer as a front flipper though as it would keep the slim lines when it's closed.

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    5. Sorry I can't resist. I have just found the referring part from Borat. :) "Every body know it for girls!" :)))

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    6. Never seen Borat, even though I like Cohen's humour.
      Maybe I just need some drinks to get this joke :P
      http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y421/e_sutus/bitch_zpsmtbcbpf7.jpg

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    7. Borat is a must! I love all of the politacilly incorrectness in that movie! :))

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    8. HERE is a similar pen knife with 440C blade.

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    9. I've seen that one on AliExpress before. People say the pivot is held only on one side and tends to slip out by itself without abuse. I'll wait and see.

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  4. What's up with AE and now charging sales taxes to the US???
    I'm from Canada but since I started getting burned by Canada Customs keeping some of my knives a couple of years ago (our Canadian laws are actually not that bad (everything except autos and balisongs) but Canadian Customs do pretty much whatever they want and keep whatever they decide), I started to get them shipped to a family member in NJ who I visit a couple of times a year.

    Since it's 11.11, I was planing on buying a few knives, I put one in my cart, went to checkout, and now I see AE charging sales taxes (about 6/7%) WTF!!!!
    If I put my Canadian address, then no sales taxes.
    I seriously doubt that AE will send these taxes to the US, plus everytime you buy some foreign merchandise, there is never taxes charged (at least here in Canada) at the time of sale as it's the responsibility of the country of destination to charge taxes.
    DHG doesn't seem to be charging taxes.

    So basically I can
    - get them shipped to Canada, no taxes charged but I have a much higher risk of my knives being seized all together
    - Get them shipped to my family in NJ but get charged an extra 6/7%
    - Shop on DHG that doesn't have a lot of good sales like AE for 11.11.

    My 11.11 will not be as fun as a thought, that sucks.

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    1. They should tell Trump that he shouldn't mess with China because Aliexpress strikes back painfully! ;)

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    2. Is Trump the reason why AE charges taxes now???
      So why not DHG, or FT, or GB, etc....

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    3. Don't take me too seriously. :) When I lived in NZ I was quite annoyed because GB couldn't ship me knives at all for a while.

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  5. Now the 9103 and the black 910+ are $12 each.
    How do they want to make people pay premium prices for Sanrenmu or SRM knives with such discounts on their best knife so far?
    Gearbest should get Sandvik 810s but who'd buy them for more or even the same as their bigger brother with ball bearings? and how much does it cost to produce these well made knives anyways? [headscratch]

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    1. Sanrenmu Land 910 plus and 9103 for $11.90 ! I guess I'll reconsider ordering the Land 812. :)

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    2. I don't need a 810 but I'd like to make a CF scale for a black one. I'd prefer a Ruike P801 if it had that price tag.

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    3. Please let me know if you find a good price for the black washed Ruike P801. The standard version contains slightly more blue what I prefer. :)

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    4. I don't like the foldback clip at all.
      They just should use a magnified clip from the SRM 7129 which is the smaller brother anyways (and with that clip it needs one less screw hole, big plus in elegant design).

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    5. Nowadays the deep carry clips are more fashionable. :)

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    6. I don't like them as they are too bulky and hurt my hand while using the knife. I also don't need super deep carry, if they'd add the 7129s (originally the Kershaw Chill's clip) at the same position then it would ride low enough.

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    7. Too deep carry is not good either. I'll glue the adjustable pocket clip on my Tekut Zero to high position since I don't like that extreme deep carry.

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    8. The Zero was on my list for a while but besides the price tag I also don't like that super inventive clip. They should add least add the option for a standard clip.

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    9. I guess I will solve the clip issue with some hot glue. :)

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    10. Pen knives? Perhaps this one counts, too. I had just ordered the small Green Thorn QM with CF skin, but then I saw this beauty:
      http://www.aliexpress.com/item/magicknife-Titanium-pen-knife-tactical-pen-outdoor-multi-function-folding-knife-camping-tool-knife-EDC/32951456878.html
      Does it look fine enough?
      Picture says m390, specs says D2.
      Too good to be true?

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    11. You can find better pics with the unphotoshopped lock HERE. They also list them with M390 so D2 could be a mistake.
      I really like the design of THESE. Turens. M390 blade and ironwood handle with copper bolsters can't be bad. :)

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  6. 11.11 deal
    Kevin John Matrix for $130 with $2 off every $15 with Select coupons.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Kevin-John-matrix-titanium-handle-S35vn-blade-ball-bearing-flipper-folding-Tactical-camping-hunt-knife-pocket/32904861355.html?spm=a2g0s.8937460.0.0.3fbd2e0eiHYSOO

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    1. That's a good find!
      I already have the Wild Boar version with the engraved koi fish on the blade.

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