Monday, November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday Deals - What's new on Aliexpress? (Ganzo FH13, Sanrenmu, Green Thorn, Lovocoo, Extrema Ratio, Shirogorov etc.) part 91

Have a look at the Cyber Monday deals!

CH Knife CH3009 titanium frame-lock flippers  
with D2 blade and ball bearings:
CH Knife CH3009 titanium frame-lock flipper
CH Knife CH3009 titanium frame-lock flipper
You can buy the CH Knife CH3009 flippers:
***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE***
Zanflare F6S brass EDC light: ***HERE*** (GearBest)
SwissTech key chain multi tool: ***HERE*** (GearBest)


!! NEW !!
Spyderco Subvert C239GPOR copy: 
Spyderco Subvert C239GPOR clone
You can buy the Subvert: ***HERE***

Shirogorov style RFT D2, Bear Claw Flying Shark
and Green Thorn Jeans D2 side by side:
Shirogorov style RFT D2, Bear Claw Flying Shark  and Green Thorn Jeans D2
Shirogorov style RFT D2, Bear Claw Flying Shark  and Green Thorn Jeans D2
You can buy them on Aliexpress: 
RFT D2 version: ***HERE***
Bear Claw Flying Shark: ***HERE*** or ***HERE***
Green Thorn Jeans D2: ***HERE***
 Lovocoo Jeans D2: ***HERE*** or ***HERE***
High-end M390 version of the Jeans: 

!! On Sale !!
Kesiwo Lochsa frame-lock folder
with solid / integral aluminium handle,
titanium sub frame-loc & pocket clip, 
D2 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the Kesiwo Lochsa: ***HERE*** 

Nimo Knives Runes by Fat Dragon
super light weight titanium frame-lock flippers  
with  slot in the backspacer for a tritium vial, 
S35VN blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the Nimo Runes: ***HERE*** 

MT USN G9 Ultratech Hellhound Razor OTF 
(The switch is photoshopped.)
You can buy the USN Ultratech: ***HERE*** 

!! On Sale !!
NOC (Stedemon) Chef MT03 titanium frame-lock folders  
with  M390 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the NOC Chef:

Check out the Black Friday deals 
at the following knife stores:
Kesiwo Outdoor Tools Factory Store: ***HERE***
Celebr knives Store***HERE***
LOVOCOO Store: ***HERE***
NIGHTHAWK Knives Store: ***HERE***
Dicoria Knives: ***HERE***
Ben's Knives Shop: ***HERE***
John Knives Factory Shop: ***HERE***
Eafengrow Top1 Store: ***HERE***
Y-Start Industrial Trading Store: ***HERE***
XS-Knife Store: ***HERE***
Feng's Store: ***HERE***
China Quality Knife Store: ***HERE***

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.

!! On Sale !!
Green Thorn Shirogorov F111 style liner-lock flipper  
with aluminium handle, D2 blade and double row ball bearings:
You can buy the GT F111 alu:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Ganzo Firebird FH13-SS frame-lock flipper
with steel handle, D2 blade and ball bearings:
Disassembled:
You can buy the Ganzo FH13 on Aliexpress:

Sanrenmu 9165 non-locking folders  
with  CF or G10 handle and Sandvik 12C27 blade.
It weights only 80 g / 2.82 oz!
You can buy the SRM 9165: ***HERE***

Sanrenmu S768 fixed blade knives  
with Sandvik 12C27 blade and kydex sheath:
You can buy the SRM S768: ***HERE***

Sanrenmu S761 tanto fixed blade knives  
with 8Cr13MoV blade and kydex sheath:
You can buy the SRM S761: ***HERE***

Sanrenmu S718 fixed blade knives  
with Sandvik 12C27 blade and kydex sheath:
You can buy the SRM S718: ***HERE***

Lovocoo titanium frame-lock front flipper  
with 9Cr18MoV blade:
You can buy the Lovocoo front flipper:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Green Thorn Borka SBSF style titanium frame-lock folder  
with M390 blade and ceramic ball bearing:
You can buy the Green Thorn SBSF
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Mosquito Tactical Little Puppy titanium
 frame-lock folder with M390 blade:
You can buy the Little Puppy:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Mechanical Karambit  
with steel handle, D2 blade and kydex sheath:
You can buy the Mechanical Karambit***HERE***

Extrema Ratio BF2RCT clones:
 frame-lock folder with M390 blade:
You can buy the ER BF2RCT:
***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Shirogorov Cannabis style flippers
 with G10/titanium handle and D2 blade:
You can buy the Shirogorov Cannabis:***HERE***

90 comments:

  1. That Sanrenmu 9165 and the Ganzo Firebird FH13 in the size of the SRM 810 or the Ganzo F-753M-1 would be a must buy for me ;)
    But wait, $30 for that Ganzo when we all got used to prices well below $20?
    Not gonna happen, then I'd prefer the all black Ruike P801

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    1. Do you have girly mitts? ;)
      But wait, Endre hasn't checked all of the links and he doesn't know that the FH13 is on sale for $23.25 shipped! :))

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    2. Nah, there's 15% sale on fasttech, still no buy.
      And yes, I have rather small hands, glove size 8 here, so the 910 is max for me. Just got me a new phone and I need a watch, so I guess the next knife will be that french knife kit. I'll play with the knives I get anyways, so why not build it ffrom a kit? ;)
      But I must admit, $34 for the Ti Zieba G2 on ft makes it hard to resist...

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    3. Oh and I don't like to pay with cc, there's always fees from my card supplier that make the stuff more expensive in the end.

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    4. I love trolling on my own blog! :)
      If my card supplier charged me extra fees for online shopping I would leave that company the next day. When I pay by paypal I always have to change the currency exchange option manually to avoid using paypal's lame exchange rate. That's why I prefer Ali. FT still wants to charge me $10 for shipping knives so they could do me favour...

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    5. Ft got cheaper for me and the cc is free, so that's why there come extra fees for actually using it.
      Anyways, atm I'm more window shopping then actually buying.
      Playing with the XZ1 compact is fun, too, my first phone that's not years behind the rest (like my SE Aino, Nokia N8, S4 mini)
      Still I'd love to make a cf scale for a 8104 if it was for someone else ;)

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    6. The 8104 was made for the German market that's why you can't open it by one hand. ;)

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    7. The Sony XZ1 compact is a quite uniqe mobile since they make everything in the size of a roasting pan.

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    8. It still seems huge to me after the S4mini. I definitely need a silicone cover to add more grip.
      And I couldn't try the 8104 yet but I think I could open it with one hand after tweaking the knife a bit ;)

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  2. And I have no clue where to change the currency exchange option manually :s
    Anyways, ordered a case right from China, $4 seems fair to me ;)

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  3. No doubt the Ganzo FH14 (or 15) is going to be a titanium framelock. I've got the G10 version and I really like it. Great grip (better than my Scimitar). Ganzo's carbon fiber is too smooth/slippery for my taste. It's a shame Green Thorn doesn't come up with their own designs. The Shiro's are superb and the Snecx Buster is just..I don't even have words to describe it. That good. But still, they're clones and not exactly cheap or good for reselling.

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    1. They should release a budget version of the Buster with VG10 blade. Have you seen the PMP Revenge? That looks like a Buster variant to me.

      By the way the Two Sun TS80 was a pleasent surprise for me. They're getting closer to Green Thorn's quality.

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  4. That would be great. Every knife addict should feel the Buster, it's so smooth. There's no "m390" mark on the blade like previous GT offerings which came in a D2 version later on. The PMP Revenge looks very good. The handle reminds me of the ZT0808 Rexford. Speaking of zt...Adai Store and Zero Tolerance in DHGate have several new 0560's (ok, clones again. but high end) in G10 and (sculptured) carbon fiber. They run on ball bearings but unfortunately don't have a steel insert in the lock bar. For about 88 Euros (with coupons) it's interesting. But Ti on steel...I don't know. There could be lock stick too.

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    1. I used to have the early version of that ADAI ZT0560 with sculpted CF. That version had steel lock-bar insert. Unfortunately I had to return it because they screwed up the centering of the lock-bar limiter disc.

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    2. I still have an early G10 version with steel lock-bar insert.

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    3. Why are the people so crazy about lockbar inserts?
      I edc a Malyshev Gnome since 2 years or so and I use it every day.
      No insert, no lock stick, stands in the 50% position since I got it.
      There might be bad ones but when it's made good there's no problem with it.

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    4. Maybe I had some bad luck. I have/had approximately 8 knives with Ti lockbar on steel blade. 4 of them had major non fixable lock stick. And the Chaves Redencion I have for 2 years now started at 30% lock up and is 50% already. The ones without problems are the Techno, Slysz Bowie and (yes indeed) the Gnome. Just like Isti said, the QC should have been improved nowadays. But I'm careful, especially with larger folders ;)

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    5. Although I'm also happy with my "Techno" and "Slysz Bowie" (no lock-bar inserts) I think there's less chance for QC problems by using steel lock-bar inserts.

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    6. For me it's just funny to read "replaceable" steel insert. While I can imagine to get a replacement from WE or Kizer knives after some years I strongly doubt that would be the case with a clone. It makes anodizing easier though :)

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    7. I asked for a replacement lock-bar insert for my ZT0562CF clone and the seller sent me one without any problem. Some of the sellers take their business quite seriously on Ali.

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    8. Wow, now that's cool. When I though I lost the clip of my Gnome I asked the seller, no chance to get a replacement. Found it on the ground of the metal bin on job, oily and dirty. I must have forgotten it at the metal table where I tried heat anodizing and someone threw it into the bin that was emptied a day before that. Lucky me...

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    9. That was a bit of luck! :)
      I also asked and received spare pocket clip screws for my Lovocoo RFT D2.

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  5. Thanks, I haven't even thought about the possibility of screwing up the disc....I think I'll pass.

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    1. That was years ago, the QC could get better since then.

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  6. Problematic AcanthusNovember 24, 2018 at 1:57 AM

    Looks like no one else was silly enough to go for the "mechanical karambit," but I've got one on the way. Slightly different configuration - D2, aluminum handle, no sheath, lighter weight : https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32942987761.html
    The blade profile looks like it might be limiting, but the mechanism is interesting enough that I talked myself into buying it (along with a Yojimbo clone since I've never had a compression lock before).
    It's probably a week or two away still, but if anyone's curious I can write down my impressions when it arrives.

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    1. I like that one too just for its mechanism but the steel variant seemed too heavy for me as well. I guess it could be a good gift idea for a mushroom collector ;)

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    2. @ Problematic Acanthus
      Please share your impressions about the alu version. The Y-Start variant is a bigger, all steel, heavy duty alternative.

      @ Endre
      I was also tempted by this design so I went for the light weight FRN version. With this cool blade I will be the number one mushroom picker in the whole forest! :))

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    3. I must show this to my 'shroom buddy, maybe he wants one ;)

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    4. P. S. Maybe it's just the pictures only but that frn claw is for lefties.

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    5. Have a look at the video. The guy clips then removes it from his right pocket.

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    6. Must check that later, on every picture, even on the alu ones, it's leftie knives...

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    7. If these karambits are carried with the blade spine against the pocket seam then we can call them right handed. The opening is ambidextrous anyway.

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  7. Problematic AcanthusNovember 24, 2018 at 3:10 PM

    Interesting! I didn't know about most of these variations (perhaps I would have if I had waited a bit).

    The FRN/440 and a 9Cr/9Cr version I see now in another store are both ones I might be tempted by, at least at those prices. (I admire your Ali search skills - either these are newer, or more likely I simply didn't find them.)

    Well, perhaps I am not the only silly fellow -- or mushroom hunter -- I will wear an Indiana Jones hat so I can be more easily identified in the group photos :-)

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    1. Ok, I understand now, after seeing the video on my pc.
      It's meant to be deployed with a backhand, not as I'd assume with the blade forward. That way the mechanism would lay in the palm of my hand.
      Nah, I'll pass, this is too much MallNinja for my taste.
      Make a "leftie" version for me where I can open it a bit more traditionally and I'll probably get one.
      Still must resist that $32 Ti G2 on Ft...

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    2. I hope my FRN version arrives soon and I can test the left and right handed opening.

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  8. Thanks for that disassembled pic of that Ganzo Kaiken.
    Do you happen to have a picture of the other side of the blade?
    It seems to me that the recess for the ball bearings is only on the show side scale and on the lock side of the blade. Would be easier if it wasn't on the front scale though, for replacing the scales at least ;)

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    1. That's all I could find at the moment. It's a quite fresh product.

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    2. I'm happy with my G10 version at the moment. :)

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  9. Haha, I thought those Runes were a pretty ugly tip-down clip. But I see it now, it's Rapunzel's braid.

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    1. It's a decent design I'd like to try one of them (maybe the gold one). According to the pics they have a slot in the backspacer for a tritium vial as the Dead Silence.

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    2. I'd maybe go for an alu version if it was available in pink to fit with the braid ;)

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    3. It's odd that they've got alot of modern design features but are missing a steel lockbar insert.

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    4. But at least they added the cheesy "Holy Runes" print on the screen and billboarded the blade. You should appreciate what you get ;)

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  10. I just checked out that SRM 9165 again and I don't get two things.
    On the seller's page there a side picture where you look towards the cutting edge and it's looking like it had nested liners, the top view is looking like the standard liners/scales construction.
    Also what the heck is that hole where the stop pin should be? Stoping tube? Not the best idea in my opinion...

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    1. 9165 is non-locking, so they photoshopped the slip-joint mechanism...

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    2. Oh crap, I don't see info on that anywhere. For a non-locking knife that's too big for me, a mid-lock would be nice though. I'd be curious about the walk and talk on this one. How can a spring weak enough for oho keep the knife open securely?

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    3. I don't know anything about other people's daily tactical tasks but I don't need a locking knife 90% of the time. As soon as mine arrives I'll share my impressions about it.

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    4. For me it's not a tactical thing rather a practical one. I cut rawhide daily but also EVA foam up to 20mm thickness. Once I used my TiLock that I modded to be non-locking. It closed on my thumb, not funny. The SRM M1 is a nice knife, too, but I prefer a strong spring and a half-stop on a lockless knife.

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    5. I would suggest you update 9165 description with non-locking part.

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    6. Thanks, I already updated it yesterday. :)

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    7. Hey Endre, in your (rawhide) experience, what slashes best? A big, curvy belly or the secondary point on a tanto?

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    8. Rawhide is hard and tough to cut so I prefer a short blade, either my kiridashi from Nara, Japan, meant to cut bonsai, or my reground Malyshev Gnome with its reground thin full flat blade and controllable handle.

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    9. Actually I think the Sanrenmu 9165 has a pin that you can insert into the hole by the pivot to lock the knife. The spring bar has a hole in it as well as the hole in the handle. The pin is stored in a hole by the lanyard hole. It is shaped like the female half of a pivot screw but solid. One side fits in the hole, the other side is larger to fix it in place. Brilliant!

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    10. In the light of that the single hole in the G10 version also makes sense. I hope my CF version will arrive soon and I can test the locking function.
      By the way the idea is not new. My HX Outdoors Bastard Halibut D-153 slip joint has the same locking method using an "L" shaped torx driver.

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    11. D Kim, you've got really good eyes. That would be a great solution indeed, strangely there's no information about that detail, even the Sanrenmu account on Instagram says non-locking without any other option.

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    12. I saw a picture showing the hole in the steel springbar/lockbar. Noticing the pin was just luck, but I was indeed inspired by knives such as the Bastard Halibut. At least one other Sanrenmu has the hole in the blade and a matching spot in the handle implying the pin lock idea.

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    13. Sanrenmu knife with hole for pin...except this version is a liner lock...

      http://imgur.com/a/ZYOCTRK

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    14. I've seen those other knives before and I like the idea but it hasn't crossed my mind as it's not shown or noted anywhere. I'd like a slightly smaller version though, like 18-19cm open. Maybe I'll give it a try anyways ;)

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    15. My CF Sanrenmu 9165 has arrived! :) Now I can confirm the locking pin. I also received a 2nd pin as spare. Anyways it's a decent sized but slim folder with excellent ergonomics and nice elegant lines. The CF scales have an interesting G10 like surface texture.

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    16. Will you do a review on it? I've used up my budget for a while but maybe my colleague would like it ;)

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    17. Sure! :) Testing is still in progress but as I see it's a pretty good folder. Although it's full sized it's still slim and light weight with excellent slicing performance. The pocket clip is the best design I have ever seen in this budget category.

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    18. Good to hear. I'm not a big fan of fold back clips but maybe I'll give this one a try. Meanwhile I'm looking forward to read your review.

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    1. That's one of the rarest Morgan dollars! ;)

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    2. Oh, that would be nice for my coin stamps. I must check them on aliexpress.

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    3. The fit & finish is impeccable. Have a look at this store on Ali.

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    4. I only like coins that were real money, zombie or hentai coins don't do it for me. I like this one: https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32721612743.html

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    5. Like the imperial eagle with the David star? :)

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    6. If you can find me that without photoshop ;)
      To be honest, I used Gimp.
      A version with the iron cross like in many games would be cool, too.

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    7. By the way, I've found a copy of a 1865 Trade Dollar that I've bought some years ago together with 2 silver Yens and a Mexican silver coin. They are magnetic and 10 CHF was a bit too much for the 4 pieces but the kids like it as toy money or when I spin them.

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  12. To whom it may concern: The (very nice) Flying Shark S35vn is on sale at Lovoco store. $65 ($60 with coupon) is a steal. (un)fortunatly I already own one ;)

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  13. Correction €68,25. I think I'll grab a blackwashed steel Ganzo F13 for $22,88. The clips are excellent (deep carry) and fit some other knives, like the Rike 1502.

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    1. I linked the Flying Shark above in the post thanks! It's on sale for $68.25 which is a pretty good price for this folder.

      And you also receive a knife with the FH13 pocket clip! ;)

      My Sanrenmu 1161 arrived. I'm amazed, it's an outstanding folder with top notch fit & finish and ergonomics.

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    2. "And you also receive a knife with the FH13 pocket clip! ;)"

      Could you please elaborate on that ?

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    3. It's just a mediocre joke: Deks_76 wants the FH13 for its clip so the knife is a bonus for him. :)

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    4. I wish I was "joking" lol. The clip on the Rike was utter garbage. Now the 1502 finally gets some pocket time. I put a deep carry spydie clip on the FH11. Works just fine. Btw I'll leave the clip on the blackwashed version. Ok, enough of my clip adventures, I'm going to replace some washers ;)

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    5. As I see the pocket clip of the Rike 1502 won't win any design awards anytime soon. Unless it's nominated in the "exposing 1/4 of the handle or more" category. :))

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    6. So a couple of weeks ago, I was going thru my collection admiring my knives (don't we all do that? ;) )
      I noticed that in 2 years of owning it, I actually never carried my Rike RK1502 due to this awful pocket clip exposing 4cm of the knife!
      So I started looking on the web to see if any deep carry pocket clip would fit the knife and found that ZT0808 and ZT0450 aftermarket clips would fit it.
      Looked everywhere on Aliexpress but couldn't find a cheap replacement.
      The only clips that I found were Ti clips from MXGGear but I couldn't bring myself to spend $35 on a clip when the whole knife cost me $100.
      So I started to go thru some of my knives and found a few clips from Sanrenmu and Real Steel that would fit, however those are not the best looking clips (especially for that knife), and also the deep carry is minimal with the clip starting to bend a few mm after the last screw hole (which seems to be very similar with the Ti clips from MXGGear from what I can see on the pics).
      So I kept looking until I reached my Ganzo G707!
      Much nicer pocket clip (although a bit long for my taste), matches the knife well IMO, fits the RK 1502 holes, AND is a much deeper carry than the other pocket clips by about 5mm! Only draw back is that it is not Ti but stainless steel.
      Added bonus: since autos are illegal here, I am not removing a clip from a knife that I would actually carry!
      So now I found the clip but it's this mate grey finish and doesn't match the knife, so I need to heat color it, which is something I have never done, but since I have a torch, why not?
      At first I wanted it to be blue, matching the blue grooves of the knife and offering a contrast with the overall bronze color, but upon reading, it seems like it's much trickier to get a blue when heat coloring SS than bronze, and also it seemed like I could only achieve dark blue which didn't match the baby blue of the RK1502 I was looking for.
      So I decided to aim for a matching bronze instead.
      Maybe it's beginner's luck but I seem to have nailed the color first time.
      Before
      https://imgur.com/2NM6bni
      After
      https://imgur.com/m1zqBTn
      https://imgur.com/MIwxCdh
      https://imgur.com/BFXQpNx

      Now, only 1.5cm of the knife is showing and the clip matches the knife nicely.
      I am happy that I will finally start carrying this very nice knife (which is in my pocket as I type this)
      Hope this helps someone.
      Cheers.

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    7. That looks great, congratulations! How did you manage to achive the same bronze color?

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    8. Got lucky I guess LOL!
      I was heating the whole clip with the torch and at some point it got darker and looked like it was going to turn to purple so I stopped and dipped it in water to cool it down, when I checked, the color was exactly what I was looking for.

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    9. That Rike looks quite tempting with your clip! With a little effort and some common sense Rike could have done the same.

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  14. Yeah. Nice one. Is the extra lock mechanism convenient? It's slimmer than the FH11, isn't it?

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    1. The safety lock is convenient to use, it's not in the way if you don't want to use it.
      Yes, the SRM 1161 is slightly slimmer.

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  15. Thanks. Steel handles are just fine for knives shaped like these. As long as they weigh less than 130 grams, I'm fine with it.

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    1. It weights 137g which is acceptable for me considering the top level quality.

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    1. Yes, that karambit was heavily influenced by a Joe Caswell design.

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