Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Review: Enlan EW148-1 - a super cool key chain folder with Sandvik 12C27 blade

Enlan EW148-1 mini flipper
A fun to use micro flipper with surprisingly good
 fit & finish which won't strain your budget 

Pros:
- nice details, excellent fit and finish
- good detent strength, it can be opened by the flipper too
- nice mirror polished, perfectly centered, Sandvik 12C27 blade
- solid lock-up without any blade play
- ball bearings
- light weight construction (23.5 g / 0.83 oz)
- very good price

Cons:
- it's illegal in the UK and Germany for EDC :))

Details:
Blade length: 1.57" (40 mm)
Blade thickness:0.079" (2 mm)
Blade steel:  Sandvik 12C27
Open length:3.9" (99 mm)
Closed length: 2.32" (59 mm)
Handle thickness:0.39" (10 mm)
Weight: 0.83 oz  (23.5 g)
Handle: G10 with steel liners
Lock: liner-lock
Carry:key chain
Pivot:ball bearings
Screws:
T6

You can buy the Enlan EW148 in 3 versions at GearBest: ***HERE***
More Enlan folders: ***HERE***

Next to my Sanrenmu 710 (7010)
Enlan EW148-1 vs. Sanrenmu 710 (7010)
Enlan EW148-1 vs. Sanrenmu 710 (7010)
Enlan EW148-1 vs. Sanrenmu 710 (7010)
You can buy the SRM 7010 (3 versions): ***HERE***
More Sanrenmu folders: ***HERE***

Pretty mirror polished blade:
Enlan EW148-1 mini flipper
Solid lock-up and centered blade:
Enlan EW148-1 mini flipper

More pics:
Enlan EW148-1 mini flipper
Enlan EW148-1 mini flipper
Enlan EW148-1 mini flipper
Enlan EW148-1 mini flipper
Enlan EW148-1 mini flipper
Enlan EW148-1 mini flipper
Enlan EW148-1 mini flipper
Enlan EW148-1 mini flipper
Enlan EW148-1 mini flipper

23 comments:

  1. Just received a Zieba G2 from ft and an SRM 811 from the bay. Tomorrow I'll try to smoothen the 811, on the G2 I took care of the clip already. The 811 will get a CF scale but after that I think I won't buy knives for a while. I wouldn't be mad to sell the G2, we'll see...

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    1. I'm curious about the result of your 811 tuning project. If you're successful making it smoother I might order one too.

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    2. Deburred the inside of the front scale, polished all 4 washers, now it's centered and as smooth as can get without ball bearings. Still a bit small for flicking but it's working as expected. Quality is not on part with the 910 series, the price should be closer to the 710. Now thinking about making some red infused carbon fiber, maybe.

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    3. So after tuning can you open the 811 one handed comfortably (the regular way)? Did you have to adjust the detent tension too?
      The red infused CF sounds good! :)

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    4. If you can open a 710 then you can open this one. Just remember not to block the locking arm, just like on the 910s.
      Right now the mold is hardening, I'll try to make cast CF ;)

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    5. I forgot to take a pic of the mold. Not sure if the CF will go around the dimples that I left half through for the holes, we'll see.
      It's gonna be tricky but I don't like things that are simple to make ;)
      Wasn't there a LionSteel knife with a cast CF handle..?

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    6. I have no idea about cast CF sorry. Is it similar to the marble CF?

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    7. I'm not sure if it was LS but there was a knife with a carbon fiber handle where the CF would not be milled out from a block but cast iin a mold so you could see the whole weaves on the surface without them being sanded or milled. I'm not sure if I could do that with a CF mat though, maybe I'll just get myself a bucket full of small scrap pieces, mix them with epoxy, pour it into the mold, vaccumize and press it afterwards.
      We'll see. If I find a red birro pen 'll use the ink in the epoxy to get a translucent red color, otherwise I'll use a blue one.
      Maybe next week if I'll find time for it besides work and making patches for my chindren's boots.

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    8. Don't forget to post a couple of pics! :)

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    9. By the way, after polishing the washers on the SRM 813 the blade runs super smooth when the lockarm is released but tension on the lockarm is a bit too high. Maybe I'll bend it a bit but I'm not sure if I dare ;)

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    10. I had no problem adjusting the detent tension on my 9103s.
      Worst case you'll end up a UK legal carry folder. :))

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    11. It worked well, the clip prevents overbending anyways. BTW, I've read the spine would be square but it's nicely rounded just like at the 910s :)

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    12. It worked well, the clip prevents overbending anyways. BTW, I've read the spine would be square but it's nicely rounded just like at the 910s :) The size is perfect for my S sized hands, too ;)

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    13. The only thing I dislike a bit is the color. If it was for edc and not for making a CF scale then I'd prefer the silver version. At least if it comes with such perfect grind lines as on the 910s...

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    14. I also prefer the silver version.

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    15. adahnsplace.blogspot.com/2019/01/sanrenmu-813-and-other-stuff.html

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    16. Thanks for the pics! Nice patches you have there! :)

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    17. Thank you. Customisation begins with the children ;)
      I hope they'll appreciate the value of something unique instead of a big logo :)

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    18. What's about the CF mold?

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    19. That's on job, I can take shots of it tomorrow.

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    20. Update: https://adahnsplace.blogspot.com/2019/01/sanrenmu-813-and-other-stuff.html

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    21. I'm curious about the result of the CF mold. :)

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