Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Review: Enlan M09 - an amazingly low priced classy compact folder

Enlan M09 ans SwissTech key chain tool
EDC setup with my SwissTech key chain tool

Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Excellent, compact sized budget folders (top to bottom):

Happy New Year!
If you're on the market for a compact sized, inexpensive folder with some nice design elements these pocket knives will fit the bill. The Enlans come with 8Cr13MoV blade steel and liner-lock while the SRM 7010 has a 8Cr14MoV blade and frame-lock construction. All three are tip down carry only  and they're equipped with dual thumb studs. Don't worry if you can't choose because you can buy all these 3 folders together for less than $24 ! :)  

Be prepared because the price tag of the M09 is almost unbelievable! :) 

Pros:
- nice classy design with excellent fit and finish
- good ergonomics & factory edge
- good detent strength, it can be opened by a thumb flick easily
- nice polished steel bolsters and laminated wood handle scales
- solid lock-up without any blade play
- comfortable to operate liner-lock
- amazingly low price tag

Cons:
- the blade is slightly off centered
- the thickness of the wooden scales are slightly different

Details:
Blade length: 2.8" (71 mm)
Blade thickness:0.1" (2.5 mm)
Blade steel:  8Cr13MoV
Open length:6.41" (163 mm)
Closed length: 3.62" (92 mm)
Handle thickness:0.59" (15 mm)
Weight: 3.39 oz  (96 g)
Handle: laminated wood scales with steel liners
Lock: liner-lock
Carry:right hand tip down
Pivot:bronze and teflon washers
Screws:
T9 & T6

You can buy the Enlan M09 in 3 versions at GearBest: ***HERE***
the Enlan M022B3: ***HERE***
and the black Sanrenmu 7010 with flower logo: ***HERE***

More Sanrenmu folders: ***HERE***
More Enlan folders: ***HERE***



and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1 side by side:
Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Nice details and combinations of colors:
Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Enlan M022B3, Enlan M09 and Sanrenmu 7010LUI-SH1
Blade centering & lock-up:
Enlan Enlan M09

2 comments:

  1. Had one of these for over a yr.
    It's the one I reach for the most.
    From a group of knives I own from $370 PUMA's down.
    I paid around $8.50 AUD delivered to door.
    and find it the most comfortable, form fitting blade in hand.
    Just "feels" good.
    Tough Strong. Cuts well.
    Just use the steel more often is all. (8CR15MOV steel).
    It. and a Ganzo F7531 440c Steel I find the IDEAL size in Folders.

    My Ganzo G733 440c. and Y-Start -02 (D2 steel) Are next size up.
    But I tend to reach for a fixed blade
    when I get much over 3 1\4 to 3 1\2 in blades.

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    1. I also like my M09. It represents amazing value for the money. Overall quality, fit & finish are surprizingly good. The polished steel bolsters are also very classy.

      You should also have a look at the new FH series of Ganzo with D2 blade and ball bearings. My personal favourite is the Ganzo FH41.

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