Monday, January 7, 2019

Review: Ganzo Firebird FH12 - a superb light weight frame-lock flipper

Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
The Ganzo FH12 (middle) makes a nice set with
the Sanrenmu 1161 and 9103 (912)

This is the stone washed, all steel, frame-lock version of the FH11 with D2 blade and ball bearings. Surprisingly it weights the same as the G10 variant which makes this slick, classy looking kwaiken very pocket / EDC friendly. They also manged to make it slimmer than the G10 one.

Pros:
- very good ergonomics with excellent fit and finish
- surprisingly light weight construction (milled out handles)
- smooth opening and closing thanks to the ball bearings
- superb flipping action
- perfectly centered blade with a nice stone washed finish
- outstanding slicing performance
- solid early lock-up
- comfortable flipper tab and lock-bar design
- reversible deep carry pocket clip
- microfiber pouch

Cons:
- there's no lock-bar limiter (I don't miss it)  

Details:
Blade length: 3.46" (88 mm)
Blade thickness:0.138" (3.5 mm)
Blade steel:  D2
Open length:8.11" (206 mm)
Closed length: 4.68" (119 mm)
Handle thickness:0.39" (9.9 mm)
Weight: 3.91 oz  (111 g)
Handle: steel
Lock: frame-lock
Carry:right or left hand tip up
Pivot:ball bearings
Screws:
T9 & T6

You can buy the FH12-SS on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE***
More Ganzo folders with D2 blade: ***HERE***
Save with store coupons: HERE

You can buy the FH11 (G10/CF version) at GearBest: ***HERE***
and the black FH12-SS (all steel, frame-lock): ***HERE***

You can buy the Sanrenmu 1161 on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Ganzo FH12 and
Sanrenmu Land 9103 (new name:912) review here:
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
The extra chamfering on the handle makes
 the flipping even more comfortable:
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
G10 backspacer with hidden lanyard hole:
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
Solid, early lock-up & perfectly centered blade:
Ganzo Firebird FH12
Elegant kwaiken style:
Nice packaging with microfiber pouch:
Ganzo Firebird FH12
Ganzo Firebird FH12
Ganzo Firebird FH12

Ganzo FH12 and
Sanrenmu Land 9103 (new name: 912) review here:
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103
Sanrenmu 1161,  Ganzo FH12 and  Sanrenmu Land 9103

Ganzo FH12 and FH11 (review here)
Same weight, slimmer handle:
Ganzo Firebird FH11 and FH12
Ganzo Firebird FH11 and FH12

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