Wednesday, February 20, 2019

What's new on Aliexpress? (FAT DRAGON, ProTech, Kevin John, CH Knife, Kershaw etc.) part 97

Compact tactical - SD fixed blade knives 
with 440C blades and kydex sheath:
You can buy these claw knives on Aliexpress: 

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.

FAT DRAGON SEIGNEUR titanium frame-lock front flippers 
with S35VN / CPM154 blade and ceramic ball bearings:
You can buy the SEIGNEUR on Aliexpress: ***HERE*** 

ProTech Dark Angel style single action OTF / auto knife
with aluminium handle and safety switch:
You can buy the Dark Angel on Aliexpress: 
Kevin John Venom Black Wing 
titanium integral frame-lock flipper
 with S35VN blade and ball bearings:
One piece titanium handle:
You can buy the Black Wing:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

CH Knife CH3511 liner-lock flippers
with D2 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the CH3511: ***HERE***

Exclusive Shapeshifter EDC style folder

 with a unique opening mechanism and  VG10 damascus blade:
You can buy the Shapeshifter EDC: ***HERE*** 

OEM Kershaw 1988 Flythrough frame-lock flipper
with 8Cr13MoV blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the Flythrough:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***


New budget version with steel handle
 of the RAD Field Cleaver style flipper
with D2 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the Field Cleaver:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***


Interesting compact folder with 440C blade:
You can buy this folder: 
***HERE*** or ***HERE***


Lovocoo fixed blade knife / karambit
with Sandvik 12C27 blade:
You can buy this knife:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***


Bastinelli style tacical / SD fixed blade knives / karambits:

You can buy these knives:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

13 comments:

  1. I would be interested to see how the seigneur front flips... The lip seems to be too close to the pivot. Looks more like a slip joint imo

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    1. I can't comment on the flipping action but the Seigneur is a frame-lock folder for sure.

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  2. That Dark Angel OTF - do you have to be careful how you grip it when the blade is being deployed? It seems like the little tab that sticks out (that you retract the blade with) could be stopped by your hand very easily if you hold it wrong.

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    1. Yes, that's a quite strange feature. You should hold the handle like at a side opening auto.

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  3. If you're interested (like me): Kizer store has some great deals. I've ordered a Kizer Compadre (with flames) for just $ 77,50!

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    1. I was working hard to find an excuse ordering the Corto but it got sold out quite quickly. So the problem is sold although there are still a couple of interesting deals HERE. :)

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    2. I mean solved by being sold. :)

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  4. Hello again Isti. Do you have the plain or serrated Talwar? I bought the Lansky Cold Steel stick for serrated edges and it works excellent! My SE Voyager clone is scary sharp now. I'm still into CS and got a 4 inch Voyager tanto Aus-10...I was pleasently surprised. It really is much better than the clones. I don't care what Spydersnobs say on fora but I love Cold Steels'(sometimes ridiculous) SD folders and of course the tri-ad lock. The Talwar (4 inch) is on top of my wishlist. But they're not very cheap and hard to get. The aus-8 (which I think is good enough) SE is about €90,-. I saw just 1 CTS XHP....but for €160! And it has SE. If it was a plain edge I wouldn't hesitate ;)

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    1. Hi Deks,
      I have the plain edge, 4" version of the Talwar with the standard blade steel (AUS-8 ?). A couple of years ago I found a very good deal for it on Ebay for ~ 80 Euros shipped from CH.

      I try to avoid the SE versions of CS because of the sharpening problems but I will give them a try as soon as I manage to get that Lansky stick. Thanks for the info!

      The original 4" Voyager is on my wish list too. That would be a decent option for EDC.

      I agree with you. CS represents a better bang for the money in the affordable segment than Spyderco for sure. They can't compete with the tri-ad lock either.

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  5. Thanks Isti. I almost bought a 6" Counter Point Aus10 but at Lamnia in Finland (great store btw, just like Knives and Tools in The Netherlands, but with more and larger models). After checking a lot of reviews and common sense I'll stick to my 4" version. Best folding boot dagger ever. In cts-bd1 unfortunately (fingerprints!). Man, you've got to try the Lansky! It's medium grit and the tiny serrations fit like a glove too. It's about €10,- and a must have. A little touching up and it's like a razor (or multiple mini razors actually) again. I'm not worried about maintaining CS serrations anymore. It takes a while though. The Voyager's great! Like many before me, I've just smoothened the scale near the clip area and carefully bend the clip. Otherwise it's a pocket schredder. It's too bulky for the small front jeans pocket.

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  6. And...ehm. If you want something for food prep or anything else besides SD snap cuts and piercing cans: go for the ffg clip point. Still love my tano though ;)

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    1. The FFG clip point Voyager will be my choice too. That's the most practical blade shape out of the three.

      Anyway I also want to try a full serrated Voyager Vaquero XL one day in the name of politically correctness. :)) I already have the plain edged version of the clone but the FS one would be more provocative I guess. :)

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  7. Ok, English died while I was typing...

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