Sunday, March 24, 2019

Review: Ganzo Firebird F7041 CF with satin finished blade

Ganzo Firebird F704 CF
All three blade finish variations in my mitts! :) 
Top to down: bead blasted, satin finished and stone washed

Pros:
- excellent fit and finish
- massive blade with a nice satin finish
- good out of the box sharpness
- strong blade tip
- pretty CF laminate handle with excellent ergonomics
- comfortable axis-lock
- smooth opening and closing
- solid lock-up without any blade play
- easy to use pocket clip & thumb studs 

Cons:
- the CF laminate handle shows scratches and it's more slippery than G10

You can buy the Ganzo F7041 CF at GearBest: ***HERE***
More F704 variants: ***HERE*** and ***HERE***
More Ganzo folders: ***HERE***

GearBest 5th Anniversary SALE: ***HERE***

Details:
Blade length: 3.38" (86 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.146" (3.7 mm)
Blade steel: 440C Stainless Steel
Open length: 7.88" (200 mm)
Closed length: 4.48" (114 mm)
Weight: 4.88 oz  (138.3 g)
Handle: CF - G10 laminate with skeletonized steel liners
Handle thickness: 0.55" (14 mm)
Lock: axis lock
Pivot: bronze & teflon washers
Carry: right or left hand tip up
Screws: T9, T6
Extra: nice packaging with microfiber storage pouch

Pretty lines,
 satin finished blade and polished hardwares:
Ganzo Firebird F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird F704 CF
Perfectly centered blade and solid lock-up:
Ganzo Firebird F704 CF
Group shot #1
All three blade finish variants:
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF
Surprisingly the CF version (in the middle)
 has the strongest tip:
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF tip

Group shot #2
Ganzo FH31, F704 CF and FH21:
Ganzo Firebird FH31, F704 CF and FH21
Ganzo Firebird FH31, F704 CF and FH21
You can buy the Ganzo FH31:
Ganzo FH21:

Group shot #3
Ontario RAT-1 clone, Ganzo F704 CF and Enlan EL-03C:
Ontario RAT-1 CF clone, Ganzo F704 CF and Enlan EL-03C
Ontario RAT-1 CF clone, Ganzo F704 CF and Enlan EL-03C
You can buy the Ontario RAT CF clone: ***HERE***
Enlan EL-03: ***HERE***

More pics:
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF
Ganzo Firebird G704 - F704 CF

8 comments:

  1. I've had/have the first version but unfortunately I can't find it anywhere. Superb design. Mine came without skeletonized liners so the balance is/was a bit off. Maybe I'll get me a Firebird version. Oh, and Green Thorn (finally) dropped some original designs on Ali and they're not playing on safe lol. One of them is very Kizer Trifecta/Compadre-ish, love it. Bring it on (preferably some D2 versions too;)!

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    1. Ganzo couldn't go wrong by copying the H&K 14205 designed by Mike Snody.

      Do you mean THESE new M390 Green Thorns? That organic style flipper looks awesome!

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  2. Does the new Carbon fiber version have skelotonized liners?

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    1. Yes it does.
      The G704 G10 versions weight 5.2 oz (147.5 g) with full steel liners and the new F704 CF is 4.88 oz (138.3 g).

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  3. Yup! I'm sorry, I was lazy ;) Very cool, isn't it?

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    1. Sure! As you already mentioned a budget version with D2 blade would be also great. :)

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    2. I'm afraid I must order THIS Limited Edition BM485 with D2 blade, titanium handle and axis-lock. Resistance is futile! :)

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  4. I can imagine...those BM clones are superb. I still edc my 940 a lot. It also has very good steel for a replica. Can't go wrong with Jufule either. Live long and prosper

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