Saturday, June 29, 2019

Review: Harnds Talisman flipper vs. Ganzo FH41 & FH21

Harnds Talisman CK9168 tan
New version of the Harnds Talisman in sand / tan color

The Talisman has the same high level of fit & finish and attention to details as the Ganzo FH21 and FH41. Although the blade length of the three flippers is almost the same the Talisman has the biggest / longest handle and overall length. The Talisman also weights the most out of the three due to its massive skeletonized liners.

The pocket clip on the Talisman is shorter and less protruding thus it's more comfortable compared to the Ganzos. It also provides deeper pocket carry. 

All 3 folders run on ball bearings so the flipping action is nice & smooth at all of them although the opening of the Talisman is more snappy because of the stronger detent. The flipper tabs are nicely chamfered and grooved at all three but the Talisman has extra chamfering even on the handle around the flipper tab. 

To sum up, all three flippers have excellent cutting and slicing performance. The Ganzos combine that with more compact - EDC friendly size and weight, while the bigger handle of the Talisman is suitable even for bigger hands sacrificing some pocketability size and weight wise.        

Pros:
- perfect fit and finish
- superb ergonomics
- convenient, deep carry pocket clip
- pretty, satin finished, full flat ground blade with excellent cutting performance
- excellent, snappy  flipping action
- smooth opening and closing thanks to the ceramic ball bearings
- solid, early lock-up without any blade play
- comfortable to operate liner-lock

Cons:
- it weights ~ 30% more than the Ganzo flippers

You can buy them at GearBest
Harnds Talisman CK9168:
 ***HERE*** (tan or black)

Ganzo Firebird FH21: ***HERE***
Ganzo Firebird FH41: ***HERE***

Details:
Harnds Talisman Ganzo FH21 Ganzo FH41
Blade length:  3.47" (88 mm) 3.35" (85 mm) 3.47" (88 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.13" (3.3 mm) 0.138" (3.5 mm) 0.138" (3.5 mm)
Blade steel:   AUS-8 D2 D2
Open length: 8.3" (211 mm) 7.72" (196 mm) 8" (203 mm)
Closed length:  4.84" (123 mm) 4.37" (111 mm) 4.49" (114 mm)
Handle thickness: 0.57" (14.5 mm) 0.531" (13.5 mm) 0.523" (13.3 mm)
Weight:  4.61 oz (131 g) 3.38 oz (96 g) 3.56 oz  (101 g)
Handle:  G10 with full skeletonized steel liners G10 with nested steel liners G10 with nested skeletonized steel liners
Lock:  liner-lock liner-lock liner-lock
Carry: right hand tip up right hand tip up right hand tip up
Pivot: ceramic ball bearings ball bearings ball bearings
Opening: flipper flipper flipper
Screws: T9, T6 T9, T6 T9, T6
Extra: - microfiber pouch microfiber pouch

Excellent fit & finish, nice details:
Harnds Talisman CK9168 tan
Comfortable, deep carry pocket clip:
Harnds Talisman CK9168 tan
Countersunk pocket clip screw:
Harnds Talisman CK9168 tan
Convenient to operate liner-lock:
Harnds Talisman CK9168 tan
Nicely chamfered flipper tab 
with extra chamfering on the liners:
Harnds Talisman CK9168 tan
Harnds Talisman CK9168 tan
Jimping on the blade spine:
Harnds Talisman CK9168 tan
Harnds Talisman CK9168 tan
Jimping on the backspacer:
Harnds Talisman CK9168 tan
The lanyard hole forms a tube:
Harnds Talisman CK9168 tan
Solid, early lock-up and centered blade:
Harnds Talisman CK9168 tan
Packaging:
Harnds Talisman CK9168 tan

and Ganzo FH21 side by side:
Ganzo FH41, Harnds Talisman  and Ganzo FH21 side by side
Ganzo FH41, Harnds Talisman  and Ganzo FH21 side by side
Ganzo FH41, Harnds Talisman  and Ganzo FH21 side by side
Ganzo FH41, Harnds Talisman  and Ganzo FH21 side by side
Ganzo FH41, Harnds Talisman  and Ganzo FH21 side by side
Ganzo FH41, Harnds Talisman  and Ganzo FH21 side by side
Ganzo FH41, Harnds Talisman  and Ganzo FH21 side by side
Ganzo FH41, Harnds Talisman  and Ganzo FH21 side by side
Ganzo FH41, Harnds Talisman and Ganzo FH21 side by side

CH Knife CH3002 G10 vs. Harnds Talisman
CH Knife CH3002 G10 vs. Harnds Talisman
You can buy the CH3002 G10***HERE***

Saturday, June 22, 2019

MID-YEAR SALE on Aliexpress - Grab your favourite stuffs while it lasts! :)

I'll update this post regularly during the sale with the latest deals,
so keep an eye on it! ;)

Check out the Mid-Year Sale deals 
at the following knife stores:
Kizer Stores: ***HERE*** and ***HERE***
Tangram Store: ***HERE***
TwoSun Cutlery Store: ***HERE***
KUBEY Store: ***HERE***
Kevin John J&Y EDC Store: ***HERE***
FENGFUQIANG FENG's Store: ***HERE***
Kesiwo Outdoor Tools Factory Store: ***HERE***
Celebr knives Store***HERE***
LOVOCOO Store: ***HERE***
NIGHTHAWK Knives Store: ***HERE***
Dicoria Knives: ***HERE***
Ben's Knives Shop: ***HERE***
John Knives Factory Shop: ***HERE***
Eafengrow Top1 Store: ***HERE***
Y-Start Industrial Trading Store: ***HERE***
XS-Knife Store: ***HERE***
GANZO Online Store: ***HERE***
SANRENMU Online Store: ***HERE***
Sanrenmu Ketchan Store: ***HERE***
HX OUTDOORS Official Store: ***HERE***
JUFULE Stores: ***HERE*** and ***HERE***

Because of a stupid rule of Aliexpress the sellers are forced to photoshop
the locking mechanism, the "blood grooves" and switches (OTFs) on the folders.

NEW ARRIVALS:


Exclusive "Arthur" liner-lock stiletto
with M390 blade, iron wood handle
and high quality leather sheath:
You can buy the Arthur stiletto on Aliexpress***HERE***

Ganzo Firebird FH61
compact, EDC friendly sized flipper 
with D2 blade and ball bearings:
Specifications:
You can buy the FH61 on Aliexpress***HERE***

CHACHEKA outdoor / tactical / camping axe
with G10 handle:
You can buy the CHACHEKA axe: ***HERE***

TUREN fixed blade knife
with 4.92" (125mm) DC53 blade, G10 handle and leather sheath:

You can buy the TUREN DC53***HERE***


Zero Tolerance ZT350 clones:
You can buy the ZT350 flippers***HERE***

Lovely Brother 1503 lock-back pocket knife
with CF handle and VG10 blade:
You can buy the Brother 1503***HERE***

LEATHERMAN - Skeletool KBX/KB folders:
You can buy the Skeletool KBX/KB: ***HERE***

LEATHERMAN Raptor emergency response shears
with strap cutter and glass breaker:
You can buy the Raptor***HERE***

Benchmade BM485 Valet clone
with G10 handle, steel liners and D2 blade:
You can buy the BM485 LE clone
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

The affordable version of the
Green Thorn Poker titanium frame-lock flippers
with titanium / bronze handle,
 D2 blade and ceramic ball bearings:
You can buy the GT Poker D2 on Aliexpress
***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Green Thorn PERO liner-lock flipper
with CF handle, titanium pocket clip & backspacer,
 M390 blade and ceramic ball bearings:
My G10 version, it's on sale at the moment: 
Green Thorn Shirogorov Sinkevich PERO copy
Green Thorn Shirogorov Sinkevich PERO copy
You can buy the GT PERO on Aliexpress
TOP DEALS:

Green Thorn SNECX BUSTER
titanium frame-lock flipper  with M390 blade:
You can buy the Buster on Aliexpress***HERE***

Green Thorn Custom Division Shirogorov F95 
titanium frame-lock flippers 
with M390 blade and ceramic ball bearings:
Green Thorn Custom Division Shirogorov F95 M390
Green Thorn Custom Division Shirogorov F95 M390
You can buy the Green Thorn Custom Division F95:
RH417 Benchmade BM417 Fact style light weight (65g) folder
with G10 handle, VG10 blade and ceramic ball bearings:
You can buy the BM417 on Aliexpress***HERE***

TwoSun TS48 liner-lock 
flipper with D2  blade, G10 handle and ball bearings:

You can buy the TwoSun TS48: ***HERE***


LDT Spartan Blades Kranos style titanium frame-lock 
flippers with S35VN  blade, CF inlays and ball bearings:
You can buy the LDT Kranos: ***HERE***

Sanrenmu Land 812 compact titanium 
frame-lock folder  with  VG10 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the SRM Land 812: ***HERE***

Barker Knives Hokkaido style titanium frame-lock 
flippers with dragon scales, M390 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the Hokkaido on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Green Thorn Leaf original design
titanium frame-lock flipper  
with M390 blade and ceramic ball bearings:
You can buy the GT Leaf on Aliexpress

Dicoria Santiago titanium frame-lock flipper 
with CPM154 blade and storage bag:
You can buy the Dicoria Santiago: ***HERE***

DISTRICT 9 ICE titanium frame-lock flipper 
with S90V blade, ball-bearings and 
extra set of copper colored screws & washers:
You can buy the District 9 ICE: ***HERE*** 

Y-Start LK5019 titanium frame-lock 
flippers with S35VN / D2  blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the Y-Start LK5019 flippers: ***HERE***

TwoSun TS112 titanium frame-lock Vitesse design folder
with D2  blade, CF inlay and ball bearings:
You can buy the TwoSun TS112: ***HERE***

TwoSun TS81 titanium frame-lock 
flipper with D2  blade, bone inlays and ball bearings:
You can buy the TwoSun TS81: ***HERE***

TwoSun TS107 titanium frame-lock 
flipper with D2  blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the TwoSun TS107: ***HERE***

TwoSun TS100 integral titanium frame-lock 
flipper with M390 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the TwoSun TS100: ***HERE***

TwoSun TS127 titanium liner-lock flipper 
with G10 / CF handle,
titanium liners, liner-lock, backspacer & pocket clip,
12C27 blade and ceramic ball bearings:
You can buy the TwoSun TS127: ***HERE***

CH Knives Nighthawk liner-lock flippers 
with G10 handle, D2 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the CH Nighthawk***HERE***

CH Knives CH3509 G10 liner-lock flippers 
with D2 blade and ball bearings:
You can buy the CH3509 G10: ***HERE*** 

Vespa Ripper OTFs  
with D2 blade and alu / CF handle: ***HERE***
More Vespa knives: ***HERE***

WATCHES:

STEELDIVE Watch Store: ***HERE***

STEELDIVE Seiko 6105 "Apocalipse Now" homage
with Seiko NH35 movement, sapphire crystal,
 ceramic bezel, C3 lume200m WR:
STEELDIVE Seiko 6105 homage
Apocalypse Now:
You can buy the STEELDIVE 6105 on Alixpress

STEELDIVE 1036
with Seiko NH35 movement, sapphire crystal,
 ceramic bezel, C3 lume200 m WR:
You can buy the STEELDIVE 1036 on Alixpress***HERE***

Seiko and Orient watches in YWatch Store
with a lot of limited edition models: 

Seiko SRPC95J1 Nemo Orange Turtle: ***HERE***

San Martin Watch Store: ***HERE***
Top quality watches with Seiko, Swiss ETA, Seagull movements,
 sapphire crystal, C3 lumed ceramic bezel etc.

San Martin vintage bronze diver watch  
with Seagull ST2130 or SWISS ETA 2824 movement,
sapphire crystal, C3 lumed ceramic bezel300 m WR
You can buy the SH061-B diver***HERE***

Omega Seamaster James Bond "Spectre" homage  
with Seiko NH35 movement, sapphire crystal,
 C3 lumed ceramic bezel200 m WR:
You can buy the SN001 "Spectre"***HERE***

Seiko 62MAS homage  
with Seiko NH35 movement, sapphire crystal,
 C3 lumed ceramic bezel200 m WR:
You can buy the 62MAS diver***HERE***

Seiko Marinemaster homage  
with Seiko NH35 movement, sapphire crystal,
 C3 lumed ceramic bezel300 m WR:
You can buy the SBDX001 Sharkmaster***HERE***

SN003 pilot / field watch  
with Seiko NH35 movement, sapphire crystal, 200 m WR:
You can buy the SN003***HERE***

MERKUR Watch Store: ***HERE***


Sharkey SKX007  
with Seiko NH35 movement, sapphire crystal,
 C3 lume200 m WR:
You can buy the Sharkey SKX007 on Alixpress***HERE***

MERKUR Tuna Can Diver Oceanmaster  
with Seiko NH35 movement, sapphire crystal,
 PGW9 lumeceramic bezel, 200 m WR:
You can buy the Tuna Can Divers:

Flieger - Pilot watches  
with Seiko NH35 movement, sapphire crystal,
 Swiss lume300 m WR:
You can buy these Pilot watches ***HERE***

Flieger - Pilot cronograph  
with Seagull movement, sapphire crystal,
 Swiss lume100 m WR:
You can buy the Flieger cronograph***HERE***

FLASHLIGHTS:

Nitecore TUP 1000 Lumens 
USB rechargable mini flashlight:
You can buy the Nitecore TUP***HERE***

Top flashlight deals: 
Nitecore: ***HERE***
JetBeam: ***HERE***
KLARUS: ***HERE***
IMALENT: ***HERE***
Convoy: ***HERE***
Astrolux: ***HERE***