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***

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