Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Review: Sanrenmu 738 with carbon fibre inlays


Pros:
- high quality elegant folder with an impeccable fit and finish
comfortable, stylish steel handle with carbon fibre inlays
- nice blue anodized liners
- firm  lockup with zero bladeplay

Cons:
- tip down carry only

You can buy the SRM 738 at Fasttech: ***HERE***

Details:
Blade length: 2.71" (69 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (56-58HRC) same as the entry level Spyderco and Byrd knives
Open length: 6.29" (160 mm)
Closed length: 3.58" (91 mm)
Weight: 2.71 oz  (77 g)
Handle: steel
Lock: liner lock
Carry: right hand tip down

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bee / Enlan EL01D - rosewood handle scales



Pros:
- strong, sturdy folder with an excellent fit and finish
- flipper opening system
- impressive rosewood handle with good ergonomics
- massive blade (thickness: 3.7 mm)
- several jimpings on the handle

Cons:
- you need a special pivot tool to adjust the pivot
- slightly uneven grind lines towards the tip of the blade

You can buy the EL01 at Gearbest.com: ***HERE***
Triangle pivot tool: ***HERE***

You can buy the knife at Exduct: ***HERE***
and the pivot tool: ***HERE***
Use the following coupon codes HERE to get a discount.

You can buy different versions of the EL01 at Fasttech.com:
                                             ***HERE*** (rosewood handle & plain edge)
                                             ***HERE*** (black handle & plain edge )
                                             ***HERE*** (khaki handle & plain edge )
                                             ***HERE*** (black handle & part serrated edge )
                                             ***HERE*** (black handle & black plain edge)
                                             ***HERE*** (black handle & black part serrated edge)

Details:
Blade length: 3.70" (94 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (57-59HRC) same as the entry level Spyderco and Byrd knives
Open length: 8.26" (210 mm)
Closed length: 4.52" (115 mm)
Weight: 5.29 oz  (150 g)
Handle: rosewood
Lock: liner lock
Carry: right hand tip up

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Review: Sanrenmu 762 - the gentlemen's folder


Elegant gentelmen's folder

Pros:
- elegant folder with an impeccable fit and finish
comfortable, stylish steel handle
- full flat ground blade for excellent slicing capability
- firm lockup with zero bladeplay

Cons:
- smallish blade size
- no pocket clip

You can buy the Sanrenmu 762:
GearBest: ***HERE***
Fasttech: ***HERE***

Details:
Blade length: 2.36" (60 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (56-58HRC)
Open length: 5.7" (145 mm)
Closed length: 3.34" (85 mm)
Weight: 2.82 oz  (80 g)
Handle: steel
Lock: modified axis type lock

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ganzo 710 - Enlan EL01 comparison


I took some new pics for comparing these two beasts. :)
Although they are similar sized folders  the G710 carries deeper in the pocket because of its pocket clip position.
Check out the invidial reviews too: Enlan EL01
                                                       Ganzo 710



Enlan EL01 Ganzo 710
Blade length: 3.70" (94 mm) 3.74" (95 mm) cutting edge 3.54" (90 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.145” (3.7 mm) 0.145” (3.7 mm)
Blade steel:  8Cr13MoV (57-59 HRC)  440C (56-58 HRC)
Open length: 8.26" (210 mm) 8.26" (210 mm)
Closed length: 4.52" (115 mm) 4.6" (117 mm)
Weight: 5.43 oz  (154 g) 5.46 oz (156 g)
Handle: G-10 G-10
Handle thickness: 0.543” (13.8 mm) 0.523” (13.3 mm)
Lock: liner lock axis lock
Carry: right hand tip up right or left hand tip up


You can buy the EL01 at Gearbest.com: ***HERE***
Triangle pivot tool: ***HERE***

The G710 at Gearbest.com: ***HERE***

You can buy different versions of the EL01 at Fasttech.com:
                                             ***HERE*** (black handle & plain edge )
                                             ***HERE*** (khaki handle & plain edge )
                                             ***HERE*** (black handle & part serrated edge )
                                             ***HERE*** (black handle & black plain edge)
                                             ***HERE*** (black handle & black part serrated edge)
                                             ***HERE*** (rosewood handle & plain edge)

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