Sunday, August 26, 2012

Leen 1203-1 G10 version


Pros:
- cool little folder with an excellent fit and finish 
- grippy G10 scales
- tip-up carry pocket clip
- perfectly centered blade
- big sized thumb stud for the easier opening
- leather pouch

Cons:
- you need a special tool for the screws

Details:
Blade length: 2.67" (68 mm)
Blade steel: 440C Stainless Steel (58-59 HRC)
Blade thickness: 0.098" (2.5 mm)
Open length: 6.45" (164 mm)
Closed length: 3.77" (96 mm)
Weight: 2.73 oz  (77.4 g)
Handle thickness: 0.437" (11.1 mm)
Handle material: G10 with full steel liners
Lock: liner lock
Carry: right hand tip up

You can buy it at Fasttech.com: ***HERE***

More pics:
Leen 1203-1 G10 and Leen 1203-2
Leen 1203-1 and Sanrenmu 710
Leen 1203-1, Sanrenmu 710 and Leen 1203-2

Monday, August 20, 2012

Leen 1203-2 vs. Sanrenmu 710


The latest Leen folder and my slightly modded
 (thumb stud removed, polished blade) SRM 710 side by side.

Details:



Leen 1203-2 SRM 710
Blade length: 2.67" (68 mm) 2.75" (70 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.098” (2.5 mm) 0.094” (2.4 mm)
Blade steel:  440C (58-59 HRC) stainless steel 8Cr13MoV (56-58 HRC) stainless steel
Open length: 6.45" (164 mm) 6.49" (165 mm)
Closed length: 3.77" (96 mm) 3.74" (95 mm)
Weight: 3.24 oz  (92 g) 3.17 oz (90 g)
Handle: Ti coated stainless steel stainless steel
Handle thickness: 0.334” (8.5 mm) 0.338” (8.6 mm)
Lock: frame lock frame lock
Carry: right hand tip up right hand tip down
Lanyard hole: yes yes
Thumb stud diameter: 0.236” (6 mm) 0.196” (5 mm)
Extra: leather pouch dual thumb studs, many color variations

You can buy the Sanrenmu 710 folders in different colors:
Gearbest.com:

Fasttech.com:

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Leen 1203-2 - the new rival for the Sanrenmu 710

Nice clean lines

Pros:
- stylish little folder with an excellent fit and finish 
- solid frame-lock with zero blade-play
- comfortable handle which is big enough for a full grip
- tip-up carry pocket clip
- perfectly centered blade
- big sized thumb stud for the easier opening
- leather pouch

Cons:
- you need a special tool for the screws

Details:
Blade length: 2.67" (68 mm)
Blade steel: 440C Stainless Steel (58-59 HRC)
Blade thickness: 0.098" (2.5 mm)
Open length: 6.45" (164 mm)
Closed length: 3.77" (96 mm)
Weight: 3.24 oz  (92 g)
Handle thickness: 0.334" (8.5 mm)
Handle material: Ti coated stainless steel
Lock: frame lock
Carry: right hand tip up

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sanrenmu 763 and Sanrenmu GA T11


Because of their similar compact size and design I decided to upload some pics for comparison.

Sanrenmu 763
Pros:
- excellent fit and finish
grippy G-10 handle
- very smooth opening and closing
- axis lock with solid lock up

Cons:
the steel liners could be covered by G10 around the lanyard hole for improved ergonomics

Sanrenmu GA T11
Pros:
- excellent fit and finish
- unique wharncliffe blade shape  
- curved G-10 handle
- deep carry pocket clip
- well positioned can opener 

Cons:
- the opening slot in the blade could be bigger for an easier access

You can buy these folders at exduct.com:
                SRM 763 (aluminium handle): ***HERE***
                SRM GA T11 (khaki handle): ***HERE***
                SRM GB T11 (black handle): ***HERE***

Use the following coupon codes HERE to get a discount.

You can also buy these folders at Fasttech.com:
                                             ***HERE*** SRM 763 (aluminium handle)
                                             ***HERE*** SRM GA T11 (khaki handle)
                                             ***HERE*** SRM GB T11 (black handle)

Details:

SRM 763 SRM GA T11
Blade length: 2.55" (65 mm) 2.28" (58 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.09” (2.3 mm) 0.094” (2.4 mm)
Blade steel:  8Cr13MoV (56-58 HRC)  8Cr13MoV (56-58 HRC) 
Open length: 6.14" (156 mm) 5.39" (137 mm)
Closed length: 3.66" (93 mm) 3.34" (85 mm)
Weight: 2.06 oz  (58.5 g) 2.33 oz (66.1 g)
Handle: G-10 with steel liners G-10 with steel liners
Handle thickness: 0.405” (10.3 mm) 0.421” (10.7 mm)
Lock: axis lock liner lock
Carry: left or right hand tip up left or right hand tip up, right hand tip down
Lanyard hole: yes no
Extra function: bottle opener can opener

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