Thursday, January 3, 2013

Review: Ganzo G712 (F712) - the budget version of the Benchmade Bedlam

Ganzo G712 (F712)
Bad@ss persian style blade

Pros:
- strong, sturdy folder with an excellent fit and finish
- unique, up-swept persian style blade (ideal for self defense)
- massive 0.141" (3.6 mm) thick blade 
- grippy, curved G-10 handle
- it comes with a pouch

Cons:
- big pocket clip
- no lanyard hole

As opposed to the Benchmade Bedlam the G712 / F712 comes without the steel backspacer (skull crusher) at the bottom of the handle which would contain the lanyard hole too:
Ganzo G712 (F712)

You can buy the Ganzo Firebird F712: 
***HERE*** (GearBest)
***HERE*** (Fasttech)
***HERE*** (Aliexpress)

Details:
Blade length: 3.66" (93 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.141" (3.6 mm)
Blade steel: 440C Stainless Steel (58HRC)
Open length: 8.34" (212 mm)
Closed length: 4.76" (121 mm)
Weight: 5.78 oz  (164 g)
Handle: G-10 with steel liners
Lock: axis lock
Carry: right hand tip up only

More pics:
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
Ganzo G712 (F712)
G712 with my modded G711:
Ganzo G712 (F712)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sanrenmu GB-707


Merry Christmas! :)

Pros:
- cool little folder with an excellent fit and finish
- solid lock-up without any blade play
- nice blade shape with a slight recurve
- unique shaped pocket clip

Cons:
- mine came with a slightly too late lock-up 

You can buy different versions of the SRM 707 at Fasttech.com:
                                            ***HERE*** PB8-707A (half serrated blade)
                                            ***HERE*** 7007LVK-GH (tiger striped half serrated blade)

Details:
Blade length: 2.79" (71 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.098" (2.5 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (57 HRC) 
Open length: 6.41" (163 mm)
Closed length: 3.62" (92 mm)
Weight: 2.48 oz  (70.5 g)
Handle: G-10 with nested steel liners
Lock: liner lock
Carry: right hand tip down

More pics:
Sanrenmu 710 and GB707 side by side:











Saturday, December 15, 2012

Coming soon: Ganzo G712 and G713



You can buy the Ganzo G712 on Aliexpress: ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

You can buy the new Ganzo G712 at Exduct: ***HERE*** 
                                    and the new Ganzo G713: ***HERE***
Use the following coupon codes HERE to get a discount.

You can also buy the Ganzo G712 at Fasttech.com: ***HERE*** 
                                                         and the Ganzo G713: ***HERE***




Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ganzo G711 handle modding


I decided to mod the handle of my Ganzo G711 (review here), so I took my dremel and widened the cut-out on the handle to improve its ergonomics.


You can buy the Ganzo G711: ***HERE*** (Gearbest)
                                                 ***HERE*** (Fasttech)

                                               

Here is the result:
  

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ganzo G711 inspired by Benchmade

Inspired by Benchmade Onslaught ;)

Pros:
- strong, sturdy folder with an excellent fit and finish
- ambidextrous axis-lock
- G-10 handle
- 0.145" (3.7 mm) thick blade 
- good slicing full flat ground blade 
- solid lock-up with zero blade play
- belt pouch

Cons:
- it could benefit from a wider cut out in the handle

You can buy the Ganzo G711 at Gearbest: ***HERE*** 
You can also buy it at Fasttech.com: ***HERE***

Details:
Blade length: 3.46" (88 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.145" (3.7 mm)
Blade steel: 440C Stainless Steel (58-60HRC)
Open length: 8.07" (205 mm)
Closed length: 4.6" (117 mm)
Weight: 5.53 oz  (157 g)
Handle: G-10 with steel liners
Lock: axis lock
Carry: right hand tip up only

More pics: