Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The King has arrived - Kevin John Venom 2 is available!

Premium quality, original design

Features:
- ceramic ball bearing pivot system
- tritium vials at the thumbstud and at the pocket clip 
- CPM S35VN premium blade steel, new version with M390 blade steel
- 3 different blade finish to choose from
- titanium handle with carbon fibre scale

Details:
Blade length: 3.74" (95 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel: CPM S35VN Stainless Steel (60 HRC)
Open length: 8.46" (215 mm)
Closed length: 4.84" (123 mm)
Weight: 5.29 oz  (150 g)
Handle: titanium + carbon fibre
Lock: frame lock
Carry: right hand tip up

(link updated: 03 Dec. 2017)
You can buy the new M390 version at Aliexpress: ***HERE***

More Kevin John folders 
(Venom Attacker, Venom 3 New Concept, Venom 4 Wing etc.):
***HERE***

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

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Review: Ganzo G720 / F720 - excellent heavy duty folder with axis-lock


Pros:
- sturdy folder with outstanding fit and finish
- solid lock-up without any blade play 
- comfortable G10 handle with good ergonomics
- perfectly centered blade
- deep carry pocket clip with glass breaker tip

Cons:
- it's a bit overweight (205 g)

Details:
Blade length: 3.58" (91 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.15" (3.8 mm)
Blade steel: 440C Stainless Steel (58 HRC)
Open length: 8.38" (213 mm)
Closed length: 4.8" (122 mm)
Weight: 7.23 oz  (205 g)
Handle: G-10 with steel liners
Lock: axis lock
Carry: right or left hand tip up

You can buy the Ganzo G720 in black, green and orange: 
***HERE*** (GearBest) or ***HERE*** (Fasttech)

Have a look at my review about the G722,
 the frame-lock brother of the G720: ***HERE***

More pics:
Next to the Ganzo G701:

Friday, January 9, 2015

Review: Rexford RUT style pocket tool


Pros:
- somewhat cheaper than the Rexford version ;))
- good fit and finish
- cool black stone washed finish

Cons:
- the screws should be made of harder steel 
You can replace the blade without taking it apart so it's not a real problem. 

Details:
Length: 3.93" (100 mm)
Width: 1.02" (26 mm)
Thickness: 0.118" (3 mm)
Weight: 1.26 oz (36 g)
                                     
You can buy this RUT tool on Aliexpress***HERE*** or ***HERE***
             
Next to my other pocket tools
(left to right EDCGear, Sanrenmu, RUT and Navy):
You can buy them at GearBest:
EDCGear mini prybar: ***HERE*** and ***HERE***
Sanrenmu tools: ***HERE*** and ***HERE***
The Navy got discontinued...

It comes with a spare blade:

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Ganzo folders at Exduct

Heavy duty Ganzo G720 with 4 mm thick blade 
You can buy it at Exduct in 3 colors***HERE***

Ganzo G719 auto - switchblade
You can buy it at Exduct in 2 colors***HERE***


Ganzo G717 orange
This new version comes with an improved handle shape
(better access to the thumb studs for easier opening).
You can buy it at Exduct***HERE***


Use the following coupon codes HERE to get a discount.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Excellent Kershaw traditional lock-back folder

Happy New Year! :)
Pros:
- excellent fit and finish
- smooth opening and closing
- nice rose wood handle scales
- excellent blade shape for slicing
- perfectly centered blade

Cons:
- very slight horizontal blade play 

Details:
Blade length: 3.62" (92 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.118" (3 mm)
Blade steel: 9Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (58 HRC)
Open length: 8.18" (208 mm)
Closed length: 4.56" (116 mm)
Weight: 4.12 oz (117 g)
Handle: rose wood handle scales with stainless steel bolsters
Lock: back-lock
                                     
You can buy it at reliable seller***HERE***
             
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Tiger stripes: awesome Shirogorov Poluchetkiy style titanium flipper with ball bearing pivot system

Tiger! Tiger! Tiger! :)

Pros:
- perfect fit and finish in every detail
- strong titanium frame lock with steel insert and hidden lock bar limiter
- solid early lock up
- excellent flipping action thanks to the ball bearing pivot system
- awesome persian style blade with strong tip for piercing
- cool tiger striped titanium handle with very good ergonomics

Cons:
- special tool is needed for the pivot screw 

Details:
Blade length: 3.93" (100 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel: D2 Stainless Steel (58-60 HRC)
Open length: 8.62" (219 mm)
Closed length: 5.15" (131 mm)
Weight: 5 oz (142 g)
Handle: titanium
Lock: frame lock with steel insert
Carry: right hand tip up

                                      1. Steel lock-bar insert with hidden lock-bar limiter
                                      2. Bearing washers
                                      3. Titanium backspacer
                                      4. Special tool for the pivot screw

You can buy the Poluchotky on Aliexpress: ***HERE*** 
Tool for the pivot screw: ***HERE***

!!NEW!!
Budget friendly all steel and G10 versions (black, orange, jade):

More pics: