Saturday, March 28, 2015

Review: ZT 0801 budget titanium edition - amazing value for the money


Pros:
- perfect fit and finish in every detail
- strong titanium frame lock with steel insert and hidden lockbar limiter
- solid early lock-up
- excellent flipping action thanks to the ball bearing pivot system
- perfectly centered blade with light stonewashed finish
- stylish titanium handle with very good ergonomics
- discreet deep carry pocketclip

Cons:
- none 

Details:
Blade length: 3.74" (95 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel: GB-D2 Stainless Steel (59-61 HRC)
Open length: 8.19" (208 mm)
Closed length: 4.68" (119 mm)
Weight: 5.85 oz (166 g)
Handle: titanium
Lock: frame lock with steel insert
Carry: right or left hand tip up

You can buy the ZT0801 on Aliexpress: ***HERE*** or ***HERE*** 
Cheaper version with steel handle: ***HERE*** 
                                                         
Because of a stupid rule of Aliexpress the sellers are forced to photoshop the locking mechanism on the folders. So don't worry these folders come with solid frame-locks!

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

New orange Enlan EL-01

I managed to grab the new orange version of the renowned Enlan EL01 (full review here).

You can buy the orange EL01 on Aliexpress***HERE*** 

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


and at Fasttech.com: 
***HERE*** (black handle plain edge)
***HERE*** (black handle part serrated edge)
***HERE*** (black handle black plain edge)
***HERE*** (black handle black part serrated edge)
***HERE*** (khaki-sand handle plain edge)
***HERE*** (wood handle plain edge)
Exclusive damascus version: ***HERE*** (black handle plain edge)
Mini version (EM01): ***HERE***

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Coming soon: ZT 0801 and SOCOM Delta budget edition

Shirogorov F95, ZT0801 and Microtech Socom copy
Top to down:
Zero Tolerance ZT0801 copy (full review here)
Microtech Socom Delta copy

You can buy the ZT & the Delta on Aliexpress below:
  ZT 0801: ***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE***
Cheaper version with steel handle: ***HERE*** 
SOCOM Delta: ***HERE***  (full titanium version)
More Microtech folders: ***HERE***  
                                     
Because of a stupid rule of Aliexpress the sellers are forced to photoshop the locking mechanism on the folders. So don't worry these folders come with solid frame-locks!
                    
Shirogorov F95, ZT0801 and Microtech Socom copy
Shirogorov F95, ZT0801 and Microtech Socom copy
Shirogorov F95, ZT0801 and Microtech Socom copy

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Titanium frame lock flippers with ball bearing pivot system

Top to down:
D.O.C. ***HERE*** (grey titanium)
                     ***HERE*** (patterned titanium)
                ***HERE*** (flamed titanium)
                            ***HERE*** (titanium + carbon fibre)
                                                         ***HERE*** (G10)




Saturday, February 28, 2015

My slightly modded Whaleshark G10

Next to my DAMM

Pros:
- awesome unique design with good ergonomics
- strong titanium frame lock with steel insert and hidden lockbar limiter
- solid early lock-up
- excellent flipping action thanks to the ball bearing pivot system (after cleaning and oiling)
- extra large thumb studs (they also serve as blade stops)

Cons:
- you need special tools for the screws
- out of the box it needed a little fine tuning (cleaning & oiling)
- sharp edges around the blade grooves and the flipper (10 minutes work with sandpaper)

 I enlarged the cut out on the G10 scale for an easier access to the lockbar

Details:
Blade length: 3.89" (99 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel: 9Cr18MoV Stainless Steel (58-59 HRC)
Open length: 8.58" (218 mm)
Closed length: 5.19" (132 mm)
Weight: 5.18 oz (147 g)
Handle: G10 
Lock: titanium frame lock with steel insert
Carry: right hand tip up

You can buy the black G10 version at a reliable seller***HERE***  

Different versions are also available:
Exclusive carbon fibre version: ***HERE***
Blue & Orange G10 versions: ***HERE***

More Microtech folders: ***HERE***

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