Sunday, December 20, 2015

Review: Enlan EL-17HT folder

Excellent heavy duty folder with tanto blade
Pros:
- excellent fit and finish
- massive liner lock (without the G10 handle slabs you could call it a frame lock)
- solid lock-up without any blade play
perfectly centered titanium grey coated blade 
- stylish G10 handle slabs with good traction
- the end of the handle could be used as an impact tool 

Cons:
- the placement of pocket clip makes the thick handle (18 mm) even thicker 

Details:
Blade length: 3.5" (89 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.137" (3.5 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (~58 HRC)
Open length: 8.18" (208 mm)
Closed length: 4.68" (119 mm)
Handle thickness: 0.7" (18 mm)
Weight: 5.75 oz (163 g)
Handle: steel frame + G10 handle slabs
Lock: liner lock
Carry: right hand tip up

You can buy the Enlan EL-17HT at reliable sellers: ***HERE*** (Aliexpress)
                                                                                  ***HERE*** (Gearbest)

Enlan EL-12 with tanto blade: ***HERE*** (Gearbest)

Nice G10 handle slabs:
Ganzo G732 and Enlan EL-17HT:
You can buy the G732 in 4 colors at Gearbest.com: ***HERE***
Grooved handle versions: ***HERE***

You can also buy the G732 in 4 colors at a reliable seller on Aliexpress: ***HERE***

More pics:

Friday, December 18, 2015

New Ganzo folders are coming - G727M-W1, G734, G738

Benchmade Barrage style Ganzo G738

You can buy the Ganzo G738 in 3 colors:    ***HERE*** (Aliexpress)
                                                                          ***HERE*** (Gearbest)

G738-W1 with wood handle scales: ***HERE*** (Aliexpress)
                                                             ***HERE*** (Gearbest)

Seller's pics:

Ganzo G727M-W1 with wood hadle scales

You can buy the Ganzo G727M-W1: ***HERE*** (Aliexpress)
                                                             ***HERE*** (Gearbest)

Ganzo G734 "Liner lock Stretch"

You can buy the Ganzo G734 in 4 colors: ***HERE*** (Aliexpress)
                                                                       ***HERE*** (Gearbest)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

New arrival - Zero Tolerance ZT0562CF style folder

Awesome Hinderer design with elegant carbon fiber handle scale:

Titanium frame-lock with ball bearing pivot system:

You can buy the ZT0562CF at a reliable seller on Aliexpress: ***HERE***

UPDATED LINKS
ZT0562 G10 version with steel handle: ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

ZT0620CF titanium version: ***HERE*** or ***HERE***
ZT0620CF G10 version with steel handle: ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

More ZT style folders: ***HERE*** or ***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!

Unique serial numbered 9Cr18MoV blade:

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

New Ganzo G733 "Axis-lock Stretch" is coming

Seller's pics:
Have you ever dreamed of an axis-lock Spyderco Stretch with G10 handle? :)

You can buy the G733 in 4 colors at Gearbest.com: ***HERE***
Black grooved handle: ***HERE*** 

You can also buy the G733 in 5 colors at a reliable seller on Aliexpress:
Black grooved handle:   ***HERE*** 
Solid handle (4 colors):  ***HERE***
More pics:


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Review: exquisite Zero Tolerance ZT0808 style folder

Stunning design
Pros:
- perfect fit and finish in every detail
- 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 satin and light stonewashed finish (on the flats)
- stylish stonewashed titanium handle with mirror polished screws and backspacer
- compact size for every day carry

Cons:
- I'd prefer a deep carry titanium pocket clip 

Details:
Blade length: 3.18" (81 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel: D2 Stainless Steel (59-61 HRC)
Open length: 7.52" (191 mm)
Closed length: 4.33" (110 mm)
Weight: 4.48 oz (127 g)
Handle: titanium
Lock: frame lock with steel insert
Carry: right or left hand tip up

You can buy the titanium version of the ZT0808 on Aliexpress: ***HERE***
Budget edition with steel handle: ***HERE**** 
(updated links)

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!

Nice dual tone finish on the blade:
The cut outs make the unlocking comfortable:

If you like the ZT0808 I also recommend its big brother
 the ZT0801 (full review here):
You can buy the ZT0801 on Aliexpress:
                                                   ***HERE***  (titanium handle)
                                                   ***HERE*** (steel handle)
More pics: