Saturday, May 14, 2016

Review: exclusive Pramilitary 2 clone with carbon fiber scales

The PM2 with my new Convoy S2+ flashlight

Pros:
- excellent fit and finish in every detail
- dead centered, nice satin finished blade with symetrical grind lines 
- precise jimpings on the blade spine and on the figer choil
- smooth opening and closing
- solid lock-up
- carbon fiber scales with nested skeletonized steel liners
- good size and weight (3.92 oz / 111 g) for EDC
- big lanyard hole with lanyard tube

Cons:
- the compression lock had a sharp corner which I had to round (2 minutes work with a file or a piece of sandpaper)

Details:
Blade length: 3.46" (88 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.14" (3.6 mm)
Blade steel: 7Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (58-60 HRC)
Open length: 8.26" (210 mm)
Closed length: 4.8" (122 mm)
Handle thickness: 0.47" (12 mm)
Weight: 3.92 oz (111 g)
Handle: carbon fiber scales with nested skeletonized steel liners
Lock: compression lock
Carry: right or left hand tip up or tip down

!! UPDATED LINKS !!
You can buy the carbon fiber PM2 on Aliexpress: ***HERE*** 
G10 versions in different colors: ***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 this folder comes with a compression-lock!

Compression lock and precise jimpings on the blade spine:
Nice CF patterns in direct sunshine:
PM2 and Emerson CQC-7 copy:

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Exclusive Kevin John Attacker and Carson Boiling folders on Aliexpress

Seller's pics
Kevin John Attacker with tritium vial and
 ceramic ball bearing system
Details:
Blade length: 3.81" (97 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel: CPM S35VN (59-61 HRC)
Open length: 8.78" (223 mm)
Closed length: 5" (127 mm)
Weight: 5.64 oz (160 g)
Handle: TC4 titanium + carbon fiber
Lock: frame lock with steel lock bar insert
Carry: right hand tip up

You can buy the Kevin John Attacker at Dicoria (Ben) on Aliexpress***HERE***
and at GearBest: ***HERE***

Carson Boiling with fully enclosed ball bearing system
 CSBS (Carson Sealed Bearing System)
Details:
Blade length: 3.54" (90 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.138" (3.5 mm)
Blade steel: CPM S35VN (58-59 HRC)
Open length: 8.78" (223 mm)
Closed length: 4.92" (125 mm)
Weight: 4.3 oz (122 g)
Handle: TC4 titanium
Lock: frame lock with steel lock bar insert
Carry: right hand tip up

You can buy the Carson Boiling at Dicoria (Ben) on Aliexpress***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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KJ Attacker:
Carson Boiling:

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Review: awesome Shirogorov F95 style folder by Green Thorn

Superb quality with attractive clean design: Best Buy

Improvements over the previous Wild Boar version (review here):
- dual track ceramic bearing washers with steel washers on the titanium side
- D2 blade
- thicker blade stop pin
- milled out titanium handle slabs for weight reduction
- improved lock bar relief and lock bar design
- high quality carry pouch

Pros:
- perfect fit and finish in every detail 
- dual track ceramic bearing washers with steel washers on the titanium side
- super smooth opening and closing thanks to the ball bearing pivot system
- comfortable flipper design
- solid early lock-up without any blade play
- dead centered, light stone washed D2 blade with perfect grind lines
- despite the size it weights only  3.98 oz (113 g)
- elegant EDC friendly slim design
- easy and simple disassembling
- high quality carry pouch

Cons:
- none

Details:
Blade length: 3.78" (96 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
Blade steel: D2 Stainless Steel (59-60 HRC)
Open length: 8.74" (222 mm)
Closed length: 4.96" (126 mm)
Handle thickness: 0.52" (13.2 mm)
Weight: 3.98 oz (113 g)
Handle: TC4 titanium
Lock: frame lock with steel lock bar insert
Carry: right hand tip up

You can buy the Green Thorn F95 "Nudist" on Aliexpress:
More versions***HERE***

More Green Thorn folders:

High-end
Green Thorn Custom Division Shirogorov F7 copy
 with M390 blade: ***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 a solid frame-lock!


Nice details:
Comfortable flipper design:
Dual track ceramic bearing washers:

G10 Hati, Green Thorn F95, Wild Boar F95,
Icebreaker with D2 blade:
You can buy the Icebreaker: ***HERE***

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