Saturday, January 14, 2017

New folders and knives on Aliexpress part 21

(Seller's pics)
Shirogorov Neon UltraLite style titanium frame-lock flipper 
 with D2 blade and ceramic ball bearings:
Thanks to the milled handlesit weights only 2.9 oz (83 g):
 You can buy the Neon on Aliexpress:

Because of a stupid rule of Aliexpress the sellers are forced to photoshop the locking mechanism and the "blood grooves" on the folders. So don't worry these folders come with a lock!


LionSteel KUR copies 
 with Sleipner blade and ball bearings.
The KUR won the overall knife of the year award 
at Blade Show in 2016.
 You can buy the KUR on Aliexpress:
 ***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Chris Reeve Inkosi copies with full titanium or CF/titanium handle
and 4 blade steels to choose from:  M390, DC53, S35VN, D2
starting from $35 shipped:
 You can buy the Inkosi on Aliexpress: ***HERE***

Shirogorov Poluchotkiy budget friendly version
with steel handle, D2 blade and ball bearings:

 You can buy the Poluchotkiy on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Exclusive titanium versions are also available:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Spyderco UK Penknife copies in new colors:
 You can buy the UK Penknife on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New folders and knives on Aliexpress part 20

(Seller's pics)
ADV Butcher style titanium frame-lock flipper
 with 2.83" (72mm) S35VN blade and ball bearings.
Mine has arrived! :) 
 You can buy the Butcher folders on Aliexpress:
Because of a stupid rule of Aliexpress the sellers are forced to photoshop the locking mechanism and the "blood grooves" on the folders. So don't worry these folders come with a lock!


A2 Knives style titanium frame-lock flipper
 with 2.91" (74mm) VG10 or M390 blade and ball bearings:
The M390 version has a finer pattern on the handle: 
 You can buy the A2 folders on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE*** or ***HERE****

Dicoria "ZT2017" titanium frame-lock flipper
 with S35VN blade and ball bearings:
 You can buy the "ZT2017" on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

New model from Rikeknife - Armorhide
titanium frame-lock flipper
 with S35VN blade and ball bearings:
 You can buy the Rikeknife on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***


New District 9 folder Rike D9 from Rikeknife
titanium frame-lock flipper
 with CTS-204P blade and ball bearings:

 You can buy the Rike D9 on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

New Sinkevich Coordinal Leaf by Vespa
CF - titanium frame-lock flipper
 with M390 blade and ball bearings:
 You can buy the CF Coordinal on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Budget friendly version of the
Sinkevich Coordinal Leaf by Monkey

G10 - steel handle, D2 blade, liner-lock
 in 6 different color variations:

 You can buy the G10 Coordinal on Aliexpress:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

You can find more Sinkevich designed folders:
***HERE*** or ***HERE***

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Review: Y-Start JIN02 folder with ball bearings and axis-lock

Happy New Year! :)
Slightly inspired by the Shirogorov F3 :)
Pros:
- excellent fit and finish 
- pocket/EDC friendly size with very good ergonomics
- solid lock-up without any blade play
- smooth opening and closing thanks to the ball bearings
- dead centered blade with a nice satin finish
- chamfered and skeletonized steel liners for weight reduction

Cons:
- the edge of the holes in the G10 around the axis-lock and the lanyard hole should have been rounded a bit (nothing serious, 5 minute work with a piece of sand paper)
- they could have used the thumb studs as stop pins (it doesn't hurt either)

Details:
Blade length: 3.35" (85 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.118" (3 mm)
Blade steel: D2 (59-60 HRC)
Open length: 7.87" (200 mm)
Closed length: 4.53" (115 mm)
Handle thickness: 0.65" (16.6 mm)
Weight: 4.48 oz (127 g) 
Handle: G10 with skeletonized steel liners 
Lock: axis-lock 
Carry: right hand tip up

 You can buy the Y-Start JIN02 folder in 4 colors at GearBest: ***HERE***
and at Fasttech:
***HERE*** (tan)
***HERE*** (black)
***HERE*** (orange)
***HERE*** (green) 

Probably it's the cheapest decent quality folder with
 ball bearings on the market at the moment:
Decent pocket clip and chamfered liners:
Perfectly centered blade:
Compared to the Spyderco Tenacious, the Ontario RAT2
 and the Spyderco Ambitious:
You can buy these folders on Aliexpress: 
Spyderco Tenacious OEM/copy: ***HERE***
Ontario RAT2 copy: ***HERE***
Spyderco Ambitious OEM/copy: ***HERE*** or ***HERE***

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