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Overall   (5.0)
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PROS
+big knife with cool looking comfortable grips +axis lock +thick blade stock +attractive and functional
CONS
absolutely none
I never Purchased a Ganzo until now and really didn't know anything about the company so I was a little hesitant about spending $23 on something I was unfamiliar with but I trusted the reviews I read. I am happy to say that I am extremely pleased with the purchase. This is a really stout, well built, attractive knife for the price. The shape and texture of the scales are really grippy and make it fit in your hand amazingly comfortable considering how big of a knife it is. The knife came relatively sharp and a few minutes of gentle honing made it razor sharp. Pretty impressive edge considering how thick the blade stock is. This is supposed to be a copy of a much more expensive knife made by lionsteel but the lionsteel version is a liner lock knife and this one has a Axis lock which works very well so ignoring things like the quality of materials used in manufacturing,I think I like this design better than the Lionsteel and I certainly prefer the price of this one.
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Overall   (5.0)
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+Similar fit and function to Spyderco Tenacious +Stout handle and blade +Arrived very Sharp +Well put together.
CONS
-Stiff liner lock -small amount of play on pocket clip
I am surprised the reviews on this knife are so inconsistent. The knife I received is made very well and I have been loving it so far. I haven't had any of the problems others reported in the build quality so I can only summize that the quality control on this knife is hit or miss. In my case I was fortunate to get a good one with early lock up, no play in the blade and good construction throughout. So I guess the question to ask , is $15 worth the risk to gamble with? I Like the Spyderco Tenacious and this is a pretty good copy although it isn't made with materials anywhere as nice as the Spyderco. OF course it doesn't cost anywhere near as much either. It's 440C steel is good enough for me at work and it holds an edge very well and since the feel of it in my hand is almost identical to the Tenacious for me this knife is Spyderco-ish enough to keep me happy and I don't have to worry about someone on the job walking off with it. The liner lock is a bit stiff but I am hoping it will break in with more use and the pocket clip had some play in it, but that is pretty common on these cheaper knives from overseas. I usually remove the clips and reattach them using some loctite and that usually fixes the problem as it did on this knife.
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Overall   (5.0)
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+attracive look +great build quality +A gentleman's knife
CONS
-Scales a bit too chunky
This knife appears to be a clone of a Gerber Freeman Guide knife. It looks Identical to the Gerber. Thats a good thing because both knives are very attractive. It has some old school design points mixed with some newer world ones as well. Ut has a nice round and stout drop point blade which is sharp and a useful shape for just about anything. It feels comfortable in the hand although the scales could be a touch thinner in my opinion, but if you like a chunky handle this one is a winner.
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Overall   (4.2)
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+flipper +re-curved blade +grippy handles which are easy to grip wet or dry +comes nice and sharp out of the box
CONS
-Too small for my hands -Flip deployment is not spring assisted
If you are looking for a knife smaller than your average EDC knife then this one is cute and small yet still very functional. It has a flipper style deployment however, it is not spring assisted. so if you use the flipper, press hard in order to get enough momentum to engage the liner lock. The grips are well textured and feel like G-10. the Skeletonizes frame is just for looks because this knife is so small that additional weight is not really a concern. The best feature is the geometry of the blade. It has a nice re-curved portion with a big round belly near the tip. This allows you to do precision cutting close to the heal and the re-curve is great for cutting through cord or rope easier than with a flat blade. I would prefer slightly longer grips or at least a lanyard hole to make a gripping lanyard and perhaps a spring assisted deployment, but aside from those gripes this is a fine little knife. These Sanrenmu Knives are really starting to grow on me. Haven't gotten a bad one yet.
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Overall   (5.0)
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+Cheap +looks ok +works as you would expect +good threads
CONS
-some slight imperfections in the gold plating -Gold plated pin in top cap instead of the original silver plated pin.
I am giving these kits a perfect score because my only real complaint is that there are slight imperfections in the gold finishes. however that does not effect my purposes so Its really not a negative for me but it may be for some people. I just wanted to make a set of sandblasted top and bottom caps, a gold set, a brushed stainless set, and a polished stainless set. This way I can change the looks of my Nemesis to match all the different atomizers and tanks I own. I have seen other places selling replacement clone switches for the Nemesis on other sights. The cheapest I found was $5 for a switch. Not bad but they limit one per customer. For a similar price I bought 4 of these kits....Cheap and no restrictions. spent about an hour in the shop sand blasting and polishing and now I have a Nemmy for any occasion. definitely worth it in my opinion.
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