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Authentic GANZO Firebird F7563-CF Stainless Steel Folding Knife
Authentic GANZO Firebird F7563-CF Stainless Steel Folding Knife

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  • JoinedSep 2015
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Overall   (5.0)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
1. Sturdy Axis lock blade -- 1 handed quck opening. 2. Aesthetically pleasing genuine carbon fibre scales. 3. Functional blade shape 4. Comes with microfibre dust bag.
CONS
NIL
Again, another solidly-built knife from Ganzo. Truly the value cannot be beat. Beautiful genuine carbon fibre scales are a thing to behold, blade perfectly centered. Blade required a litte touching up, may be because of the thickness of the blade. Just a minute on the Worksharp and back to a hair splitting edge. The axis lock is a little stiff at first, but should improve over time and with a little oiling and breaking in. Lock up is tight and with an assuring snap. The tanto point lends itself well to such tasks as opening large packaging or multi-layered wrappings. Blade shape is great for cutting hemp rope. Seems solid enough to be my primary folder on my trips outdoors. Overall good value for the price I'm paying. No regrets and looking forward to more Ganzo blades.
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Authentic Sanrenmu LAND 9046LCC-GH-T3 Multifunctional Folding knife
Authentic Sanrenmu LAND 9046LCC-GH-T3 Multifunctional Folding knife

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  • JoinedSep 2015
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Overall   (5.0)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
1. Good heft in the hand 2. Solid construction 3. Double blade lock ensures safety 4. Belt / Line Cutter also well made. 5. Blade shape proves useful in many instances
CONS
1. The hex wrench seems like excessive weight in most use cases.
This knife reminds me of the Real Steel T98 (also by SanRenMu) which I used to have, and really liked (was given to someone). In fact it is probably designed as the little brother to it. In terms of build quality, fit and finish, I can find no perceptible differences between this and the T98, which is good, as Real Steel is supposed to be SRM's premium marque. No gaps, everything locks well, blade centering is perfect when closed. Overall it's built like a tank, and for the price and quality I'd have no reservations about using it as a beater knife. It's blade shape also lends well to prying, whether it is opening a tin, pulling out a loose nail, etc. Blade is shaving sharp out of the box as it is chisel ground. Blade locks up solid and tight. I's perfect to throw in my tackle box as the line cutter is going to be useful for my lines. Also going to carry it with me when driving overseas, as I never know when I might need the glass breaker or belt cutter! Would certainly come in case of an emergency.
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HX OUTDOORS ZD-005 Folding Knife
HX OUTDOORS ZD-005 Folding Knife

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  • JoinedSep 2015
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Overall   (4.7)
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PROS
Solidly built knife, attention to detail PROS 1. Really solidly built knife 2. Attention to detail apparent 3. Sharp and smooth 4. Pouch that was included looks molle compatible 5. Good for EDC use.
CONS
1. Too small as primary knife for outdoor use.
This is a really solidly built knife. The attention to detail is apparent -- most edges on the scales & liners are chamfered to reduce chaffing during use. Even the liner lock is chamfered but also has notches so that it is still easy to engage. The blade is shaving sharp right out of the box. Deployment of blade is buttery smooth because of the angled thumb disc and ball bearings, takes a couple of dozen of flicks for breaking in. The pouch that was included is useful and looks to be molle compatible. As the knife is small, there's lots of space in the pouch perhaps for an extra (bigger) folder. Perfect size for EDC carry, small enough for you to forget it's there, and also comes with a deep-carry pocket clip. The VG10 blade rarely requires touching up even with regular use. If you're planning on taking this outdoors it might be a bit too small for an outdoor knife though, but will a great secondary blade.
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Authentic GANZO Firebird F7563-CF Stainless Steel Folding Knife
Authentic GANZO Firebird F7563-CF Stainless Steel Folding Knife

phandal
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  • JoinedSep 2015
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  • Reviews 8
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Overall   (5.0)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
1. Sturdy Axis lock blade -- 1 handed quck opening. 2. Aesthetically pleasing genuine carbon fibre scales. 3. Functional blade shape 4. Comes with microfibre dust bag.
CONS
1. NIL
Again, another solidly-built knife from Ganzo. Beautiful genuine carbon fibre scales are a thing to behold, and the axis lock is a little stiff at first, but should improve over time and with a little oiling. Lock up is tight and assuring. Overall good value for the price I'm paying.
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Authentic Sanrenmu LAND 9046LCC-GH-T3 Multifunctional Folding knife
Authentic Sanrenmu LAND 9046LCC-GH-T3 Multifunctional Folding knife

phandal
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  • JoinedSep 2015
  • Posts 2
  • Reviews 8
  • Kudos0
Overall   (5.0)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
1. Good heft in the hand 2. Solid construction 3. Double blade lock ensures safety 4. Belt / Line Cutter also well made.
CONS
1. The hex wrench seems like excessive weight in most use cases.
This knife reminds me of the Real Steel T98 which I used to have, and really liked (was given to someone). In terms of build quality and finish, I can find no perceptible differences between this and the T98, which is good, as Real Steel is supposed to be SRM's premium marque. Overall it's built like a tank, and for the price and quality I'd have no reservations about using it as a beater knife. Also going to carry it with me when driving overseas, never know when I might need the belt cutter!
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