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Ganzo and Sanremu 882

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Ganzo and Sanremu
« on: December 29, 2016, 10:22:26 PM »
Has anyone tried any of the products made by Sanremu or Ganzo?  They look good and appear to have good reviews, but I don't trust those.

I have a few I want to get, and they're all affordable (under $20), but I'd like to hear something here before I try.


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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 10:33:49 PM »
I have
http://forum.multitool.or....msg927846.html#msg927846

Still one of the sharpest knives in that particular steel I had.  I gave it to my friends son as he is growing fond of folders.  Solid knife that I'd definitely consider getting again.  They've got so many models to choose from so I'd probably try another style. 

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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 11:37:51 PM »
Not too keen on their multis,but the knives are damn good for the money. Try a SRM710,you won't regret it.

 :think:

Well,you might. You'll start questioning the price of a number of big brand knives!

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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 12:37:40 AM »
Not too keen on their multis,but the knives are damn good for the money. Try a SRM710,you won't regret it.

 :think:

Well,you might. You'll start questioning the price of a number of big brand knives!

I agree with Kirk.
Their knives offer a lot of value for money.


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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 01:33:30 PM »
I've owned 2 Ganzo MTs (LM and Gerber have better value options, and beat those at the price of their cheaper models or used/previously owned flagships) and they are acceptable, come with a nice bit set, but are very basic entry level

I've had 7 ganzo folders, they are very nice for the price, heavy and thick, sturdy but steel is very serviceable, they let you try out new shapes, sizes and lock types and have been growing in popularity, QC and variety. I definitely recommend checking them out. Now I've only got one left, traded, gifted or sold the others. I believe SRM is a better value and even more bang for your back in most of their offering (SRM 6040/SRM 7010 are my favorites and have bought them more than once)

Ganzo basically copies designs, sometimes making heavier.stronger options of famous models and folders, SRM makes slipjoints, legal folders and smaller more refined pieces, both have very nice steel that's easy to sharpen and will stand up to abusive tasks

Just my two cents   :salute:
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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2016, 02:58:31 PM »
[...]Ganzo basically copies designs, sometimes making heavier.stronger options of famous models and folders, SRM makes slipjoints, legal folders and smaller more refined pieces, both have very nice steel that's easy to sharpen and will stand up to abusive tasks[...]
I also think they cut corners on the finishing, rougher edges etc. I find they have a less pleasant feel to it (but my aversion to copies might play into that).

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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017, 07:09:21 AM »
Considering the exchange rates I'm disappointed I can only get the Enlan brand of Chinese folders, would love to get some Ganzo and Sanremu which I believe are same or better quality as Enlan.

Out of all my (7 or 8) Enlans only one has a sticky lockbar and another has a rough spot on the pivot. Tried several and they all had the issue, but considering it's a ball lock (U-lock) it's not really an issue.
The lockbar is more of an issue, not sure if it's just my example or a general problem.

I guess that's about what you can expect.

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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2017, 01:59:56 AM »
I have a SRM 710 and a Ganzo G302B.

I like the SRM 710 quite a lot. It's just a knockoff of a CRKT Sabenza Small, but it's well made and cheap. It's sturdy and came nice and sharp, though the steel type is comparable to the stuff in SAKs. I think it's an excellent folder, and not just excellent at the price.

The G302B actually isn't bad at all, but I second the notion that there are better options for the price. Hard to justify getting a G302B and losing out on a built-in Phillips when you can get a Gerber Suspension that's basically an identical form factor for the same price. I bought it entirely out of curiosity.
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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2017, 01:21:59 AM »
I hope it's ok to mention Enlan Bee also as they seem to be clustered in with Sanrenmu and Ganzo in most discussions.

I ordered a sanrenmu 7010 (old part number was 710 otherwise the same knife I believe) and an Enlan Bee L01MCT about a month ago.  The Enlan came in today.

I expected the sanrenmu to be close to perfect as they have a good reputation - for the Enlan I was not expecting quite as much.  Before going further these knives were in the area of $15 each shipped (roughly $11 US or so).  They are not expensive.

The enlan exceeded my expectations by a lot.  It is pretty much spotless as far as fit and finish, the blade is centred properly and it opens very smoothly.  It is razor sharp and made short work of arm hair.  It has a tanto shaped blade - never having a knife with this shape I will have to see how it works out.  It has a 8Cr13MoV steel blade.  I have other knives with this steel and have found it easy to sharpen and quite decent.  Haven't used this one yet so I can't comment beyond that.

The blade is engraved "Enlan" and  "LO1MCT" on one side and "8Cr13MoV" on the other - tasteful and not over embellished.

It has an open frame with two standoffs between the liners plus the pivot point.  It is a liner lock and the lockup is excellent - no blade wobble to the side or up and down.  The clip has only one position as seen in the photo below - the clip seems to be about the right tension for holding it in a pocket.  It has a "button" on top of the blade allowing it to be opened one handed left or right.  The rearmost standoff can be used for attaching a para cord loop as long as it is tied snuggly to keep it away from the blade tip when closed.





The scales are some type of plastic I expect.  I'm not totally sold on their appearance but they are well done, solid and very functional.

Improvements that could be made to the knife:
- liners could be lightened - they are not drilled and make the knife a bit heavier than needed. I weighed it at 110 grams.
- different scale material - this is more personal preference than anything.
- other positions for the clip.

It's easy for me to mention "improvements" however this knife is excellent as is and very very good value.

John.
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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2017, 01:52:28 AM »
No problems from my two.







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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2017, 02:10:47 AM »
Had a few 510 great knives,the H02 is my favourite UK legal carry these days  :tu:
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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2017, 03:45:27 PM »
I've had my share of Chinese folders and most brands have excellent and average models. My favorite brands are SRM, Enlan, HARNDS, Omuda, Ganzo, Navy and Tekut, in that order.


My favorites from each (and that I'd recommend) would be, in the same order as the brands above, the 6040 and 710 (now 7010), EL01B, EL01, EL09, EL06, my favorite from them, the Nyx, most Omudas, Ganzos are the G714, G717, G720, G721 and the Navy K631

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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2017, 01:56:47 AM »
ThePeacent - some of those are huge.

I just received a plain shiny new Sanrenmu 7010 today and it is flawless and sharp.  A little bit on the small side and I find it a bit harder to open one handed just because of the size but very nicely made.

John.
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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 01:42:23 PM »
ThePeacent - some of those are huge.

I just received a plain shiny new Sanrenmu 7010 today and it is flawless and sharp.  A little bit on the small side and I find it a bit harder to open one handed just because of the size but very nicely made.

John.

I have one of these too and I liked it a lot. Very nice build quality for the price. I have big hands and it is hard to open it one-handed, indeed. I have to take the time to find the right way to hold it (the clip helps). But it actually made me interested in other Chinese knives so I ordered a Ganzo and a Firebird to see if I'll have the same luck.
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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2017, 01:51:56 PM »
Can someone photograph a 7010 next to a SAK for size please - I always thought they were quite big  :think:

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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2017, 02:11:06 PM »
Can someone photograph a 7010 next to a SAK for size please - I always thought they were quite big  :think:

Actually they are quite tiny... awesome feel in hand - my go-to knives.

Don;t have a direct photo compare around, but here is 85 mm SAK vs Spyderco Dragonfly and here is the same Spyderco Dragonfly vs a Sanrenmu 710




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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2017, 02:12:36 PM »
Hehe.. I just realised I only still have the Saks and the Sanrenmu out of all the knives in the two photos (oh and the Muela).

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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2017, 03:06:20 PM »
Thanks Corwyn - They are nice and small aren't they!

Oh, and happy Ostara  :salute:

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Re: Ganzo and Sanremu
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2017, 11:59:38 AM »
to all Ganzo, SRM and Enlan fans I still recommend trying out the Omuda brand. I've had three of them, all were nice, light, solid and very slicey.
This one's a true bargain!


 

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