anybody have one of these? looks like a zero toleranceish clone, but has some additional tools on back spine: $15 on amazon:(Image removed from quote.)
Great link, thanks! I'm thinking about getting a Firebird F759M. I'd like the pink, just for fun, but I'll probably end up with the black. Anyone has a similar knife? In youtube, people seem to like them a lot.(Image removed from quote.)
ordered this from grrbest the other day, they have a flash sale still going on for the army green color at $7.99
Quote from: Blackbeard on November 04, 2017, 12:41:19 AMordered this from grrbest the other day, they have a flash sale still going on for the army green color at $7.99Oki I'm in, orderrd 1 2I have an Enlan Bee , this is going to be my very first GanzoI watched enough YouTube pos\neg reviews on f759m so I know what to expect. For sure will add a sharpening choil with my Edgepro stones
by my limited experience with this blade, the steel should be very easy to touch up
Quote from: ThePeacent on November 06, 2017, 02:23:25 PMby my limited experience with this blade, the steel should be very easy to touch up Oki, I'll try to resharpen without choil first. For sure I wanna get rid of exfac edge grind pattern. Then finishing with 3M paper tape.Thanks for the outlook
did you receive it yetI decided to try and grind my Ganzo and make it "wave" opentable The 8Cr13MoV is
Quote from: ThePeacent on November 15, 2017, 01:31:38 PMdid you receive it yetI decided to try and grind my Ganzo and make it "wave" opentable The 8Cr13MoV isCrass mod! I did the Spydie hole zip tie mod for faster deployment. Works well, however that plastic nub does get in the way sometimes during slicing through onions. Luckily it is banal to undo the mod, e.g. with a nail clipper.So yes, i received my F759M (military green, plain edge. 440C), in fact i got 2 copies now, one as actual personal EDC item for in-house and around-the-house use or mostly for personal food preparation, and the second one stored away as spare unit or maybe as dedicated small fruit knife to be left in the kitchen drawer.The Good. The factory edge comes super sharp out of the box and can easily slice through YELLOW PAGES and WHITE PAGES phonebook paper without tearing, also tomatoes, which is stunning. The exfac edge grind looks rough, comparable to a 80-120grit stone grind , but the very edge was apparently machine-stropped by a leather belt, one could see the polished very edge with the naked eye. Imho the edge compares very well to the edge and performance of a Stanley cutter blade: i am always amazed by the sharpness and performance of box cutters, given how rough(!) the grind of their utility blades look. I haven't resharpened or touched up the factory edge because i am curious about the 440C edge retention. Once the edge can't slice through tomatoes anymore, i'll be happy to resharpen and polish the edge with my budget system (Ruixin, 3M strops), and after that maintain a working edge through 1 leather strop.The Bad. One point of criticism: Never mind the lack of a sharpening choil, from a perfectionist's standpoint the beginning of the grind at the heel was poorly executed. Under a magnifying glass that tiny corner/transition looks like a recurve wtf. This kind of wtf imperfection is exactly the problem/challenge/result when a sharpening choil is absent, argh! I am going to rid of the recurve, without adding a sharpening choil, when i get down to my very first F759M sharpening session in future. I've done a similar thing before, which proves that it is, of course, not necessary to have a sharpening choil for an edge to be 100% perfectly ground from tip to heel; it's just a bit of a frustrating pita to get there when a sharpening choil is absent.The Ugly. It is illegal to carry this knife publicly in our country (DE), because it is a one-handed folding knife.Somewhere i heard or read that the Ganzo factory is the factory which produces the Spyderco Byrd Meadowlark 2 Lightweight, e.g. the BY04PBK2 for the Black FRN Handle w/ PlainEdge, and even if that rumor wasn't true, i would believe it. This Firebird branded Ganzo made modern folding knife has a very likable build quality and an unheard-of price performance ratio at 5.99US$ (unique offer with coupon earlier this year). I will buy more if the price gets down to 5.99 again in future.
I honestly didnt think this was going to ever arrive, almost 2 months from grrbest, carbon fiber ganzo, I dont think the CF makes up the entire scale(looks like a veneer from the side), but its enough to knock off a full ounce of weight from a similar sized G10 ganzo I posted a couple of months ago in this thread(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)
yeah I had look inside the liners and saw they were skeletonized so I wrongly said the weight loss was due to the CF, either way its a really solid knife, no idea how they can make them/sell them for such low prices, and/or other manufacturers mark their stuff up wayyy too much
I would have preferred orange handles but i couldn't pass up on the 6.99 price, so i went after the black G10 handles Endura4 lookalike np. Crazy cyber monday pricing!!
Something arrived today.. Sanrenmu LAND 9046! (Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)I do keep thinking there was some influence from CRKT Folding Razel...Especially as they copied the LAWKS lock system