Its a great review and I'm sure its a great knife, but I can't get around the concept of blatantly copying a design or innovation. I'll use the 710 as an example; its clearly a copy of a CRK Sebenza, but does Sanrenmu credit the person who designed the knife? No. And, here they are using the Axis Lock name, which I'm pretty sure is trademarked in the advertising for their knife. That simply doesn't sit well with me, and its hard for me to support a company the discredits knives and designers that I like and own.I'm glad you like the knives and they seem to be wildly popular, but I will never own one.
Using the term "Axis Lock" in advertising is clearly trademark infringement however, and I will not condone that. Keep in mind I am not bashing SanRenMu or desire anything bad to come of them, but I do question their advertising and designs.
All valid points...I guess it just comes down to personal preference. Rather than having an imitation of something I would rather wait and save for the real thing. I see the 710 as an imitation of the Sebenza, the 763 with an imitation Axis Lock, and there was another on here that was reviewed that looks like an imitation of a Buck/Strider collaboration. I'm sure its a great knife and I'm not bashing it, but its just not for me. As to all the others that were mentioned, there is a reason I don't own any of them, or hardly any products from those manufacturers. Not saying they don't make great knives or have good designs in their own regard, but I would rather own something that at least gives credit for the design. I might be weird in thinking that, but it wouldn't be the first time someone has called me that.
Nice write up jekostas, very well put together. That GB-763 sounds like one hell of a lot of knife for the money
THANKS. I HATE YOU.Another SRM knife to add to my list of things to try.Atleast these knives I can get without having to go hungry for a year.
Excellent review and it seems like a really neat little knife but I'm still not compelled to buy one. I'm super particular when it comes to stand-alone folders (non-multitools) and would sooner go with a SAK, SpyderCo or SOG for my money
Bumping an old thread. Where is a good place to get one of these? I need to check one out...
I never did let anyone know what I thought.It's a cracking little knife for the cash would be a good summary.
I honestly can't remember - could it have been DealXtreme?
Quote from: DaveK on March 31, 2011, 10:23:31 PMI honestly can't remember - could it have been DealXtreme?Dealextreme doesn't carry SanRenMu knives.My first two choices would be www.exduct.com or www.manafont.com, though the latter doesn't carry all models. EDCDepot carries some models in the US, but in limited numbers.