High Quality Chinese

Whether we like them or loath them, Chinese manufactured knives have found their way into collections of all sorts across the entire globe. The intent of this forum is to offer a place where AAPK members can discuss the knives and not the politics.
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High Quality Chinese

Postby PCwizard » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:12 am

The three knife are not made for the USA market, there not mark made in china. But they are very well made knives. for the first time in my life I bought a Chinese knife because I wanted to add it to my collection. All three a razor sharp out of the box and built like a tank.

Enlan EW009
Blade length: 3.54" (90 mm)
Blade thickness: 0.118" (3 mm)
Blade steel: 8Cr13MoV Stainless Steel (~58 HRC)
Open length: 8.26" (210 mm)
Closed length: 4.72" (120 mm)
Weight: 3.7 oz (105 g)
Handle: steel with wooden scales
Lock: frame lock
Carry: right hand tip up

GANZO G7211
440c Blade
G10 Handle
Full Auto
Tip-up Pocket Clip
Overall length:20cm
Close length:11.6cm
Blade length:8.6cm
Blade thickness:0.28cm
Blade material:440C Stainless Steel (57-59HRC)
Lanyard Hole


Sanrenmu AO-H02
Slip Joint with full filework
SRM Folding Knife,AOH02
Total length 159mm,
Handle Material: wooden,
length:91mm,handle
thickness:10.8mm,
Blade width:18mm,
Blade Length:62mm,
Blade thickness:2.8mm,
Blade material:8Cr13Mov,
Blade hardness:57HRC+,
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby SteelMyHeart85420 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:15 pm

A nice treat, instead of the usual trick....

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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby TonySal » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:10 pm

Didn't think they made anything very well! :(
So many knives, too little time...

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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby philco » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:03 pm

TonySal wrote:Didn't think they made anything very well! :(


There are actually some very good knives being produced in China. A.G. Russell has had some made there that are outstanding. I have a Spyderco Tenacious that is made in China and there's nothing to complain about with it, quality wise. Just as Japan made great strides in improving the quality of the cutlery they produced several years ago, we're now seeing the same thing develop in the Chinese cutlery trade. Basically, if one is willing to pay extra for better quality, there's someone in China who can meet that demand.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby PCwizard » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:37 pm

philco wrote:
TonySal wrote:Didn't think they made anything very well! :(


There are actually some very good knives being produced in China. A.G. Russell has had some made there that are outstanding. I have a Spyderco Tenacious that is made in China and there's nothing to complain about with it, quality wise. Just as Japan made great strides in improving the quality of the cutlery they produced several years ago, we're now seeing the same thing develop in the Chinese cutlery trade. Basically, if one is willing to pay extra for better quality, there's someone in China who can meet that demand.



Phil your 100% correct you still need to do some research before buying the knives coming out of china, as Phil said A.G. Russell is making some of the best coming out of china. Just look before you leap and read a lot of reviews. The models I have shown above are a cut above. If you could just hold one and use it for a few days you would be impressed. You just need to have a open mind. I buy knives from all over the would if its good quality and I like it, I buy it, don't care what country it came from, I care about the quality.

I own like 5 Kershaw AS - the one I carry everyday is one that came from China, its a 1730ss Model - never failed me yet. Also the Higher end US models stay mint that way.

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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby edge213 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:57 pm

Kizer makes some real high quality tactical knives.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby PCwizard » Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:31 am

I Finished the Family
Just got the G707 and its one nice knife

G707 Specs:
Full Auto
Producer: Ganzo Hardware
Model: G707
Blade: 440c stainless steel (58-60HRC)
Handle: Wood Inlay +Stainless steel, Clip
Size: Whole length: 8
Blade's length: 3.25
Closed Length: 4.75
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby jerryd6818 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:14 am

I won this AG Russell on another forum and as much as it hurts my mouth to say it, it may have been the most well made knife I've ever owned. You guessed it. Made in the land which shall not be named. I traded it off because I just couldn't get past the country of origin.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby orvet » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:06 pm

It pains me to say it Jerry, but I like the looks of that knife.
If it would hold an edge, I would EDC that knife.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby wazu013 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:00 pm

AGR uses 8Cr13Mov Chinese steel, 57-59 Rc ::shrug::
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby HiPower » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:12 pm

kizer- reate make excellent quality knives not to be confused with cheap. most in the 150.00 range & well worth it. HiPower
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby #goldpan » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:38 pm

I have both of those Ganzos. Nice knives. You feel the quality when you hold them. And being autos they fire hard and lock up solid! Very sharp too!

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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby kootenay joe » Wed May 11, 2016 9:59 am

This is an old thread but i want to add my experience. I have been buying SanRenMu knives from sellers in China since 2008. I have never received one that was not hair-poppin' sharp and solidly built, excellent design and zero issues. The 'old' SRM 710, a framelock, is one i have carried and used since 2008. It is similar in design to a small Sebenza. After a few months with the 710 and i sold both my Sebenzas (large & small) because the 710 did everything i wanted it to do so well that i had no need for a Sebenza that cost about 40 times as much.
I also have knives branded Elan, Ganzo, Land, Bee, Navy & others, all under $20 shipped and i would still be happy with them even if the price had been $100, because they are very well made knives with steel that holds up very well.
I like to 'gift' knives to people who aren't expecting anything(e.g. 2 guys delivering a new gun safe, etc.) as well as to friends. The SRM, Elan, etc. make for great gifts as they are inexpensive & work so well. When i run into one of these people again, everyone has thanked me and said something to the effect "great knife, super sharp, i love it" and "where did you get it, i want to get some for my friends". For many people it is the first truly sharp blade they have ever experienced.
Hanwei is another knife/sword manufacturer in China that make very fine knives, a little more expensive but world class quality. Some years ago there was a Hanwei-Ron Lake collaboration knife based on Ron Lake's interframe design. An original Ron Lake can be up to $25,000 and as far as i know never under $15,000. These collaborations sold for about $225 and i twice read a post by a Ron Lake collector saying he was hard pressed to find any differences. These sold out so about 2 years later there was another run of these with excellent results but not quite as outstanding as the first ones. I mention this in case you come across one for sale.
And finally, my AGR Texas Ranger knives of the last 8 (9 ?) years, designed by Phil Gibbs and made in China have the best fit and finish i have ever seen. My T. Bose ivory Trapper is just as perfect.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby philco » Sun May 15, 2016 11:38 pm

At the Voyles Show in Pigeon Forge, Tn. this weekend I picked up this A.G.Russell single blade sowbelly knife. I've been wanting to give one of these knives a try and once I had it in my paws at the show, I knew it was headed to Kentucky with me. The fit and finish on this knife is amazing. I have not used it for anything but spreading the mustard on my bologna sandwich but I intend to start carrying it and see what it's capable of. I have every reason to believe it's going to be a winner.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby peanut740 » Mon May 16, 2016 4:52 pm

Phil,I have had 3 of AG'S China made knives (lost 2 of them)and they are very well made.Also they will cut you if you look at them funny.The sharpest factory knives I've ever had.
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