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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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby Sut Tatersaul » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:54 pm

Here are a few more high quality Chinese knives taken two months later. It pains me to say it, but The quality is right up there with the first few that I pictured, a couple more are even fancier, and are of even higher quality of workmanship. Quite a bargain for the price paid, and even free shipping. It really points out what the Chinese can, and are, doing, also what some of our shameless knife makers in this country are selling to us under their own brand names. I am afraid the "shenanigns" being pulled on us American knife collectors by some of our USA makers, will all come home to roost, on their front porches, down the road, later. The sad part of this situation is, It will hit the collector, as well as the shameless USA makers. We will just wait, and see. Pardon the rant, and thanks for sharing.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby jerryd6818 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:54 pm

vikingdog wrote:I'm very happy with the Sanrenmu knives I bought from Gearbest.com, especially the Land 910. I'm glad I bought two of them, the best knife for the money I've ever bought. They took three weeks to arrive.

Mike, you're a bad influence. I had to go to Gearbest and get one of those Land 910's, all because of you. :mrgreen: $13.99, they must be trying to get rid of the black ones.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby vikingdog » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:04 am

So Jerry how do you like it? I've been carrying my every day for about 6 months. I love it.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby americanedgetech » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:39 am

I completely agree w/ the love for these better quality Chinese knives.
There are three schools of thought about them.
1) Thieving, lying, fishturds...
2) Who cares. They're not made in America.
3) Love em.

Every classic knife pattern was copied from someone else. Just a fact but an accepted fact. Modern knives are going to be no different in 50 years. People see an idea, and modify it to suit the markets demand, and that is the bottom line.

Now China made knives come in all grades just like American made knives. You can buy "gas station" knives, ebay knives, or mail order knives. It all comes down to how educated the consumer is, and what they expect, need, and accept.

I bought those gas station knives for most of my life. A few months ago I got a Gerber FAST draw, and that started my search for better knives. Ebay... I bought all the wrong things, AliBaba... I found Ganzo, and Sarenmu. I couldn't wait to shout it from the trees, and then I found all the hate... The reasons for hate sound real but it's not really a solid argument in most cases. It is based more on feelings than the reality of business, and global economy.

So I figure I would avoid the hate, and see what the nay sayers had to offer... 3-4-5-6-7-8-9 hundred dollars for a KNIFE???
3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 grand for a KNIFE??? WHAT???

I have found my niche in vintage knifes. Mint condition is great but I will accept less.
For new knives I buy the better Chinese brands like Rough Rider, Ganzo, and Sarenmu.

I bought a couple new Imperials thinking they were US made... Gerber... Spyderco... Camillus, all made in China, and not as well as the REAL Chinese brands.
I sure don't get everything but I get value for the dollar, and I understand selling something to someone for a fair price to see them happy.

A decent knife for 20 bucks? Yep! Is a $700.00 knife any better? I'll never know. ::td::
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby WAYNED » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:59 am

BERRY WELL SAID GRASSHOPPER...KUNFU AGREE MUCH WITH WHAT YOU SAY.

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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby jerryd6818 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:46 am

vikingdog wrote:So Jerry how do you like it? I've been carrying my every day for about 6 months. I love it.

Dog, it really did nothing for me. I was very blasé about it but one of my buddy's instantly took a liking to it. Said it just felt "right" in his hand, so I gave it to him. In the end it found a good home, just not my home.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:08 pm

I recently bought a Real Steel G3 "Puukko" with 'duplex' grind for $75. I have posted a picture of it here on AAPK but cant' find it to link to.
My impression ? incredibly well made precision knife, easily worth $75 especially when a full size Sebenza is $450 +.
Does anyone have experience with "WE" knives or "Reate" knives ? Both of these are said to be small companies striving to make the best possible folding knife. Most are in the $200- $450 range but a few are as high as $900.
I don't at this time see how a knife could be that much better than my $75 Real Steel G3 but i would like to get one just to see what the excitement is about. Difficulty is: choosing on line from the large number of patterns/models available. Would be easier to choose in person after handling. Next best is reading what others who do own one have to say, so please post if you have a WE or Reate.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby vikingdog » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:42 pm

jerryd6818 wrote:Dog, it really did nothing for me. I was very blasé about it but one of my buddy's instantly took a liking to it. Said it just felt "right" in his hand, so I gave it to him. In the end it found a good home, just not my home.


Well, at least it didn't cost too much to find out.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:33 am

vikingdog wrote:
jerryd6818 wrote:Dog, it really did nothing for me. I was very blasé about it but one of my buddy's instantly took a liking to it. Said it just felt "right" in his hand, so I gave it to him. In the end it found a good home, just not my home.


Well, at least it didn't cost too much to find out.

Roger that. ::tu::
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby sam eib » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:51 pm

The 707 and 7211 are my favorite Ganzo's, excuse me if I already posted this. I'm killing a little time waiting on someone.

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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby Sut Tatersaul » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:01 pm

I started following this thread in May, 2017 when I became a member of this forum, and read the posts back to it's start. I finally decided to buy a few "High Quality" Chinese knives to see if the interest in them was warranted, and judge their quality. Well, their delivery was fast, and,their quality was great, and I was favorably impressed. I sung their praises on this thread a couple of times. Now, move forward a few months, and their delivery has started to take longer, and longer, and the last two, were never delivered. Those two knives in particular, I bought, and paid for, one, in July, and one in August, have never been delivered. I have Contacted the seller," Sashastore" over ten times each, through Flea-Bay & Pay-Pal, about those two knives, and have heard different excuses each time, The seller now claims, after a long time, that he never did sell me one of those knives, and as my records have been mixed up, lost, over that long time, I'v just lost the money, and time spent for that one. On general principles, and the great amount of time spent, in these transactions, I have requested, that the seller deliver the other "lost" knife, instead of their other option, a refund. As Flea-Bay, and Pay-Pal always supports large sellers, they are of no help, making a big seller live up to their obligations. Now after around five months of a "Chinese seller of High Quality Knives", using all of his tricks, and excuses, the appeal of "High Quality Chinese Knives" has lost a much of it's appeal. "Let a word to the wise be Sufficient". You can probably guess how many more of them that I'll buy.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby sam eib » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:19 pm

Check out powercutlery.com, they have some nice Chinese knives at good prices and cheap shipping to boot!

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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby kootenay joe » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:44 am

Sut, did you put in a claim with PP to get your money back ?
There is the occasional bad seller in every country. My experience with buying quite a few knives from a variety of Sellers in China has all been 100% positive.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby americanedgetech » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:19 am

Same here...
I feel for your frustration Sut but one bad apple, and all.
I use DH-Gate to place my orders to China because they are a clearing house that brokers the deal.
You pay DH Gate, and THEY pay the seller only after you notify them that you have received the item, and it is as described.
You literally can not lose.

If the alloted time for shipment lapses then DH refunds you 100%.

Well to add to the picture part I bought a Two Sun flipper a few weeks ago for 21.00 thru DH Gate. It came in 2.5 weeks, and it's a great ball bearing flipper with wonderful patterned aluminum handles.
The blade is 440c stainless, near razor sharp (it will shave), and the action is smooth as butter.

Now all of my pocket knives get gritty or slow actions on flippers/autos because I am working on docks, in rusty engine rooms, and in a machine shop/fiberglass shop all day every day.
Point is that the Two Sun must have either sealed bearings or shielded races in some manner. It has not gotten gritty or slow in the time I have carried it.
I'll have to make a pivot screw tool to open it up to know but I am impressed with this 21 dollar knife. I actually plan to sell these if I can set up a wholesale/bulk purchase account with them.
It's a nice knife for what it is.
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Re: High Quality Chinese

Postby mrwatch » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:44 am

I seen one brand listed as having ceramic ball bearings. That may help in a dirty work area or in my case "pocket lint." ::facepalm::


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