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.
I've got three. One, I literally stripped a couple of wires with it...and I could catch the "roll" of the edge with my fingernail. I'm not convinced, that a company that makes knock-offs...like they do...are going to worry about giving the real 440 steel. Maybe leftover 440 steel and old cigarette butts. JMO
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It does not matter what the steel is claimed to be. A good knife steel with incorrect heat treat will not be a good blade. So forget whatever they call the steel and just use the knife and see how the edge holds up. So far 1 person says 'good' and i person says 'bad'. This thread needs more Ganzo users to post their experience.
I know that traditional style folding Rough Riders and knives made by SanRenMu arrive shaving sharp and hold their edges very well.
I'm not a heavy user, but my Ganzo knives have held up as well as any other under $50 knife. Sure, it's not going to hold the edge of a Benchmade or Spyderco, but I have not seen any difference between Ganzo and Kershaw (for example).
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I have two Ganzo autos. Neither have had heavy use but I've not been able to find any flaw with the clip blade on one of my autos. The other (a chunky homage to the Italian stilettos AFAICT) came butter-knife dull and I've never gotten around to sharpening it.
So far I have not rolled the edge of the one I've used, but it doesn't get much carry. Of course, both knives barely cost me a song even with shipping. I think I'm into them both for under $25.
Just picked up my carbon fiber Ganzo FH11. For $29 ($23 with regular handles) you get a $200 knife. Just touch the flipper tab and the blade swings open, not assisted, no springs, just smooth bearings. And lock up is tight as can be. Sharp sharp edge and pointy point.
4 3/4" size and blade profile reminds me of a Sod Buster, meaning all round tough work knife with an almost stainless steel Rc 62 blade.
So much satisfaction for under $30, i don't see how a knife lover could pass it up.
For your next Ganzo, try FastTech. Not quite as quick on the shipping because the knives come directly from China but quicker than most other China shippers and they are $2 - $4 cheaper per knife than most other sellers and it's free shipping. Check 'em out ---► https://www.fasttech.com/category/1901/ ... r-survival
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