The Ganzo Thread

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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by TripleF » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:29 pm

What's the blade profile on that Firebird?

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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by jerryd6818 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:20 pm

Do you mean the name someone (Ganzo) has given it?

Edit: I just went searching and watched a couple of videos on the knife. I guess they simply call it a "Clever" knife. Makes sense to me. One guy said they're not practical but I think he's full of beans and taters. ::huff::

I have a lot of trouble understanding the Australian (top video) but the other two are okay. Last guy is just a bit on the goofy side. ::cb:: ::tease::




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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:48 pm

LuvThemKnives (LTK) is one of my subscriptions - and yeah, he's goofy, but that's OK. Lately he's gone a bit overboard on lab testing steel hardness. He did actually confirm that the Ganzo have the steel they claim to have, which I guess is a good thing.

The other guy I like is Paddy. I can listen to an Irish accent all day...

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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by #goldpan » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:09 am

Here are my Ganzo's. I used to have more but had to sell them. These I'm not letting go of!
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From top to bottom: F782AL-BK,G7482-BK,G7361-WD2,G7212-BK,G747-1-BK

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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by Byrd » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:39 pm

Got my first Ganzo today, the FH11 Firebird flipper. G10 handles and D2 steel. I love the blade shape and it shaved hair out of the box. Reversible pocket clip. The only concern I have it the liner lock doesn't fully engage the blade. I'll see how that goes. As a first impression I like it! For $20 it rivals my Buck Vantage and my Ontario Rat 1.
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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by samb1955 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:27 pm

Ganzo makes a nice knife for the money!

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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:05 am

Byrd wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Got my first Ganzo today, the FH11 Firebird flipper. G10 handles and D2 steel. I love the blade shape and it shaved hair out of the box. Reversible pocket clip. The only concern I have it the liner lock doesn't fully engage the blade. I'll see how that goes. As a first impression I like it! For $20 it rivals my Buck Vantage and my Ontario Rat 1.
A lot of liner locks do not "fully engage the blade". In fact, you really don't want 100% engagement because it makes it harder to release the lock than it really needs to be and over time, using the liner will naturally cause it to move to the right a bit. I have read that anywhere in the 30-60% range is fine.

Someone please correct me if I have that wrong!
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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by Railsplitter » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:34 am

I agree with suitcase's post above. This is the only picture I have of a liner lock. This is satisfactory but ideally engagement should be about a millimeter or two to the left.
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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by Byrd » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:05 pm

Thanks guys! I'll use it and keep an eye on it. It locks up tightly. Actually that was more of an observation than a complaint because this knife has great bang for the buck.
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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by WillyCamaro » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:44 pm

Really cool knives in this thread, keep em' coming boys :D ::tu:: . If I had more money to spare, Ganzo's would be another brand I would collect. Man overseas knives are great quality now-a-days ::super_happy:: . Heck, I think i'll go order 1 (or 2) right this minute, even if i'm getting low on cash :mrgreen: .
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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by WillyCamaro » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:47 pm

TwoFlowersLuggage wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:05 am
Byrd wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Got my first Ganzo today, the FH11 Firebird flipper. G10 handles and D2 steel. I love the blade shape and it shaved hair out of the box. Reversible pocket clip. The only concern I have it the liner lock doesn't fully engage the blade. I'll see how that goes. As a first impression I like it! For $20 it rivals my Buck Vantage and my Ontario Rat 1.
A lot of liner locks do not "fully engage the blade". In fact, you really don't want 100% engagement because it makes it harder to release the lock than it really needs to be and over time, using the liner will naturally cause it to move to the right a bit. I have read that anywhere in the 30-60% range is fine.

Someone please correct me if I have that wrong!
I think you are spot on in your assessment TFL ::tu:: .
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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by Byrd » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:20 pm

Just got this in the mail, Ganzo G747 automatic. I'm impressed with the quality of these knives. 440C steel, sharp out of the box and G10 handles for under $25. It doesn't fire as strong as I'd like but I'll oil it and see if that improves.
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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by jerryd6818 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:27 pm

I have one that fires so hard it won't lock up if you hold it with a firm grip.
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Re: The Ganzo Thread

Post by Byrd » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:34 pm

This one's better now. I put some Lucas gun oil in it and that greatly improved its action.
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