What do you guys think of Ganzo Knives?
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Jayronife
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Feb 4, 2020
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Hello guys. Have you already saw new Skimen knife from Ganzo? I bought it several days ago on Amazon and got it today. I think this time Ganzo made really good knife, what do you think? https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16154740011?_encoding=UTF8&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=Firebird&ref_=w_bl_hsx_s_s
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Feb 4, 2020
Motorcityschmidty
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Dec 20, 2019
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Amazing value for little money. They have now switched to D2 steel and it tests crazy Rockwell hardness 61-62 consistently. They now also make their own designs. Give me 10 Ganzos I’ve 1 overpriced Spydie, Benchmade , or any other overpriced safe queen
Dec 20, 2019
anonomous
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Sep 14, 2019
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Gonzo are not a legit company, they steal designs and overall just suck. Only people who don't care about community and only care about getting the cheapest thing they can. This brand is all about trying to rip off others. No thanks. You should strongly consider boycotting them and focus on actual companies who make the community what it is.
Sep 14, 2019
Jonduncan316
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May 26, 2019
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I am working on to get Enzo’s right now. I’m working on one that looks just like a para military 2 with the axis lock. And I have to say that even the company Eafengrow has a better axis lock. They make some models that are so buttery that you can use with either the thumb, or your index finger only and slide without the bar catching up and stopping. They need to work on the axis lock. Fit and finish is good and they’re better at not having any sharp edges than they used to be. Little chamfering and bead blasting can go a long way for us users that beat the heck out of our cheap knives with moderate to heavy use daily. Blade play is avoidable and if you tighten too much for any swing in the blade, it won’t fall freely like a lot Chinese models (oh my god Civivi is king, and We which is parent to Civivi and Kizer) but with enough tension in the pivot to keep it from having any side to side play, they are very very solid. I love buying American for many reasons, but if the value on these knives can get a little better on the axis lock I’ll stop getting on the phone with benchmades quality control and stop paying $136 for bugout 535’s and stick with these. The black coated version of the 940 Osborne is amazing and the axis lock is almost perfect with a little bit tension adjustment (either take it apart and manually pull the springs back, or jam something against the axis lock and keep the tension tight overnight !) no side to side blade play makes this impressive especially with one nylon washer in there as opposed to two phosphor bronze washers. Grinds are a little off on my para military 2 clone (their version) and the grind is almost perfect aside from the tip and parts of the bevel. The Osborne knockoff swings open and closed with little force, Due to the nature of the blade length and the ability to grip the axis lock very easily (the knife was designed with an axis lock originally on the benchmade 940). Great knives— however they are a little pricey due to having kershaw offering Chinese made knives with a warranty and some perfect action and perfect fit and finish for under $20. When they can offer competitive steels and or finish then they will start to replace some of my beloved kershaws. I love my ganzos but have a place for them at home because in America there are some that are angry when the knife looks like the American company or another company - I don’t mind it. I like having both and think that the knife companies make a decent profit off of us and it’s our job to shoot for the highest quality for us, with our hard earned money. Keep it up Ganzo /- but let’s get a good axis lock that isn’t so darn stiff! Let sanrenmu know who’s boss by putting out some high end stuff for us !
May 26, 2019
reswright
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May 28, 2019
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Agree that Ganzo axis locks -- which they put on almost everything they do -- are fairly stiff compared to the Benchmades I have. Benchmade does it best, but with the original patent on the axis lock expiring in 2016, a number of other companies are trying it or something similar out. The Y-Start Jin02's axis lock is kind of midway between the two. More refined than Ganzo but not as rugged. You might want to give it a look, just based on what you say you're really looking for. They're good kit.
May 28, 2019
alenkatumko
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May 22, 2019
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Apr 22, 2019
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reswright
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Apr 23, 2019
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On the off chance that these are the marketing messages they appear to be made on behalf of Ganzo, here’s a little genuine feedback for the company to consider for their next knives: 1) more models with high end steel. A lot of knife people have more than enough 440 and D2 type blades. We know that 440 is fine for everyday stuff, we know D2 is an inexpensive way to get 60+ hardness, and we know that your knives have good fit and finish. But we also already own a ton of 440 steel, and want something that the edge doesn’t need as much maintenance. We already own a ton of D2 and we want steel with that hardness, but one that takes a finer edge that D2 can and resists rust and corrosion better. And we know that some grades of PM steel have become inexpensive like S30V and S35VN. Develop good techniques for heat treating and grinding them and you’ll pick up a whole new market. If you REALLY want to crack it open, go with Elmax. It is ripe for wider adoption. 2) a little more attention to the handles. Your scales and frames and liners are stout, but the grip and hand feel is where you have most room for growth. Chamfer, radius, groove, mold, sculpt - whatever. You know the Y-Start JIN02? The axis lock is inferior to the Ganzo version, they’re a bit less rugged, but their handles fit the hand much more nicely. Grip is underrated when it comes to knives. 3) some of us disassemble and reassemble knives. Your blades are good, your washers are too (although I have no idea why so many of your knives have one bronze washer and one nylon one), the pivot is usually good. Your screws and fasteners? Way too soft. Too easy to strip. You’ll get more love if you spend a couple cents more on better material there. 4) the elephant in the room: Americans are split on your knives, some like them for the quality and value, and some refuse to consider liking them. It is a mixture of tribal affinity and great empire competition as much as it is actually about the ostensible issue of intellectual property rights and the way Ganzo knives clearly echo American and Italian designs. It is possible that you’ll never get those folks on board. But more fully original designs would go a long way with some of us. We love the value and the solidity of the build, but we are overcoming similar resentments when we explore Ganzo models that closely match knives like the Griptilian, the Osborne, the Contego, the Bedlam, the Moletta, the RAT-1, the Byrds, the Bear Grylls stuff. If we felt like some of the US manufacturers were taking a little less profit on their well worn designs, providing better value versions, and generally holding up their end of the deal, we probably wouldn’t own many Ganzo knives. More original designs would help bring Firebird more in line with the American market in that regard. I would love to see you build a couple Night Morning designs, for starters... food for thought :)
Apr 23, 2019
alenkatumko
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Mar 25, 2019
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Feb 25, 2019
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majorpain1
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Feb 14, 2019
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The FH21 is a great knife at that price. I'm less impressed with the FH31 but it's still good.
Feb 14, 2019
MadCadder
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Feb 9, 2019
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Ganzo’s knives are a great value. Good designs, well good reinterpretation of other knive brand designs, made with ok blade steel. If you need a good pocket knife or you are getting into knife collecting, Ganzo is worth picking up.
Feb 9, 2019
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