Sanrenmu Land 9046, the workman’s blade.

Just a quick one on a cheap yet very interesting blade that I’ve recently purchased (and received quite fast). This Land 9046 has one of the most interesting blade grind I’ve every seen. Totally asymmetrical, with some chisel, some razel, some scandi… tanto-ish but not so much. Includes a glass breaker at the bottom, a…

Pictorial of a Budget G10-D2 Clone of the Coordinal

Quick pictorial of that great little big knife. It’s a G10/steel version of the 3D machined titanium Coordinal. Obviously way cheaper, obviously not the same quality. The D2 blade is very sharp and very well ground. The handle is made of blued steel liners (I suspect the blue comes from a varnish/paint and not from…

The Christmas Bunch (plenty of sharp steel for the holidays!)

I’ve certainly been a good boy this year as Santa had plenty of stuff for me… A Chinese Santa! From top to bottom, the Spyderco Farid K2 clone, the Magic Chav, the Titanium Spyderco Paramilitary 2 clone, the Firebird/Ganzo G758-B automatic and finally the Ben’s XM8 (inspired by Enrique Peña’s Diesel, in smaller). As the…

Chinese TiSpine Clone with Integral Titanium handle and m390 blade

About a year ago I had presented you a Chinese version of the LionSteel TiSpine gentleman folder. Alas, this clone was lacking on one of the main selling points of its inspiration: the integral titanium body/handle was replaced by two sides and a back spacer. The Elmax blade was replaced by a D2 piece and…

Tough Boy, a RAD Cleaver clone that chops!

Now, that’s a “so-ugly-it’s-beautiful” type of knife. It’s large, heavy, mean looking, cuts well, fills your hands (even when rather large like mine) in a very satisfying way. The whole package is also very well put together and exudes and sort of rugged quality that at some level could remind one of a Land Rover…

Kershaw Blur in dark blue and black washed S30V (Massdrop exclusive)

Some quick pics of that very nice EDC piece. The assisted opening (Speedsafe) is nice, even if I generally prefer the good’ole flip or flick method. Only problem, the thumb studs are very aggressive and there is a minimal amount of lock stick sometimes. You could also argue that the gripping material on the handles…