Sunday, September 1, 2019

My Social Networks + Favorite Knife and Gear Stores!

My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJa3uC5JINugdDEWWe2N81g
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Twitter: @atech_reviews
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My favorite stores to buy knives and gear from:

GearBest
Fasttech
AliExpress stores:
Ben's Knife Shop
Vespa High End EDC
Fenguang Feng
DHGate: 
China High End EDC

US Residents:
BladeHQ
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Friday, August 30, 2019

Knives and Gear to get during the AliExpress Brands Shopping Sale!

Well, it's that time of the year again and AliExpress are having a Brands Shopping sale.
I'd like to tell about and show you some of my knife and gear picks for this year (that are on sale during this period).



My top pick for this sale is the new TwoSun store that has great prices and variety of models in stock (so you don't have to bid for them on eBay).
Check out their newer knives and EDC gear as well (such as pens).




Also there is a great sale on the Vespa Ripper.
One of the first original premium OTF designs out of China and I'm really excited to get one of these.
It features aluminum body, M390 blade, carbon fiber and tritium inserts and a ti pocket clip.
I'll be picking one of these as well to try out and review.
Also available at 
DHGate's Vespa Store.





As for budget blades - we've got a comeback from Enlan Blades.
These knives were really popular a few years ago and now are again available for sale.
Don't expect really high quality or fit&finish like we got used to by Sanrenmu and Ganzo latest models, but some of the models are definitely interesting and unique so it's a good opportunity for a vintage pickup.
They even sell the key for that annoying Enlan tri wing pivot screw now.
Also available here (faster US Shipping): 
Enlan Knives on Amazon.



Other than that I could recommend picking up Ganzo Firebird FH models as they are now proven to be great value knives with high quality levels and made from real D2 steel.
I own 4 of them and like them a lot.

As for the flashlights - check out the sale on Nitecore flashlights.
I just got the Nitecore TIP from this store and now looking to get another flashlight from them (probably the TINI to compare them).




Also check out the knives I recommended in my previous AliExpress sale posts:

Official Sanrenmu Store on AliExpress:
They have great selection of (mostly newer) knife models from one of the leading budget knife manufacturers in China.
The same factory also produces knives for several American brands (Spyderco, Kershaw), and also RUIKE, Real Steel, Boker+ and many others, so the quality levels of their products are amazing for the price.
They also have many products for sale in this sale, ship the products fast and have excellent customer service. 

Other Sanrenmu models are also available at Gearbest.



Another store that I recommend to check out on AliExpress is the 
Tangram Knives Brand.

The budget subsidiary of Kizer Knives have followed their parent company and now also present their knives on the Chinese platform with lower prices and worldwide free shipping on most of their products.
They primarily make knives out of 440 Acuto steel from Japan, polimer handles (also aluminum) and the same awesome quality we already got accustomed to from Kizer's Vanguard series.
BTW - don't forget about the parent - 
 Kizer AliExpress Store, awesome prices and excellent service as well, plus some new models as well.




And of course the Kevin John Venom models are also sold with significant discounts during this period.
2 new models are now available - the Harpoon (with unique pivot tightening solution) and the Bone Doctor.


Happy shopping!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Brother Knives 1503 and F005 - Unboxing and first impressions



Links to the knives:
1503: http://ali.pub/3j1coj
F005: http://ali.pub/3m9x8o
Comparable options:
Case Micarta Mini Trapper: https://amzn.to/3384U3N
Mora Kansbol: https://amzn.to/2YGNurF
In this video I'll unbox and give my first impressions of 2 budget knives made by Brother Knives:
1503 which is a small backlock with VG10 blade, carbon fiber handle, smooth action and classic looks and the F005 - a tough fixed blade with Micarta handle, D2 blade, zero scandi grind and a kydex sheath.
How do you like them? Write it down in the comments.
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Thanks for watching and I'll see you on the next ones, cheers!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Amazon Prime Day: Budget (Chinese) knives on sale!

Hey guys,

Just like with every other sale we try to bring you some of the best deals out there and the one happening right now (Amazon Prime Day sale) is no exception.

We'll naturally try to focus on the budget/Chinese made knives as it is our goal over here.
Without further ado - lets get into it:




Kizer Knives:
These are represented by 3 models (both versions of Kesmec and the Vanguard Sovereign).
$15-25 off discount (I guess depends on the price).
Check them out here: https://amzn.to/2lNTEbG
You could also compare prices with the official Kizer AliExpress Store.


Tangram Knives:
Not really surprised Tangram are on sale as well as they are Kizer's subsidiary.
The prices aren't crazy low (fe the Vector for 31.50) but still way lower than usual so are true deals.
Check them out here: https://amzn.to/2jNIUcC
As with Kizer - prices could be compared with the official 
 Tangram Knives AliExpress Store.

Stedemon Knives:
Seems like Stedemon have taken a step back lately but their knives are still well made and have interesting original designs.
Discounts are significant on some items (up to 35%)
Check them out here: https://amzn.to/2lgsxWm

Other entries include NOC Knives and some Chinese made Kershaws.

From what I see these aren't crazy Black Friday deals but still a few bucks could be saved here, especially if you join Prime for free for 30 days and then cancel.

Happy shopping!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Ganzo Firebird FH61 Pocket Bowie: Unboxing and first impressions


Link to the knife (International shipping): http://ali.pub/3gld7w
Ganzo Firebird FH61 (US shipping): https://amzn.to/2jSYh3r

In this video I'll unbox and give my first impressions of the new Ganzo Firebird FH61 EDC knife (got the nickname Pocket Bowie) with G10 handle, linerlock, deep carry pocket clip and D2 blade.

Specs:
Blade Length: 2.75"/70 mm
Total Length: 6.7"/170.2 mm
Weight: 3.48 oz/98.7 g
Blade thickness: 3mm

If you liked the video and the format - please smash that LIKE button and comment your thoughts about this knife.

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Thanks for watching and I'll see you on the next ones.
Cheers!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

New Ganzo Firebird FB7651 (G-Lock 440C) - Unboxing and First Impressions

Unboxing and First Impressions video:

Link to the knife: http://ali.pub/3e2kew Or here (PayPal friendly): http://tinyurl.com/FB7651 Or here (US Shipping): https://amzn.to/2RHl0Mh Comparable options: Benchmade 940-2: https://amzn.to/2XzgCEO Kershaw Induction: http://shrsl.com/1oe89 In this video I'll unbox and give my first impressions of the new Ganzo Firebird FB765 EDC knife with G10 handle, G-lock, deep carry pocket clip and 440C blade. Weight of the knife 3.58 oz/101.3 g. If you liked the video and the format - please smash that LIKE button and comment your thoughts about the knife and the direction Ganzo is heading down below. Thanks for watching and I'll see you on the next ones. Cheers!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Knives and Gear to get during the AliExpress Mid Year Sale!

Well, it's that time of the year again and AliExpress are having a Mid Year sale.
I'd like to tell about and show you some of my knife and gear picks for this year (that are on sale during this period).

My top pick for this sale is the new TwoSun store that has great prices and variety of models in stock (so you don't have to bid for them on eBay).
In this sale I've got the TwoSun TS103 from them, can't wait for it to arrive.





Also there is a great sale on the Vespa Ripper.
One of the first original premium OTF designs out of China and I'm really excited to get one of these.
It features aluminum body, M390 blade, carbon fiber and tritium inserts and a ti pocket clip.
I'll be picking one of these as well to try out and review.
Also available at 
DHGate's Vespa Store.





As for budget blades - we've got a comeback from Enlan Blades.
These knives were really popular a few years ago and now are again available for sale.
Don't expect really high quality or fit&finish like we got used to by Sanrenmu and Ganzo latest models, but some of the models are definitely interesting and unique so it's a good opportunity for a vintage pickup.
They even sell the key for that annoying Enlan tri wing pivot screw now.
Also available here (faster US Shipping):
Enlan Knives on Amazon.



Other than that I could recommend picking up Ganzo Firebird FH21 and Ganzo FH31 models as they are now proven to be great value knives with high quality levels and made from real D2 steel.

As for the flashlights - check out the sale on Nitecore flashlights.
I just got the Nitecore TIP from this store and now looking to get another flashlight from them (probably the TINI to compare them).



Also check out the knives I recommended in my previous AliExpress sale posts:

Official Sanrenmu Store on AliExpress:
They have great selection of (mostly newer) knife models from one of the leading budget knife manufacturers in China.
The same factory also produces knives for several American brands (Spyderco, Kershaw), and also RUIKE, Real Steel, Boker+ and many others, so the quality levels of their products are amazing for the price.
They also have many products for sale in this sale, ship the products fast and have excellent customer service. 

Other Sanrenmu models are also available at Gearbest.



Another store that I recommend to check out on AliExpress is the 
Tangram Knives Brand.

The budget subsidiary of Kizer Knives have followed their parent company and now also present their knives on the Chinese platform with lower prices and worldwide free shipping on most of their products.
They primarily make knives out of 440 Acuto steel from Japan, polimer handles (also aluminum) and the same awesome quality we already got accustomed to from Kizer's Vanguard series.
BTW - don't forget about the parent - 
 Kizer AliExpress Store, awesome prices and excellent service as well, plus some new models as well.




I'd also like to put a spotlight on one model that is sold at AliExpress - the relatively new and loved Ganzo FH11.
Now they have released an updated version with a reversible clip, so you could carry it on the left side as well, so managed to make it even better.
Definitely check it out, great low prices on it during this sale.



Other great offerings come from the TwoSun brand
These have become very popular lately, partly due to their newer futuristic (original) designs by Night Morning Design and Vitesse Design and partly due to the manufacturing quality, fit and finish.
TwoSun Knives are also available on Amazon.


And of course the Kevin John Venom models are also sold with significant discounts during this period.
2 new models are now available - the Harpoon (with unique pivot tightening solution) and the Bone Doctor.


Happy shopping!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

New Ganzo Firebird FH805 unboxing and first impressions

In this video I'll unbox and give my first impressions of the new Ganzo Firebird FH805 EDC fixed blade. If you liked the video and the format - please smash that LIKE button and comment your thoughts about the knife and the direction Ganzo is heading down below.

Link to the knife: https://bit.ly/2XyzyA4 Or here (Worldwide Shipping): https://bit.ly/2WOb495 Comparable options: Sanrenmu S611: https://amzn.to/2EZG23V Real Steel Pointman: http://shrsl.com/1naxv Thanks for watching and I'll see you on the next ones. Cheers!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Top 10 strongest and most reliable knife locks


In this video I'll rank 10 of the strongest knife locks which are available on the market at the moment. I'm not going to include non locking blades (such as the friction folders and slipjoints) and also less common locks because I want to rank top 10 most used and familiar locks from the leading knife companies. If you liked the video and agree about the ranking order - please give this video a like and tell me in the comments. If you disagree - please give it a dislike and tell me what would be your ranking.

Links to the knives: 10. Kershaw Induction (Hawk Lock): https://amzn.to/2EMSnbg 9. Tangram Vector (Button Lock): https://goo.gl/MUigUX 8. Kizer Dukes (Linerlock): https://goo.gl/1xBBxe 7. Spyderco Delica (Lockback): https://amzn.to/2EHkXLp Buck 112 Ranger Slim Pro (Backlock): https://amzn.to/2YZ0qJV 6. Benchmade 940-2 Osborne (Axis Lock): https://amzn.to/2WinJS7 5. Spyderco Manix 2 Maxamet (Bearing lock): https://goo.gl/x88S4W 4. Spyderco PM2 (Compression lock) Catalog Cutout: https://bit.ly/2AzrxDt 3. Kizer Critical (Framelock): https://goo.gl/eWs5iz 2. Cold Steel Recon 1 (TriAd Lock): https://amzn.to/2WzHWCh 1. EnZo Camper 125 (Fixed blade): https://amzn.to/2HQ3far


Thanks for watching guys and I'll see you on the next ones. P.S. Please subscribe if you haven't already, more content is coming soon :) Cheers!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Newest Ganzo Firebird FB7651 and FH805 available on Aliexpress

Hey guys, I'd like to update you about the new Ganzo Firebird knives that became available on AliExpress.


So after the awesome Ganzo FH51, they've released the FH41, a bit larger and beefier knife but otherwise the same as the 51 - D2 steel, 3D G10 handles with a linerlock, bearings and a deep carry pocket clip.
Get the FH41 here: Ganzo Girebird FH41 Worldwide Shipping



They've also released an urban fixed blade (Ganzo Firebird FH805) with 9Cr18MoV steel, G10 handles, kydex sheath and a pocket clip (just like the one folders have, I believe could be swapped for a tecklock). Seems like a good value for the price.
Check it out here: Ganzo Firebird FH805 Worldwide Shipping



And of course the latest G-lock model (similar to the axis lock) - the Ganzo Firebird FB7651 that features G10 handles, 440C blade, bearings, a reversible deep carry pocket clip. 
It also has an original design and is smaller than the classic G-lock Ganzos (3.25" blade and 3.56 oz).
Comes in 4 variations (green, blue-grey, black and CF laminate).
Stats are in the pic.
Available here: 
Ganzo Firebird FB7651 Worldwide Shipping
Please notice that the pics of the knife are photoshopped, real pic of the FB7651 is in the beginning of the post.


Which newest model did you like the most?