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Makita Utility Knife from AliExpress

In this video I'll demo a budget utility knife from the Japanese brand Makita I recently got from AliExpress as my beater knife. Link to the knife: Competitive option: So far I've used it a LOT and it has been my go-to knife for "dirty" tasks. The fact the blades could be switched is amazing, if I get a chip I just flip the blade and carry on. Highly recommend you check this one out. #makita #utility #knife #aliexpress

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Top ten budget knives of 2020


List of the knives featured in this video: 01:00 10. Ganzo FB762: 01:48 09. SAK Camper: Swissqlip: 02:28 08. Ganzo Switchblade: 03:44 07. StatGear Ledge: 04:40 06. SRM 1006GB: 05:59 05. Kizer ZipSlip G10: 07:09 04. Benchmade Mini Griptilian: 08:06 03. Ganzo FH51: (Worldwide Shipping): (US Shipping): 09:10 02. Spyderco Para 3 LW: 10:53 01. SRM 9202: US shipping: Worldwide shipping: 00:15 Honerable mention: If you liked the video please give it a like and write what were your favorite knives for 2020 in the comments. My top 10 budget knives for 2020. Wish you all a happy New Year, thanks for your support! Cheers! #top10 #budget #knives #2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Ganzo Firebird FH91 Unboxing and First Impressions

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In this video I'll unbox and give my first impressions of the new Ganzo Firebird FH91 EDC knife with G10 handle, linerlock, deep carry pocket clip and real D2 blade. This one is a bit beefier and heavier than usual (I measured 4.22oz/119.6g) but is well made and has great ergonomics (reminds me of the Ontario RAT 1). As could be seen in the video the centering on the FH91 is pretty much perfect as well as the lockup, the action and the sharpness out of the box. Drop shut action and a reversible deep carry clip with the hole cover complete the picture. 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! #ganzo #firebird #fh91

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Most popular knife on AliExpress - KGB NKVD Finka Knife

Link to the KGB NKVD knife: NKVD style knives on Amazon: Specs: Overall length: 22cm/8.66" Blade length (not including the guard): 9.5 cm/3.75" Weight: 134g/4.72oz Blade thickness: 3mm In this video I'll unbox and give first impression of another knife I got in the mail - the KGB Finka NKVD replica which is sold for ~$20 on AliExpress. I was pleasantly surprised by the overall quality (expected less) and it is really good for the price. The lockup is solid and the pivot could be easily adjusted using an allen key. Blade is centered and it came reasonably sharp from the factory. 2 cons right of the bet - the guard rattles a bit in the closed position and the knife is pretty hard to open one handed (partly due to the construction and partly due to the sharp thumbstud). It also required thorough cleaning which improved the mechanics and made it much smoother. Overall I could recommend it, if not for daily carry but as a cool paperweight (is relatively heavy), letter/package opener and cool conversation starting piece. If you liked the video and the knife please push the like button as it helps the channel grow, subscribe and comment down below what do you think of this piece. Thanks for watching and I'll see you on the next ones, cheers!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Ganzo Firebird F721 - Best budget automatic knife?

Knife is available here: Other budget switchblades here: Manual and fixed blade Ganzo here: In this video I will unbox and give first impressions of one of the best budget automatic knife options out there IMO - the Ganzo Firebird F721 which I got for a friend of mine. I liked it so much that I got one for myself as well. I really like the value, the looks, the original design and the action. Still no issues but the only thing I changed was to take off the pocket clip to make it much slimmer. Can you name any other switchblade with a better value? Write them down in the comments. Thanks for watching guys, see you on the next ones!

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Kizer Butcher Unboxing

Links to the knife: US Shipping: Worldwide Shipping: Competitive Option: In this video I'll unbox and give my first impressions of a new small fixed blade I got in the mail today - the Kizer Knives Butcher. It features a micarta handle, a full tang 154CM blade and a kydex sheath. If you liked the video please give it a THUMBS UP and comment your opinion of this knife. Specs: Blade Length: 2.50" Cutting Edge: 2.25" Handle Length: 3.25" Overall Length: 5.67" Blade Thickness: 0.12" Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel Blade Style: Cleaver Blade Grind: Flat Blade Finish: Stonewash Handle Thickness: 0.60" Handle Material: Brown Micarta Includes Polishing Cloth Sheath: Black Kydex Designer: Eddie Diaz of Macho Blades Weight: 3.40 oz. Thanks for watching and I'll see you on the next one, cheers!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Best stores to get knives and gear during the AliExpress 10th Anniversary Sale

Like every year AliExpress are celebrating their anniversary and this time it is even more special because its been 10 years since the company was established so they seem to be giving even more coupons and deals than usual.

If you're looking for the best deals please visit their Coupon Center where you could pick some individually matched coupons based on your purchase and search history and go thorough a Time Capsule which gives you some data about your purchases on the platform and the ability to get a gift in the end of the process (I got $5 off a $35 purchase which I used to get a Kizer Mini Sheepdog).

Other than that I'd like to recommend some stores which participate in this sale and have some great discounts on knives and other EDC gear:

1. Kizer Knife Store: Trusted and proven store which sells genuine Kizer knives cheaper than their usual price at other popular platforms (KnifeCenter, BladeHQ) and always take part in the sales.
I've bought several knives from them and most have been top notch (one was defected but replaced via their warranty).

2. TwoSun Cutlery Store: Large selection of TwoSun knives with good prices if you don't want to bid for them on eBay but also pens and other EDC gear most made out of titanium.

3. Tangram Official Store: Just like the big brother Kizer, Tangram offer their knives cheaper than in US (not including coupons) and with free worldwide shipping. Also tested and worth to take a look.

4. ROFIS store: Sell large selection of Nitecore flashlight for great prices

5. NitecoreLight & FenixLight Distributor Store: Nitecore and Fenix flashlights with good discounts

6. Knife Center Store: Have no connection to the US knife giant but have a large selection of Brother Knives which have resurrected from the dead with many new fixed blades and classic style knives (slipjoints and lockbacks).

 7. CN Knives Store: Have large selection of less knoan but nevertheless good quality and high value brands who design their own knives such as CH Knives, Yon Xanadu and Petrified Fish.

8. NY EDC Store: Good selection of (mainly titanium) EDC tools, beads, tritium probes and other cool every day carry accessories.

Other honerable mentions: Sanrenmu Store, Ganzo Store

Have any additional stores you shop from and  would like to recommend?
Please add them in the comments below.
Happy shopping and stay safe!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Ganzo Firebird FH81 - Step back?!

Ganzo have released yet another new model in their newer FH series - the Ganzo Firebird FH81.
ganzo knife fh81
This is their first knife which features a "wave" feature (allows a folding knife to be drawn and opened in one motion using a hook on the top of the blade which catches the end of the pocket) and second knife with a cleaver (DAO) style blade.

Other than that it's pretty much standard for Ganzo at this point - 3D milled G10 handle (4 color options including a new grey one), steel liners and a linerlock, D2 steel (tested and proved), and a deep carry pocket clip.

Well, color me unimpressed.

This is of course my own opinion but I'm kinda disappointed in Ganzo over this.

They had a great run with the FH series making original designs with great value and quality and now they go and screw it all up to make a Krudo style knife?!

I mean nothing personal against Krudo Knives but that is probably the most Gas Station, Mall Ninja knife style out there and it would be the last on my list to clone (not a direct copy but definitely the same style).

My advise to Ganzo - you don't have to copy anything that is made in your China factory, stick to original designs, you were doing very well so far, don't screw it up!

So although I do believe this model will find its fans within the gear community (heck, someone out there buying M-Techs, Z-Hunters etc) but I personally hope Ganzo will change their advisers and fix this with their next model.

Knife is available here:

Krudo knives here:
More (probably better) knives with a wave feature here:

Friday, January 10, 2020

Adimanti - New knife by Ganzo Firebird have finally reached the stores (AliExpress, Amazon, Gearbest)

Adimanti - the newest Ganzo Firebird model have finally reached the various platforms.
It apparently was designed by a somewhat famous Ukrainian YouTuber - Skimen Ruslan, who publishes knife reviews and knife repair videos among other content.

The features of the Adimanti are D2 blade steel (although "China D2" have been a joke for some time now, independent tests showed Ganzo's D2 is the real deal chemically plus had been properly heat treated and matches the published  ~60 HRC (hmmm Benchmade)), G10 handle in 4 colors (including the new purple color) as well as a laminated Carbon Fiber version.
The flipping action is made fast and smooth by bearings and it also has a deep carry pocket clip which is attached to the handle using a glass breaker screw.
The biggest question about the new model is the material of the frame side which also has the (frame) lock cut out of it.
It's definitely metallic but the insert screw and the low overall weight of the knife indicate it might be made out of titanium rather than the heavier stainless steel.

Overall from the first glance the Adimanti looks pretty different from other recent Ganzo models such as the FH series and might be worth a look if you like the looks and the concept of the new model.

Ganzo Firebird Adimanti is available here:
- AliExpress: