Whether we like them or loath them, Chinese manufactured knives have found their way into collections of all sorts across the entire globe. The intent of this forum is to offer a place where AAPK members can discuss the knives and not the politics.
I've got three. One, I literally stripped a couple of wires with it...and I could catch the "roll" of the edge with my fingernail. I'm not convinced, that a company that makes knock-offs...like they do...are going to worry about giving the real 440 steel. Maybe leftover 440 steel and old cigarette butts. JMO
It does not matter what the steel is claimed to be. A good knife steel with incorrect heat treat will not be a good blade. So forget whatever they call the steel and just use the knife and see how the edge holds up. So far 1 person says 'good' and i person says 'bad'. This thread needs more Ganzo users to post their experience. I know that traditional style folding Rough Riders and knives made by SanRenMu arrive shaving sharp and hold their edges very well. kj
I'm not a heavy user, but my Ganzo knives have held up as well as any other under $50 knife. Sure, it's not going to hold the edge of a Benchmade or Spyderco, but I have not seen any difference between Ganzo and Kershaw (for example).
"The Luggage had a straightforward way of dealing with things between it and its intended destination: it ignored them." -Terry Pratchett
I have two Ganzo autos. Neither have had heavy use but I've not been able to find any flaw with the clip blade on one of my autos. The other (a chunky homage to the Italian stilettos AFAICT) came butter-knife dull and I've never gotten around to sharpening it.
So far I have not rolled the edge of the one I've used, but it doesn't get much carry. Of course, both knives barely cost me a song even with shipping. I think I'm into them both for under $25.