How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

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How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

Postby hard.times.lures » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:06 pm

Does anyone have any actual experience in how well Ganzo knives hold an edge? I believe the steel is 440C.

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Re: How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

Postby big monk » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:43 pm

I have had good luck with mine -- 440C was used by many knife companies for years & still is a great knife steel -- holds a good edge & easy to sharpen -- ::tu::
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Re: How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

Postby Doc B » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:44 pm

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

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Re: How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

Postby tallguy606 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:34 pm

I agree, Doc. When a cheap import knife says 440C without verification, I tend to doubt it. They figure, will the owner be able to identify the steel in our blades? I doubt it. So call it anything.

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Re: How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:48 pm

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.
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Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:02 am

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).
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Re: How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

Postby Tsar Bomba » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:02 am

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.
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Re: How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

Postby TwoFlowersLuggage » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:59 am

LTK had one of the new Ganzo FH11 knives with D2 steel tested and the results were pretty amazing. Spoiler: It really is D2 with a Rockwell hardness of 62:

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Re: How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

Postby JackWorld » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:40 am

TwoFlowersLuggage wrote:LTK had one of the new Ganzo FH11 knives with D2 steel tested and the results were pretty amazing. Spoiler: It really is D2 with a Rockwell hardness of 62:




Oh, I have bought this new model FH11-BK with D2 steel and ball berings recently. I am so excited with the quality of this knife. It is really their best model. I bought it on Amazon ,
https://www.amazon.com/s?marketplaceID= ... 90G75MWITL

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Postby kootenay joe » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:54 am

I just bought 2 FH 11 knives on ebay, one with carbon fiber handle the other with black G10, for $28 & $23 respectively, shipped. Thanks for the youtube video. That guy loves this knife !
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Re: How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:24 am

Just picked up my carbon fiber Ganzo FH11. For $29 ($23 with regular handles) you get a $200 knife. Just touch the flipper tab and the blade swings open, not assisted, no springs, just smooth bearings. And lock up is tight as can be. Sharp sharp edge and pointy point.
4 3/4" size and blade profile reminds me of a Sod Buster, meaning all round tough work knife with an almost stainless steel Rc 62 blade.
So much satisfaction for under $30, i don't see how a knife lover could pass it up.
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Re: How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:14 pm

Here is Ganzo FH11 with carbon fiber handles & D2 with Rc 62.
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Re: How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

Postby JackWorld » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:42 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Here is Ganzo FH11 with carbon fiber handles & D2 with Rc 62.
kj

Oh so pretty one I love it, me too have FH11-CF, also I ordered Ganzo F7611-CF on Amazon and I`m in love with this knife too, action is so smooth
Who is interested in here it is a link where I bought
https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/1615 ... 6154740011

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Re: How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:10 pm

JackWorld wrote:
kootenay joe wrote:Here is Ganzo FH11 with carbon fiber handles & D2 with Rc 62.
kj

Oh so pretty one I love it, me too have FH11-CF, also I ordered Ganzo F7611-CF on Amazon and I`m in love with this knife too, action is so smooth
Who is interested in here it is a link where I bought
https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/1615 ... 6154740011

For your next Ganzo, try FastTech. Not quite as quick on the shipping because the knives come directly from China but quicker than most other China shippers and they are $2 - $4 cheaper per knife than most other sellers and it's free shipping. Check 'em out ---► https://www.fasttech.com/category/1901/ ... r-survival
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Re: How well does Ganzo knives hold an edge?

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:19 pm

I paid the same price as at Amazon from a USA seller location and a knife seller in Hong Kong.
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