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Old 25-03-2012, 10:35 PM   #2566
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im getting my tenacious sandblasted next week , excited to see the results
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Old 25-03-2012, 10:38 PM   #2567
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im getting my tenacious sandblasted next week , excited to see the results

sandblasted? where did u send to?
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Old 25-03-2012, 10:40 PM   #2568
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Hinderer design


Normal looking thumbstud.. Nothing fanciful..


Check out the detent ball! Detent is damnnnn strong! I guess it's meant to
be, cuz it slingshots the blade out real quick when deployed with the flipper


Nice and functional stainless steel clip.. Prefer this to those of ZT055X..


Makes me cringe when I see how thin that slab of G10 is..
Edit: Ok, it seems thin because of the contour. The G10 gets tapered off towards the edge.


Blade is nicely centered! Well done ZT!


Size comparison


Pros:
- Gorgeous and long(~4") blade with a good amount of cutting edge
- Don't let the size fool you! This folder feels really light!
- Pivot action: KVT system is way butteryyyyyyy smooth!
- Lockup is firm and solid with absolutely no blade play
- Grip provides wonderful traction and ergo is great as well
- Hair-popping sharp out of the box
- Low riding pocket clip ; 4 way carry(left right up down)
- Huge and thick stand-offs
- Contoured 3D machined scales is aesthetically pleasing
- Hey! It's designed by Mr Hinderer(trademark flipper and lockbar stabilizer)!

Cons:
- Light weight of knife mitigates "confidence inspiring" feel
- Feels rough/coarse/harsh/unrefined in the hands (Ever handled a Gerber before?)
Damn I feel so bad comparing ZT to a Gerber..

Overall impression? Hmmm... I would say slightly underwhelmed given the hype
of this folder. Why? Because it doesn't quite feel as good as a hinderer XM folder,
by a long shot(I once handled a friend's XM-18). But still, as you can see,
the pros far outweigh the cons.

So, in most aspects, including the price, this folder is.. should I say value
for money? Ok, that's subjective.. But anyway, if you are really hard up for
a Hinderer XM but couldn't see yourself getting one be it due to the scarcity
or the uber inflated price, then this should satisfy your craving.. at least
temporarily.

sold my bm sibert , deployment very cumbersomea n not smooth
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Old 25-03-2012, 10:42 PM   #2569
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sandblasted? where did u send to?
friend's company got sandblasting machine , he sometimes play with it , sandblast watch cases etc...next week will pass him the blade to blast
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Old 25-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #2570
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any idea where to get japanese hunting knives for collection? any japanese sites to refer to?

i searched and found the Hattori... very nice craftsmanship. and very expensive.

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Old 25-03-2012, 10:47 PM   #2571
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i buy my japanese knives from japanknifedirect.com
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Old 25-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #2572
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friend's company got sandblasting machine , he sometimes play with it , sandblast watch cases etc...next week will pass him the blade to blast
be careful.. as sandblasting depends on the bead size and shape and the medium used.. it also depends on how near you place your object...in this case if your blade is already hardened, will need more power to do the work. i presume you will dismantle the whole knife and only blast the blade. u dont want your handle to be blasted too.
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Old 25-03-2012, 10:53 PM   #2573
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i buy my japanese knives from japanknifedirect.com
good was thinking to do that also.. any problem using their EMS service to deliver to singapore?
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Old 25-03-2012, 10:54 PM   #2574
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be careful.. as sandblasting depends on the bead size and shape and the medium used.. it also depends on how near you place your object...in this case if your blade is already hardened, will need more power to do the work. i presume you will dismantle the whole knife and only blast the blade. u dont want your handle to be blasted too.

yup already dismantled

, no problem with their ems, order 2 mcustas from there before

never ordered fix knives before... a bit impractical for me to carry around haha
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Old 26-03-2012, 05:57 PM   #2575
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Size comparison

What's the model of the one at the top? Looks really slick.
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Old 26-03-2012, 11:02 PM   #2576
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What's the model of the one at the top? Looks really slick.

Thats the sebenza....
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Old 27-03-2012, 04:23 PM   #2577
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sold my bm sibert , deployment very cumbersomea n not smooth
Weird.. Mine works fine though.. I can even flick it open with my thumb. My only gripe is that it's not very ergonomic when gripped tightly, thus not suited for prolonged use.
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Old 27-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #2578
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Finally pulled the trigger... Sold the ZT0560 and got the XM-18 instead..



Gen4 3.5" Duratech 20CV Stone-washed Spanto Grind w/ Bead-blasted titanium + Blue G10 handles

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Old 27-03-2012, 05:40 PM   #2579
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am in the market for a outdoor knife, the gerber bear grylls knockoff good enough?
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Old 27-03-2012, 08:27 PM   #2580
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am in the market for a outdoor knife, the gerber bear grylls knockoff good enough?
You mean the Gerber Torch series of folding knives?



BTW, these ain't knockoffs.. They are indeed designed by rick hinderer himself. It's a good start if you want to have a feel of hinderer designed knives at an affordable price.

But for the build quality and steel you get at this price point, I would suggest Sanrenmu or Enlan folding knives instead. More bang for buck imo.
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