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Coming from FastTech...

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:39 pm

a brand-new 2017 (i'm sure) Ganzo Model G-7471-BK automatic knife! This "pocket" auto sports a 3 1/2" Bowie-style 440C steel blade and has a "tip down" pocket clip. (Not my favorite clip orientation, but it holds the implement in place. I adore the Bowie style blade! This knife won't ever be confused with a typical "Italian" stiletto. Its G10 scales provide purchase in poor weather conditions and resist degradation from chemical exposure.

The best part about this knife is, (wait for it)... the price! $19.08 shipped from Hong Kong, China. I may have to wait for three weeks, but who cares? It is worth every penny and should render yeoman service for years to come.

Life is good! :mrgreen: 8)
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Re: Coming from Fasttech...

Postby sammy the blade » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:59 pm

Congratulations, I have a couple of those and they are a little heavy but a very nice knife, especially for the money! Well worth twice the price.
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Re: Coming from Fasttech...

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:16 pm

sammy the blade wrote:Congratulations, I have a couple of those and they are a little heave but a very nice knife, especially for the money! Well worth twice the price.


Thank you, sir. I know Ian will be envious. (I wish that I could ship him one of these, he would love it). As you said, these knives are a tad on the heavy side, but well worth the prices and extra effort to own. I have a feeling that this will wind up riding in my sports coat pocket a great deal of the time.

They are like Lays potato chips. Its hard to stop at one! :D
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Re: Coming from Fasttech...

Postby sammy the blade » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:11 pm

You should get a 707. They copied, clones, or ripped off the protech don. It's unbelievable for $20
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Re: Coming from Fasttech...

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:44 am

The Ganzo 707 is fine. It weighs 5.1499 ounces and might work for my intended application (shirt pocket carry). It also might be a bit heavy for that purpose. I like the concept of shirt pocket carry because it lends itself to immediate deployment. It could also be dropped in my sports jacket pocket (a darned convenient place) for defensive carry. :wink:

The steel in the Ganzo line is quite good for the price paid. My G-719-BK is a great sports jacket pocket carry. The "tip-up" carry makes it great for sliding it into my slacks pocket. I'll give the G-707 a "look see" and think about adding it to my PD carry rotation.
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Re: Coming from Fasttech...

Postby sammy the blade » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:31 am

If your wanting a carry knife the 7211 or 7212 are what I edc. The 707 I think is just a cool switch and for $20 you can't beat it. Wouldn't think it would be that great a user but everyone I showed mine too was impressed with it.
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Re: Coming from Fasttech...

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:50 am

Sports jacket pocket carry is the primary reason that I ordered the G-7471-BK. The Bowie-style blade makes light work of light to medium level cutting tasks. The full belly and decent steel made my decision an easy one.

I'll take a look at the Ganzo G-7211 and G-7212.

Thanks.
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Re: Coming from Fasttech...

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:18 am

Sammy: After a long look at the G-7211 and G-7212 I have decided against it (for this month). This is because I,

a) bought the 1997 AKC Cocobolo wood-scaled, Fishtail Pick Lock, and

b) ordered the G-7471-BK (today).

Perhaps next month.
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Re: Coming from FastTech...

Postby john » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:36 pm

The Ganzo is an awesome knife. I own three models each one is amazing for the money you CANNOT go wrong.

I sell them at my local high school for $50.00...just kidding.
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Re: Coming from FastTech...

Postby Fishtail Picklock » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:13 pm

The G-707 is great for:

a) opening letters,
b) opening a thug
c) cutting up fruit
d) dating Rosie Odonnel (someone has to "pare the fat").
e) other small jobs that can be dealt with by using a straight, sharp edge and a needle-type point.
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