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    Ganzo folding knives

    Their knives often do look similar to existing knives; in one of my reviews I included a link to a blog which has a picture of every Ganzo knife and its nearest equivalent. I don't know whether or not they have a license for the Axis lock. That bothers me a bit as well, so just in case they...
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    What are your favorite production folders?

    The best for everyday use and emergency survival, in my opinion, is the Doug Ritter RSK Mk1 (manufactured by Benchmade). The Benchmade Griptilian and Spyderco Manix 2 XL are nice too. For economy, Ganzo has some very nice ones for not much money.
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    What are your thoughts on the Cold Steel American Lawman?

    The lock is strong, but a bit difficult to close one handed (it can be done, but is annoying). The blade is nicely shaped, but hollow ground. This is fine or even desirable for everyday use, but I'm not a fan of it for a survival knife, which is my focus. The grip is nice to hold and one of...
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    Which one would you buy?

    Doug Ritter RSK Mk1 (M390) Spyderco Manix 2 XL (S30V) Ganzo folder G7xx - model(s) still TBD (440C)
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    Carry Assisted Open

    Taylor Brands gave me the option of sending in a S&W assisted opener, but I chose to have them send me the screws which were missing and the bit to drive them with. I dislike mailing things, and like to tinker.
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    Ganzo folding knives

    I insist that any folding knife I have is capable of being opened and closed with hand. And either hand. One never knows when a hand will be otherwise occupied or out of service. Thus, my favorite locks tend to be the Axis lock found on some Benchmade models and the similar lock from...
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    help identify this knife

    Must be a diving knife :-)