I could easily develop a serious knife collecting problem. So far in my 45 years I have managed to keep my fascination with knives in check. One of my most recent additions is the Ganzo G704 folder. If you are not familiar with Ganzo they are a Chinese manufacturer of knives with a decent reputation. Popular Ganzo supplier GearBest.com sent me the G704 to review.
As you can see by the post title this is a “First Impression” review. It takes time to properly evaluate a knife and it is still early in the game.
The Knife: Out of the box the Ganzo looks to be a very nice piece. This folder has an Axis lock and a 440C stainless blade. The blade and handle fit is absolutely rock solid with no wiggle or wobble. Please excuse the technical jargon.
The action is snug and very smooth. Flipping the blade open with a snap of the wrist and thumb is easily accomplished. The pocket clip is beefy and tight. The button to release the locked blade takes some effort – just as it should.
The green handle is covered with raised scales that help provide a secure grip – wet or dry.
The blade had a good utility edge out of the box. Nothing to write home about. I did take it my local “guy” and had it sharpened. Much better.
Overall length is 7.9″ inches while the blade itself measures 3.4″ inches.
I will end this “First Impression” with this – – At this early stage the Ganzo G704 appear to be a fantastic value providing an extremely high quality knife for less than the cost of a movie. I truly expected this knife to be a POS. I was totally wrong.
Give it a few more weeks and I will report back how it performs.
Take care all – Rourke
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