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Ganzo FB765 440c ( Factory edge cuts rope )

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A) I really like the size of the knife , the way it's bolted together and the lack of any discernable slop !
B) Very fidget friendly .
C) Blade runs on ball bearings .
D) 440c ? Yeah , I dont know that that's the best choice .
E) Blade was re ground on the wet stone grinder , and it was FUBAR . ( What's new ? )
F) 50 slice Fail .. I then wood stropped the blade for another 50 slice fail .. First time looks like a roll developed ( Burr ? ) Factory Edge

I will put the new edge to the rope and see what happens .
 
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Wet Stone Grinder Edge :
Wow , looks like the factory edge was True That FUBAR !
So , we have gone from 50 slices to 300 slices ... That's only a 600% increase in performance ! ( only )

For 440c ......... Yeah , I can certainly live with this one .

Stropping the edge back took some effort , but I was able to do it with pure leather ! No need to resort to compound .

Looks like Ganzo is doing the right thing by customers . ( More than can be said for other knife companies = My opinion )

If all are like this one , I whole heartedly give the Ganzo FB765 a thumbs up !
 

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Wet Stone Grinder Edge :
Wow , looks like the factory edge was True That FUBAR !
So , we have gone from 50 slices to 300 slices ... That's only a 600% increase in performance ! ( only )

For 440c ......... Yeah , I can certainly live with this one .

Stropping the edge back took some effort , but I was able to do it with pure leather ! No need to resort to compound .

Looks like Ganzo is doing the right thing by customers . ( More than can be said for other knife companies = My opinion )

If all are like this one , I whole heartedly give the Ganzo FB765 a thumbs up !
One of my first knives is my recent knife interest is a ganzo 440c. After a long time of just stropping to keep it sharp, I bit the bullet and sharpened it. Of course the edge angles were all over the place. It took me a long time to correct one side - I too was impressed. Happy to hear you have a good one too.

ganzo cleaver.jpg
 

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Ganzo is at the very least making an effort to cook the steel correctly ..
Something every Chinese knife maker needs to do .
 

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Ganzo is at the very least making an effort to cook the steel correctly ..
Something every Chinese knife maker needs to do .
I don't know how old the company is, but I've had that knife for about 4 years now. They seem to have hit the ground running. If you look at reviews from 4 years ago they were generally well received. I think I have 5 ganzos now, the other 4 are in D2. I think I got in with the first knife near their start. At one point I think they only had 440c. As their popularity (and sales) improved they started getting into D2. Their D2 doesn't seem to be as hard as their 440c; my memory of them is that they were an easy repair (correcting the bezels). However, that is subjective; I've never tested anything like you do. My feeling at this stage is that I'd prefer a budget steel with a good heat treat over a high end steel with a poor heat treat (and the cheaper prices of the budget steel knives).
 

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?????? Ganzo ...
I got one quite a few years ago ... Dont recall the model ..
Did it ever ..... Slice rope ? Everyone crowed about it at the time ... 5 Years ago ? ( Dont remember )

Carbon scales , flipper , D2 , model ? Firebird ....

Yes , cheap knives with decent blade steel are Boss .... ( Value for money )
Expensive knives with poor blade steel = A RIP in your wallet !
Unfortunately since 99.9% of people never test edge holding , or is it fortunately ? They will never know they were RIP'ed !
 
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