Knife Firebird by Ganzo F803 (Orange, Sand, Gray, Green)
Description of the knife Firebird F803:
Blade material for F803 is 8CR13 steel which is one of the most quality stainless alloys. This alloy has 58HRC hardness. The shape of the blade is quite universal - drop point. It is a well balanced blade with a smooth sharpening and a sharp tip. Its thickness is 5 mm, which provides a significant margin of safety. The length of the blade is 115 mm. F803 model can help you to prepare fish you have caught, and cook sandwiches, and also carry out auxiliary work. Its blade is unusual in that it has a black coating made with a special powder paint. In the process of using F803 knife, it is not erased, but requires careful handling during the grinding of the knife.
The handle for F803 model is made of thermoplastic ASB. It is a very strong material that is well protected from various types of corrosion, easily tolerates contact with water. The main part of the handle is made in black, but the small areas on the front sides are bright orange, which makes it easy to find the knife in the grass, on sand and other areas. In addition, small light-insulating inserts are integrated into the handle of the knife. Also there is glassbreaker at the butt which can be useful in emergency situations.
An important element of the kit is the sheath for the Firebird F803 knife. It's made of plastic and nylon, easily adjustable in length, so that the knife inside is seated as tightly as possible. With help of such sheath you can safely carry your knife on the waist belt. On the front side of the sheath the flint is placed. It can be used as a fully separate accessory. On the back side you can find a small diamond sharpener, which will always help maintain the proper sharpness of the blade. Also sheath has a strap-cutter which also makes this kit handy for survival issues.
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Handle Color||Orange, Sand, Gray, Green|
|Total Length, mm||245|
|Blade Length, mm||115|
|Blade Thickness, mm||5|
|Knife Weight, g||356|
|Holster / Sheath Included||Yes|
Knife Firebird by Ganzo F803 (Orange, Sand, Gray, Green) reviews
I have had the G802 over a year ago, and I got the G8012 about 5 months ago, I am so very happy that Ganzo kept on working on the design and made the G803 because there are a few good improvements on it. The sheath is quite improved. It looks better and it is quite comfortable. I do wish that instead of using hook and loop on the strap that goes around the handle would instead be a button snap - that is a BIG DEAL, but at least the strap is in a better place on the G803. Switching to 8Cr13MoV is a very good improvement over 7Cr17MoV - that steel is okay but it isn't good enough for a true survival knife. I do wish that Ganzo would choose to make the G804 and this time make it with D2 tool steel or some other carbon steel like 1075 or 1095 carbon steel because a proper carbon steel would be totally awesome, but as I said8Cr13MoV is a good improvement that I like very much. If they want to stick with a stainless steel then I suggest Ganzo to go with a Sandvik steel like 14C28N for future upgrades. The handle is well made, I like the choil on the handle for the middle finger, that is more distinct than the way the handle was made on the other fixed blades. The handle is VERY comfortable and offers excellent grip in the hand. The colours are very nice. I do like the gray, it is subtle and looks great. The only one that looks a bit odd is the light green one, but there are a bunch of people who are into zombie green. BAck to the blade. The shape of the blade is very good. It cuts very well, I do like the very high flat grind. The thickness of the blade right at the final grind is not too thick to be a problem but it needs to be thick to do the hard work - BUT if the blade were made of an even higher quality steel they could make that thickness at the cutting edge even thinner and that would be a good thing. So, I have mentioned a lot of different things that Ganzo could do to make it a better knife, and I do wish those things would happen. BUT, I do not mean to suggest that this knife is poorly made or of low quality, not at all. This is a VERY good knife and it can be found for a VERY good price at several Chinese knife vendors on the internet. If you do not own a good fixed blade and you are on a budget then I suggest that you start with something like the Ganzo G803