Comparison of the Chinese version “half-thin” and the original Enlan EW054-1

Hello. Review and comparison of a half-thin knife copy from MBS and Enlan EW054-1. Why a comparison? Knives are similar in style and are the same. Perhaps a review will help someone in the throes of choice
In the future I will name knives briefly - a copy and Enlan. Review Enlan EW054-1


A copy is delivered in a gift box made of thick cardboard covered with dermatin, the bottom is lined with foam, the knife is wrapped in foil. Enlan is in the usual factory packaging made of thin cardboard, which is guaranteed to wrinkle upon shipment.

Both knives have lining made of fiberglass G10. Tactile, the copy handle is rougher and glides less. However, Enlan has evil notches in the palm of his hand, under the thumb and forefinger, so he holds in his hand more reliably. Grip is convenient for both, there are no particular preferences.

The knife clip has one mounting option. Elan has it too hard, and the copies are just right.

When folded, the blades of both knives are located symmetrically. The copy originally had a horizontal backlash of the blade, eliminated by tightening the axial screw. Yenlan has no problems with this.

The liner of the copy comes on the heel completely,Enlana almost reaches the middle. Elan's liners are one and a half times thicker than the copy. Therefore, to close the knife at the copy you need to apply less effort. It is noteworthy that in the copy liners are hidden in the niches of the linings, in Elan they are in contact with the hand, probably in the frost this will be felt.

The role of bonoks in the copy is played by a continuous strut on two screws. The screw heads protrude slightly from the handle, but they are rounded. The lanyard will not attach to anything, except that to the clip.
Yenlan has 3 bonks, the screws are screwed in flush, a lanyard or trench can be attached to the rear bonnet

The copy on the axial screw has a non-standard slot toto eliminate a small horizontal backlash of the blade, I had to look for a suitable screwdriver, I could not find it, I tightened it with Victorinox. Enlan has a simpler slot, you can twist it with a coin.
Both knives have a device for opening onehand protrusion on the heel - "fin". Moreover, thanks to the ball bearings of the copy, the blade is brought into operation by a slight movement of the index finger. At Enlan, however, the blade must be thrown with a movement of the hand.

Enlan's opening sound is louder and more impressive. But this effect is sometimes not needed at all. But everything is provided. For a quiet opening, Enlan has a peg on the blade.

Both knives have slopes from the middle to the butt on 2/3 of the blade length

The processing of the blade of the copy is done by the tumbling method(in Stone Wash English), Enlan has the usual satin finish. The coating after tumbling has a peculiar pattern and is more practical, no traces are visible on it and it always has an aesthetic appearance, in contrast to satin, on which the stain is clearly visible.
With the same blade length, the cutting edge of the copy is almost a centimeter longer due to the small heel (ricasso). Enlan's heel allows you to put your index finger for precision movements.
Steel at Enlan 8Cr13MoV, the copy is declared D2that is doubtful.

Reduction in the copy is 0.9 mm with a blade thickness of 3.8 mm, in Enlan 0.8 mm and 3.6 mm, respectively.
Descent at the knives from the butt.
The copy has a flatter sharpening angle, therebycompensating for the thick mix. Therefore, the cutting ability of knives is almost the same. But Enlan has an asymmetric sharpening. On the left, the angle is larger, so when cutting solid materials, the knife leads away.
The copy sharpening is almost symmetrical when cutting no problems ...


Close-up. Enlan factory grinding and copy (bottom)
All digital data are summarized in a table.

Now about the knives in practice.

From the box, both cut paper on weight, but do not shave. But I personally do not demand more.

Twine (not the easiest material to cut) is cut with a single motion.

Planed, with Enlan due to asymmetriccutting edge gives a finer chip, as the knife leads out. Both knives have strong sharp tips that make it easy to make holes in the tree if necessary.
Convenient when cutting on a table or on a board thanks to the handle and blade spaced apart on different axes.
Due to the thick mixing with knives, it is not very comfortable to cut products

Found in the refrigerator a forgotten jerky sausage prevailing wood hardness. Cut, but you need to cut.

Salty meat brisket (in texture as raw meat) - here without problems.
Of course, they cannot compare with a good kitchen knife in cutting.

A shaving knife would never enter anyone's headtin can immediately dull. But with such a jar you can open without any consequences, and thanks to the geometry of the blade, this is done in five seconds. Gobies - a world zakuson, I confirm.

In ergonomics, cutting-knives are the same. Differ in weight and ease of opening. Enlan is noticeably heavier and poorly suited for everyday wear. But given the massive liners, the lack of ball bearings, his safety margin is greater than that of the counterpart. The blade connected to the handle is more monolithic than that of the copy. You can take Enlan with you outdoors without fear that he will break or refuse.
Copy - the knife is light, thanks to the blade bearingsflies, but the bearings at the knife and the most vulnerable spot. Somewhere on a fishing trip I put a knife on a coastal pebble, and now it cracked, well, if it was washed with water, it would have to be taken apart. But is it necessary? Therefore, IMHO, it is better to clatter with such a knife somewhere in the office - office.
That’s all for me. Thanks for your attention.