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SRM-7096-LUC-SA

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 I picked up a Sanrenmu 7096 LUC-SA 12c27n for $30 ozzi bananas with free shipping and thought it a decent price for the 12c27n blade steel . The knife locks up tight as a bank vault and the blade holds an edge well . I carved up two cardboard boxes into little strips and the 12c27n blade held up well . The belt / pocket clip looks to be of the deep carry style that is apparently popular right now . The knife is really solid but ! 

 There is just one little ( big ) thing !  The thumb stud is too close to the frame and the cut out to get a good grip on the stud is too small and the stud is almost flush with the frame . This means that opening the blade takes serious concentration and effort . This is not a knife you can simply whip out of your pocket and get into action . In fact trying to do so could see you receive a serious cut . Also the way the knife is designed makes you put pressure on the frame lock which can seize the blade closed . So opening the knife is not natural at all , if anything feels very awkward and is overly tricky to accomplish one handed .

 A really well made quality knife that is difficult to open one handed . I will need to modify the frame to make it easier to open the blade one handed .