CRKT CEO Flipper vs Samior GP035 - Gentleman Knives

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CRKT CEO Flipper vs Samior GP035 - Gentleman Knives

This video was posted by Hodakaguy on YouTube, November 7, 2021. Thank you SO MUCH to Hodakaguy for this great review! Please check out all of his great reviews on YouTube and be sure to Like and Subscribe to his channel!

"Here's a side-by-side comparison between the CRKT CEO Flipper and the Samior Gp035 Gentleman Knives. Note: The links below are my Amazon Affiliate links. I make a small portion each time someone purchases from Amazon using one of my links, at no extra cost to the buyer. I only provide links to items that I personally like and use myself. I use the money to put back into my builds and support making videos/posts. If you prefer not to use my links, you can search for the same items directly off Amazon. Thank you for the support!"


"Hello, Hadaka guy here. Just wanted to take a few minutes and show you guys a quick side-by-side comparison of a couple gentlemen's knives I've recently purchased. The first is the CRKT CEO flipper, and the second is the Samior GP035. Both of these knives are extremely lightweight and extremely thin. There are a few similarities and a few differences. If you're in the market, looking at both of these knives, hopefully, this video will help you decide which of these two knives will be the knife for you. So with that being said, let's jump right into it.

Okay, let's take a look at these two knives side by side. You'll notice that the Samior here is just a little bit longer than the CEO, coming in with an overall length of 7.87 inches and a blade length of three and a half inches, compared to the CEO at 7.54 inches with a 3.35-inch blade length. Both of these knives have a blade width of 0.08 inches, making them extremely thin blades and really good slicers.

Another thing you'll notice right off the bat is that the CEO is noticeably wider and thicker than the Samior. This is due to the CEO utilizing a stainless steel liner/frame and plastic handles, while the Samior uses CNC machined titanium handles that also double as the frame. This results in a slightly thinner overall package for the Samior. Personally, I prefer the way the Samior feels in my hand between the two knives.

Let's look at the CEO a little more. They actually make two different versions of the CEO. This is the flipper model, so it has a flipper tab for easy opening. There's another model with a thumb stud. I played with both models in the store before purchasing this one. I prefer the flipper for my hand size. The CEO's blade is made out of AUS-8 stainless steel, which is a common upper mid-level material for knife blades. It holds an edge well and has good corrosion resistance. The CEO's handle is made of textured plastic, providing a comfortable grip and nice fit and finish.

The CEO features a liner lock mechanism that engages just under halfway on the blade. It operates on full ball bearings, ensuring smooth action. The belt clip on the CEO is attached to the end of the knife, making it discreet in your pocket as only the clip is visible. The belt clip design is well-executed.

Now, let's take a look at the Samior. Like the CEO, it's a flipper model, and the action is smooth. The blade material on the Samior is more premium, M390 steel, which holds an edge better and is more durable. The Samior's handles are CNC'd titanium and also serve as the frame. This knife uses a frame lock instead of a liner lock, engaging almost the full width of the blade for secure locking.

The belt clip on the Samior is attached to the side of the knife, making a portion of the knife exposed in your pocket. While the clip is of high quality, it's not as discreet as the CEO's clip design. Both knives have smooth operation due to their full ball bearings.

In conclusion, between these two knives, I personally prefer the Samior. It feels higher quality and more refined to me. The Samior comes at a higher price point due to its titanium handles and M390 steel, which, in my opinion, is worth the extra cost. Both knives, however, are of good quality."


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