I've owned/used:Small InsingoSmall StarbenzaLarge Double-Lug SebenzaMnandiSold and/or traded all of them. Maybe should've kept either the small Starbenza or Insingo, and even then, no biggie.Mnandi, not worth it. You can find much better value dress folders in this size/category for about half the price.Large Sebenza. Not worth it. I never felt confident enough using it for tougher tasks. Balanced? Sure. Refined? Yep. But, for a folder of its size, it just never grabbed me. And, as a dress folder, too big.Small Starbenza. On the fence. Preferred their smaller framelocks over the larger versions. They just felt stronger & more practical, considering design, dimensions & materials.Small Insingo. On the fence. Same as the small Starbenza.If I had to pick just one to keep, I'd say the small Starbenza.Honestly, there are just too many comparable models out there at much better prices, imho. I'm sure many will swear by CRK. To each his/her own.Many might suggest Spyderco as an alternative (the CRK & Spyderco Armies seem to be the most fanatical). I would suggest Spyderco, too, except for the Leaf design (blade). Leaf doesn't grab me. But, if you do like the Leaf, yeah, I'd stack some of their models up against CRK. Would save you $100+/model. Btw, some of Spyderco's larger models aren't as "leafy" and are pretty nice, like the Paramilitary, fyi.If you're okay experimenting, go for the Sebenza. Resale value is okay, but you'll still lose a little unless you got a limited/exclusive model and sat on it for a while. If you're okay with "Like New", you can save some money and still get the folder you want. Want a few suggestions/alternatives? Please reply and I'll follow up. First brand I would probably suggest checking out is Zero Tolerance.After years of owning/carrying/using various better brands, including some customs (like Laconico), I seem to be settling back into fairly priced folders, and even some value folders.Hope this feedback helps.
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Okay, I have to admit, that's hot. Wondering what the actual price will be compared to the original MSRP.
Here is another reason to go for it, most of of as here has spent that much money easy in a couple of months just buying Multipliers and SAKs. Instead of getting a few Multis, go for the Shebby.That's my twisted logic. Of course, sound logic would dictate that you should not listen to me.
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Quote from: kaput on January 20, 2017, 06:09:28 AMI'm not a huge spyderco guy. But this knife is on my wish list... I think much mor beautiful design too. (Image removed from quote.)Okay, I have to admit, that's hot. Wondering what the actual price will be compared to the original MSRP.Not to highjack the thread, but I actually like some of Spyderco's value line, Byrd Knives, over their own brand offerings. You can get the Robin in G-10 for around $25, enjoying the heft of Dragonfly's G-10 (which costs around $90-$95), and it's still half the cost of an FRN Dragonfly. Sure, steel isn't VG-10, but I like the blade design more than the Leaf. Btw, the FRN Robin is only $15.Here's a nice VS video: