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Sebenza thread
on: August 24, 2008, 11:13:31 AM
Some of you may know that I have ( had ) a wood inlay Sebenza . It was givin to me by a member of British blades . I know he's just registerd here but I wont keep embarrassing him . You can learn all about it here http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63015
   To cut a long story short I wasnt using my inlay Sebenza for fear of messing it up but Mark kindly agreed to exchange it for a new plain regular  :o So now I can use the hell out of it and take it to sea etc.
It arrived yesterday morning and is now my most treasured possession  :D



















Gentlemen this is THE locking folder . Nothing comes close and while I agree some may not like it they are in a minority  ;) But you do have to use one for a week or so to realise just what you have .The price I know is very high but with S30v blade and Titanium handles and bronze washers you get exactly what you pay for .
Anyone else got one or plan to get one ?

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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 01:42:13 PM
WoW! Congrats :cheers:

I didn't know they come apart so easily, great for maintenance.
I also didn't know how simple the design is, thx for the pics  ;)



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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 02:12:22 PM
My small regular sebenza is my most carried knife. It really is my "every day carry". When in the woods or while doing construction jobs it gets replaced with my Benchmade 520, but on six of the seven mornings I get out of bed the Seb goes in my pocket. I think smoothness, lock longevity, toughness, ease of opening and closing all favor the axis lock over the framelock. But simplicity, ease of cleaning, light weight, easy refurbishment to like new condition all favor the Sebenza and these are prime qualities I look for in an EDC knife that will see a lot of pocket time.

If you are into knives you owe it to yourself to pick up a CRK Sebenza. It's a finely crafted and superbly executed design.

Overpriced?? Sure I guess it is but that doesn't detract from the quality of the product.



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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008, 03:14:34 PM
Where are these made?  I remember reading Reeve was from South Africa, but did he move his operation here to the states?

Great looking knife there Dunc...It's a great looking knife that isn't overly complicated...nice smooth lines and sinple design.  We need to see it after a while at sea...I've never seen a used looking Sebenza..maybe everyone cleans them up immediately after use though, I know I would!
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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #4 on: August 24, 2008, 03:36:26 PM
WoW! Congrats :cheers:

I didn't know they come apart so easily, great for maintenance.
I also didn't know how simple the design is, thx for the pics  ;)



Yes they are very easy to strip . In fact Chris Reeve encourages owners to strip them . It will NOT void the warranty. Heres a great video http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QjAg8_2CcII


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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #5 on: August 24, 2008, 03:38:31 PM
Where are these made?  I remember reading Reeve was from South Africa, but did he move his operation here to the states?

Great looking knife there Dunc...It's a great looking knife that isn't overly complicated...nice smooth lines and sinple design.  We need to see it after a while at sea...I've never seen a used looking Sebenza..maybe everyone cleans them up immediately after use though, I know I would!

While Chris Reeve is indeed South African he is based in America where the knives are made .
  Its going out to sea soon so we'll see how it holds up . But it will be kept washed and clean though .

Dunc


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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #6 on: August 24, 2008, 05:39:50 PM
Where are these made?  I remember reading Reeve was from South Africa, but did he move his operation here to the states?

Great looking knife there Dunc...It's a great looking knife that isn't overly complicated...nice smooth lines and sinple design.  We need to see it after a while at sea...I've never seen a used looking Sebenza..maybe everyone cleans them up immediately after use though, I know I would!

While Chris Reeve is indeed South African he is based in America where the knives are made .
  Its going out to sea soon so we'll see how it holds up . But it will be kept washed and clean though .

Dunc
Mate if it's going to sea make lanyard and clip it onto you or the boat.I have lost a couple BM fixed blades in ravines and over ledges. :oops:
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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #7 on: August 24, 2008, 07:12:12 PM
Dunc that Sebbie is gorgeous.  :drool:

Perhaps I should sell off my organs to fund one?  :think:
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Reply #8 on: August 24, 2008, 08:33:26 PM
Now i don't have a Sebbie anymore, but i still have it's little brother the Umfaan.
It has all the qualifications his bigger brothers have, but in a much smaller package.
They're very hard to come by these days,







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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #9 on: August 24, 2008, 08:42:55 PM
What is the length of the blade on that one Kwakster?
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Reply #10 on: August 24, 2008, 08:56:19 PM
What is the length of the blade on that one Kwakster?

Bladelength is 6,0 centimeters, but cutting edge is 5,5 centimeters


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Reply #11 on: August 24, 2008, 09:01:12 PM
That would be great to EDC.

Ok, now I want one of those or a Sebbie.  :D
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Reply #12 on: August 24, 2008, 09:05:58 PM
That would be great to EDC.

Ok, now I want one of those or a Sebbie.  :D

Better buy a Sebbie as they are much cheaper.
Last bid on my little Umfaan was 550 Euro's and i still have it, :D


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Reply #13 on: August 24, 2008, 09:34:44 PM
Kwakster hang on to that one  ;) Ben dont even think about going down the Umfaan road unless you want to loose your family and home  ;) Blade length doesnt matter on a locker . Now focus on the Sebbie  >:D

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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #14 on: August 24, 2008, 10:33:40 PM
Don't forget to get lots of pics of you using it :D
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Reply #15 on: August 24, 2008, 10:36:57 PM
Don't forget to get lots of pics of you using it :D

 >:( >:(

For those who haven't had the pleasure of handling a Seb yet, it truly is an amazing knife.  Both myself and Ryan (Roadie) where drooling over it when we got chance of handling Duncs previous one at the meet as the lock up was amazing and the opening was so smooth it made me want to weep!  :D
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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #16 on: August 24, 2008, 11:46:52 PM
Very nice mate, not my cup of darjeeling, but bloody nice all the same :)
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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #17 on: August 25, 2008, 04:50:26 PM
So,this beden out on the water yet matey?
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Reply #18 on: August 25, 2008, 07:47:16 PM
Not yet . Due to the bank holiday we decided to cancel training on Sunday and spend time with our families . We were still on call . Its been everywhere else with me including the top of a lighthouse http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,6363.new.html#new

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Reply #19 on: August 25, 2008, 07:48:35 PM
Not yet . Due to the bank holiday we decided to cancel training on Sunday and spend time with our families . We were still on call . Its been everywhere else with me including the top of a lighthouse http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,6363.new.html#new

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And have you decided that you don't like it afterall and that you are going to send it to me?
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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #20 on: August 25, 2008, 07:52:42 PM
Not yet . Due to the bank holiday we decided to cancel training on Sunday and spend time with our families . We were still on call . Its been everywhere else with me including the top of a lighthouse http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,6363.new.html#new

Dunc

And have you decided that you don't like it afterall and that you are going to send it to me?

 :D

yes ship it to poor Ben :drink: :D


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Reply #21 on: August 25, 2008, 07:57:18 PM
See, even other members see me as it's rightful owner.  :D
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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #22 on: August 25, 2008, 08:01:03 PM
"giveaway under pressure".

our skinny brit would cherish that knife i bet.

but maybe dunc is so cruel that he doesnt see hes fellow member in distress :D


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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #23 on: August 25, 2008, 09:51:30 PM
Not yet . Due to the bank holiday we decided to cancel training on Sunday and spend time with our families . We were still on call . Its been everywhere else with me including the top of a lighthouse http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,6363.new.html#new

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On sunday me and my uncle went to clean out the landys after the Cheviot challenge anyway we both signed out of Police HQ,ponteland and were 100 yards up the road when the team leader (my Unc)got a call to a man who had fallen 50 plus ft down a ravine.Here the callout reports on the web-site.

32 24 August Two incidents occurred today, within quick succession. The ambulance service asked, through Northumbria Police, for the Team's assistance. Whilst setting up targets for a local archery club a male member fell down a ravine, sustaining suspected fractured ribs. Together with the Fire and Rescue service and ambulance crew, Team members extracted the casualty from the ravine to an awaiting air ambulance.

33 24 August  Following the above incident, the ambulance service requested the Team's assistance in evacuating, by stretcher, a female walker. Whilst participating in an organised walk, the lady tripped into a rabbit hole, sustaining a suspected fractured ankle. Team members evacuated the person some distance to an awaiting ambulance. 

On the way back to HQ we had the second call i was driving the lead land rover and Jeff was driving the other one with the Ops trailer on.It was hell driving down the A1 on a blue run on a Bank holiday weekend.Plus when we arrived there was no way to get the landrover near her so we had to carry her 3/4 mile back to the Ambulance. >:(
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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #24 on: August 26, 2008, 06:36:18 PM
Wow you did have a busy weekend .

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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #25 on: August 26, 2008, 08:44:00 PM
Wow you did have a busy weekend .

Dunc
Yip :D By the way Dunc,has the wee sebbie been to sea or the bech yet? Oh yeh and when it does goe to sea i would tie it onto you.You don't want it going overboard :oops:
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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #26 on: September 01, 2008, 07:03:16 PM
Where are these made?  I remember reading Reeve was from South Africa, but did he move his operation here to the states?

Great looking knife there Dunc...It's a great looking knife that isn't overly complicated...nice smooth lines and sinple design.  We need to see it after a while at sea...I've never seen a used looking Sebenza..maybe everyone cleans them up immediately after use though, I know I would!

While Chris Reeve is indeed South African he is based in America where the knives are made .
  Its going out to sea soon so we'll see how it holds up . But it will be kept washed and clean though .

Dunc
Address:Chris Reeve,11624 W. President Dr.,Boise ID. 83713,Ph.# 208-375-0367

I have the Sm Sebenza,great for EDC when I'm carrying my Vic.Spirit W/butterknife blade.

Trying to wear it out,so far just a couple sm scratch's on the blade,love the feel of the titanium handles.

Nice video Dunk,just remember DO NOT use any type anti-seize on the treads. :salute:


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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #27 on: September 01, 2008, 07:58:31 PM
Smitty they have just moved to this Address

Chris Reeve Knives
2949 S. Victory View Way
Boise, ID 83709
T: 208-375-0367
F: 208-375-0368


Did you also know the have disscontinued the Regular and the Classic and replaced them with the Sebenza 21 ( Because the Sebbie is 21 years old ) . It looks like a classic but has a couple of subtle changes . They are going to produce an annual special edition Regular .

Dunc


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Re: Sebenza thread
Reply #28 on: September 01, 2008, 08:38:56 PM
Thanks for the new address,and the new Sebenza 21 Dunk. Hope you enjoy your new Lg Sebenza,that style is built to be used,and your other one is a beauty. :salute:


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Reply #29 on: September 01, 2008, 08:45:56 PM
Thanks for the new address,and the new Sebenza 21 Dunk. Hope you enjoy your new Lg Sebenza,that style is built to be used,and your other one is a beauty. :salute:

Yes I made the right decision . My other one is back safe with Mark  ( I think he is going to EDC ) .I've used this one more in the last week then I did in the 2 and a half years of ownership of the inlayed one  :D

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