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    I done did it!!


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    Well, I toiled – and I mean toiled – deciding which inlay I wanted to get. It seems like CRK rotates the types of woods used in their inlays, but the Box Elder Burl has stuck around for a few years? Maybe it's a classic? I don't know. I'm newly obsessed with knives, let alone Chris Reeve knives. You can see by the date that it's not a new knife, but it is certainly new to me, and I am extremely happy to have found this one on the secondary market. So, without further ado . . .

    http://imgur.com/a/AHiix
    Last edited by Mish_Mike; 03-16-2017 at 03:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mish_Mike View Post
    Well, I toiled – and I mean toiled – deciding which inlay I wanted to get. It seems like CRK rotates the types of woods used in their inlays, but the Box Elder Burl has stuck around for a few years? Maybe it's a classic? I don't know. I'm newly obsessed with knives, let alone Chris Reeve knives. So, without further ado . . .
    Not sure what that is, the link doesn't work
    Last edited by bhyde; 03-16-2017 at 02:55 PM.
    WTB- Old Pivot Tanto Umnumzaan

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhyde View Post
    Not sure what that is, the link doesn't work
    Sorry, I'm working on it :/

    ***EDIT***

    The upload keeps failing. Do I need to upgrade to Platinum to share the love?
    Last edited by Mish_Mike; 03-16-2017 at 02:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mish_Mike View Post
    Sorry, I'm working on it :/

    ***EDIT***

    The upload keeps failing. Do I need to upgrade to Platinum to share the love?
    Photo sharing site like imgur seems to work best with just a link. I don't upload for pics at all.
    WTB- Old Pivot Tanto Umnumzaan

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    Thanks, bhyde. I went ahead and signed up for imgur. Looks like the link is working. Anyway, enjoy....I hope.

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    Looks good!

    Congrats!
    WTB- Old Pivot Tanto Umnumzaan

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    I have the same type wood/knife I absolutely love the combination very classy knife Sir!
    Dave

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    Congrats!

    Great choice..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mish_Mike View Post
    Well, I toiled – and I mean toiled – deciding which inlay I wanted to get. It seems like CRK rotates the types of woods used in their inlays, but the Box Elder Burl has stuck around for a few years? Maybe it's a classic? I don't know. I'm newly obsessed with knives, let alone Chris Reeve knives. You can see by the date that it's not a new knife, but it is certainly new to me, and I am extremely happy to have found this one on the secondary market. So, without further ado . . .

    http://imgur.com/a/AHiix


    here ya go!

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    Nice score!
    Looking for:
    Chris Reeve annuals, classics, and regulars.
    Hinderer XM 18 - 3"

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    I have the exact same knife and it's one of my favorites!

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    Very nice knife!
    WTB:
    - Plain Jane/micarta small sebenza with basketweave or ladder damascus, Large Regular sebenza, any CRK born 5/19/2015

    For sale: Large Tanto Regular

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    Great choice...I have a Large and Small matching pair.

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    I have a question, guys. Did you all sharpen your CRK knives right away? This little Sebenza isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, quite literally. My Doug Ritter in m390 has a razor edge compared to this one. I'm sure this would affect its inherent value though, as I've seen over and over again people deliberately mentioning the edges of their knives not being sharpened in the Exchange forums.

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    There is nothing wrong with collecting and preserving knives, but you can't truly appreciate what makes a sebenza great without using(and sharpening) it.

    Beautiful knife by the way!
    -Erik

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    Retents are entitled to their opinions,Mine is: Sharpen it, carry it, use it... Just be smart about it.... NOTHING in the pocket with the knife, and rule #1 for me,,,, DO NOT LOAN IT FOR A SECOND.... carry a throw down or offer to cut for someone else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mish_Mike View Post
    I have a question, guys. Did you all sharpen your CRK knives right away? This little Sebenza isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, quite literally. My Doug Ritter in m390 has a razor edge compared to this one. I'm sure this would affect its inherent value though, as I've seen over and over again people deliberately mentioning the edges of their knives not being sharpened in the Exchange forums.
    There are people who really care about whether you've sharpened your knife in terms of resale, especially on collector's pieces. If it's never been sharpened, yes you will get more money. If you really aren't sure you aren't going to keep it, just try stropping or using fine rods on a sharpmaker. But I think there is also an inherent expectation that if you own and use your knife it will need to be honed or resharpened. I certainly wouldn't condone having a dull knife because you are concerned about resale. Where I think you get into issues is reprofiling with a guided system.
    WTB:
    - Plain Jane/micarta small sebenza with basketweave or ladder damascus, Large Regular sebenza, any CRK born 5/19/2015

    For sale: Large Tanto Regular

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    Nice one, congrats!
    Want to buy CRK Mnandis from 2011 and 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mish_Mike View Post
    Thanks, bhyde. I went ahead and signed up for imgur. Looks like the link is working. Anyway, enjoy....I hope.
    I've found with Imgur that if you copy/paste the BBCode it will insert the picture here and not just a link to the pic....



    Very nice knife BTW. Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blanco112 View Post
    There are people who really care about whether you've sharpened your knife in terms of resale, especially on collector's pieces. If it's never been sharpened, yes you will get more money. If you really aren't sure you aren't going to keep it, just try stropping or using fine rods on a sharpmaker. But I think there is also an inherent expectation that if you own and use your knife it will need to be honed or resharpened. I certainly wouldn't condone having a dull knife because you are concerned about resale. Where I think you get into issues is reprofiling with a guided system.
    I think it matters how it was sharpened..at least to me.
    If you used something like a WE and increased the angle and made the edge wider than it would be from the factory...no dice. Removed alot of material for not alot of gain in my opinion. Usually, this shows in the pics.
    I have sold many knives that I have sharpened. I hand sharpen with either an 8" or 12" stone. Remove only enough to get it sharp, but maintain the edge thickness.
    It's cool that many can sharpen to that mirror finish and steep angle..It's got a cool factor that you can push cut tissue paper. It takes some skill, but it also takes away some of the value from what you are selling. I consider it a novelty that's useful to the person that did it.
    That's my opinion and I am sticking to it
    WTB- Old Pivot Tanto Umnumzaan

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