Clearly the pictures are not a good representation of the knife.
You can see clearly that the picture with the old pivot also shows the old jimping.
On the other hand the picture with new style pivot shows the new jimping "sebenza like".
I say put a little faith in Chris reeve's work...
There's a few thing in life you just don't mess with:
-Big Bad Leroy Brown
-The Almighty Zaan
I just don't get what will be the difference now in owning the umnum vs the 25?
The only real differences now with the two will just be the blades and the scales, correct? That was the appeal of the zaan to me in that it was a whole other design/knife than the sebby. You couldn't argue that the zaan wasn't TOTALLY different. Now there's hardly no differences between the two.
Why not just do a bunch of sprint runs on blades and keep one handle/scale profile? Why actually put the effort into another knife that is very similar.
Maybe someone can enlighten me
However, I am with you 100% that the Umnumzaan should remain entirely different, just like every other folder CRK makes should maintain its defining features. I don't care for the homogenized approach we're seeing right now, but at least the quality will still be there.
I prefer the beefy looking pivot of the four hole design!
WANTED TO BUY!! Allen Elishewitz knives!!
I have come close to purchasing an Umnumzaan a few times but something else has always become available. With regards to the pivot, I prefer the look of the old pivot.
We have just lived through a little bit of evolution, the ceramic ball is superior to the Ti/blade tang interface we saw previously. The shape, size and materials are really all you have to play with out side of the lock type. I don't see that as a negative, they have a good design that works and now their running with. What's the probelm ?
Just glad I acted when I did.
Of course, that's part of the beauty of this hobby -- always something to look forward to and BACK to! And I have no doubt the newer Umnum iterations will grow on me.
Well, after reading this I quick ordered a 'Zaan from a vendor that had an original pictured. I got a new one however, and now I'm between a rock & hardplace. I can tell you now, that the pivot is the same on both sides. I wanted the old style though. But this will no doubt work. The jimping is another thing, it is a little more aggressive than the Sebby, but not like the old style. I think I'll give this a tryout, I do like the feel of it, and damn, the lock up is absolute perfection. I got used to the 21, and ended up liking it, this one will most likely be the same:
I think that new Umnumzaan looks badass LVMPDAWG!
I am going to guess (but can anyone confirm or correct?) that the pivot diameter itself is the same, but the flange is smaller. If that's true, it's just appearances...if you can say "just"...
What dealer did you buy the umnum from?
I just got one today and hope it has the new style.
I like the clean look..
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