Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 29

Thread: First CRK?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Eastsound, Washington
    Posts
    988

    First CRK?


    ADVERTISEMENT
    I need help deciding between an Umnumzaan or a Sebenza 21....

    I am about to go ahead and get the umnumzaan but does anyone regret not going with the sebenza first?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Northwest Connecticut
    Posts
    452
    They are all great, go with the one that appeals to you the most.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Southern Appalachian Mountains
    Posts
    1,089
    The biggest difference between the two is the profile. I prefer the Sebneza, but go with your first instinct, whichever jumps out to you more.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,532
    You'll get one or the other eventually too. So, might as well get the one that tickles your fancy the most at this point. So, go with the Umni.

  5. #5
    I would say go with your gut, I personally think the best to get first is a Sebenza. Such a smooth knife

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Eastsound, Washington
    Posts
    988
    I think i just found a good deal on a Sebenza... hopefully it will work out.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Winston Salem NC
    Posts
    102
    I was going to say anything over 10% percent off new in the sale forums and you can't go too wrong.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    726
    Large 21 LOL! (inside joke)! Enjoy MEJ
    Last edited by TMCGLASSON36; 10-02-2012 at 05:55 AM.
    USMC 88-96 "SEMPER FI"

    "For those who have fought for it...FREEDOM... has a flavor the protected will never know"

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    somewhere deep in the heart of the midwest, between the corn fields and the void
    Posts
    2,219
    I'd say go with the Sebenza. It's classic and simplistic, especially compared to the Umnumzaan. Both are great though
    "The edge, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over" -Hunter S. Thompson
    ISEK#13

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Eastsound, Washington
    Posts
    988
    Quote Originally Posted by TMCGLASSON36 View Post
    Large 21 LMAO! (inside joke)! Enjoy MEJ
    I definitely will... now comes the waiting period.

    Ill have to post some pictures when it gets here

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by MEJ View Post
    I definitely will... now comes the waiting period.

    Ill have to post some pictures when it gets here
    So, did you buy a Sebenza?

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Eastsound, Washington
    Posts
    988
    Quote Originally Posted by beau007 View Post
    So, did you buy a Sebenza?
    Someone on the forum helped me out with one

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    983
    I'd say go with the sebenza too. It's more simple. It's truly CRK's masterpiece and must be held in person to really appreciate. You can always get the umni later. And, the worst that can happen? You end up with two crk's. Doesnt sound too bad to me.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Florida(Gulf Coast)
    Posts
    1,247
    No matter which you get first you will absolutely NOT regret it.....PERIOD. I happen to use my NYALA daily.
    'Sometimes nothin's a real cool hand' - Cool Hand Luke

    RAT PACK #808

    Beckerhead #10

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    983
    Quote Originally Posted by MEJ View Post
    Someone on the forum helped me out with one
    Theres nothing quite like that first time you open it and hear that solid click. Just fight the urge to open and close it all day everyday.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    588
    In the same boat, trying to deside between the two, I believe I have changed my mind a time or two. Now I'm trying to deside if I want a reg sebenza or the polished blade version. I'm concerned the polished blade will show signs of usage more that the polished? The polished does look nice though.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Scotland or ....
    Posts
    16,611
    I'm a bit late to the party but I would have taken the Umnumzaan over a 21 any day of the week. I personally just didn't warm up to the Classic/21 blade and handle shape after using the Regular. I know many peopel do like it and regardless of personal tastes you will be getting a superb knife.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Great lakes area. BECKERHEAD 23
    Posts
    2,537
    I went with the Sebenza first followed by the Zann.
    You will be satisfied with either one.
    So it's really a question of personal taste. Which one do you like more?

    Personally I'd pick up a large 21 with the pivot bushing before they are phased out and replaced with the non bushing 25.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Winston Salem NC
    Posts
    102
    Quote Originally Posted by frontline29 View Post
    I went with the Sebenza first followed by the Zann.
    You will be satisfied with either one.
    So it's really a question of personal taste. Which one do you like more?

    Personally I'd pick up a large 21 with the pivot bushing before they are phased out and replaced with the non bushing 25.
    Actually, I was just thinking I might should grab a Zaan with the older pivot before they are phased to the new. I would think there are more 21s in circulation that Zaans right?

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    588
    I talked with a gal at Chris Reeve's earlier today, wanted to make sure I under stood the changes on the zann. Also asked about the sebenza 21 being phased out, and she said they were not going to phase them out and that the new 25 were about 9 months away.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •