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After looking through the CRK photo thread

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by BBQ BOY, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. BBQ BOY

    BBQ BOY Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2009
    I have come to really appreciate the older CRKs. Yiu had MUCH BETTER damsxus, really cool
    UG, regulars and annuals. What we have today is simply ordinary in comparison. Don't get me wrong...I still like the newer offerings, but it's ordinary. 3-4 inlay materials on the inkosi and monotonous inlays on the 21 with absolutely God awful Damascus.
    Go back to the beginning of the photo thread and look
    At the Damascus, graphics and annuals.
     
  2. Corytr

    Corytr Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    I agree that the older CRK's are superb. I have been infatuated by the Regulars.
     
  3. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Well, today's Damascus is definitely different, especially the raindrop. I like some of the newer raindrop, but not all of it.
    Part of me would like to see some of the early Damascus today, but the collector in me doesn't want to see that happen. I own a couple of the earlier Damascus blades and have paid the price for bragging rights. What fun would it be if everyone could have the same unique Damascus.
    They would be more plentiful, sell cheap and the universe would become out of balance :eek:
    Not everyone has the different Damascus styles so it's not as bad as you think.
     
  4. clockman

    clockman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    I like the changes in some of designs on some of the 21's in the last 1-2 years, not as much as the regulars from 02' 07' tho. The older

    regular models will always be "classics" to me. Not XX classics. I never had a chance to buy any of the older design Damascus, I wish I could have.
     
  5. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

    723
    May 24, 2009
    Just remember, the knives of today are the collectibles of tomorrow.... They are all great. The challenge is having the stones to carry ,and enjoy those older knives.... In my mind, that's why I bought them!!!
     
  6. nyefmaker

    nyefmaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    I much prefer the older CRK's myself rather than the newer offerings. I like the older simple thin narrow packaging box as well. Takes up less room. Lots to love about Vintage CRK's
     
  7. lemmuhj

    lemmuhj Gold Member Gold Member

    May 2, 2010
    This is 100% true and they will be people in the future saying they loved this period of CRK the best. Everyone always likes "the older stuff" better(me included). The new damascus (particularly the Raindrop) is HORRIBLE.
     
  8. BBQ BOY

    BBQ BOY Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2009
    Who's making the Damascus now?
     
  9. bhyde

    bhyde UNNECESSARY EVIL Moderator Platinum Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    Devin Thomas damascus
     
  10. James Longstreet

    James Longstreet Gold Member Gold Member

    643
    May 1, 2014
    Absolutely! Once the Inkosi has fully replaced the 21, shortly after that people will desire the 21. ;)
     
  11. nickpp

    nickpp Gold Member Gold Member

    280
    Jun 11, 2005
    I keep looking at the 50 cal 21s which are getting a bit scarce and wondering if these simple CGG will be collectible in the future. I must admit non of the present versions really grip me like the pheasant tail, the catch and Native American versions did. I do love some of the early Damascus blade too👍
    The cool thing is there're CRKs to suit us all!
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017
  12. sk8n

    sk8n Gold Member Gold Member

    682
    Feb 20, 2006
    The vast majority of my CRK's are from 2001-2009. I do have a few 2013's with mammoth that I've held onto. I definitely prefer the older CRK's and don't even consider purchasing CRK's latest offerings. I did purchase quite a few in 2012 and 2013 but have sold the majority of them. I should mention the majority of my CRK's are Mnandis. I am down to a single Sebenza and it just happens to be an Annual.
     

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