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Update! Landed a Sebenza 21 Insingo w/ Micarta

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by EurAzn12, May 18, 2017.

  1. Regular Sebenza 21

    21 vote(s)
    51.2%
  2. Large Sebenza Insingo

    8 vote(s)
    19.5%
  3. Umnumzaan

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  4. Inkosi

    9 vote(s)
    22.0%
  5. Sebenza 25

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. EurAzn12

    EurAzn12

    82
    Oct 9, 2016
    Alright so I've handled all the listed models, but that's about it. I'm on the fence to buying one so if you had to pick one to start, which would you pick? I prefer larger folders with my XL hands. I use my EDC folders for cutting fruit, regular office chores, cardboard and zip ties.
     
  2. Thin-Slice

    Thin-Slice Gold Member Gold Member

    676
    Jul 4, 2016
    Juat FYI dont use "regular sebenza 21" as it is contradictory. Either use "sebenza 21" or "regular sebenza". If you meant the plain version just call it sebenza 21 or plain jane 21
     
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  3. Polynikes01

    Polynikes01 Gold Member Gold Member

    297
    Dec 31, 2016
    Something about a large inkosi calls to me. I don't own one yet but that's what my first crk will be when I can afford it. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Large 21 Sebenza, It's the iconic CRK that everyone should have for their first.
    Now, which one is purely a personal choice. Personally, I like the micarta inlays.
     
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  5. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    By Inkosi did you mean large inkosi?
     
  6. bvo85

    bvo85 Basic Member Basic Member

    108
    Apr 27, 2017
    Large 21 with double thumb studs. I prefer plain with no micarta but you won't go wrong with the micarta inlays!
     
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  7. Mick_1KRR

    Mick_1KRR

    457
    May 1, 2016
    Large plain jane 21 for a first CRK. I think every new owner should experience simplicity at it's finest. Breaking it down and getting to know it will prepare you for all future CRK's.
     
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  8. Thin-Slice

    Thin-Slice Gold Member Gold Member

    676
    Jul 4, 2016
    I would have gone with large 21 wilson combat. Has best of all worlds: double silver studs, plain jane feel but a bit more special
     
  9. firedude

    firedude Basic Member Basic Member

    69
    Jan 22, 2017
    Umnumzaan is my favorite. Then 25 or Inkosi (they are almost the same except for clip location). 21 would be last. I have or have had them all.
     
  10. bvo85

    bvo85 Basic Member Basic Member

    108
    Apr 27, 2017
    All else equal, I'd agree. But I rarely see wilson combat sebes for sale on the used market, and I do see the standard 21s available more often, so he can get a better deal into a plain 21. Then the wilson combat can be his second sebenza :) But really both are such great knives!
     
  11. Lapedog

    Lapedog

    Dec 7, 2016
    Double thumbstuds are the feature that makes a lefty like me carry my Inkosi the most over all others. (My Crks are righty knives)

    Honestly I'm abit disappointed CRK hasn't upgraded all their knives to come with double studs standard.
     
  12. adamlau

    adamlau Basic Member Basic Member

    782
    Oct 13, 2002
    Inkosi or Zaan. If based on your listed usage, I may prefer the Inkosi Insingo above all else.
     
  13. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    257
    Nov 1, 2016
    For your EDC tasks I say the large insingo 21. It excels at cutting fruit, slicing, etc. It was my first and one of my favorites.
     
  14. T.K.C.

    T.K.C.

    May 7, 2005
    Inkosi.
     
  15. Mo2

    Mo2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    Knife Art carbon fiber large sebenza 21
    imho
     
  16. EurAzn12

    EurAzn12

    82
    Oct 9, 2016
    I'm really leaning towards the inkosi or zaan. These opinions are helping thanks!
     
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  17. EurAzn12

    EurAzn12

    82
    Oct 9, 2016
    Well I found a mint Large Insingo with micarta inlays for a killer price locally. I'll be picking it up tomorrow!
     
  18. 4mer_FMF

    4mer_FMF Basic Member Basic Member

    350
    Jun 9, 2016
    Wow! Wish I livd in your area! So, pics tomorrow or it never happened!

    You're making a good choice (they're all good).
     
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  19. GermanyChris

    GermanyChris Gold Member Gold Member

    971
    Feb 18, 2015
    Good score
     
  20. EurAzn12

    EurAzn12

    82
    Oct 9, 2016
    Found this an hour away! Very pleased, and for what I think was a solid deal ($380)
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    Birthday is 06/30/2015. So far very pleased. Love the Insingo
     
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