CRK Experts: Is the Sebenza Birthcard always handsigned?

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by KnowNothingPoole, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. KnowNothingPoole

    KnowNothingPoole

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    Mar 28, 2018
    I recently took delivery of a Small Sebenza 21.

    The handles are stamped "A-15" in the inside of each

    The date is handwritten, but the signature is printed. Is that normal for a Chris Reeve Knife from 2015?

    I want to make sure I wasn't sold a fake. I've read the clones can be hard to spot.
     
  2. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    A pic would be helpful, but most CRK Birthcards are not hand signed, just printed on the card. Early ones may have a real signature, but one from 2015 wouldn’t.
     
  3. KnowNothingPoole

    KnowNothingPoole

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    Mar 28, 2018
  4. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Yeah, that pic looks fine to me. If the knife looks genuine, I wouldn't worry. The fact that the handles are stamped A-15 (meaning first quarter of 2015) and the birthcard puts it at January 2015 is also consistent.
     
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  5. KnowNothingPoole

    KnowNothingPoole

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    Mar 28, 2018
    Thank you, sir. I appreciate the quick response! It is an awesome knife, I have many Spydercos and Benchmades, this is my first CR Knife. :)
     
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  6. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse

    Jan 15, 2013
  7. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    A small Sebenza 21 is a great first CRK to have! Enjoy it! They take time to really appreciate. :D
     
  8. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    I agree with the above, but will add
    The newest aren't signed at all. They stopped somewhere after Chris's departure.
     
  9. jumpstat

    jumpstat

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    Mar 9, 2007
    I just checked my certs for a Umnumzaan and 21 Large with birth month January and November 2014 and both are having the same printed signatures too.
     
  10. Buck Razor

    Buck Razor Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 25, 2019
    My 2018 Large 21 Insingo
    [​IMG]

    My 2019 Umnumzaan
    [​IMG]

    Both were purchased through authorized dealers
     
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  11. South paw draw

    South paw draw Yep.....I'm a idiot. Platinum Member

    Sep 23, 2019
    Nice lefties.
     

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