D2 Sebenza, help please...

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by mendezj, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. marthinus

    marthinus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 10, 2006
    He is not close to the knife currently and will hopefully post pictures as soon as he is able.
     
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  2. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

    926
    Nov 24, 1998
    I certainly will. Thank you.
     
  3. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    They only used BG-42 on 2 models
    1. The regular Sebenza with the bull nosed blade and scalloped lockbar cut out
    2. Very early Classic MM's which have Classic MM stamped by the pivot on the lock side
    If neither sounds like yours it wasn't BG-42
    I don't think they made any originals in it, but few if any. 1996 was a transition year both for models-Original to Regular and blades steel ATS-34 to BG-42(Oct)
     
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  4. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Here’s an article that was posted about the early years, I think there’s another one saying when he came to the U.S.
    Haven’t found it yet.
    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/step-back-in-time-chris-reeve-article-1983.1417732/
     
  5. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Double post
     
  6. SuzukiGS750EZ

    SuzukiGS750EZ

    Dec 30, 2008
    Subscribed!
     
  7. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2009
    So we have no D-2 Sebenza, right?
     
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  8. HulkHogan55

    HulkHogan55

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    Aug 8, 2020
    this should be interesting....either has a clone, nothing, or a knife worth thousands.
     
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  9. clearytja

    clearytja

    Oct 17, 2002
    The further away we get from July 23 without proof the less likely a D2 Sebenza becomes......waiting with baited breath.
     
  10. nccole

    nccole

    Jun 2, 2011
    hmm, says he didn't know it was D2 when he took it fishing then a little later says it was labeled as D2 (presumably when he bought it) and he always thought of it as D2.
     
  11. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2009
    My bet is ,it's a case of mis remembering.My money is on no Legit D-2 Sebenza. I know Sea Water will rust almost anything. Anyone out there have S30V or 35 show rust from Ocean exposure ?
     
  12. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Not yet, I live near the Puget sound. I’m actually in Oregon on vacation now finally and have been using it on the beach daily and in saltwAter. All is good so far. :cool:
     
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  13. David C Johnson

    David C Johnson

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    Jul 20, 2020
    Dave Harvey is the man. Done alot of business with him and he's an incredibly knowledgeable man. One of the industrys finest.

    I had no idea they moved from solvang and it blows my mind.. I had hoped to visit him very soon
     
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  14. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    It is entirely possible that Chris made some in D2. In the early days he was constantly getting special requests for unique and different things. He may very well have had a dealer who wanted a few in D2 or he may have just had some D2 stock in the workshop and decided to make a few. He did stuff like that all the time.

    To say it's impossible and is a fake is simply wrong. Because it has not appeared on BF does not mean it does not exist.

    However I would be wary unless the knife was verified by CRK themselves.
     
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  15. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

    926
    Nov 24, 1998
    Thank you for your sensible, fair and intelligent response.
     
  16. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    If it doesn't at least patina around salt water, it's not D2.
     

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