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First CRK?

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by MEJ, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. MEJ

    MEJ Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 24, 2011
    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. Evany

    Evany Gold Member Gold Member

    846
    May 7, 2007
    They are all great, go with the one that appeals to you the most.
     
  3. humblerodent

    humblerodent Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    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. Sufler

    Sufler Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 15, 2005
    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. smokeeater908

    smokeeater908

    133
    Jan 3, 2012
    I would say go with your gut, I personally think the best to get first is a Sebenza. Such a smooth knife
     
  6. MEJ

    MEJ Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 24, 2011
    I think i just found a good deal on a Sebenza... hopefully it will work out.
     
  7. jleephoto

    jleephoto

    204
    Apr 8, 2007
    I was going to say anything over 10% percent off new in the sale forums and you can't go too wrong.
     
  8. TMCGLASSON36

    TMCGLASSON36

    Jul 23, 2006
    Large 21 LOL! (inside joke)! Enjoy MEJ
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2012
  9. RiverRat84

    RiverRat84 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    I'd say go with the Sebenza. It's classic and simplistic, especially compared to the Umnumzaan. Both are great though :thumbup:
     
  10. MEJ

    MEJ Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 24, 2011
    I definitely will... now comes the waiting period.

    Ill have to post some pictures when it gets here
     
  11. beau007

    beau007

    750
    Dec 10, 2009
    So, did you buy a Sebenza?
     
  12. MEJ

    MEJ Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 24, 2011
    Someone on the forum helped me out with one
     
  13. kaosu04

    kaosu04

    987
    Apr 26, 2005
    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. RABII

    RABII Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2010
    No matter which you get first you will absolutely NOT regret it.....PERIOD. I happen to use my NYALA daily.
     
  15. kaosu04

    kaosu04

    987
    Apr 26, 2005
    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. Oldbugr

    Oldbugr

    644
    Jun 5, 2012
    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. Haze

    Haze

    Aug 2, 2004
    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. :):thumbup:
     
  18. frontline29

    frontline29

    Oct 7, 2008
    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. jleephoto

    jleephoto

    204
    Apr 8, 2007
    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. Oldbugr

    Oldbugr

    644
    Jun 5, 2012
    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.
     

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