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Gifting a CRK...

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by adamlau, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. adamlau

    adamlau Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 13, 2002
    I recently gifted a TNK Large Inkosi to a family member who is deploying to S Korea. Followed that up tonight by gifting an old pivot Zaan to another family member who is scheduled to start basic training at Fort Sill in Oklahoma in two weeks (he won't be allowed to carry it until AIT Phase V+). What CRK blades have you guys gifted?
     
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  2. VolGrad

    VolGrad Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    I've gifted myself a ton. ;)
     
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  3. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    I gave my brother a small Glorious that was his birthday date.
     
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  4. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 11, 2014
    I gave my nephew a TNK Large Sebenza Insingo when he started his landscaping business
     
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  5. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    I've given away 2 larges, one small, and one Hinderer. I also sold a large at a drastically reduced price in a situation where that was more appropriate than just gifting it.
     
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  6. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 18, 2013
    Snake wood mnandi. dad
    Small inkosi. military buddy
    Small raindrop seb w/ rd Damascus blade. towboat buddy
    Small wc seb. Another military buddy
    Small insingo pj pre Idaho. Cousin ( he returned it. Now in my possession)

    The owner of the raindrop seb told me he had broke the tip off prying with it. I grit my teeth just thinking about it. These gifts are over a ten year period and I'll probably not let any more loose.
     
  7. OutlanderOriginal

    OutlanderOriginal Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Apr 26, 2017
    Great timing on this topic. I am trying to decide which CRK would make a good present for my son-in-law. Thinking a classic large 21 to get him started.
     
  8. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    I've never had the means or the ability to gift a Sebenza although I've gifted many other knives over the years I'd like to chime in as a recipient. I was gifted a large Gabon Ebony inlay 21 by a friend and member here. :) I was also made 2 very nice trades enabling me to get my first, (a plain Jane small 21) Sebenza and also another trade allowing me to get my Birthday Benza.

    All have been through the generosity of members here on BF and everyone a cherished knife. Thank you for all the generous people here, your generosity is appreciated.

    ETA a gratuitous pic or two. ;)

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  9. cut it out

    cut it out Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Same as volgrad...... only have ever gifted a CRK to myself .....BUT I have given away a ZT 0562 and a spyderco naitive and a ESEE izula. All great knives they have carried them since. So .......
     
  10. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I had seen these photos before but I had not remembered as to whom they were attributed to. Thank you for reposting because not only I find the background photos gorgeous but I also think that particular inlay setting (Gabon Ebony?) plus CF inlays are my fave which unfortunately I own neither of yet.
     
  11. jumpstat

    jumpstat

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    Mar 9, 2007
    I'm just waiting for the right time to gift a 21L for my 1st son who just turn 18 and started tertiary education a couple months back. Most importantly, my son seems to be intersted with knives thus would be a great gift for him.
     
  12. Corytr

    Corytr Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    I don't mean to be a superstitious downer, but I've heard you aren't supposed to gift a knife as it will cut the friendship. However, I did give my brother dollar and sold to him (for a dollar) a Mnandi that was born on the same day as his kid.
     
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  13. adamlau

    adamlau Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 13, 2002
    Similar to not gifting shoes to an SO lest they walk away (from the relationship)?
     
  14. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    I bought this Scotch-Brited StarTac user on the Exchange for my son last Christmas. I've bought a few high-end users here, including my large 21 Micarta and a Shirogorov Hati, as the prices are right for functionally excellent knives that will be work carries anyway. These pics are from the original sales thread as I never got any of my own before I passed the knife on.

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