I'm BACK --- to the Sebenza

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It feels nice opening the box and unwrapping a new work knife - a large plain classic set up for little old me - left handed. It's a return after not having a Seb for around a year or so. This knife will be enjoyed thoroughly during normal cutting chores as they become available.
 
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Boink said:
It feels nice opening the box and unwrapping a new work knife - a large plain classic set up for little old me - left handed. It's a return after not having a Seb for around a year or so. This knife will be enjoyed thoroughly during normal cutting chores as they become available.
I'm sure it's great to be back, congrats., but what insanity caused you to go away from it in the first place? ;)
 
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I sold my small regular Sebenza a few months ago for reasons having nothing to do with the Sebbie itself. I miss it terribly. I may pick up one at the NYCCKS next month or order one on the Internet. I'm hoping to compare the regular with the classic and the large with the small at the show.

Johnny

P.S.: Have you ever checked out the pretty cool knife dealer at the Tri-County Flea Market on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown? The dealer's main store is in Selden--I forget the name. But the dealer carries Buck, Benchmade, Spyderco, Victorinox, Kershaw, Case, and other brands. Very friendly service, too. But alas, no Sebbies.
 
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I'll check it out. There's also Bladesman and TnT Gunnery, two stores both in Seaford. Both have nice ranges of production knives. TnT has more makers the last time I checked including some customs. I'm not sure if they have CRK. I'll also be checking out the NY show.
 
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I've been to that booth too. First place I got my hands on a spyderfly. I just recently moved to NY and live in Bayshore. This is the only place I've seen any quality knives since being out here. When is the NYCCKS happening and where is it going to be?
 
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I'm very familiar with TnT Gunnery and the Bladesman, and I patronize them regularly. Most recently, I bought a Camillus marlin spike at Bladesman. Be careful when you use that one--what snap to both blade and spike.
 
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I've been to that booth too. First place I got my hands on a spyderfly. I just recently moved to NY and live in Bayshore. This is the only place I've seen any quality knives since being out here. When is the NYCCKS happening and where is it going to be?

The New York show is Friday, November 12, through Sunday, November 14, at the Pennsylvania Hotel, directly across the street from Madison Square Garden. Take the LIRR.

Here's a link:
http://www.nyckshow.com/

Have fun. :)
 
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Thanks,
I will definitely be going to that! I'ill probably drive into the city though. Can't stand waiting for the trains. I came out here for work so I could make more money and now I have something to spend it on. :)
 
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Take the train! The show is directly across from the Penn Station of the Long Island Railroad. Especially if you are going to go first day. Just don't whip the new knives out and mess with them on the way home. ;)

btw - examing the new Seb reveals lock travel that goes half way across the tang, perceptably even further. I can't stand that in a new knife. Very disappointing.
 

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see you at the New York show! does your knife have to go back, ya think?... :confused:
 
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You might try taking your Seb apart, cleaning ,relubing and careful re-assembly. That's helped for me. Take a look at the FAQ, I don't think that amount of tang coverage is out of range. And if you're not happy, send the knife back to CRK and they will make it right. It might be a pain but it may be worth it if it bothers you. Too bad Tom Mayo isn't doing mods anymore on Sebenzas, he would fix you up and you would be a happy camper. But seriously if it bothers you send it back. Chris would want it that way.

Actually, looking at the FAQ, Anne is quoted as saying that the spec is for the lockbar to cover 75% of the blade tang.
 
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We're the lefty police - taking over the world one folder at a time!! We have a secret lefty code to acknowledge one another in the field.

Back to the knife: What bothered me was that I once bought a used left hander Seb whose lock bar soon moved way over and touched the other scale from the inside. Knife worked OK, but it was displeasing to see every day. I eventually sold the knife with full disclosure of the condition. So, now I get this brand new Seb and in it's current position, I can visualize the lock bar doing the same thing in a premature time frame. Ordinarily, what I am used to is getting new frame lock knives where the bar just catches the tang, indicative of a way long time before it moves over to any great degree, yet keeps the knife solidly open in it's present state. This is what I visualized prior to getting the new Sebenza in my hands. And now I am reporting what I see. It's hard to imagine something like this can be altered to my liking - I mean, there's a pivot location that is fixed; the tang is whatever size it is and the lock bar can't be made longer than it is. What makes it more of a bummer is that I waited my turn over several months to get this knife. So now what?
 
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If I remember correctly 60% coverage of the tang is what they shoot for.
thanks Larry
 
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Boink, welcome back to the Sebenza world :)

BTW, anything between 25% and 75% of the tang coverage is just fine and what should be. It shouldn't move any further with time... mine is about half-way from the first day... so well over 3 years of daily service now!
 
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I'll stick with the Seb for now and give it a whirl in regular use. Thanks for the viewpoints, men. I checked the faq and it had this very discussion in it. For a while there, I was thinking that this lock position when new only came with left handed Sebs. I now learn it is within CRK industry tolerance. I feel a lot better about this now. From what I have learned, in the event the knife goes in for regular service some time down the road, that the lock can be tweaked during that service, restoring a reasonable position away from the inside scale. BF to the rescue again! (and it's avid members!)
 
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Boink, Your seb is the first seb I ever heard of where the lock actually hit the opposite scale. Been using my seb everyday for 5 years and lock bar has not moved. I wouldnt worry too much about the lock wearing out, and as you said, in the event it wears out CRK will fix it.
 

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Boink said:
I'll check it out. There's also Bladesman and TnT Gunnery, two stores both in Seaford. Both have nice ranges of production knives. TnT has more makers the last time I checked including some customs. I'm not sure if they have CRK. I'll also be checking out the NY show.

you left out American outdoor sports on route 110...
 
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MelancholyMutt said:
you left out American outdoor sports on route 110...

What is particularly nice about American Outdoor Sports on Route 110 in Farmingdale is their stock of knives includes quite a few pretty old (but mint) hard-to-find discontinued models by makers like Buck, Case, Camillus, and Boker, among others. It is a slipjoint heaven.
 
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