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Inlay Sebenza warping falling out!!

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Honda137, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. tank sniper

    tank sniper

    Jan 8, 2018
    I disagree... what the OP has stated is totally against all my experiences with wood...
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2018
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  2. Honda137


    Dec 3, 2013
    My jeans are usually damp from perspiration the majority of the day and the knife sits clipped to my pocket. I wish I could post a pic. At least crk will repair it under warranty. I told them what happened and they said it shouldn’t have happened
  3. TYPE-R

    TYPE-R Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2017
    Sorry to hear about the trouble. Were these large or small?
  4. aji1

    aji1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2016
    Following an unfortunate incident in which the buffalo horn handles on a (rather expensive) knife "moved" due to exposure to very cold and dry conditions, I had an interesting discussion with the maker. He said that any natural material, even when stabilized, can warp, expand, or shrink if exposed to the right set of conditions (temperature and humidity). A combination of the exact handles and the right set of exposures. In my case, it happened in the baggage hold on a long flight. I had flown with the same knife multiple times with no issue. He recommended resin handles for complete safety. Luckily, he repaired the knife for free.

    I have no idea if that is what happened here, but it seems possible based on that conversation. When I travel these days, I leave the box elder burl CRK at home and bring something with synthetic handles. Better safe than sorry and all.
  5. Wavicle

    Wavicle Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2014
    Spalted Beech is purposely rotted wood. If the stabilizer, AKA: resin, did not penetrate the specimen sufficiently, then moisture ingress will occur in a sweaty pocket and it’s likely to self destruct due to the spalting, which has weakened the structure to start.
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  6. ljusmc


    Mar 14, 2013
    you can use imgur, that's what I use.
  7. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I hope you get those pictures posted, I would really like to see this.
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  8. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2009
    Beech is a soft wood, I don't know if Bog Oak is soft or not.Koa is pretty soft, where Ebony is not... I wonder what the incidence of warping /seperation is by wood type CRK has experienced.... If not stabilized, Spalted anything should be very soft.
  9. Blue Puma

    Blue Puma Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2003
    My understanding is bog oak is partially mineralized from sitting in a bog for 5000 years.
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  10. CRKDMike

    CRKDMike Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    You’re using an inlayed Sebenza on a construction site? You and I are definitely in different tax brackets. Also, you punched it through flashing?? Why not use the correct tool for the job? Like tin snips? Strange that there are no pictures of these swollen wood inlays. lastly, dryness causes wood to warp in my experience. Hardwood furniture and hardwood flooring will all start warping if you do not have the correct humidity in your home.
    Somethings up. You probably got a fake.
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  11. TTTis

    TTTis Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    Yes use imgur, free and very quick. Open up the link below and drag your photo in to the box.

  12. tank sniper

    tank sniper

    Jan 8, 2018
    the OP's posts sound like BS too me... none of it makes good logic to me.... maybe the OP is simply trolling this forum
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  13. Mick_1KRR


    May 1, 2016
    I have to say without pics I’m calling BS on this too. It’s not hard to post a pic, it legit takes 15 seconds on any free image host like postimg or tinypic. Post pics or this will get old real fast. You can’t blame us for not believing you without seeing proof of the issue.
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  14. Cheesehead_Slasher

    Cheesehead_Slasher Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2016
    Let's see the pics or close this thread.
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  15. Blue Puma

    Blue Puma Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2003

    Assuming this is real: I don't mean to be too harsh, but.... "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." Maybe pick the appropriate tool for the job?

    And assuming it isn't: The guy knows how to post photos.
  16. Honda137


    Dec 3, 2013
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  17. Honda137


    Dec 3, 2013
    Obviously it didn’t crack like the picture that is from me pulling it out thinking I would just leave the inlay out but my dealer talked me into sending it in for warranty. He also said crk told him they had problems with spalted beech
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  18. Honda137


    Dec 3, 2013
    I’m not a troll! I still love my CRK. I’m still carrying the bog oak it swells up just a little from sweat. I will stop carrying it when my large plain arrives
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  19. Honda137


    Dec 3, 2013
    It’s not a fake I purchased it from an authorized dealer who has a good selection of crk.
    We did have tin snips I just wanted to use my knife, guys on the job didn’t think it could go though without damage.... it did and without damage. Unlike most people who purchase expensive knives couldn’t even dream about using them, I’m completely opposite. I have even carried to work a Reese Bose. I paid money for the damn thing I’m going to use the shit out of it.
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  20. Honda137


    Dec 3, 2013

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