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Interesting Sebenza P I now own...

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Kaeter0328, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Kaeter0328

    Kaeter0328 Gold Member Gold Member

    76
    Nov 20, 2015
    Snagged a sebenza p a couple days back, supposedly unused, uncarried, bought directly from Chris at Blade in the early 90's. It has no box or documents, but has the ballistic nylon belt case. It has insane early lockup, the hand filed thumb stud, and the 25th anniversary knifemaker's guild coin inlaid on the show scale. What Im confused and slightly worried about it the fact that the blade is blasted, not polished. Has anyone ever seen a blasted blade on a sebenza directly from Chris?
     

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  2. Josh K

    Josh K Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    I've never seen a blasted blade finish from CRK. I've only seen coated (fixed blades), stonewashed (normal finish), and polished (early finish, CGG, inlay, special order).
     
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  3. mt666tm

    mt666tm

    579
    Nov 20, 2012
    Nice score. I'd guess the blade was blasted after the fact at some point. The thumbstud is blasted too which is a giveaway.
     
  4. Kaeter0328

    Kaeter0328 Gold Member Gold Member

    76
    Nov 20, 2015
    Previous owner was the owner of Cutter's knife and tool down in west palm beach, florida, and claims he received the knife directly from Chris with blasted blade at Bladeshow, he just told me that he did swap out the washers himself (they are not from CRK), but the blade was untouched otherwise.
     
  5. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    ^^^ This. CRK adds the thumbstud last, after any finishing on the blade.
     
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  6. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    I am no expert but did research those a little prior to a purchase and believe they were offered in polished and Damascus
     
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  7. laizhekezhui

    laizhekezhui Gold Member Gold Member

    162
    Apr 2, 2012
    They did blasted blades in a short time circa 1994, I'm sure the blade is the original finish, Chris did many experiments during the years. The letter P of this knife is larger than other P Sebenzas, they started use the larger P stamp in 1994, I had 4 25th knifemakers' guild sebenzas, I think this knife made in 1994.
     
  8. Kaeter0328

    Kaeter0328 Gold Member Gold Member

    76
    Nov 20, 2015
    Thank you for the info. What's confusing to me is the blasted thumb stud. That seems odd, as the stud is always fitted last. Maybe somebody messed up and fitted it before blasting? I just need to know this was done by chris/ crk and not aftermarket. I also found another of these rare blades with a blue stud here: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/25th-knife-makers-guild-knife.1341686/
     
  9. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    1 more possibility is that it was a blasted blade that was re-blasted
     
  10. laizhekezhui

    laizhekezhui Gold Member Gold Member

    162
    Apr 2, 2012
    I think the blasted stud is original. The blue stud you listed is a small P sebenza, they used the blued stud on small P and silver stud on large P.
     
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  11. laizhekezhui

    laizhekezhui Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 2, 2012
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  12. RyanRaben

    RyanRaben Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 10, 2014
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  13. nick800

    nick800 Gold Member Gold Member

    602
    Aug 11, 2016
    Looks like you may have a pretty cool piece there
     
  14. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
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  15. Santana San

    Santana San Gold Member Gold Member

    517
    Feb 13, 2016
    Beautiful piece :)
     
  16. BilboBaggins

    BilboBaggins Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2016
    I love these threads with the little details of CRK history. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    Interesting score!
     
  18. Kaeter0328

    Kaeter0328 Gold Member Gold Member

    76
    Nov 20, 2015
    I will be placing a call and emailing pictures over to crk tomorrow. Im convinced my knife is what has been suggested, however, for the sake of potential sales and customer, I want to have official documentation on hand from them that this was done by Chris
     
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  19. Kreyzhorse

    Kreyzhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    Cool find If the experts are right, and, they almost certainly are on here.
     
  20. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 1, 2016
    Did you hear back anything on this one?
     

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