Is my Large Classic Sebbie S30V?

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I have a large classic Sebenza marked "Classic" and "MM" on the outside of the scales and marked "A 04" and "B 04" on the inside of the scales. Aside from the CRK logo, those are the only markings that are visible on it either inside or out. Is there any way to determine what type of blade steel is used on this knife? Assuming that these markings indicate that it was made in 2004 (do they?) then does anyone know if only S30V was used in '04?
 
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Brian6244 said:
I have a large classic Sebenza marked "Classic" and "MM" on the outside of the scales and marked "A 04" and "B 04" on the inside of the scales. Aside from the CRK logo, those are the only markings that are visible on it either inside or out. Is there any way to determine what type of blade steel is used on this knife? Assuming that these markings indicate that it was made in 2004 (do they?) then does anyone know if only S30V was used in '04?


S30V was a collaborative effect between Chris Reeve and Crucible Steel. CRK began using S30V in early 2002. There was a phase out period, of BG-42, but it wasn't long before CRK began using nothing but S30V.

The "A 04" and "B 04" are production/assembly markings.

The chances of the blade steel, on your knife, being S30V. . . . .99.99999999999999999%. ;)

Hope this helps.
 

Barry H

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If the blade is S30V, the will be a stamped "S" on the blade, right above the pivot, unseen when the blade is bolted to the handle assembly. You have to disassemble the knife to see this.

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Thanks for the info ... I'll break it down and check for the marking tomorrow. It could stand a good clean and lube anyway. Sure sounds like its gonna be S30V though :)
 
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Don't quote me on this, but I had read on one post that the "S" was stamped on the S-30V blades during the transition period from BG-42, but that it is no longer needed now that 100% of the Sebenza blades use S-30V. Again, don't quote me on this.

David
 

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deserthawk748 said:
Don't quote me on this, but I had read on one post that the "S" was stamped on the S-30V blades during the transition period from BG-42, but that it is no longer needed now that 100% of the Sebenza blades use S-30V. Again, don't quote me on this.

David
You know, that could be. My current large Seb has the stamped "S" and the smaller serrations on the top of the blade. The newer ones have the larger serrations, correct?

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I just checked my Classic and it is S30V. But, the "MM" baffles me.... :(

Please help a noob...;)
 
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