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Koa. That is all...

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by TRfromMT, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Let's see 'em. Post 'em if you would, please, and help out those of us less fortunate ones. Have a heart. Please. Don't make us beg...
     
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  2. Wavicle

    Wavicle Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 22, 2014
    Ya- what he said, please.
     
  3. gastonian

    gastonian Gold Member Gold Member

    781
    May 20, 2012
    Here you go! What really impressed me was the way that the grain disappears and reappears under bright light when tilting the knife back and forth slowly. Very cool for my first Mnandi and it was my only score at Blade:thumbsup:

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  4. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Gorgeous!
     
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  5. Wavicle

    Wavicle Gold Member Gold Member

    547
    Jul 22, 2014
    Amazing grain with a perfect match on both sides. I'm thinking those are extremely limited. Does the birth card indicate the numbers?

    For your only score at Blade, you done good!
     
  6. NCHunter78

    NCHunter78 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 14, 2016
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  7. Wavicle

    Wavicle Gold Member Gold Member

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  8. gastonian

    gastonian Gold Member Gold Member

    781
    May 20, 2012
    Thanks! From what I gathered there were only 25 made and 5 of those were left-hand models. Out of the 20 right-hand models some were damascus, so I don't know exactly how many there are like mine in the wild, but obviously not many.
     
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  9. NCHunter78

    NCHunter78 Gold Member Gold Member

    335
    Feb 14, 2016
    I was thinking that there were 25 Large, 25 Small, and 25 Mnandi. Within that 75, I think there were 27 Damascus ones (9 each for Large, Small, Mnandi).
    I could be off on this but I wrote it down from somewhere.
     
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  10. Wavicle

    Wavicle Gold Member Gold Member

    547
    Jul 22, 2014
    And that's probably all there will ever be so those few are extremely rare items.
     
  11. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 24, 2009
    That's what the CRK press release said, 25 each.. Lg, SM, Mnandi....
     
  12. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    That Koa is absolutely beautiful! What an honor it would be to have one of those!
     
  13. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Like the PME's of last year, what you see is what there are. Instant collectibles.
     
  14. chrisommer

    chrisommer

    145
    Sep 25, 2011
    I will try to remember to photograph my Mnandi. I picked up a basket weave lefty. Funny, I wanted a lefty custom knife but ended up leaving with a lefty CRK and very happy I did.
     
  15. Richard in LA

    Richard in LA Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

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    Oct 21, 2015
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  16. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 24, 2009
    Out Freakin Standing!!! Is the one on the right Koa too?
     
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  17. Richard in LA

    Richard in LA Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

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    Oct 21, 2015
    No Sir, that’s a Classic sebenza with Curly Maple inlay
     
  18. bart1

    bart1 Gold Member Gold Member

    808
    May 24, 2009
    It's interesting to see the difference in the machining on the 2 knifes. Great photo! Thanks
     
  19. halflife78

    halflife78 Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Mar 9, 2016
    Got a small Seb left hand KOA....was my first CRK I ever bought. Went back an hour later and bought a Bog Wood If I remember correctly to carry.

    Will try to grab some pics.
     
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  20. Curl of the Burl

    Curl of the Burl Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 27, 2013
    Yea please post pics. Congrats on the scores. Been wanting a bog oak myself. Something about the ancient wood intrigues me. Like the Koa wood look too, at least the few I’ve seen posted.
     

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