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List of inlay materials used for Classic/21 Sebenza

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by James Longstreet, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. James Longstreet

    James Longstreet Gold Member Gold Member

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    Thanks! Pic incorporated above.
     
  2. ganagati

    ganagati Gold Member Gold Member

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    A few more....
    SW Maple Burl
    SW Spalted Maple
    SW California Buckeye
    Black Walnut

    It looks like this was the list of original offerings per CRK.
    Source: http://www.bladeforums.com/threads/the-wood-inlay-sebenza.128034/

    EDIT:
    I think Madrone Burl should be on the list as well....
    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/small-sebenza-better-than-custom.127957/
     
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  3. RyanRaben

    RyanRaben Gold Member Gold Member

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    Whoa, that was a good read. I did not know that for the early batch of wood inlays you did not get a choice in the inlay you received.
     
  4. ganagati

    ganagati Gold Member Gold Member

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    I've been running through the archives and finding some nice bits of info. Definitely some good reads back there - like the Shot Show post where the classic was first announced! http://www.bladeforums.com/threads/classic-sebenzas-at-the-shot-show.127846/
     
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  5. James Longstreet

    James Longstreet Gold Member Gold Member

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    I really appreciate your help putting the list together. I read the complete thread you stated the link. But I could not find any indication about whether the a.m. wood inlays where used for Classic Sebenza. The thread dates April 2000, that year the Classic was born. Therefore I am almost 100% sure that Mark mentioned types of wood used for annual regular Sebenza. Also I myself have seen these wood inlays only at annual regular Sebenza.

    I would keep this thread focussed upon Classic and 21. If we start listing the annual regular Sebenza inlays we need to add many more. If I am overlooking a Classic Seb with these inlays, please post a pic and I am happy to add them to the list.
     
  6. ganagati

    ganagati Gold Member Gold Member

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    Given the time frame, I tend to think that at least some were used for the classic, but can't be sure. I will see if I can track down something more conclusive :)
     
  7. James Longstreet

    James Longstreet Gold Member Gold Member

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    Could be. Not saying it is completely impossible. This little "hunt" is fun. Isn't it? I always enjoy this sort of research :)
     
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  8. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Early on, if you ordered a UG you got what you got.
     
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  9. ganagati

    ganagati Gold Member Gold Member

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    Having gone through the threads, i now have a better understanding of the timeline and will say you were right. The mention of the inlays above were all in conjunction with the annual.

    That said, here is a reference to a new one. The hunt for images begins....
    https://bladeforums.com/threads/pic-request-classic-inlay-blk-walnut-or-similar.193490/#post-1625615

    ...and 8 minutes later the hunt ends.
    Pao Ferro classic sebenza:
    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/whats-the-deal-with-the-umfaan.363305/page-7#post-3591787
     
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  10. ganagati

    ganagati Gold Member Gold Member

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  11. James Longstreet

    James Longstreet Gold Member Gold Member

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    I have added both. Thanks.

    Although I could not verify the Pao Ferro through a 2nd source. When it comes to almost unknown materials I prefer to have a confirmation through a 2nd source, in order to avoid that we add custom work to the list of inlay material officially used by CRK. I couldn't find any besides the BF thread you referred to. But anyway. The Zebrawood I was able to verify.
     
  12. ganagati

    ganagati Gold Member Gold Member

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    I've found a few other places that list Pao Ferro, but unfortunately no photos as of yet. I'll continue looking.

    That said....more for the list:
    https://web.archive.org/web/2005020..._1mainframe.htm?tnk_gallery-p-CR5537.htm~main

    Photo isn't working, but TNK lists that they sold a gold wire mammoth ivory sebenza.

    Thamboti with gold wire inlay (no photo)
    https://web.archive.org/web/2004071..._1mainframe.htm?tnk_gallery-p-CR5508.htm~main
     
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  13. RyanRaben

    RyanRaben Gold Member Gold Member

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    No way! This is awesome. I hope we can get pictures.
     
  14. kilogolf65

    kilogolf65 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Desert Ironwood - Classic MM
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