More info on Combat Elite RRF please

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I'm seriously considering buying a Sebenza. But I read about the Combat Elite RRF knife in another thread.

I'd like to find more info on it. I tried to search but the search page keeps going to "page not found" error.

Would love more info on this awesome looking knife if you have any.

Also, any other knives I should consider that are in the same class at the Sebenza?

Thanks. :)

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Pilot1

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I don't know, I just ordered one yesterday. I'll let you know when I get it. You can find out more at their website while your waiting for responses from the experts here:

http://www.combatelite.com
 
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What do you want to know? I got one a couple of weeks ago and I love it. I wasn't sure that I would like it, so I got the least expensive version. Now I wish that I had it in satin finish with assisted opening. But, I am still quite happy with this knife.

It is a great looking knife and feels good in the hand. It is the smallest knife that I feel I can get a really hard grip on. The action is smooth, the lockup is rock solid.

Features:
CPM S30V blade
Titanium frame
Thumb studs & flipper
Framelock
Deep carry clip
G10 scale (yeah, one side only)

My only wish is that it were available in full G10 scales. It would fill the hand a bit more and it would be more grippy. But then, it would also print more in the pocket too.

Nick
 
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Blade Guy, the Feb.06 issue of Knives Illustrated has a short description of how the Combat Elite RRF's assisted opening mechanism works. It also has a photo of one taken apart, so you can see the inner workings.

From the photo, it looks solid and simple inside. The assisted opening is by way of a simple leaf spring; no coil springs or little levers to get gummed up. The pivot washer appears to be bronze (as opposed to the plastic or "Teflon" washers in some knives).

I like the looks of the finger guard design, and the high grind on the blade.
 

Pilot1

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Doesn't the flipper on the RRF make the assisted opening kind of meaningless? I couldn't see spending the extra $100 for the AO.
 
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Check out the Bradleys. They are very similar to the Sebenza's for quite a bit less money. They are also manufactured by Benchmade for the Bradley co. That is a very good sign if you are concerned about the quality. So far the best prices on Bradleys are found here at www.newgraham.com . They are well worth checking out.
 
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