My heart sank as I saw.......

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my Sebenza Insingo fall out my hand and hit the concrete and bricks under the scaffolding..........my mind was going noooooo oooo *%$#(@*!*#(! and what else!

I just looked away and herd the noise...........

I climbed down and found the knife....oped and closed a few times....ok....the lokup has incresed :(......ok......the blade has some od coloring where the lockup engages that I cant remember:(.....open and close....ok crap...I can feel a wiggle...... :eek::( noooo!!!! I cant aford to send the knife in....what to do.....

TLC that's what! I took the knife apart, cleaned everything....the pins popped open so I thought ok crap something else must seriously be wrong......

Snapped these photos for you guys and CRK if needed be......

You can barely make out the blueish marks on the engaged area....I thought the lockup was damaged!

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Put the knife together............and.............
Lockup is good as new....no blade wiggle....everything perfect! The only thing that I can think of was that the screws must have loosened up a bit.

All and all. She is still going strong and thanks CRK for such a resourceful knife and Chris for such a great design!
 
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I'm glad to hear it all turned out fine in the end.

I droped my Umnummzaan a few weeks ago. It landed on the corner of contact area for the "stop stud" when the knife is open. There was no play or anything like that after the drop, but lock up was decreased a little bit untill the thumb stud dented to the shape of the deformed area, basically having the knife fix it's self. :p:thumbup: (I figured it was better that that to try filing it or something and ending up causing real problems with lock up).
 
Those bluish marks on the lockbar is where CRK has heat treated the contact point of the titanium for wear resistance.
 
Marthinus: Were you in the process of opening/closing the knife or was the knife already locked fully open when it was dropped ? It may relate to that shiny area on the lock bar face. OldDude1
 
Marthinus: Were you in the process of opening/closing the knife or was the knife already locked fully open when it was dropped ? It may relate to that shiny area on the lock bar face. OldDude1

The knife was open when I slipped and just left the knife to fend for itself. I looked at the knife closely after it fell and there were some marks (of the brink) on the spine of the knife, but after cleaning it has almost disappeared. Can only find it if I run my finger along the spine.

It sucks to drop a knife. Anyone! I hate it when that happens.
 
Glad to hear your Insingo is okay. Are my eyes fooling me or is there a slight ding on the lockbar?

I agree with you on dropped knives, I dropped one of my own this past weekend. After oiling a carbon steel stockman it slipped out of my hands and fell in my bathroom sink. At first it didn't look any worse for wear, but closer inspection revealed that 1 mm broke off the tip. I'm still upset about it, but I am very thankful. I wasn't quite fast enough when it happened and my hands remained in the path of the blade's fall. I'm lucky I didn't hurt myself badly, those blades were freshly stropped and would have cut deeply.
 
I just realised that I accidentally gave the knife probably the hardest spine whack of its life and I dont like that idea at all!

Morimotom: That area is where the corner of the blade goes over just before lockup, so I think it can be normal wear.


kamagong: I once made the mistake of trying to catch a falling blade. Never again! Cut my thumb pretty badly.
 
Glad she is ok! Its never fun when your knife falls. =*(
 
Boet I don't think I know ANYONE who has had worse luck with CR knives than you:p
Glad to hear that your baby is ok:thumbup:
I'm going to buy you a couple of Okapi's to throw at the bricks:D

All the best.......Steven
 
I prefer to drop knives in the grass than on concrete, although I dropped an Extrema Ratio in tall weeds once and it was not easy to find! Carpet isn't bad. :)
 
I just realised that I accidentally gave the knife probably the hardest spine whack of its life and I dont like that idea at all!

Morimotom: That area is where the corner of the blade goes over just before lockup, so I think it can be normal wear.


kamagong: I once made the mistake of trying to catch a falling blade. Never again! Cut my thumb pretty badly.


looks more like a gouge to me. i have never had one wear like that.
 
Ouch! My stomach always drops when something like this happens - drop a knife on concrete, marble, tile, etc. or (possibly worse) bash a watch into something solid. I'm always hesitant to even look; afraid I'll find a broken tip or smashed crystal (both of which have happened before...:eek::(). Hopefully it's just cosmetic - I think that you should probably be okay since everything still locks up solidly.
 
"the blade has some od coloring where the lockup engages that I cant remember....."

You say it was open, I think the, ''od coloring'' on the blade and the mark on the lock bar is the result of the two surfaces being forced together on impact.

It sounds, and looks like things are going to be OK.
 
im glad it turned out ok for you. i have never owned a sebenza cant afford one maybe someday. i have other chris reeve knives and i like them alot.
 
PHEW!

I was nervous all the way through that reading!

What a relief and may your knife never go through such unwanted contact again!
 
Whew thats some scary business. I dropped my SG2 Ti Junkyard dog 2 yesterday in the kitchen with the knife open and it fell onto the linoleum spine down essentially making a hard spine wack. It didn't get any dings or anything but the lockup is a tad bit sticky now whereas before it was nice and smooth. I haven't taken it apart yet but will soon and see if that helps.
 
peppercorn

I think you might be right, but I am glad that it was not anything permanent. I really think only the screws untightened a bit due to the impact and bouncing around.

Alfaholic
Thanks my friend. It seems I get these things in stages. They hit me and then they disappear.

MORIMOTOM
I dont know why the scrape is that bad, but it is not the lock face but on that little 'corner that is slightly flat??' just before the lock face. That is why I think its just from normal wear and not the impact as that part does not engage the lock (I think)

Of course the best way to find out if the knife is still functioning correctly is to.......use it! Did some pruning today and used the Insingo to cut some plants. I grabbed about twenty at a time and just cut through them. Nothing wrong, lockup is solid and cant find anything wrong.

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I think most of us have dropped our EDC CRK on a hard surface like concrete, stone, etc. There is ALWAYS that GASP !!! No matter how scuffed your sebbie or umnumzaan is, you still get that flinch...:eek: !!! Glad it all worked out for you after some TLC.
 
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