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Sebenza 21 2 weeks old I’m sick

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by RutnStrut5832, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. RutnStrut5832


    Aug 25, 2018
    Well I purchased a knife 2 weeks ago a Chris Reeve sebenza 21 with black micarta inlay I paid $550 for it from new graham knives well long story short stupid me left it on my bench beside my edge proband my 10 year old grandson got ahold of it and thought he was gonna sharpen it and really really messed the blade up to the point I had to send it back for a new blade. It all may fault for leaving it where I did in the first place. But I know this may be a stupid question but do you think they would replace the blade and not charge me, but if not I completely understand. When I filled out the form online I told them what had happened and asked them if there was anyway they could cut me a discount on the blade. It took me quite a while to save up for this knife and to have to spend $150 like 2 weeks later is really hurting right now. But I’m the one at fault and take full responsibility for what happened. Thanks
  2. jwh720

    jwh720 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 21, 2016
    That stinks but I doubt they are going to comp you a new blade

    ETA: Atleast your grandson didnt get hurt
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  3. Blues Bender

    Blues Bender Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    If CRK had a dollar for every messed up blade they received with a note saying "Plz help, my kinfe waz broked by my dog/kat/wife/toddler/boss/archnemesis" they'd probably be rich.

    Just keep your knife in your pants, problem solved.
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  4. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    How fortunate/lucky that the child never hurt himself. It must have frightened you to think what could have happened.

    I don't think that you are going to get a free blade out of them. This was a clear case of abuse.
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  5. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Platinum Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Asking if they'll comp you a knife blade o_O
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  6. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    Luckily your grandson is OK.

    I'm pretty certain this will just have to be an expensive lesson learned.

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  7. stonproject

    stonproject Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 22, 2013
    Id certainly be more concerned about the youngster than the money.
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  8. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Be thankful your grandson did not get hurt. Be proud of him for wanting to help out.
    Make a thread in the Want to Buy forum and see if someone has an extra blade they’d sell, if you luck up and find one, you can send it in for fitting. That may save you some money.
  9. KooKooforKukripuffs


    Jul 25, 2018
    The way I'm reading it is he is asking if they would offer a discount not comp free of charge.
  10. cashville

    cashville Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 12, 2017
    If you do end up sending it back to CRK, ask them to send you the original blade back and you can use it as a beater. If you end up wanting to sell it for pretty cheap to offset some cost, I may be interested.

    On the bright side, atleast the kid didn’t get hurt, and you can be thankful that CRK even offers blade replacements at all.
  11. 19-3ben

    19-3ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    I love this thread. Unanimous opinions that boil down to "thankfully the kid is ok."

    Guys on this forum have their priorities straight, and I'll add to the dogpile of being glad that the kid is ok. The blade... it's replaceable.
  12. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    I'm curious to see what the blade looks like. I can't imagine it's not something a decent sharpener can fix for less than those 150$. I mean "tried to sharpen" doesn't sound like he smashed the edge on concrete, and it's more like really scratched up, nothing that needs a blade entirely replaced, hence I am curious.
  13. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Please don’t leave knives in the reach of children that young. Its one thing to teach them to use them supervised but even after teaching them you shouldn’t leave them alone with them.
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  14. RutnStrut5832


    Aug 25, 2018
    Yes the main thing here is that he didnt get hurt. Period!! I could care less about the knife as a whole loss. Just thankful he didn’t get hurt. No I’m not asking for them to replace the blade free of charge. Just maybe some kind of discount. If not that completely fine with me. Like I said the main thing is the little man didn’t get hurt.
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  15. RutnStrut5832


    Aug 25, 2018
    I didn’t get to take a picture before I sent it back yesterday but the tip was ground down pretty bad and ground down on both sides quite a bit.
  16. b00n

    b00n Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    I'd just have them sharpen it and maybe correct the tip a little and don't get a new 150 dollar blade for now. You have a fine working knife and you can always go a different route later on, be it a completely new blade from somebody like Josh in a higher end steel, or go the CRK route for a new blade later on. My two cent.
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  17. RutnStrut5832


    Aug 25, 2018
    I’m new to this forum so this may be a stupid question but who’s Josh and does he make blades for different knives?
  18. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    This thread needs pictures:(;)
  19. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Glad your grandson is okay

    Are you sure you didn’t do it :)
  20. Twindog

    Twindog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    Why is everyone worried about the kid? I had a knife when I was 10. Bought it myself. No one thought that was child abuse. The kid just tried to sharpen it. I've known adults who ruined a blade trying to sharpen it.

    Too bad the blade was damaged. That I get.

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