Sebenza Differences

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What is the difference between the regular large Sebenza and the large Classic? I am finding that most of the Sebenza's with inlays are the Classic. From what I can see the only difference is the shape of the handles, with the classic having a larger cutout where the thumb stud is located.
 
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Blade shape. Those with wood and leather inlays have the Classic blade. The computer graphics models use the Regular blade shape. The Annual limited edition models have the Regular blade shape.

I don't have a Regular version but I don't think the handle shape is different except that the lock release has serrations.

You might want to read the FAQ sticky at the top of the forum.
 
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The Large Regular Seb is more of a utilitarian style folder IMO. Wider blade and heavier handle.
The Large Classic Seb is styled more towards a fighter, though it too can be used everyday. Sleeker blade and to me a more ergonomic handle.
I really like the Classic with Micarta inserts. But lately I've been carrying my new NICA Tanto limited. Can't seem to put this one away...

Here are a couple compairison pix that I pulled from TNK. Neil takes some outstanding pictures, not to mention his awesome selection.
Top is the Regular and bottom the Classic.
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NICA Tanto
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Blackend I think we're on the same rotation. Sometimes I carry my large classic micarta inlay (very replaceable) and sometimes I like the tanto (semi replaceable because I bought two and I may call Dan at Plaza Cutlery to see if he has any more of the southpaw tantos left). I guess it's maybe like having two kids, you love them both but they have their own personalities.:thumbup: :cool: ;)
 
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Thanks to the input from the members of the forum I went ahead and ordered a large classic from Plaza Cutlery. It is their Dog Paw Tracks model with the blue tracks and thumb stud. Now comes the hard part, the wait for the brown truck to arrive with my new EDC knife.
 
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Sweet choice.......,that's one of the nicest "out the shop"-Sebbies!!!

Raoul...
 
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Scott. Yeah, you and I seem to ride each others coat tails when it comes to daily carry Sebs. Neat. I'll have to make my way to Cali. some time and look you up. Back here in Michigan I do know a few Seb owners however. Fun. Are you going to the Vegas Classic Show?

USARSHOE, nice choice. I like the newer "Dog prints" anodized blue. Sweet! And in a Classic no less. Let's show it off....:thumbup:
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Blackend if I have the weekend off for the show I'll go. Do you think that the thumb serrations on the tanto are more aggressive than on the micarta inlay?
 
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Is the show the weekend of Feb 10,11,12? If so I can't make it. I'm going to Haiwaii that weekend.:cool:
 
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CONGRATS on the Sebbie!I too like the newer dog print Sebbie; and I LOVE the blue!!
 
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Good choice with the large classic. Blade is quite thick until right at the point. Compared to most other knives I've owned that aren't so. Most are too thin for my taste.

Doug
 
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USARSHOE said:
Thanks to the input from the members of the forum I went ahead and ordered a large classic from Plaza Cutlery. It is their Dog Paw Tracks model with the blue tracks and thumb stud. Now comes the hard part, the wait for the brown truck to arrive with my new EDC knife.
Congratulations. Nice choice.
 
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Scott Dog said:
Is the show the weekend of Feb 10,11,12? If so I can't make it. I'm going to Haiwaii that weekend.:cool:
Yes, the show is that weekend, but believe me, you will enjoy Hawaii lots more. ;)

Comparing my Classic micarta and NICA Tanto, the thumb serrations seem to be the same. Maybe a little flatter on the Tanto. That could be the reason they seem more aggressive. What's your take?
 
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I can feel a distinctive difference between both of my NICA tanto's and the Micarta inlay. My take is one of two possibilties, the serrations might be exclusive to the tanto or they are going to a grippier thumb ramp for all their folding knives. I feel the later is a better possibilty.
 
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