I have only the Sebenza so I can not give you a fair opinion.
I will say that the Sebenza is an awesome cutting tool which will not disappoint.
Take you time and look them both over. Either way, I am sure that whichever one you get, if you decide you don't want it, you will be able to trade or resell it very quickly.
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[This message has been edited by Scarman (edited 13 December 1999).]
My experience with comparing folders from the two makers dates back to December of '93 FWIW. I had an ATCF (with G-10 handle) on layaway at a local shop. I went back to pay the balance in full and collect the knife when I spied a Sebenza (old model, ATS-34 blade) in the display case. I asked to see the knife. To make a long story short, I left with the Sebenza. The solidness of the knife and the lockup were prime factors in my changing my mind. The ATCF locked with a sproing sound while the Sebenza locked up with a beefy sounding metallic click. Both knives had the same blade material and both were, IMHO, equally sharp.
Scotsman,i own and carry both.
I bought the Sebenza first and would probably do it again if i had to.Both a great knives and will do anything you require of them.Simple answer is if you can afford it,get both.
Both are excellent knives. As a strict working knife, I'll take the Sebenza's integral lock over any liner lock. But there's something about a custom tactical folder from the guy who ostensibly started the current trend.
I've had 2 of both makers.I found Sebenza quality is always tops.I have one Terzuola double grind blade thats great(its sort of like half the blade has a hollow grind and
the distal half has a flat grind).The other
Terzuola folder I traded had grind lines that did'nt line up.The blade got a little loose after about a year and I did'nt use the knife for anything but cutting paper or
mostly just flicking open & closed while watching T.V. I found this to be true at knife shows.Some of Terzuola's knives are
superb but others I could'nt believe were made by the same maker.
If you get a Sebenza you know you're getting a great knife no matter where you get it from.If you get a Terzuola-I would
want to see it hands on before buying it.
My reccomendation on general principle, the Sebenza has a reputation as a great knife, and Chris stands behind it 100%. That said, however, if there is something you want changed in the design you're out of luck. With a Terzuola, even if you want a stock design, you can still have minor modifications to make your knife your knife .
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