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Show off your first Sebenza/CRK!

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Chariotz4, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. "Plain Jane"

    56 vote(s)
  2. Inlay (wood or micarta)

    17 vote(s)
  3. CGG

    7 vote(s)
  1. Chariotz4

    Chariotz4 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    In keeping with the new direction this thread is heading and combined with the fact it helped me pick my first Sebenza, I've renamed this thread and encourage others to post pictures of their first Sebenza (or their first CRK folder/fixed blade)! Have at it! Let's see those beauties!
  2. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Long ago, and far away......

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  3. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    C3656456-E93D-4856-B3B6-07995CC7074B.jpeg had seen sebenzas advertised in knife magazines for years and finally took the plunge in 07.
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  4. viper89

    viper89 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    I have been into knives for a while and never got a CRK until this week. I have grown a bit tired of flippers and wanted to add a thumbstud to the collection and figured CRK is the best way to go. So I got both the Large 21 Enigma and a Large 21 CF Insingo. After breaking it in, I am really starting to see what people rave about it. I am really liking the action and the vault feel.

    Now, I need to figure out if I want an Inkosi, Umnumzaan, or a Mnandi. I am leaning towards an Umnumzaan but I think I'll be lurking in this sub for a while till I decide on my next one...

    Last edited: Mar 10, 2018
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  5. GunGraber

    GunGraber Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 22, 2016
    My first

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  6. Chariotz4

    Chariotz4 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    Love the age marks! Definitely displaying it's "character" proudly for all to see!
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  7. nyefmaker

    nyefmaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    DF748B34-A71B-40DF-A17F-0AEF5C5565D7.jpeg 0BBAC526-EAF5-406F-AEB3-92B63C2CB19C.jpeg DF748B34-A71B-40DF-A17F-0AEF5C5565D7.jpeg
    My 1st CRK was the Shadow III OPK. I was wanting a hollow handle survival knife that would carry easier than my buck 184. I had never spent this much on a knife, so finally took the plunge after reading up on them on this very “new” internet thing. eBay was in It’s infancy. I seen they were selling at close to new prices used, so figured I didn’t have much to lose. I took the plunge and bought the Shadow III for $175. A couple weeks later I bought the Tanto I. After acquiring a dozen or so OPK over the next few years, I thought if I liked the fixed blades so much, wonder how I would like the folders. My 1st CRK folder was a Large Regular in BG42.

    I still have both.
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  8. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    Great shot GG, I love all of the texture. :thumbsup:

    Funny, for some reason I pictured your first to be a UG with gorgeous Devon Thomas Damascus blade... That is an elegant first one and I'm glad to see it looked as well used and loved as my first does. I still carry and use my small plain Jane 21 the most.


    I really love the puzzle piece one.
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  9. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    Starbenza 25 was the first.
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  10. Chariotz4

    Chariotz4 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    Another (smaller) CRK first; my first fob purchase (thought this one complimented the CGG more)! Just something to tide me over while I start saving for the next one...

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  11. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    Here is my first love.
  12. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    My first was a PJ large 21. Followed by a unique silver contrast 21 with satin blade.
  13. Mrgauth

    Mrgauth Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    Love the enigma. Wish I could find one. All I can find are smalls.
  14. expidia1

    expidia1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2018
    That blue hex model is my favorite. Its the one that always draws my attention when I see CRK's grouped together on a web page. I picked up a plain small Sebenza here two weeks ago and a plain 21 here today. The blue hex will give me a reason now to trade up at some point.
    Congrats :thumbsup:
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  15. expidia1

    expidia1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2018
  16. Chariotz4

    Chariotz4 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    Thank you! I as well love the contrast between the blue ano in the hex pattern and the polished and blasted Ti. I was toying with the idea of buying my father the large Blue hex CGG for his birthday in the fall so we'd have matching pair.

    For my next personal CRK purchase, I was leaning towards an exclusive large Sebenza or Inkosi with a red micarta inlay from KSF as a work knife.

    Edit: Congrats on the purchases!
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2018
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  17. Stumpy

    Stumpy Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2001
    This is an old classic from 2000 that has been tumble finished.

    Attached Files:

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    Mar 31, 2016
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  19. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    13EB8E70-A98F-4F8D-BDE7-D422C2008345.jpeg C44BCD0B-3017-487C-B339-6186B5122987.jpeg 1DD97F53-83E1-479E-8D41-F236DEB8D1B2.jpeg 2004 Blade Show purchase.
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  20. expidia1

    expidia1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2018
    Large 21 I picked up here last week. Pristine condition born 9/2016. Also picked up a small 21 two weeks ago here, but sent that off to CRK the same day for spa treatment as blade was not centered and blade action was overly stiff.
    This large 21 came from previous owner with a KME polished edge on it. A few hours ago I put on a Wicked Edge mirrrored edge . . . My first one I've attempted on a folder with premium steel! Thats just dust or lint near the blade tip in the pic on top of the playing card.
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