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Sm Sebenza 21 Blade Alignment Issue

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by tudiep, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. tudiep


    Feb 12, 2018
    Hello Forum members,

    I got my first sm Sebenza 21 plain 2 weeks ago. Being that it's new, the pivot tension was stiffer than I liked. Making it somewhat difficult to thumb open. I decided to take it apart to add flourinated grease in hopes of improving the tension. In putting the Sebenza back together, I cannot for the life of me get the blade centered.

    Upon closing the blade its chirping against the side. Took apart about 5 times and flipped washers and bushing and check washer were not kinked. Still unable to get blade centered.

    Any tips gentlmen?

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  2. Steel_Addiction

    Steel_Addiction Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    You might be pinching the washer by assembling the knife and placing the presentstion slab on top like that.

    Pull the blade-washers-bushing-pivot barrel out and assemble the handles first.

    Next slide the blade-washers-bushing assembly into the handles.

    Line up the pivot hole as close as you can with the handles hole.

    Slide the pivot barrel in and wiggle the blade assembly til it pops in.

    Put the pivot screw in and snug it up.

    Give it a small wrist flick and wallah. Should be back in shape.
    Lone_Wolfe and tudiep like this.
  3. Slasla73


    May 3, 2017
  4. tudiep


    Feb 12, 2018
    Late reply. Thanks for the tip. It worked.
    Lone_Wolfe likes this.

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