so.. the sebenza.

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  1. Clem Fandango

    Clem Fandango Basic Member Basic Member

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    It doesn't always equal high satisfaction for a long term knife buyer either. ;)

    Unfortunately, there are no satisfaction guarantees at any price. :(
     
  2. PaultheCarpenter

    PaultheCarpenter

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    Jul 12, 2020
    Currently Mora Craftline chisels and heavy duties, Kershaw Barges and SR1 Lites. Cheap, disposable, I don't care when I lose them and quick to sharpen.
    It's finishing the set where I use a knife, not building. Hacking holes, carving plaster, scoring sheetrock, that sort of thing.

    I suppose I have a load of shots of theater sets I can share, maybe some TV stuff, but none include a pic of me holding a knife any more than there are pics of me holding a skilsaw.
     
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  3. nbp

    nbp Basic Member Basic Member

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    Keep in mind also that included in the price is lifetime free services as noted here. You can send your knife in whenever you want and have it professionally restored if you want to. Not too many makers are offering such thorough work for free, and I rarely hear people consider the cost of that if you had to pay for it every time. https://chrisreeve.com/pages/service-prices


    This has been a very thorough thread and there isn't much else I can say about the knives themselves that hasn't already been said. A lot of great advice here. The one thing I will add is that there is also a pride of ownership and joy in use that comes with some items that you don't get with others. I have great WE Knife Co. ti framelock made of essentially the same materials as my CRKs, cost about $200 less than my Sebenzas, and it gets used a LOT, but when I take it out it's just a tool. It flips great and cuts mean, but it's just a production knife from a factory across the pond. It has no soul and evokes no emotion in me.

    When I pull out my Insingo though, it makes me smile and I am excited to use it. I am excited because I know that it is the result of a man with a passion for his product working hard for years to create, test, improve, use, and improve again, what he made, until it was the best he could make it. He put his heart into it and presented it to the world to use so they could get their jobs done, whether it was to cut an apple for their grandson or build a bridge or ranch cattle or anything in between. When I use a product like that, where I can feel the passion and enthusiasm in the tool when I use it, it brings me a smile and a little pleasure every time. I like to think of the maker smiling too, knowing that they created something that enhanced my life and allowed me to accomplish a task. It's the same excitement I get from McGizmo or HDS flashlights over a Fenix, or Atwood pocket tools over the Schrade versions. Some say they are expensive because they are made to be jewelry or status symbols or some such nonsense. I say they are expensive because they are the culmination of a man's life-work, summed up in something I can hold in my hand. Every one of those guys, if you read what they themselves wrote, will say they made their tools to use hard and work every time. THAT is why it is built the way it is, and why it costs what it does.

    Frankly, If it costs me $200 extra dollars to experience that every time I cut something for years on end, that seems like a darn good deal to me brother.


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