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First Chris Reeve knife and a question

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by DRLyman, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. FordFan


    Dec 11, 2012
    Welcome to the world of CRK! That is a great knife and it's terrific you got a special birthday. Enjoy!
  2. DRLyman

    DRLyman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2016
    Just checked and mine does not have the groove.
  3. DRLyman

    DRLyman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2016
    Thank you. Mine was made 11/29/16 and does not have the groove.
  4. DRLyman

    DRLyman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2016
    Thank you. That is good info to know. I am going to leave the pivot alone for a few weeks and see how it goes. I have read that it will get looser and smoother as it breaks in. I've wanted one of these for quite a while and can't believe I finally have one. I made myself do some research on the different models first instead of just jumping on the first one I thought looked good to me and I am glad I did. This knife is perfection.
  5. DRLyman

    DRLyman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2016
    Thank you. I appreciate the welcome. I am really enjoying this knife.
  6. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Officer's Match be sure that you get the newer washers for that one. It seems your inbound one has the older style washers which leave part of the washer's hole exposed when the knife is closed. While personally I am not sure how much of a problem it is apparently it lets dirt in.
  7. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Precisely why I started this thread last week:

  8. Heirphoto

    Heirphoto Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    I did the same thing, researched first to get the right model. As soon as I got it I knew I "needed" the other models too

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  9. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi

    Feb 3, 2001
    Notice he didn't say, "I just received my knife from CRK." no, "I just received my first knife from CRK." I wonder what Freud would say about that? ;)

    Here is a person whose mind was made up long ago, it's just a matter of rationalizing the "first knife" purchase, opening the door to additional CRKs. "But honey, you can't just have one. " followed by pulling out the stops when the OP looks at his wife as he gets his 4th Sebenza with Raindrop Damascus and Mammoth inlays and say's, "Look honey, I got one for you one with the same birthday. :) "

    ...and finally he's done his research, knows the issues goin' in, I bet you he's spent more time pouring over pics, specs and YouTube reviews prior to ordering than any purchase in the past 10 years. He knows what to ask and even has pics already.

    Dude, you're done, you're doomed, how long before you start posting pics like Lone_Wolfe?

    Just kidding, can we see the rest of the knife? BTW Welcome to Blade Forums and the CRK forum, lot's of great, knowledgeable and friendly people here, looking forward to seein' more of your Inkosi
  10. DRLyman

    DRLyman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2016
    Yeah, I am starting to look at the other models. Thinking about a small Inkosi to compliment the large one I have. Will wait a while, though. I'm going to use and enjoy this new knife for now. I can't stop looking at the darn thing. To me, it's perfection.

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  11. DRLyman

    DRLyman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2016
    That was a great post and it had me laughing in parts because I am in agreement with everything you posted. I am sure this won't be my last CRK purchase. After holding and working with this knife, I'm hooked.
  12. DRLyman

    DRLyman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2016
    Well, I was not fond of the lanyard/fob but was going to leave it on and see if it grew on me and I ended up liking it. I now had a reason to take it off.
    I was in a hurry and jumped in the shower. My wife decided to do some laundry at that time and ended up throwing my shorts with the knife into the laundry. I noticed this about 15 minutes later, so it was in the washing machine for that amount of time.
    I took it out and washed it off and dried it. Then took it apart and cleaned and greased it so it's back to like new again. Decided to leave the lanyard/fob off since it was still wet. I'm going to see how I like the knife now with it off. I wanted an excuse to take it off, but not one of this magnitude.
    In the end, its back to like new status and not a scratch on it.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2017
  13. gtopper

    gtopper Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 24, 2010
    Beautiful knife
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2017
  14. DRLyman

    DRLyman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2016
    It sure is. This is one of those knives I find myself just sitting there admiring the look of it at times. By far the favorite of all of the knives that I own.
  15. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    I wish this was like facebook, and someone could tag me when my name is being taken in vain. :grumpy:

    :p :D :p :D :p :D :p :D
  16. colubrid

    colubrid Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    I don't have an Inkosi but I am a longtime Sebenza user and collector.. So I do not understand your description of the ceramic ball is what determines the lockup percentage "ceramic ball so it touches the blade a little to the left of the lockbar"..

    I see the ceramic ball. But what do you mean it sits a little to the left of the lockbar? I don't understand what you meant by this description at all. Can you or someone else explain it so I understand.
  17. Thin-Slice


    Jul 4, 2016
    The ceramic ball is big and the point of contact between the ceramic ball and the blade tang is a little to the left of the edge of lockbar. Imagine sebie 21 the edge of lockbar determines lockup % but because ceramic ball is nested inside the lockbar its center that points towards the blade tang is a little left of the lockbar edge. I will draw u a crude picture in a bit

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  18. colubrid

    colubrid Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    I still don't understand how that keeps the lockbar from moving over. I guess I am at a loss on understanding this unless I get an Inkosi in my hand (or crude pictures are drwn, LOL!).
  19. Thin-Slice


    Jul 4, 2016
    I am no artist just did a quick drawing. Basically the ceramic ball is muchhhhh larger than seb 21 and it protrudes from 2 sides (towards showside frame and towards pivot).


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  20. Curl of the Burl

    Curl of the Burl Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    Here are some pics I found. [​IMG][​IMG]

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