First crk knife-should I return?

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  1. Forester_01

    Forester_01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    Hello Everyone,

    I recently received my first crk knife today-- a large sebenza 21 with micarta inlays. After inspecting the knife, there appears to be a slight recurve grind. I may just be quite picky but if you could have a look at it and share with me some of your thoughts, I'd appreciate it immensely.

    Here are some photos:
  2. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    That wouldn't bother me at all (think Benchmade 710 which I like).
    If you really don't like it go again until you get one that pleases you.
  3. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 14, 2015
    I would send it to a professional sharpener anyway, it would cut much better, my crk’s are not the sharpest
  4. Angus McGunnigle

    Angus McGunnigle

    Jan 1, 2013
    Have you laid the cutting edge onto a flat surface to check ?
    I do not own a CRK product, but have read wonderful things about their customer service.
    Get ahold of them and they will help.
  5. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    Don't like it? Ship it back. That blade will irk you till you get the one that doesn't. Unless of course you got a great deal on it.
  6. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    First thought - yes, you are quite picky.

    That matter aside, I have to ask:
    How recently did you receive it?
    What have you done with it? (Used, sharpened, stropped, dropped, disassembled?)
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  7. b00n


    Dec 15, 2016
    Totally agree. Not much else you can do. If it bothers you, return it. If you don't care as much as you though, use it or send it to a professional sharpener and have it corrected. Personally, I don't see a big enough issue to warrant the return.
  8. Barman1

    Barman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Use it till it needs a good sharpening then ship it to Josh at Razor Edge Knives, you'll be amazed!
    I've sent him $1000+ knives, always confident and top notch service.
  9. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    Send it back that definitely looks like it has a slight recurve . $550 ohh yea send it back
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  10. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    Oh yeah, that's definitely recurved.

    I don't think that's being too picky. What on Earth are people paying $450 for if not near perfection in execution? Return it and get a replacement. Of course you could sharpen it out yourself or just deal with it, but I think that's silliness.

    I'm only surprised that CRK doesn't put more effort into their edges. I've seen and heard about way too many of their knives coming with pretty mediocre edges.
  11. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    If you have to ask, send it back. It's your hard earned money, get what you'll be happy with.
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  12. Cscotttsss

    Cscotttsss Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Yeah, if you took the time to make this thread it obviously bothers you. If it was a cheap $30 Kershaw it wouldn't matter but it's a $500 knife.
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  13. sgt244

    sgt244 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    Yeah, if it's bothering you, I'd highly suggest you go ahead and send it back if you have the option.

    Get something else for that kind of money... something that you fall in love with right away...!
    It'll be money better spent.
  14. Alsharif

    Alsharif Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 8, 2018
    It should be perfect. Send it back.
  15. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    I'd probably just sharpen it out on the Wicked Edge if it were mine, but I'd also say you're justified in sending it back. Sebenzas need to be held to the standard they set.
  16. SharpKnives9

    SharpKnives9 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    CRK has good customer service. Just explain youd like to swap for another. They'd understand.
  17. Forester_01

    Forester_01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    Thanks for the replies, everyone. I decided to exchange the knife.
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