Had a issue with new sebenza. Questions

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Eliteone2383, Feb 2, 2021.

  1. russ25

    russ25

    204
    Jun 19, 2012

    Just as mentioned above, Ask to have a second set of washers fitted when you send it in. Since washers seem to be the holy grail for some reason I would do this every time I send a knife in.

    That's how I had an extra set to replace mine in the PJ31 I just received last week. Hope this helps. :)
     
  2. Eliteone2383

    Eliteone2383 Gold Member Gold Member

    659
    Jun 26, 2015
    I wrote a note on the paperwork asking for a 2nd set. Genius idea!
     
  3. Eliteone2383

    Eliteone2383 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 26, 2015
    Well I just shipped my baby to CRK. Who knows when I will see her again :(
     
  4. Sergeua

    Sergeua

    May 1, 2016
    Lubricant holds the pivot assembly and washers together and everything is flat as you are trying to slide it into the assembled handle. This assembly goes into something that only has enough width to accept it and no more. Not sure how someone can mess this up. If washer is not aligned and flat, it just won't go in. This is for 21 style pivot.
     
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  5. Eliteone2383

    Eliteone2383 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 26, 2015
    Guess I'm just an idiot. I like to think I'm mechanically inclined. I can replace my own breaks on my car and change my own oil and replace my own transmission but I still somehow pinched the washer on my sebenza.
     
  6. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 14, 2012
    If there was bladeplay and gritty action out of the box...it was probably pinched when you got it. :)

    NM...I see there was a burr when you got it.
     
  7. Eliteone2383

    Eliteone2383 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 26, 2015
    Yeah. But its all good. Shes on her way to CRK. Im sure it will be perfect when I get it back.
     
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  8. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 14, 2012
    Yes sir, they should fix ya up right good. :cool:
     
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  9. jumpstat

    jumpstat

    405
    Mar 9, 2007
    I find that using a thicker lube than the crk supplied one makes it much easier to hold the bushing and washers in place during assembly. I use SKF food safe bearing grease in both my L21 aand Umnumzaan, and so far no noticeable issues.
     
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  10. Eliteone2383

    Eliteone2383 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 26, 2015
    Where can I buy that lube?
     
  11. jumpstat

    jumpstat

    405
    Mar 9, 2007
    I bought mine at a machinery lube dealer, SKF brand is a wellknown bearing brand and I am sure you could get it in the US, say from RS Components and such.
     
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  12. ChazzyP

    ChazzyP Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    The only times I've pinched a washer putting a bushing pivot knife back together is when I installed the blade and pivot concurrently with reassembling the handle slabs. Slipping the bushing, washers, and blade back in the front can be a little tricky either at first or if you haven't done so for a while, but keeping the stop pin screw just a tiny bit loose smooths the process. The lube does hold things together and if you keep the assembly pinched between thumb and forefinger, once you get the leading edge of the bushing between the slabs you should be good to go in terms of everything hanging together in proper alignment.

    There's really too much chance of the pivot assembly becoming mis-aligned and pinching a washer when you install it at the same time you're shifting the slabs around to get the stop pin and body screws all lined up right as a washer could move just that little bit to create a problem.
     
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  13. Eliteone2383

    Eliteone2383 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 26, 2015
    It's been 3 weeks and no word yet on my L21. Starting to worry.
     
  14. NCHunter78

    NCHunter78 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Feb 14, 2016
    What do you mean "no word." Do you you know they received it? As long as they have it, I would expect 2-3 weeks at a minimum.
    Also, you can always pick up the phone and get an update. They actually have humans that pick up the phone instead of machines.
     
  15. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 14, 2012
    I wouldn’t worry one bit. :) Do you know it’s arrived at the mothership?
     
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  16. Eliteone2383

    Eliteone2383 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 26, 2015
    Yes I got a email the day it arrived. Nothing since then though.
     
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  17. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 14, 2012
    Could take 4-12 weeks. They usually call me when mine are done...I honestly wouldnt worry. :)
     
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  18. Gizler00

    Gizler00 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    ^^ agree with above..... I had to send a crk to the mother shop for warranty work, and it took a few months to get back.
     
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  19. Sergeua

    Sergeua

    May 1, 2016
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    Made me think of independence day
     
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  20. red mag

    red mag

    Apr 12, 1999
    We are here to wait with you.
    maybe you need another one? ;)
     
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