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My Sebenza 25 seized up as I was deploying it.

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Jfoster99, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Jfoster99

    Jfoster99 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 11, 2012
    so I got in the car last night to drive home and took my large Inkosi( actually a 25)
    out of my pocket and placed on the center console for the trip. About an hour into the ride I picked it up and began opening and closing the blade. Just basic fondling with a light flick here and there. Everything was fine and then out of know where the blade was getting stuck at 90 degrees.
    A pound or so of pressure and it would push passed the stuck point. But it was certainly broke. At first I thought the washer slipped or cracked washer..

    Turned out the round stop pin is not round and rotated to cause excessive friction on the blade. I’m shocked this happened but after looking at the design I’m more shocked it does not happen more often. There is nothing but friction to prevent it from rotating.

    Is this a known issue?
    Do people put locktite on the stop pin to stop it from rotating?
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
  2. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    ? Is it a 25
    Lone_Wolfe likes this.
  3. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    I think what you've got there is a Sebenza 25.
    619™ and Lone_Wolfe like this.
  4. Don M

    Don M

    Apr 30, 2000
    Assuming this is a 25. Yes, loctite. I use purple on mine, and I have never had a problem in the almost six years that I have had it. And if you disassemble it only unscrew one side so the stop pin remains aligned correctly.
    Lone_Wolfe likes this.
  5. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    What actually broke ????
    Was it just the stop pin moving putting the blade in a bind ?
    This is the first I've heard about an Inkosi, it's happened to the 25 before.
    Lone_Wolfe likes this.
  6. Jfoster99

    Jfoster99 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 11, 2012
    Sorry, Yes it is a 25...

    So it sounds like this can be a frequent issue and loctite is the solution.
  7. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Once you set the stop pin in its proper position with a dab of loctite. Really no reason to touch it after that. You may want to consider changing the thread title. Since it wasn't an Inkosi and nothing actually broke.
  8. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
  9. kidcongo


    Jan 12, 2013
    I think the title of this thread is a little “clickbaitish”. Consider editing it if you can.
    Lone_Wolfe likes this.
  10. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    I stand corrected, he was able to edit it.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2019
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  11. Jfoster99

    Jfoster99 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 11, 2012
    I updated the title..

    I was not trying to Bait anyone... I was really shocked the knife stopped working just like that.

    I have had issues with Chris Reeve knives in the past but alway after disassembled and reassembled incorrectly ( on my part).

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