1. Week 43of the BladeForums.com Year of Giveaways is live! Enter to win a Spyderco C243PBK Edela + Misc Prize Pack

    Click here to enter the drawing for your chance to win a Spyderco Endela + Misc Prize Pack , Bladeforums.com swag or memberships!
    Be sure to read the rules before entering, and help us decide next week's giveaway by hitting the poll in that thread!

    Entries will close at 11:59PM Saturday, Oct 26 ; winners will be drawn on Sunday @ 5pm on our Youtube Channel: TheRealBladeForums. Bonus prizes will be given during the livestream!


    Questions? Comments? Post in the discussion thread here

Sebenza 25 Micarta

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by diracismyhero, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. chili77

    chili77

    220
    Sep 28, 2011
    I am no fan of the micarta inlays generally but the 25 looks terrible with it. Sorry, just my opinion.
    What I'd really like to see is a 25 Insingo.
     
  2. AKWILD

    AKWILD Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Interesting indeed. Just happy my ntm large dammie reg is almost here;)
     
  3. Askurato

    Askurato

    67
    Aug 6, 2013
    Not aesthetically pleasing to me.
     
  4. Tripton

    Tripton Gold Member Gold Member

    May 26, 2008
    I was really hoping that they would do a large, one piece inlay. I feel that would really look nice on the 25.
     
  5. ridnovir

    ridnovir Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    I agree
    I cannot believe I waited for almost a year for THIS abomination
    Hope the production version will be different
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2014
  6. kidcongo

    kidcongo

    Jan 12, 2013
    I find myself feeling kinda sorry for Chris, or whomever came up with this design. It must be hard to put your new baby on display and have everyone tell you your kid is butt-ugly. Then again the company was built based on selling fairly minimalist designs to people who appreciate clean design, great functionality, and great quality at a steep price point. You gotta really love those inlays to pay the premium for the inlayed sebbie, so CRK has some duty to get it right I suppose. For some reason these inlays on the 25 remind me of eyebrows, not in a good way. If that's the official release, the only thing that could save it in my mind is someone telling me the ergos are sublime, but if you really want ergos, buy a spyderco Native 5 or something. CRK in not really about form-fit, 'disappear in you hand' type knives in my mind.
     
  7. Ken44

    Ken44

    Jun 29, 2005
    Thats looks really bad.
    I think if the strips were closer together and the bottom one didn't have the curve it would look much better.
    I'm not a fan of the 25 anyway, but I know many have been waiting for this model. For the ones that have been waiting on this I hope something will be changed before final production.
     
  8. dflores

    dflores

    826
    Dec 29, 2011
    That is atrocious…… I also cannot believe I have been waiting for a micarta anticipating it would be a one piece. Honestly I do not know who is to blame for that but whoever it was…..
     
  9. 13aphomet

    13aphomet

    733
    Feb 7, 2012
    The inlays make the 21 look great I think, adds to the piece. The 25 on the other hand.......
    These definitely look forced. A solid piece would be awesome!! Or some bolstered action!!
     
  10. Techno

    Techno

    Jul 30, 2013
    Wow I never thought that I would think that a CRK was ugly.
     
  11. frontline29

    frontline29

    Oct 7, 2008
    CRK is my favorite company and their folders are all I really carry. So I dont want to jump on the negitive bandwagon, but I truly think that the inlays on that knife look wrong or off in some way.
    I just really really hope that is just a mock up, prototype, or photoshop of some sort, because I know CRK can do a much better job with the inlays then that.
     
  12. humblerodent

    humblerodent Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    I really hope this isn't the final design for inlays on the 25. It looks really, really bad. I was hoping for one solid inlay on the 25 like the annuals. But even compared to the nice straight split inlays on the 21, this is really ugly. It just looks goofy and amateurish. I love CRK, I love the sebenza (I have many), but I don't love this. I will never buy one that looks like this.
     
  13. JNewell

    JNewell

    Nov 18, 2005
    Wait a minute!

    Has CRK ever tossed a knife out that was a real loser? Nah. I think we should assume that this picture is a PS simulation and that the real thing will be up to the usual standards. Or, in other words, innocent until proven guilty? :)
     
  14. NapTime

    NapTime

    23
    Mar 26, 2013
    My Sebenza buying would come to a halt.
     
  15. ridnovir

    ridnovir Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Let's hope so
    I also hope that Chris or Heather or someone at CRK reads this thread
     
  16. JP Chestnut

    JP Chestnut

    125
    Nov 26, 2013
    I don't like it at all. It's a huge step back from the 21, and it will probably cost in excess of $500.
     
  17. stjames

    stjames Sebenzanista

    Oct 26, 1998
    I was hoping for a one piece inlay on the 25, it will be nice when they start the decorated and CF scaled models. We will see what comes out of the SHOT Show.
     
  18. DRK

    DRK

    888
    Oct 10, 2012
    I can't say I am loving it ... at all. The Micarta is just too thin, I like the 25 with plain scales but that one oy.
     
  19. Dangerously

    Dangerously

    Jan 8, 2013
    It seems a shame to miss this opportunity for a one piece inlay like the annuals. And for a two piece inlay, the swoop doesn't complement the scale as much as the straighter 21 inlays.

    I'm just repeating most of the opinions here, in hopes to lend my support to the suggestion that Chris try out some other inlay designs.
     
  20. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Well, at least I'm not crazy or too picky - jury finds this guilty of UGLY.
     

Share This Page