Sebenza jimping

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by JackSmith7, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. JackSmith7

    JackSmith7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    Hi BF I have heard that sebenza 21's have 21 jimps on the spine. However I counted mine and it only has 17. The knife has been sent in to CRK before so I assume it is legitimate. Wondering if anyone has any thoughts. Thanks in advance!
  2. zigsz71


    Jun 19, 2018
    Just counted to be sure ... my 21 does in fact have 21 “dips” in the jimping. I don’t have the exact build date right now but the code on the inside of the scales is A-18 so it was made somewhere around the first or second quarter of 2018.
  3. ShadyMethods

    ShadyMethods Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 9, 2016
    I actually never noticed before but 17 dips on my 9/8/11 Large Snakewood and 21 on my 1/26/16 PJ Insingo. Guess they changed it some time in between the 2.

  4. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
  5. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2018
    Not sure about the large Seb but when I did research on the small Seb awhile back depending on the blade type and collaboration like Wilson Combat for example the jimping will differ and not just the count the spacing and style, I'm sure there are still videos out there showing this
  6. JackSmith7

    JackSmith7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    My scale says A-18 and has micarta inlays. So is it possible my blade is not original to the knife?
  7. archieblue

    archieblue Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    Historically, CRK monkeys with the jimping all the time. I had a regular with only like six big wide kerfs. As long as the machining is spot on symmetrical I don’t mind.
  8. loon#r

    loon#r Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Don’t overthink it. My large 2013 wood inlay 21 has 17 jimp dimps and my 2010 small micarta inlay 21 has 19 jimp dimps. Both are legit CRKs.
  9. guy g

    guy g Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 22, 2000
    My 2017 made Sm 21 Blue Hex CGG has 16.
    Third quarter 2017 made.
  10. nyefmaker

    nyefmaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    CRK has a long history of “tweaking” the jumping, so the varied number of Jimps and/or style is normal. I have seen so many variations and even just subtle changes I have lost count.
  11. Kabancheck


    Aug 11, 2018
    On my fresh 2020 year Sebenzas I have 21 jumps on Large micarta and 16 on Small wood inlay
  12. JackSmith7

    JackSmith7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    Thanks for all the feedback! Seems like it's not anything out of the ordinary.
  13. Ante Vukorepa

    Ante Vukorepa Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 28, 2020
    ”Small Micarta and the Jimp Dimps” could pass for an early Motown act.
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