Well I got to look at the Sebenzas and...

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Eliteone2383, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    This is what happens for the most part to many people. Some folks just don't care for them and that is okay too, there is something out there for everyone I guess.
    Best not to read too much into what people write, we can make typos or not express out points in such a way as they area read as they were meant to be. I don't think and never did think the guy would drop to his knees and literally "praise" the knife, that would be a bit too... well yeah.
  2. Ken44


    Jun 29, 2005
    No need for the insults.
    Seems you may be the one that doesn't respect people who love CRK.
    I can respect your opinion on any knife, but not if its laced with insults.
  3. Rappy


    Aug 2, 2014
    Yet they don't appear to be used

  4. nick21


    Feb 22, 2014
    Rappy I think we get the point.
  5. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
    I wouldn't say EVERY CRK lover is like that. That's quite a sweeping statement. I like them a lot, but I also like other knives a lot, and find myself EDCing my Spydercos and Victorinoxes far more than my CRKs. I also know that CRKs aren't for everyone, and NOT because those they aren't for aren't sophisticated enough. Different tastes for different people. Nothing more, nothing less. Just like every custom isn't for everyone.

  6. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Punctilious memes by the man child strike again.
  7. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    Hey Rappy, maybe you missed my first question to you so I'll ask again:

    Which CRK's have you had that led you to form your opinion?

    Which knives do you currently have or have had in the past that you believe are well worth the price paid for them?

    I'm very interested in your response.
  8. Eliteone2383


    Jun 26, 2015
    I started a thread yesterday on the knife I purchased. A benchmade 482
  9. benchwarmer380

    benchwarmer380 Valyrian Member Platinum Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    The Mnandi is a frame lock also. The wood is an inlay rather than part of the frame.

    An elegant little knife.
  10. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    When did CRK start making liner locks????
  11. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    I know I like mine. :)

    Carry it all the time. :thumbup:

  12. Seneca18

    Seneca18 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    Like I said, they are expensive tools, I paid a lot of money for them so I take care of them. Also, I use my knives for cutting, I don't go around intentionally trying to beat them up for the sake of it. Answer pwrdbycotn's question.
  13. Rappy


    Aug 2, 2014
    I use my buck 112 heavily
    cutting roasted chicken through bone, Sirloin.

    all the sebenzas I've seen are...
    not used heavily, if not at all
    unless you call cutting paper heavy use, lol.

    What use have you had with your paper weight?

  14. MEJ

    MEJ Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 24, 2011
    Whats the groove forward of the jimping? I think i remember people saying it was for machining purposes?
  15. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    Yep, that's it, a separation. :)
  16. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2002

    Mine is all scratched up..... ;)

    Lighting is hiding most of them.....
  17. highestpoint

    highestpoint Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    When I first got mine I was excited as I could be. Then as I owned it, the excitement dwindled down and I continued carrying other knives. But every time I decide to bust out my 25 for my edc then it brings back that oh joy feeling.

    As for most people I think they like CRK as a whole company not just sebenzas alike. The customer services are amazing and for like a quarter of the price you can get almost a new looking knife. As for functionality, I actually use mine. Not misused and abused but food prep, various whittling sticks, etc. After my first disassembly of the sebenza itself I can tell hoe mechanically sound this knife is and can be. Now I'm not going to use it to set up camp for the night but if my life was on the line and this was all I had, I do believe this would fill the billet and be okay afterwards
  18. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    Oh, so you've just seen Sebenzas in pictures? Never actually had one?

    Rappy, I farm 7000 acres of cotton and have a cotton gin. I carry an umnumzaan almost everyday. I have one custom knife that I carry occasionally along with a sebenza 25. My umnumzaan and 25 get the hell beaten out of them. I touch them up on a sharpmaker about once a week or more if needed.

    One thing I certainly try not to do is make myself look like a complete fool by making harsh comments and jokes when I've only seen something in pictures.

    You may want to pony up and actually purchase a CRK knife and see what all the fuss is about before making childish statements about them.
  19. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Is the Sebenza overrated? Not at all. Tons of evidence to support the quality of the piece.

    Is it worth the price? I'd definitely agree that it is, and again, there's evidence to support the value. It's phenomenally well made.

    Is it my cup of tea? Nope. The style and ergos are not for me, but these are not "faults" to be exposed on the Sebbie... merely tastes of mine that don't jibe. I recall somebody on BFC years ago implied that the reason I didn't adore the Sebbie was because I couldn't afford it. Had to laugh at that, I've owned customs worth multiple times the cost of the Seb, but there's fanatics in every manufacturer's camp... be it Emerson, Spyderco, Cold Steel, Strider... you'll always have that one guy who comes out swinging if somebody criticizes their idol.

    There's folks who like 'em, and folks who don't. That's true of every knife and manufacturer though. Get what you like, and respect the guy who does the same.
  20. Rappy


    Aug 2, 2014

    my buck 112 is my sebenza, don't need $400 dollars to cut roast chicken

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