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Well, my Sebenza is gone

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by bladeboss, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Emspop


    Oct 12, 2016
    Oh I don’t know, how about...

  2. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    You'll find many opinions on the porch. Almost as many as there are folks on the porch.

    Personally I like traditional knives and modern knives, and usually carry one of each or more. GEC makes a fine knife. If they made more in SS, I'd have more of them. There's lots of other manufacturers too that have some fine offerings.

    As far as your Sebenza goes, if it didn't see the light of day for two years then a trade is a decent idea. CRK knives are as good as a modern folder gets. I've got a Mnandi that sees some carry time and I've owned a few other CRK knives.

    Good luck with your newly discovered knives. Make sure you stick around as you get drawn deeper and deeper in to this crazy traditional knife hobby.
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  3. kamagong


    Jan 13, 2001
    That comment was made specifically in response to a woebegone post (since cleared up) about thread derailment. In any case not everyone here believes that GECs and slipjoints are all sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes you'll get attaboys. Other times you won't.
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  4. bladeboss


    Mar 6, 2012
    Thanks for the kind words.
    I'm sure it will be a "downward" spiral. :D
  5. bladeboss


    Mar 6, 2012
    I appreciate your understanding.
    That was my fault for wording it wrong in the first place.
  6. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    These Northwoods Little Bay 25's are my favorite #25 of the entire lineup since the founding of GEC. That Clip blade just rocks!

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  7. bladeboss


    Mar 6, 2012
    I love how Northwoods knives have "Northwoods" pressed into the blade like that. Makes em look old and handmade.
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  8. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    The pull on a 25 can be mighty stout, I've had a few that were nailbreakers. I'm glad my first GEC wasn't one of those, I probably would have been shy about trying another.

    I did quite a bit of research before buying my first though.
  9. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
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  10. kamagong


    Jan 13, 2001
    It's not that serious, they're just knives.
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  11. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    I understand your point but I can't frankly find any difference between CASE's cv, Böker's carbon or GEC's 1095. As for CASE's ss it seems to behave the same as their cv except in rusting, just a preference point for patinating steel or stainless. There are plenty of us here who are tired of GEC's carbon dogma at the expense of Sandvik, 440c, D2, or anything stainless at all-no stainless release in 2017!
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  12. Will Power

    Will Power

    Jan 18, 2007
    From Drop-Point to Sheepfoot EO

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  13. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    Really fat fingers will handle a stiff pull! :D ;) :thumbsup:

    Welcome to Traditionals bladeboss, #25 is a nice pattern :thumbsup:



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  14. mlamb


    Feb 12, 2006
    My inner demons struggle between my Slip joints and Sebenza's.
  15. rye_a

    rye_a Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    I love my GECs. They are examples of true traditional patterns and workmanship, and the fit and finish can’t be beat. I also appreciate that they are equally appropriate for use in the boardroom as they are in the barnyard.

    That said, your post got me thinking about my Sebenza that was stolen in 2008, and I wound up finding an incredible deal on a large Sebenza with snakewood and raindrop Damascus as a replacement. The bottom line is as with women, whiskey, and other fine things in life, many of us appreciate a wide variety of knives.


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  16. kamagong


    Jan 13, 2001
    Perhaps it's my status as a married man talking, but how do you manage that? :eek: I haven't been able to pull off that trick since college.
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  17. jc57


    Nov 28, 2012
    A: GEC 1095 seems to be a little harder than Case CV. Not much, but I feel the difference on the sharpening stones. That may or may not translate into any meaningful difference in your use of the knife. Unlike Case, GEC also uses carbon steel for the backsprings, and sometimes the liners and bolsters on all-steel models. You need to take this into account in your maintenance procedures.

    B: I have 1 Micarta knife that I carry occasionally - a Queen Country Cousin. It seems to benefit from a little mineral oil rubbed into it once in a while. Very little. Usually occurs as a side effect of sharpening (I use oil stones) or oiling the joint. I rub it in with my fingers before wiping it off with a cloth/paper towel.
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  18. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    Admiring from a distance and indulging are not the same. :rolleyes::D;)
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  19. JB in SC

    JB in SC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2001
    Bring on a diet doesn't mean you can't look at the menu. That's what I've been telling her for almost 50 years. She still rolls her eyes...
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  20. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Off Topic
    That used to be my mantra, now it's "I may be old, but I'm not dead". :D
    @rye_a , Nice bunch of trads! What's that odd looking thing in the last pic? ;) JK, Chris makes some wonderful knives!
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