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Discussion in 'Knives' started by bleh, Jun 14, 2013.
My plain jane...
Nothing to see here for the regulars...
My first impression...WOW. The blade finish is a beautiful stonewash finish I'm used to seeing in my preferred knives.The sterile blade is plain and simple. A great blade shape and size for my needs and likes. Where I was a bit surprised on the blade was the finish of the backside of the blade. The edges are actually a bit beveled to give it a super slick silky feel. Even the thumb grooves (or whatever you call them) are a bit subdued to give it a super smooth feel. The handle of the knife is very compact and perfect for the blade. No unnecessary material to add weight or bulk. Overall I love this knife. I know I'm in the honeymoon stage so I'll be sure to report back later after I carry it for a few weeks.
Now for a few CRK newbie questions.
What is the extra hole in the blade handle for? Anything?
First thing I did was remove the cool lanyard. It was cool...I'm just not a lanyard guy,so my question is, is the lanyard hole piece removable or is it part of the knife's structural stability?
I like the blue anodization but I can see myself sometime wanting to get rid of it. Instead of removing and sanding those pieces can one purchase plain Ti pieces to replace them. I would like the option to have both.
The sandblasted finish is beautiful but I know it won't last forever. All my knives I buy are for users so I won't baby it and am almost looking forward to getting some character on the handle. I was wondering if anyone had played around with different finishes.Stonewash,straight sanding for a smooth finish or just letting them be. What is your preferences or maybe other options?
Just a curiosity thing...I wasn't sure what the birthdate would be on my knife,nor did I care,but the birthdate was exactly 11 days prior to me receiving it. It was still wet behind the ears. Is that normal?
Yep ... lol
McGizmo flashlights can have that effect, too
Awesome knife! Congratulations.
The extra hole in the handle helped hold the titanium slab in the die during initial machining (the only reason I know that is because there is a Youtube segment on the making of Sebenzas where they discuss that). It's an interesting process if you want to check it out.
The lanyard hole piece is removable and doesn't seem to affect structural stability, but I believe every little bjust it helps. I leave mine in even without the lanyard on the knife.
I know you can purchase silver thumb studs instead of blue. It's best to send the knife back to CRK to replace them since they are a high tolerance press fit.
I let mine be initially, and after quite a few scratches I decided to stone wash the handle and clip. That's a great finish since it's home renewable. If you ever want to "start over", you can send the knife back to CRK for a spa treatment and they will re-sand blast the handles for you which makes them like you first received them (almost as good as new).
I'm not really sure how the birth date thing works. I have three Sebenzas and a Mnandi. Two of the Sebenzas I bought used, and the other Sebenza and Mnandi I bought from dealers. All were quite a ways after their birthday, so I'm afraid I have no experience. Hopefully someone else with more experience can chime in about that one.
Enjoy your new toy (oops).....) I mean tool!
Good stuff. Thanks for the reply.
AFAIK sanding and anodizing void their warranty so they won't sandblast it again, stonewashing should be ok I'd guess.
Some people don't seem to know about the Unfaan
They were made from 1997-2002.
Here are the standard production for each year.
This is one of the prettiest Umfaans I've seen.
The Unfaan is really the small Sebenza.
Probably it would have been more successful with a pocket clip installed, like on the new Inkosi...
If you have a small sebenza you can leave the lanyard pin without a lanyard, but if you have a large it will fall out.
On the smalls the pin will stay in, it freely rotates and has a big hole it, you can remove it but it will stay in without a lanyard.
For color and contrast. I am awful at picture taking..
What angle is that sharpened to, looks very low? Nice shot too.
Love both knives... Global makes great kitchen knives.
Because you can't only have just one.