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Discussion in 'Knives' started by bleh, Jun 14, 2013.
Great shot Crippletron
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How can you tell the steel type on a CRK, I thought the blades are sterile with no markings whatsoever?
+1 on the great pic!
I've got two now...
Love them little stinkers.
Oh yeah, I can post here now!
Yep this is our first one and we absolutely love her. The Bostons fearlessness makes her perfect for our lifestyle. She goes kayaking, boating, paddle board and last year she rode a jetski!
Happy New Year Crippletron.
CRK used S30V for a number of years for blade steel and switched to S35VN in the early 2000's I think.
IMG_2544 by Gilatabar Glabu, sur Flickr
I like that sebe Jarhead, even without the lanyard.
I'm working it hard already...
I'll edit this post with a pic for proof tomorrow!
Ahm, I understand that, I just mean, if you get no paperwork to your Sebenza how can you know what steel it is and if it's not a clone? I don't question your purchase, don't get me wrong on this, just imagine there's a Sebbie, maybe you found it in the forest and you want to know in what year it was made, what steel etc. Could you orthe people at CRK tell that if you send it in?
Inside the scales they stamp the month and year it was manufactured (the scales that is). I don't know how long they have been doing this for but it would give you a good indication of how old the knife is.
As for being a clone, that may be a bit harder. Maybe someone else would know?
Well, it's not a serious question as I haven't found a sebenza, yet
If I ever would I guess I'd disassemble it, take pictures, send them to CRK and ask if they can say if it's real.
And then I'd maybe send it in for a spa treatment
ATS / BG42 don't have any markings on the blade. S30V has "S" and S35VN has "V" stamped on the blade near the pivot. You'd have to disassemble it to see it.
When all else fails, you can always send in the knife to CRK and have them certify it by giving you a re-issued birth card.
Also, when you are well versed enough with CRK blades, you can somehow tell between BG42 and S30V / S35VN. They look a little different (polishing / grains on the steel). I can't really explain it though.
The stamp on the handles are one way to tell when it was manufactured. However, it is possible that they changed blades. So, the handle markings are not a sure way to tel the blade steel...
If you have used a CRK for awhile, you'd immediately figure out if you have a clone. It's pretty easy to tell between a genuine one and a clone one when you know what to look for.
2 Large Regular Sebenza | one on top has S30V and bottom has BG42.
Basic EDC | On Person Carry | Skinth Loadouts | Backpack | Bail Out Bag
I promised myself not to get anymore CRKs this year (2016)... bummer.. just could not resist..
Small "Pre-Idaho" Sebenza 21 w/ Mammoth Bark Inlay:
Small "Think Twice Cut Once" Regular Sebenza LH