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Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 21 Gold Leaf CGG 3.625" S35VN Blade, Titanium Handles - CRKSEB21LGOLDCGG

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CRKSEB21LGOLDCGG: Large Sebenza 21 Gold Leaf CGG
Chris Reeve Knives

The folding knife that has become the yardstick against which others are compared, the Sebenza has earned a worldwide reputation for rock solid performance and a "bank vault" feel. Chris developed the first Sebenza in 1987 and the profile has experienced minor changes over the years. After the entirely handmade version, came the Original profile in 1990, the Regular in 1996 and the Classic in 2000. 
2008 was the 21st year of the Sebenza and to celebrate, CRK introduced the Sebenza 21—an updated version of the classic, that is easier to insert into a pocket or pouch. 

Whether plain with a tumbled or "stonewashed" S35VN blade and sand blasted handles, or embellished with a polished or damascus blade, wood inlay or lavish graphics, each Sebenza is individually fitted to the closest tolerances.

Chris developed his unique style of embellishing Sebenza handles early in the 1990's and now these graphics have become a trade mark of Chris Reeve Knives. The graphics are machined into the handles and are enhanced with either color or texture contrast. Colors are achieved by anodizing, a process that involves passing an electrical current through the titanium handle, causing a layer of oxide to form on the surface. The desired color is achieved by selecting a specific voltage and the color is simply reflected light, the spectrum splintered. When the coloring is complete, the handle is hand polished to a satin finish. Silver Contrast designs use a satin finish paired against the matte finish of sandblasting.

Computer Generated Graphics (CGGs):
These designs are repeatable and may be ordered by name. CAD/CAM (computer aided drawing/computer aided machining) allows the creation of a graphic, and transfer of the design into a program that can be machined on a CNC milling machine. The colors of the thumb lugs and back spacers are matched to the respective designs and will not be varied.
  • Blade Length: 3.625" (92 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3.175 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.335" (212 mm)
  • Handle Thickness: 0.150" (3.81 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-59 RC
  • Handle Material: 6A14V Titanium
  • Fittings: 303 Stainless Steel
  • Thumblug: 6A14V Titanium
  • Pocket Clip: 6A14V Titanium
  • Weight: 4.7 oz. (133 g)
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 084043

Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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full fathom five.
Nov 02, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Weight, None
Sebenzas are excellent knives.
I've also got one functional hand, so ease of deployment is critical for me. The first sebenza was difficult to open at first, but after an hour or so of handling I found an angle that made the opening easy. I love mine. The people at CRK are friendly and customer oriented. They've been responsive to every request. I have had 6 of them as I trade looking for perfect knives. The sebenzas hold their value very well These comments apply to my other knives from CRK. Each has been flawless in fit and finish. I'd like to run across a small one; the large ones are pretty hefty. If you are still unhappy with your knives check with customer service and explain your situation. UPS will do at home pick-ups. Send me pix, I may take one from you. For what it's worth There is a paragraph in the federal code that exempts amputees from the laws on automatic knives. That might be a solution for you. I'd ask the LEO where you live to be on the safe side; not many people seem aware of this. Loss of use of the limb can be equivalent to amputation for this; it was for me.
3 out of 5
Frank M C
Nashville, Tn
Oct 17, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Sheath, Weight, Lock Ease of Use
Difficult to open
I bought this knife and another small Sebenza because I am a stroke victim and knife collector and wanted a top end production knife that I could open with one hand. I looked at multiple YouTube reviews and purchase reviews and thought I had covered my bases and dropped almost $1000 on the two knives. I received my knives and was very pleased with their appearance. I knew they were a little clunky little but they were beautifully machined. Imagine my surprise when I tried to open them wIth my one good hand and found the large Sebenza difficult to open and the small one entirely impossibly to open with one hand. CRK offered to attempt to fix the problem if I sent the knives back, but I explained to them due to my disabiliy this was more trouble than it was worth. This snt me on a search on reputable knife forums, something I should have done earlier, and found that this is a common problem with these knives. People much more capable and mechanically inclined than myself stated they had to disassemble the knife and sand the pivot bushings(?) until the knife opened easily. This is not what I expect from a $450+ knife. Had I known I would not have bought the knives. If you want a knife you can open easily with one hand stick with Kershaw and Spyderco. This is not the knife for. Do your research on knife forums and not YouTube
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