Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21 Folding Knife 2.94" S35VN Stonewashed Tanto Blade, Titanium Handles - S21-1010


Part #: CRKSEB21STA | Chris Reeve Knives
Earn 3,750 knifeREWARDS Points!
Payment Plan Eligible!
CRKSEB21STA: Small Sebenza 21 Tanto
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. It is the standard.

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, the Classic in 2000, and eventually, in 2008, the 21st year of the Sebenza, Chris Reeve introduced the Sebenza 21.

Designed for lifetimes of use, the Sebenza 21 was carefully developed to improve upon its predecessors. With every iteration, we seek to improve strength and longevity, while still maintaining the sleek profile and simplicity of the iconic Sebenza.

Whether plain with a tumbled or "stonewashed" S35VN blade and sand blasted handles or embellished with a polished satin or Damascus blade, wood inlay or lavish graphics, each Sebenza is individually fitted to the closest tolerances. All Sebenzas are available in Large or Small, and dedicated Right or Left handed for the fullest user experience.
  • The Original Integral Lock
  • Removable Pocket Clip
  • Hollow Grind
  • Stonewashed Tanto Blade
  • Sandblasted Handles
  • Blue Spacer, Single Blue Thumb Lug, Blue Lanyard Tie
  • Blade Length: 2.94"
  • Closed Length: 3.935"
  • Overall Length: 6.875" 
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Blade Hardness: 59-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: 6Al4V Titanium
  • Handle Thickness (Per Side): 0.125"
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Washers
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 3.0 oz.
  • Designer: Chris Reeve
  • Made in the USA
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.
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.
Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21 Folding Knife 2.94" S35VN Stonewashed Tanto Blade, Titanium Handles3.000 (1 review)
3.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21 Folding Knife 2.94" S35VN Stonewashed Tanto Blade, Titanium Handles
3 out of 5
Baldwin Park, Ca
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening
Nice knife, but not in love...
After hearing about all the hype about CRK and the infamous Sebenza, I finally caved and spent the $$$ on a small Sebenza with the tanto blade.Pros: quality knife, excellent build and materials. The Sebenza is built to very tight tolerances. Absolutely no wiggle and great lockup when opened or closed. Blasted titanium handles are well built but may be too small for large hands but hey this is supposed to be a compact knife. Handles have a nice texture to them making it both smooth yet easy to grip. Love the tango shape blade, wish more knives had this option. Cons: hard to open. I spent weeks trying to break it in. Sharp and tiny thumb stud gave me "Sebenza thumb" during the first weeks during break in. The pocket clip applies additional pressure to the frame lock which is in constant contact with the blade making it difficult to open in one swift move. I either have to use my thumb throughout the entire opening or use a very assertive flick of the wrist. "Sebenza thumb" was also further aggravated when disengaging the very firm frame lock. Lanyard is a nice touch, but fail to see it's purpose. Overall, this is a very nice knife built with quality materials and of the finest craftsmanship. Over built to such tight tolerances, i found it difficult to operate as quickly and efficiently as i would like. For the price, I feel as if I'm making compromises in order to enjoy the knife instead of vice versa. I also like its understated and simplistic look, but for the price I would expect to have something more visually appealing.If you're thinking about getting this knife or already own one, i totally understand why you might love it. It's a great knife. For a $350 EDCK, I just didn't fall in love with it.
Loading Reviews