Knife Review

Knife Preview: Chris Reeve Sebenza


By the time you read this, a well-used Chris Reeve Sebenza will be bumping along to Chris Dumm for a review. And boy, I hope he doesn’t take too long with it! This particular Sebenza was a gift from a family friend that I received in May 2009. I started daily carrying my knife several months later when I worked in shipping/receiving and needed to cut boxes regularly. Harsh treatment? You bet . . .


It’s since been my EDC (emphasis on the E) for the last four years. In that time, I’ve stripped it down about once a year to completely clear out the lint and grime, and give it a bit of lubrication. I’ve also run it through a dishwasher and gutted a deer or two. My only sharpening love has come from a busted AccuSharp that’s been rattling around in my truck for years.


Is this the way a ~$500 knife should be treated? No. Will the Chris Reeve Sebenza handle such abuse? Absolutely. I look forward to reading Chris’ review and I hope he returns it soon!



10 responses to ‘Knife Preview: Chris Reeve Sebenza

  1. A great knife. It’s no wonder why many consider the Sebenza to be among the best folder they own, because of or despite the hefty price tag.

  2. I honestly can’t think of a single benefit a knife like the Sebenza would give me over a Spyderco Endura at a tenth of the cost, other than a gaping hole in my wallet.

  3. I could have two nice ZT knives or a Sebenza or fifty shit knives… I’m going to spend lots more on knives and I’m going to buy what I want. Fact number one, a sebenza will out live an endura. Fact number two, many knives are more expensive than sebenzas. Fact three, just buy a gun may not be the best advice for someone with many guns who wants a great pocket knife. Fact four, many people are bossy and stupid. Evidence of fact four… Trump.

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