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!