Friday, November 8, 2013

The 2013 Sebenza 25 Has Landed!


We just got our first shipment of the New 2013 Sebenza 25 from Chris Reeve Knives and boy is it sweet! If my bet is correct, it will win the manufacturers quality award at the 2014 Blade Show.

Twenty-five years have passed since the Sebenza was first manufactured and the Sebenza 25 model commemorates the evolution of the Sebenza knife. Virtually every year has seen small, incremental developments, improvements, changes, and every year the Sebenza has been admired, tested, and copied!

True to the Chris Reeve style the Sebenza 25 maintains it's simplistic function. The 25th Anniversary Sebenza features the sandblasted matte gray handles, typical of all Sebenzas. It comes in a new box and includes a Chris Reeve microfiber cloth.

Features: 

  • Large Hollow Grind Technology--the first blade to feature this new grind that blends the best of hollow and flat grinds. 
  • Shaped phosphor bronze washer on the lock side brings additional stability to that side of the blade. 
  • One-eighth inch ceramic ball acts as the interface between the lock bar and the blade, and doubles to drop into the detent, ensuring the blade stays in place when closed. 
  • Larger perforations in the washers reduce friction, store more lubricant and offer space for small dirt particles to move away from the blade/washer interface, helping to prevent blade action from becoming "sticky". 
  • 416 Heat treated stainless steel stop pin is interference fit into the lock side of the handle. 
  • Asymmetrical pattern thumb serrations on a curved thumb ramp of the blade give excellent purchase. 
  • At 0.140" (3.56mm), the blade is more robust blade than previous Sebenza models. 


Specifications:

  • Blade Material: CPM S35VN Stainless Steel 
  • Blade Hardness: 58-59 RC 
  • Blade Length: 3.625" (92 mm) 
  • Blade Thickness: 0.140" (3.56 mm) 
  • Double Thumb Lugs: Titanium 
  • Handle Length: 4.71" (147.64 mm) 
  • Handle Material: 6Al4V Titanium 
  • Handle Thickness: 0.150" (3.8 mm) 
  • Overall Length: 8.335" (212 mm) 
  • Pocket Clip: 6Al4V Titanium 
  • Weight: 5.2 oz. (145 g) 
  • Handcrafted in the USA 


Watch our Youtube video review of the Chris Reeve Sebenza 25.

Read more here.