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Old 10-16-2020, 4:53 AM
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:06 AM
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My new Journeyman is a solid working knife, sharp! This is going to be a great user.

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Old 10-17-2020, 10:33 AM
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Very nice, I have the same knife with a gray handle. I got the M390 version of the 1776 that I like even more! I love me some american made Kershaw's and their more expensive ZT brothers.
Those USA Kershaws look great. I have a 1776 with the aluminum scales still. The FRN was a little fat. I gave a Bareknuckle (no assist flipper) as a gift and played with it... super strong detent on those - the opposite of the WE knives I have had that had a vague or non-existent detent. They are smooth and no blade play, but the detent needed to be stronger IMHO.

I might pickup a Dividend N690.
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:34 AM
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That is gorgeous... going to look that one up right now.

SOMETHING OBSCENE COMPANY huh? Interesting stuff. I like the G backplate.

How's the flipper action on that knife?

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Old 10-17-2020, 11:51 AM
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EDC is a Buck 110 2 dot . Or Case XX copperhead . I will not carry my Buck 110 auto in CA.
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Old 10-17-2020, 11:57 AM
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That is gorgeous... going to look that one up right now.

SOMETHING OBSCENE COMPANY huh? Interesting stuff. I like the G backplate.

How's the flipper action on that knife?
Yup, something obscene co is legit, relatively new from what I can tell. This one is perfect detent, fires every time perfectly. Lock up is spectacular. Blade is scary sharp. Even my Hinderers weren't as sharp as this from the factory.

Little bulky but it's a work knife not a gentlemen's carry. I want to grab one of the new Antimatters that are doing a presale right now. the double edged dagger is really cool, like the arch nemesis from SBD.

Oh forgot, M390 blade and 64alv titanium frame lock make for one hell of a knife. This guy is going to be my work carry for a while. wire stripping and random mechanical stuff.
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Who makes this?
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Here is a reference for size, I have medium to large hands if that helps.

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Kind of reminded me of a 0808 but the hawksbill is different... mostly the handles reminded me of a ZT.
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Old 10-17-2020, 8:40 PM
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Old 10-17-2020, 9:47 PM
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Kind of reminded me of a 0808 but the hawksbill is different... mostly the handles reminded me of a ZT.
Well, I'd agree the quality of the 0808 is there. The hawkbill is a cool blade for me, so useful. I haven't sharpened it yet but I imagine it wont be that hard. It reminds me more of a chavez ultramar 229

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Old 10-18-2020, 12:55 AM
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Well, I'd agree the quality of the 0808 is there. The hawkbill is a cool blade for me, so useful. I haven't sharpened it yet but I imagine it wont be that hard.

Cheers!!

Nice shape! I was thinking about adding a cleaver folding knife to my collection, but I've mostly gone tanto recently. Cleavers are in style right now.
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:55 AM
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^ Not to say that is a cleaver.
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Old 10-18-2020, 9:57 AM
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Nice shape! I was thinking about adding a cleaver folding knife to my collection, but I've mostly gone tanto recently. Cleavers are in style right now.
Best cleaver blade folder I've seen recently is the Kizer sheepdog. I've had one on my list for a while but I cant stop buying Pena X series. The Barlow is dropping any day and I'm hoping to get one.
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Well, I'd agree the quality of the 0808 is there. The hawkbill is a cool blade for me, so useful. I haven't sharpened it yet but I imagine it wont be that hard.

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What rub is that? Hahah.
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What rub is that? Hahah.
I did Bourbon and Butter, seared then slow and low. Turned out really good. Medium rare without too much bark. My wife doesn't like bark so I've been forced to get creative
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I did Bourbon and Butter, seared then slow and low. Turned out really good. Medium rare without too much bark. My wife doesn't like bark so I've been forced to get creative
Nice... the other day I did bacon fat and the usual stuff... black pepper, salt, garlic, onion, paprika, Montreal Steak Seasoning, coffee in a Traeger just on smoke for an hour or two and then turn it up.
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Nice... the other day I did bacon fat and the usual stuff... black pepper, salt, garlic, onion, paprika, Montreal Steak Seasoning, coffee in a Traeger just on smoke for an hour or two and then turn it up.
Nice, that sounds good. Traeger is on my list, or a pit boss.
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Took my Sebenza 25 back out for a bit of EDC rotation. For what I paid for it, I should like it better, but I don't.
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Took my Sebenza 25 back out for a bit of EDC rotation. For what I paid for it, I should like it better, but I don't.
What don't you like about it?
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What don't you like about it?
Can't exactly say, but I don't find it any better or worse than any other folder in my collection.

Perhaps its because I've already owned so many good knives and the Sebenza is a later acquisition, I just don't see what makes it so special.

Perhaps if it was my first knife, I'd feel differently.

I suspect other collectors started with a bunch of crap/cheapo knives and went up to the Sebenza. For me, it was just a lateral move that cost $435.
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Can't exactly say, but I don't find it any better or worse than any other folder in my collection.

Perhaps its because I've already owned so many good knives and the Sebenza is a later acquisition, I just don't see what makes it so special.

Perhaps if it was my first knife, I'd feel differently.

I suspect other collectors started with a bunch of crap/cheapo knives and went up to the Sebenza. For me, it was just a lateral move that cost $435.
I have always wanted a Sebenza but I've run into the same scenario where I have $500 available for a knife and I compare to other knives in that price point I'm left lack luster and I go the other way.

I know many people that swear by them and I love the look of the new 31 Sebenza but I would rather buy a RHK XM18 or SBD Evo Typhoon in 20cv over Reeves S35vn at that price point.

The 25 has always caught my eye as a sharp knife though and not as plain as the 21. I'm sure I'll own one someday but I'm really hoping for a steel upgrade and perhaps some bearings in the coming years.
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Old 10-21-2020, 7:23 AM
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Can't exactly say, but I don't find it any better or worse than any other folder in my collection.

Perhaps its because I've already owned so many good knives and the Sebenza is a later acquisition, I just don't see what makes it so special.

Perhaps if it was my first knife, I'd feel differently.

I suspect other collectors started with a bunch of crap/cheapo knives and went up to the Sebenza. For me, it was just a lateral move that cost $435.
Sounds like you just don't have that intangible Chris Reeves worship syndrome. Doesn't the action feel like a smooth hydraulic mechanism and the whole knife's fit and finish make you gasp involuntarily when your eyes fall upon it?
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That is gorgeous... going to look that one up right now.

SOMETHING OBSCENE COMPANY huh? Interesting stuff. I like the G backplate.

How's the flipper action on that knife?
I need that knife!
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There was a time when a lot of the sebenza features were just far superior to anything else out there at that price point, and full titanium scales with the frame lock were a rarity as was the BG42 steel, not a lot of other knives using it. Handling a sebenza then was a bit revelatory...Now I can't say I handled a ton of high end or custom knives at the time but I'd seen and handled a bit.

Then others started to catch up, and imitate or innovate...and since 2010 they are still nice knives but not really unique or leading the market in any way. Still a great solid knife, but the same can be had for much less. So many steels out there is is very hard to keep up. Gone are the days when your choices were pretty much 1095, AUS#, 440C, or ATS-34, with the very occasional tool steel making an appearance.

I like the Kizer made Lundquist Feist with all Ti scales as a nice gentleman's pocket knife/small chore knife. There are certainly things about it that ape sebenza features.
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There was a time when a lot of the sebenza features were just far superior to anything else out there at that price point, ...

Then others started to catch up, and imitate or innovate...and since 2010 they are still nice knives but not really unique or leading the market in any way. Still a great solid knife, but the same can be had for much less. ...
Agreed, I have a small sebenza in Damascus that I have carried before but since it was a bit pricey, I've been a lil reluctant to use it for everyday cutting tasks. It mostly stays home. I use my mini bugout instead when I want to carry a knife about that size. It is extremely light and the Axis lock is amazing.
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