The Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 21 – Double Thumb Lug model is just one of many models in the Sebenza 21 family. The Sebenza 21 is the folding knife that has become the yardstick against which other folding knives are compared too. The Chris Reeve Sebenza 21 has earned a worldwide reputation for rock solid performance and a “bank vault” feel. Chris Reeve 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 and the Classic in 2000. 2008 was the 21st year of the Sebenza and to celebrate, Chris Reeve Knives introduced the Sebenza 21—an updated version of the classic, that is easier to insert into a pocket or pouch. Whether plain with a tumbled or “stonewashed” S35VN blade and sand blasted handles or embellished with a polished or Damascus blade, wood inlay or lavish graphics, each Sebenza is individually fitted to the closest tolerances. NOTE: This Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 21 incorporates double thumb lugs.
CPM-S35VN Steel: CPM-S35VN is a quality stainless steel that is part of Crucible Industries’ “SxxV series”. “CPM” identifies the steel as having been made through Crucible Industries’ CPM process, offering an improved outcome over that of conventional melting practices. The letters “S,” “V,” and “N” refer to the terms “stainless,” vanadium,” and “niobium,” respectively. The number thirty-five has no significance other than to differentiate between S30V steel. Despite the high level of toughness in this steel, which usually diminishes a steel’s wear resistance, this steel does not lose out on a superior resistance to wear and chipping. CPM-S35VN steel is incredibly hard, and a high quality steel that offers superior dimensional stability, grindability, and toughness that together make this a top grade steel.
Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 21 – Double Thumb Lug Specifications:
Blade Material: S35VN Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 58-59 RC
Blade Length: 3.625″ (92mm)
Blade Thickness: 0.125″ (3.175mm)
Overall Length: 8.335″ (212mm)
Handle Material: 6AI4V Titanium
Weight: 4.7 oz. (133g)
Handmade in the USA