Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21 Frame Lock Knife (2.94" Stonewash)

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  • Overall Length:6.875"
  • Blade Length:2.94"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S35VN
  • Hardness:59-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.94"
  • Handle Thickness:0.40"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:3.00 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Chris Reeve Knives
  • Model:Sebenza
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


Chris Reeve introduced the first Sebenza in 1987 and the profile has experienced only minor changes over the years. After the entirely handmade version came the Original profile in 1990, the Regular in 1996, the Classic in 2000 and then in the 21st year, 2008, the Sebenza 21 was introduced, it's an updated version of the classic, that is easier for use in a pocket or pouch.

The Sebenza from Chris Reeve Knives is the yardstick against which other folding knives are measured. The words "bank vault" feel have been used to describe the Sebenza's superior action and once you've had the opportunity to handle this knife you're sure to agree. Despite the rock solid feel the action is smooth and easy to operate. The Sebenza Integral Lockę ensures the knife is like a fixed blade when it's open. Both comfortable and elegant, the Sebenza line is a must have for any knife enthusiast.


Customer Reviews

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Terrible thumbstud
Chris B.
Great knife other than the thumbstud. It's a stepped stud but the problem is it's rounded on top and basically just pushes into the pad of your thumb. If your hands are damp your thumb will just slide over the top. Disappointed in it really, takes away from a beautiful tool. Reeves customer service is A+ as I had to send my knife to them for a swap.
She's a beaut Clark!
Greg B.
Stands up to everything I've ever read about it...precise, rock solid, beautiful in its simplicity. For the money I'm not disappointed.
10X better than a $35 Kershaw?
Russ G.
I think it's that much better. And more.

But just as I was warned not so long ago when I first became interested in all things sharp 'n shiny, if one continues to buy knives one will want to buy better and better ones, until eventually the thought of picking up a perfectly decent production model from a perfectly decent company seems like a foolish waste of $ that could go towards a GOOD knife. Then one has reached the point where 400 dollars for a small pocket knife seems reasonable--a good deal even, if its custom.

What I mean is, this Sabenza is easily the finest knife I've ever owned and I couldnt be happier with it, but that's because I can see how superior the blade's S35VN steel is compared to S35VN blades from a half dozen other companies whose knifes are in my collection. And the Sabenza's Ti frame/handle makes my others look like cheap stainless steel. The Sabenza's is much lighter, yet feels sturdier, and there's no question it has a superior lock.

A year ago, I wasn't savvy enough to have noticed these things--I simply didnt have the background knowledge, experience, and standards for comparison that I now have. And if you're like me from a year ago, don't buy a Sabenza model, or any other custom/semi-custom for that matter. You won't see the small superiorities and you'll probably feel that you've wasted your $. Instead, get yourself a Protech or two; a Microtech or two; a ZT; a Reate or Brous; even a top-end Boker, or WE, or Kizer. You'll pay much less and be just as pleased (and they make great knives; if I could only have one knife for the rest of life, my choice would come from one the aforementioned comapnies).

However, if you've reached that point of wanting the best, and knowing the best when you see it, well...time for a knife from Mr Reeve.
Awesome while I had it
Erik N.
Lost after a long night of st paddys day. Fun while it lasted
My treasure!!!
David M.
Wow!!! Just received my small sebenza 21 from Chris reeves. Amazing little piece of Art I have. Or to say a piece of history. The blade is stonewash but a shine to it, the titanium handles are smooth and a metallic look to it. Over all a bank vault as they say. A beauty and worth every penny.