The folding knife that has become the yardstick against which others are compared, the Sebenza has earned a worldwide reputation for rock solid performance and a “bank vault” feel. Chris 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. This long-awaited model combines a stylish tanto blade with the streamlined Sebenza 21 handle.
2008 was the 21st year of the Sebenza and to celebrate, Chris Reeve introduced the Sebenza 21—an updated version of the classic, that is easier to insert into a pocket or pouch.
This Sebenza series is one of our personal favorites. The beefy frame lock ensures the knife is like a fixed blade when it's open. Despite the rock solid feel the action is smooth and it's easy to operate. Both comfortable and elegant the Sebenza line is a must have for any knife enthusiast.
I received my large Sebenza 21 with a tanto blade about a month ago. Carries smaller than it is. It gets smoother as it breaks in. Very easy to disassemble and clean. The pivot bushing makes for perfect blade centering. The tanto blade works great. It has two functional edges. The smaller one at the tip and the long straight edge in the belly. Like it a lot. As always great service from Blade HQ.
Holy Crap this is a great knife! I just got it today, and thank you so much Blade HQ for getting it out so quickly! This knife is unbelievably smooth, and fits great in hand and in the pocket. I look forward to showing off and carrying this blade for years to come. Next order of business, give it a worthy name