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 Sebenza 21 handle and black Micarta inlays.
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.
The Chris Reeve sebenza is widely known for its impressive build quality & fit and finish. The insingo and clip point blade styles are most popular and that’s what drew me to the tanto. CRK’s take on the tanto blade shape is unique and undoubtedly a good looking blade. The tanto sebenza is just as function in my opinion as the other blade styles, and will hold up to a bit more hard use. The micarta inlays add grip to the blasted titanium handles. If you are looking for a knife that’s going to serve you well for years to come the CRK sebenza is the right choice.