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New Sebenza 31

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by BJJKK, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. BJJKK


    Apr 11, 2020
    Hello all, I was looking at buying a Sebenza 31, but have heard of issues with the lockup of the blade or blade play. Can someone explain what the problem with the new 31 is. Would I be better off buying a 21 while I still can?
  2. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
  3. BJJKK


    Apr 11, 2020
    Thank you for the link, I appreciate it.
  4. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Yes, get a 21 now. The 31's will be around a lot longer.
    You'd probably be better off getting two. :cool: The CRK exchange here has some decent pics for reasonable prices, a good place to look.
  5. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    ^^^I agree get the 21 while you can, and the 31 latter. It will give you a chance to see why many favor the 21 and what it is all about. In the end you can choose which you like the best. This will cost you a bit more up front money, but should give you a better result. If you decide to sell one, it shouldn't be a big problem to find a new owner on the exchange. Most likely both knives will have their fans.
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  6. JAB

    JAB Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    I was actually on the hunt for another Mnandi but since they’re still in production I figured it can wait and instead I’m grabbing the 21s I want now. Same goes for 31s and Inkosis.

    That said, if you find a 31 you want instead I see no reason not to jump on it (I’ve been tempted by some nice examples on the Exchange)
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2020
  7. XL883N


    Apr 12, 2020
    I bought 2 31s that were made in May and neither have that lock issue.

    AKWILD Christi crux est mea lux Platinum Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Buy what sings to you
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  9. BJJKK


    Apr 11, 2020
    Thank you for the replies, I ended up buying a carbon fiber sebenza 21 from knife art. I may get a 31 sometime down the road, but the lock rock others have had on their 31 (I read the thread posted, yes it took awhile) has put me off a 31, for now.

    Thanks again

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