Sebenza 31 Lock Rock?!

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by HikingIsLife, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. HikingIsLife

    HikingIsLife Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2011
    All, it was brought to my attention by a well known YouTube reviewer who I sent both of my new Sebenza Large & Small 31's to that the small 31 has lock rock. Apparently CRK wrote back to someone else who reported this issue saying "this is normal due to the different locking arm of the Sebenza vs. Inkosi". Anyone else experience or heard of this issue?

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  2. loon#r

    loon#r Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Sounds like tomfoolery to me. Who’s your source?
     
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  3. AwayFromMySpydieHole

    AwayFromMySpydieHole Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 30, 2017

    Really unfortunate that we automatically write off anything negative as being fake or manufactured.

    Let’s at least see the evidence before making judgement. There’s not one company out there that is infallible.
     
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  4. loon#r

    loon#r Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Agreed...holster and relax. I figured my use of the term tomfoolery afforded me some levity.
     
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  5. RTedder2

    RTedder2 Gold Member Gold Member

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    I'm almost getting leery of "YouTubers" and their opinions.
     
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  6. HikingIsLife

    HikingIsLife Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2011
    My friend Metal Complex, who has absolutely no reason whatsoever to lie. He has a photo of a written reply about it from CRK. I will ask him for it and shoot a link to it here once I have it from him. Guessing you all haven't had this issue yourselves?
     
  7. HikingIsLife

    HikingIsLife Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2011
    See the screenshot above
     
  8. BD_01

    BD_01 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 9, 2016
    Lock rock is a “feature” now?!?!
    o_O

    If so, I don’t foresee this turning out well.
     
  9. HikingIsLife

    HikingIsLife Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2011
    Agreed...couldn’t believe that response from CRK...
     
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  10. nyefmaker

    nyefmaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    This is going to be interesting
     
  11. awd_xtc

    awd_xtc

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    Jan 25, 2015
    My inkosi did t have lock rock...and it has a ceramic ball
     
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  12. HikingIsLife

    HikingIsLife Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 9, 2011
    If you look at the note from CRK they said the 31's are different than the Inkosi's. The Inkosi's and Umnumzaan's do not have this new "lock rock" feature...just the 31's i guess
     
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  13. awd_xtc

    awd_xtc

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    Jan 25, 2015
    I mean anything is possible but it seems strange.
     
  14. AwayFromMySpydieHole

    AwayFromMySpydieHole Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 30, 2017

    Seems pretty clear by the email that CRK is saying this new lock slip is a feature that they thought about extensively. Not sure what’s strange?

    Unless you’re implying someone doctored a photo to make it look like that was CRKs response when in reality it wasn’t. In which case I’d laugh. To what end?
     
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  15. mongomondo

    mongomondo SUPPRESSING FIRE

    Sep 17, 2006
    Welp
     
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  16. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Metal Complex does great reviews.

    I've heard this from 2 few forum members of lock slop as well on the 31.
     
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  17. loon#r

    loon#r Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    It makes no sense. Hopefully they work it out.
     
  18. Nightg

    Nightg

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    Oct 20, 2001
    How do you test to see if your knife with ceramic ball has lock rock?
     
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  19. awd_xtc

    awd_xtc

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    Jan 25, 2015
    Seems strange that crk would design the 31 in such a way that lock rock is a purpose driven thing.
     
  20. BP_

    BP_ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2015
    Mine just took flight from CRK so we’ll see pretty soon. I’ll definitely report back with how mine works out. A little nervous but being optimistic. :thumbsup:
     
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