What did you use your sebenza for today?

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by SuzukiGS750EZ, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. PiercedBill

    PiercedBill Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2014
  2. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
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  3. loon#r

    loon#r Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Dainty tasks with this one thus far. Must keep harvesting for the family ‘pillars.

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  4. Steel_Addiction

    Steel_Addiction Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    Opened up some boxes, reamed some pvc and stripped some wires...had to work on labor day...deadlines are deadlines.

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  5. Kaizen1

    Kaizen1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Finally got around to sharpening it (freehand) for the first time:

  6. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
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  7. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
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  8. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    @Dcdavis makes me wonder why people pick on knife steels. Most “edc” use would never approach how you use your knives so I don’t see what the nitpicking debate is always about when the threads arise (usually General Chat lol). I’m pretty confident in this S35VN. Then again, I carry A2 pocket knives and did just fine with one in my pocket for 2 years straight. :thumbsup:
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  9. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    Man I have had that conversation with several people here. Sometimes it makes you wonder what people are doing with their knives. I have no problem with CRKs S35VN. There are other steels that will hold an edge longer. I can take a completely dull CRK and have it sharp in 20 minutes, and I’m not a professional sharpener by no means. I’ll get it sharp enough to do what I need it to. Personally I don’t sharpen that often and it’s not my favorite thing to do. In my uses a working edge is much better than a extremely high mirror polish. A lot will just strop them ever so often. There’s several tradesmen here who use CRKs daily and most will tell you the same.
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  10. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Ive learned that if you use your knife, it will get dull regardless of the steel. I’ve also noticed that blade geometry is a bigger factor than the steel. The hollow grind of a CRK makes for a good work knife. I like S35VN because of the toughness and ease of maintaining a good edge. The other day I cut part of a roofing shingle with my 25. Dulled the hell out of it. But it only took a ceramic rod and strop to get it back to shaving hair.
    Don’t eat m wrong, I absolutely like me some M390, S110V and the likes, but I usually have to pull out the KME to get them as sharp as I like them.
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  11. Steel_Addiction

    Steel_Addiction Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    I completely agree. Blade geometry plays a much higher roll in edge retention for an edc use blade. That and sharpening angles and microbevel or not.

    Ive found s35vn hold up with the best of them including s90v and cpm 110.

    It is very strong and can hold a working edge for months and when its time to shave again a few passes on some decent stones or a brick laying in the driveway and its back to work again.
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  12. Ante Vukorepa

    Ante Vukorepa Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 28, 2020
    Opened a pack of rice crackers.
    What, it's not all glamurous hard core cutting stuff.
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  13. Steel_Addiction

    Steel_Addiction Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    Kicking it @Dcdavis style today. He says if you dont silicone you are a damn fool.

  14. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    I opened three packs of fruit snacks for little man and me tonite with a large Inkosi. I’ll use a knife on random stuff that doesn’t require a knife all the time. Just a habit

    Ha! It definitely can’t hurt.
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  15. Ante Vukorepa

    Ante Vukorepa Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 28, 2020
    Full disclosure - i walked into the kitchen looking for a beer snack while fidgeting with my new Sebenza absentmindedly, the only thing i found were the rice crackers, and i sort of reflexively just stabbed the packaging with the knife. What, don't judge me, it was there and already open ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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  16. sailfish

    sailfish Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 1, 2019
    I've dulled razor sharp ZDP-189 in single tasks before. Getting that edge back though is hell and probably not something I'd be able to do right on the job in any short time. The S35VN on my Sebenza isn't hard to sharpen at all and I can usually bring it back from dull with just the coarse rod on my Sharpmaker and it's easy to maintain with just a leather strop or a pass or two on the fine rod. But the edge holds up for quite a while until I use on something exceptionally abrasive like fiberglass or drywall. I also don't have any problems with chipping or anything if I accidentally bang it on something metal. I don't know if I could ask for a better steel for my given use. I almost have to wonder why people who use S110 or M390 just to slice fruit and spread cheese ever have to sharpen their knife at all.
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  17. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
  18. Steel_Addiction

    Steel_Addiction Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2011
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  19. Ante Vukorepa

    Ante Vukorepa Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 28, 2020

    Had a really shitty couple of weeks at work, so my gf bought me a box of craft beers.
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  20. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
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