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Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive

Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - ExclusiveChris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - ExclusiveChris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - ExclusiveChris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - ExclusiveChris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - ExclusiveChris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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(5 out of 5 based on 31 reviews)
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Update - The Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 has been replaced by the Carbon Fiber Large Inkosi

Carbon Fiber, you see it on high-end supercars, you see it used in the aerospace industry and now you can have it on one of the best folding knives made, the Sebenza 25. There is a good reason that carbon fiber is used in high-tech products, it reduces weight while not compromising strength. Weight reduction comes in handy when you carry a knife, you want the highest quality fit and finish, but you want it in a tool that can be comfortably carried without being too heavy. The Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 fits that requirement perfectly.

The Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 comes with a blade that is 3.625” long and the knife normally weighs 5.2 oz. but with the carbon fiber handle, the weight drops to 4.0 oz! The extra 1.2 ounces of weight reduction provide the user with an outstanding blade-to-weight ratio.

The carbon fiber handle is lightly blasted for texture, yet the weave pattern of the solid carbon fiber is clearly visible. The Sebenza 25 has a frame lock mechanism that Chris Reeve pioneered in the knife industry. The lock construction puts a solid 6Al4V titanium frame behind the blade when opened. The frame lock construction along with the thumb lugs allow for easy one-handed opening and closing. Chris Reeve Knives goes the extra mile in fabrication, the machine lapping on both sides of the handle creates a perfectly flat surface, creating a ‘bank vault’ feel when the lock engages.

A key factor in any knife is the quality of the steel used. The Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 utilizes American-made CPM S35VN stainless steel made by Crucible Industries. The steel is heat treated to a Rockwell hardness of 58-59 for outstanding edge retention and impact resistance. The drop point blade has what Chris Reeve calls a wide hollow grind, somewhere between a hollow grind and flat grind. The blade is a beefy .140” thick and has a scratch resistant stonewashed blade finish. The thumb rest of the blade spine has textured jimping for positive grip.

Another key feature of the Sebenza 25 is the specially designed phosphor bronze pivot washers. The washer material was selected to reduce friction and is perforated to further reduce friction. Another feature of this knife is that it has a 1/8” ceramic interface between the titanium frame lock and the hardened steel blade. The ceramic interface provides an extended lock life by reducing wear on the lock.

The Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 comes with a blasted titanium pocket clip and a black cord lanyard along with a machined and anodized titanium bead. The knife has dual blue anodized titanium thumb lugs for easy opening right or left handed. Beyond functionality, the three dimensional black weave carbon fiber just looks phenomenal.

This knife is made in Boise, Idaho by Chris Reeve knives and is a KnifeArt.com exclusive.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Blade Material: CPM S35VN Stainless Steel – American Made by Crucible Industries
Blade Hardness: 58-59 RC
Blade Length: 3.625" (92 mm)
Blade Thickness: 0.14" (3.56 mm)
Overall Length: 8.335" (212 mm)
Handle Length: 4.8" (122 mm)
Handle Material: 6Al4V Titanium (Lock Side) Carbon Fiber (Front Side)
Lanyard: Black cord with titanium bead.
Weight: 4.0 oz.
Fittings: 303 Stainless Steel
Double Thumb Lugs: 6Al4V Titanium
Pocket Clip: 6Al4V Titanium
INCLUDED WITH KNIFE: Hex tools, locktight, attached lanyard/bead, CRK lubricant, certificate/paperwork, CRK chamois and packaging.

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5  Outstanding, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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This is my first Sebenza and i considered all the models before deciding this was the best one for me. I couldn't be happier, the knife is smooth, super solid, and light for it's size. Came very sharp, and seems to be holding that edge very well so far. No complaints here, and fast shipping from KnifeArt.

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5  The Perfect Everyday Carry, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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This is my very first Chris Reeve knife and I am thoroughly impressed with it. Weighing only 4 oz, this knife is very light and I barely feel it in my pocket, which is a plus because i carry an additional folding knife and a multi-tool. The action was a bit stiff out of the box, but after taking the knife apart and putting some flourinated grease on the washers, it is operating smoothly now and no wrist flick is needed to deploy the blade. The pocket clip is very functional and not too tight so along with the lanyard, it makes accessing the knife very convenient. Overall this is a fantastic knife from the fit-and-finish to ergonomics and ease of deployment. If you're on the fence as I was about purchasing this knife, my advice is to go ahead with the purchase. You won't regret it. Also to note, the communication from the Knife Art staff was excellent.

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5  The best., Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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I've had this knife for a few months now and it's still my main everyday carry. I don't see finding a better knife for me anytime soon. I've always loved the Sebenza but there are a few things that kept me from keeping the ones I had and from carrying it exclusively. The carbon fiber 25 took care of all the issues I had. First, I love that that blade is beefier. Obviously it's not meant for abuse but it is a very robust blade. Second, I didn't like the deep hollow grind on the 21s. This blade almost seems like a flat grind. Third, I really liked the regular 25, but it was just too heavy (for me) to wear in the summer with soccer shorts. I noticed it too much. The carbon fiber brings this 25 into the "not noticeable" category for me. Fourth, it comes with double thumb studs and it is almost as smooth as my Benchmades or Spydercos. Fifth, it seems to have a better guard, in that it feels more secure in my hand due to the extra finger cutout. Seriously, I don't envision a better folding knife being made by anyone anytime soon. I think it's the best knife of its kind right now.

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5  Sebenza 25 carbon fiber , Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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This is my first CRK..and all I can say is wow. Great knive! Knive art was super fast with the shipping and customer service is top notch. Will be doing business with them again.

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5  My first Chris Reeve Knife., Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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This is my first buy from this vendor and Chris Reeve. Because of a first buy from both parties, It took a few moments to hit he buy key, $500+ bucks after next day shipping. The knife is generally a simplistic looking work of art, craftsmanship and I could go on with positive comments. It is sharp out of the box, but I am going to fine tune it to "Razor" with the correct professional tools. Chris Reeve and KnifeArt are "Top-Shelf" when it comes to my experience with them so far. Now it is time to find the best quality assisted tactical knife(s) and fixed blades, which means a good study. KnifeArt, wonderful collection and will be back for more fine knife-art.

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5  Sebenza 25 carbon fiber, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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Amazing knife. Been looking at this for a year now and finally decide to get it. This is the finest knife I have ever owned, and definitely the most expensive! It really is a fine piece of gear. I would like the opening of the knife to be a little more fluid though.

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5  25 Carbon Fiber Perfection, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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Been buying from KNIFEART for years. Great guys,great product, smoking fast shipping. The 25 is best of both worlds 21 smoothness and a beefier 25 profile. Fits my hand like a glove. The weight reduction with the CF makes it the perfect EDC. In my pocket and that's where she'll stay. Thanks KA great service!

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5  What to say about this jewel , Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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Is a fantastic knife, in my opinion much better slicer than the 21 because of the blade design it cuts fabulously nice, the weight is incredible for a knife this long and the thickness of the blade, it comes with the necesary tools for desassemblyng and mainten it with CRK greese that also come in the box

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5  Excellent Purchase, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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1 people found this review helpful

This is my first Chris Reeve knife. Been eyeing them for years. Finally decided to sell three Benchmades I never used to offset the cost. Couldn't be more happy. There is nothing about this knife that I don't like. Function, fit, and finish are the best that I've ever seen for a production knife!

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5  sebenza 25 CF Exclusive, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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supervfast delivery, outstanding knife. Knifeart is the best!

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5  CHRIS REEVE CARBON FIBER SEBENZA 25 - EXCLUSIVE, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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I'm very pleased with this purchase. Very good quality knife, delivered on time, and Customer Service was professional. Great -Product, Delivery, and Service....enough said!

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4  CHRIS REEVES SEBENZA 25 CARBON FIBER, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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1 people found this review helpful

NICE KNIFE BOUGHT IT FOR MY SON.

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5  One of the best folding knives ever made, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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1 people found this review helpful

The Sebenza 25 improves on almost every aspect of the 21, except on one - Weight.
The thicker blade of the 25 is wonderful and makes this knife so much more purposeful and balanced, but naturally it adds weight.
This Carbon Fiber version enables a significant weight reduction to less than 4 oz in total, without sacrificing handle rigidity, and overall structure strength, it is extremely well made.

To my opinion the Sebenza 25 CF is one of the best folding knives ever made.


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5  Elegance and Perfection , Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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I have #3 out of 100. The carbon fiber was executed very well. Although not grippy, it provides more than adequate traction. I admire its lightweight yet robust feel. Such a nice piece that deserves to be put to use and taken on any journey. No need to tuck away in the safe. This knife will be in the starting rotation each time without hesitation.

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5  C.F 25, WoW! Super Surprised., Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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Words cannot describe how surprised I am by the new carbon fiber 25. I am a live or die Large Regular carried and the c.f. 25 has now officially became a part of my edc rotation. Its weight has a huge part to do with that, it locks up like a vault, and right out of the box was smooth as could be and the blade already could drop 45 degrees on its own when the lock bar was pushed open, very impressive.
I takes a lot to impress me after so many years but this certainly has. Perfectly centered, nice early lockup for a 25, and feels great in the pocket. Biggest change is now the blade to handle weight distribution.. It is nearly perfect. Before with the all Ti or Micarta 25s it felt like carrying a brick and the handle was way heavier than the blade (obviously). But now it feels a lot more balanced and makes for a much better using experience. I really am super surprised and thank you so much Larry and Rodney and of course CRK.


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5  Awesome!, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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Shipping was fast and the knife is exactly as expected. This is one of those knives that grows on you as time goes on.

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5  Top Product, Top Service, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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Fast international shipping (sub 1 Week to Australia, no issues).
This Carbon Fibre Sebenza 25 has a top notch build quality, as expected with CR Knives. Large but light, owing to the material selection. First rate product and service.


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5  Perfection, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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The Sebenza 25 with carbon fiber is just about perfection. I have always been a fan of the Sebenza. When the 25 came out it was very good but I tended not to carry due to additional weight. With the Seb 25 CF I get the additional robustness of the 25 at the weight and svelteness of the normal Sebenza.

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4  Sebenza 25 Carbon Fiber, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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I have been in the market for a Sebenza for a while. I like the evolution of the 25 from the 21, and when I saw the Knifeart Sebenza 25 Carbon Fiber, I knew I had to have it. Knifeart's turnaround was excellent, and the package arrived 48 hours after purchase. I purchased this knife on 2/22/15, and the build date was 2/17/15--incredible! I was immediately impressed with the knife; the build quality, the attention to detail, and the materials all surpassed expectations. Cutting performance is exceptional. One littel problem: My 25 was particularly difficult to open. I know many Sebenzas are tough to open at first, but mine was destroying my thumb to open. I used the included tools to take down the knife, and found a slightly bent washer on the CF side causing friction against the CF handle. I just sent the knife back to CRK, after having a nice conversation with the customer service rep. I asked for the silver thumb studs, as I think this might look cleaner overall with all the silver hardware (and silver doesn't rub off!). Overall, I am happy with the knife, I'm giving it a "good" rating due to the washer problem, but I'm sure it will be perfection when it returns from CRK.

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5  Sebenza 25 Carbon , Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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1 people found this review helpful

Nice knife, feels great, very solid yet light!

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5  Sebenza 25+ Carbon Fiber = Winner., Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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Fit And Finish is top notch, and Blade Art's service was quick. It has been years since my last knife purchase and I regretted selling my Large Sebenza 10 years ago. I knew I would get CRK again and this one is a winner.

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5  My 1st Chris Reeve Knife ever!, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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I've been looking at Chris Reeve Knives for a very long time now. I started looking a year ago and I heard a lot of people talking about these knives by Mr. Reeve and so I looked them up and was blown away by the quality and attention to detail that are put into his knives. After a year or so I finally got the opportunity to buy one and I decided on buying this Sebenza 25 Exclusive. The carbon fiber immediately grabbed my attention when I saw this knife and I knew this is what I wanted to get. I received my knife a few hours ago and haven't put it down since then. I'd like to thank the folks at Knife Art for their fast delivery and being hassle free when it came to purchasing my knife and I will be back to purchase more knives in the future and highly recommend them to anyone I know looking to purchase a knife.

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5  KnifeArt.com & Chris Reeve - Unbeatable combo, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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I highly recommend both KnifeArt.com and Chris Reeve. Just received my large Sebenza 25 with carbon fiber handle and am blown away. The quality of the knife far surpasses that of my other folders and it came with some of the best customer service I've ever received online or in-person. I look forward to enjoying my new Sebenza 25 and doing more business with KnifeArt.com!

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5  Knifeart quality upgrade , Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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I knew Chris Reeve knives would deliver workmanship to exceed expectations. I am truly impressed with the lighter weight knife this carbon fiber handle creates. Removing 1.2 oz as compared to the all Ti Sebenza makes the CRK CF-25 an ultimate keeper. The shouldered stop pin screw is designed perfectly to make a secure tight fitting carbon fiber handle. Makes me confident this upgrade is every bit as strong as the Titanium handled twin. I now have both of the Sebenza 25 and love using them. Well done KnifeArt !

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5  Yet another home run for CRK and Knife Art!, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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I am checking in with #89 here. I very much like the (lower) weight of these Carbon Fiber Sebenzas, and applying the same treatment to the Sebenza 25 is the proverbial icing on the cake. Unlike the original numbered Sebenza 21s with the same non-lock handle material (Carbon Fiber) that had a polished finish, I much prefer the non-polished finish in the later ones, which is shared by these ones. (I'll be sending mine back to CRK to replace the blue-anodized hardware with silver versions, as that is my aesthetic preference, and does not affect functionality in the slightest.) As I wrote in the title, this is yet another home run for CRK and Knife Art. Thank you, Larry & Rodney!!!

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5  Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 is a great knife, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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Excellent customer service on this lightweight Sebenza 25.
All the strength of a Sebenza in a light package. Love the very lightly bead blasted carbon fiber scale. Another great offering from Chris Reeve and Knifeart.
Thanks guys!!!


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5  knifeart is awesome, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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knifeart is a great dealer with excelent selection of high-end knives.

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5  A Pleasant Surprise, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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I bought the carbon fiber Sebenza 25 because I respect Chris Reeve's work and I have CF disease. But like many I have ambivalent feelings toward CRK (great quality, but not always easy to deploy), but I find that I like this knife more than I expected because of the slim profile and the light weight. It's been in my pocket continuously since it arrived four days ago and I expect it to become part of my everyday rotation.

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5  Number 57, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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Wow this knife is very special, attention to detail is amazing and one can really notice the weight savings of the carbon fiber. My number 57 is a great knife

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5  knife number 4 Addendum, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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I've been putting my Large Sebenza Carbon Fiber number 4 to what undoubtedly was one of Chris Reeve's intended uses for a knife of this quality and ruggedness. It makes a just awesome sound when it locks open. It's a deep, strong sound that is better than any of my other knives. It will make your knife (and by extension, you) the envy of anyone within earshot. So when you're sitting around with your buddies and you've poured the bourbon and passed around the cigars, take out your Large Sebenza Carbon Fiber. While everyone else is pulling out what they think is the current in-crowd cutter, pop your Sebenza open filling the room with that unmistakable sound and slice the cap off your cigar.

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5  a numbered series, Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25 - Exclusive
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Did not realize that the Large Sebenza 25 Carbon Fiber is a numbered series. Very cool feature for a very cool knife. Mine is number 4 which is interesting because last year I bought the Small Sebenza Carbon Fiber and it was made on my birthday, the 4th of March.

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