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Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife with S35VN Steel

Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife with S35VN Steel
Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife with S35VN Steel Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife with S35VN Steel Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife with S35VN Steel Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife with S35VN Steel Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife with S35VN Steel
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$445.00

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(5 out of 5 based on 37 reviews)
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"The Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 is a best-in-class American-made folding knife. The Sebenza 25 terrific choice for someone that is ready to step up to a quality folding knife in this price range of $400-$500. You can't go wrong with a Sebenza!"
Larry ConnellyKnifeArt.com
The Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 is the new standard hard use folding knife. Popular drop point blade shape with razor sharp "Large Hollow Grinds", the first blade to feature this new grind that blends the best of hollow and flat grinds.

Shaped phosphor bronze washer on the lock side brings additional stability to that side of the knife. One-eighth inch ceramic ball acts as the interface between the lock bar and the blade, and doubles to drop into the detent, ensuring the blade stays in place when closed. The pivot bushings have larger perforations in the washers/bushings reduce friction, store more lubricant and offer space for small dirt particles to move away from the blade/washer interface. The Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 has a 416 heat treated stainless steel stop pin is interface fit into the lock side of the handle. Asymmetrical pattern thumb serrations on a curved thumb ramp of the blade give excellent purchase for hard use.

At 3.56mm the large blade of the Sebenza 25 is more robust than previous sebenza models. Refined design, precision construction are all part of this American-made folding knife. Titanium pocket clip mounted for tip up carry on the sebenza 25. Light for it's size, due to the titanium handle construction of the Sebenza 25th anniversary. Very strong integral locking mechanism that Chris Reeve pioneered.

The knife comes with hex tools for disassembly and cleaning, loctite, CRK fluorinated grease and a chamois cloth.

MAKER: Chris Reeve Knives
BLADE SIZE: 3.625"
TOTAL SIZE: 8.335"
CLOSED SIZE: 4.75"
BLADE MATERIAL: Stainless S-35V Steel - Blade Thickness 0.140"
FRAME: Blasted Titanium
WEIGHT: 5.2 oz.


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Product Reviews

5  It's a Sebenza, May 12, 2015Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife with S35VN Steel
Posted By: Bradford - verified customer

I have many high end production and mid-tech knives all of which fall far short of this knife. The Sebenza 21 is the benchmark by which all modern production folders are compared. The amalgamation of high end metals and extreme attention to fit and finish continues the tradition of CRKnives. The 25 fits my hand maybe only slightly better than the 21 but, the dual thumb studs make for easier opening out of any pocket. The thicker blade and flat grind should make for a more rugged blade design. Not that I intend to chop down trees with my 21, but certainly the 25 will hold up as long or longer than the 21. Which is to say more than your lifetime...

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5  Locks up like a fixed blade! , April 23, 2015Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife with S35VN Steel
Posted By: patrick mourin - verified customer

The best knife I have ever owned in terms of folders! This thing locks up like a fixed blade and there is absolutely no movement what so ever! I love the quality and overall build on this knife, it is just all superb! Great for EDC and self defense! I carry my knives mainly for self defense and this thing is perfect, great EDC as well. And sharpening it is very easy. It came to me fairly sharp out of the box, but not shaving sharp. A few passes through my spyderco sharp maker and a few strops of a regular old leather belt and this thing was shaving sharp. Very easy to maintain and use. The detent on mine is fairly tough so it takes a strong thumb to open this up initially. That may be the only con. But everything else is just perfect.

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5  It's worth the money!, April 12, 2015Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife with S35VN Steel
Posted By: Scott Galbraith

Generally I tend to stick with standard production knives, but I found that I became more and more critical of cosmetic errors, steel quality, and overall design "issues". The Sebenza 25 comes comes out of the box with quality to impress the harshest critic. I think some knife guys call it a "semi-custom" knife. The design as a whole makes for the ideal general purpose knife. Ideal blade geometry, and ultra strong titanium frame lock to give it almost fixed blade capabilities. The newer large hollow grinds are indeed ideal. I have actually bent some hollow grind edges because they sacrifice too much lateral strength. However, these large hollow grinds seem to be the perfect balance of strength and cutting efficiency. As far as the S35VN steel goes, it also seems to be the ideal choice for the blade geometry. Very similar edge holding to the proven S30V from my testing, but slightly better toughness and durability. Does it hold an edge like M390?....no, but I have chipped or broken two M390 blades on tasks that S30V blades of the same model did with no damage. The only issue some buyers might not like is the stiffness of the frame lock. The detent that keeps the blade closed takes some effort to unlock....even harder left handed. The double thumb studs help with this though as you can pinch both sides to leverage the detent open, and then push it the rest of the way open with the thumb. Not a big deal for me as I am not in a rush to get the knife open, but not as fast as other locking designs.

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5  Sebenza 25, March 10, 2015Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife with S35VN Steel
Posted By: Steve - verified customer

Quick delivery, good customer service. I have had my knife for two weeks now, pleased with it so far. Looking at William Henry knives as my next purchase. They look amazing.

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5  Good knife, March 6, 2015Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife with S35VN Steel
Posted By: Steve - verified customer

Like the knife a lot, though if you like playing with it, you'll have to build up some calluses. The locking mechanism, while excellent, will hurt your fingers initially. G that, I am very pleased with my purchase, and purchasing from Knifeart.com was a very pleasant experience.

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5  excellent service and products, February 23, 2015Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Argelio Santos - verified customer

Personalized attention, fast service and very good products.
The large Sevenza exceeded my expectations, I have been using knives for work and camping for for 47 years and it's the best I ever one ever.
Thanks Larry and Rodney


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5  Excellent Knife, January 29, 2015Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Stevenson John

The Sebenza 25 is as good as it gets. I bought this knife to use. It isn't to big or heavy for everyday carry but it is strong enough to take the place of several of my fixed blade hunting/fishing knives. It would field dress a deer or elk with no problem.

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5  Elegant power, January 22, 2015Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: James Tucci - verified customer

This is my first Chris Reeve knife. While I was initially reluctant to purchase a knife at this price that is made in fairly large numbers, manufactured to the same specifications each time, when I held the knife and used it, I realized that CR had captured elegance ( simplicity, authenticity, and beauty) in a strong, functional instrument. Well done.

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5  Sebenza 25, December 2, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Greg - verified customer

Awesome lockup. Super smooth. I prefer this over the 21 despite all the bias out there in favor of the original bushing system. You can feel the amazing quality and it's easy to see why these knives can last a lifetime.

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5  Top Experience, December 2, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Joseph C Rial - verified customer

All aspects of my purchase from knife quality to delivery were superb. My highest recomendation.

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5  Sebenza 25, October 13, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Steve Kushman - verified customer

I have had a nagging desire to own this knife. It is by far the most expensive I own and it is well worth the money. The fit and finish are outstanding. Just looking it over you can see the precision that Chris Reeve has put into this knife. The hardware alone is top quality. The blade grind is perfectly even and the blade comes sharp. The knife is very smooth opening and the lockup is as solid as I have seen. The knife fits my XL hand comfortably with no hot spots. This knife will require very little maintenance to keep it running for years. Thanks to Rodney for answering my questions on the phone in lieu of going back and forth via email.

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5  Sebenza 25, October 7, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Steve Kushman

First off I want to comment on the excellent service that Knife Art offers. I emailed with some questions about the Sebenza 25. Knife Art's reply was to call the toll free number and they would be waiting to answer my questions via a phone call instead of trading emails. I got all my questions answered and proceeded to order the knife off of their website. The knife shipped within a couple of hours and I received it in a couple of days. I haven't purchased a knife in this price range before but always had a nagging desire for the Sebenza 25. I was not disappointed in any way, shape, or form. The quality of this knife was evident upon first sight and handling. The fit and finish on this knife are outstanding in all respects. Blade grind is extremely even and sharp. The knife fits my very large hand nicely. I can see the extra degree of quality that Chris Reeve puts into this knife. The pivot and front end of this knife is noticeably solid. The knife is very smooth and will only get better as it breaks with use. I can't find a thing about this knife that I am not happy with. You will not go wrong buying from the folks at Knife Art.

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5  C R Smoothe, October 5, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: J D - verified customer

This Sebenza 25 is just as smooth as the small Sebenza I've owned for a while. You can't beat a Chris Reeve knife...quality in every detail. Knife Art is a great place to purchase your Chris Reeve knife among several other fine knife makers.

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5  Sebenza 25, October 4, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Greg - verified customer

This knife totally lives up to my high expectations. It is shaving sharp, rock solid, and every surface is beautifully finished. There are no rough spots or manufacturing shortcuts anywhere. The knife feels great in my hand and is the right size for EDC. Service from Knifeart was first class. I ordered on a Tuesday and had the knife in my hand on Thursday. Thanks for a great product and equally great service. I look forward to doing business with you again.


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5  Yet another CRK masterpiece, October 1, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: John - verified customer

Just an absolutely perfect knife. Deployment is buttery smooth and the fit and finish are exactly what you would expect from the most quality-conscious knife maker I've ever encountered. Knife Art shipped my knife extremely quickly and I plan to be a frequent customer.

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5  Sebenza 25, September 26, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Greg

After reading all the reviews on various websites I had very high expectations. The knife itself met or exceeded every one. It is just the right size for EDC and feels great in my hand. Lockup is very tight, yet the knife deploys and closes easily. The blade was sharp enough to shave hair out of the box. Every surface is finished beautifully. There is not one rough spot on the entire knife, even the parts you can't see. The materials used and the quality of the workmanship and finishing justify the high price. This is not a camp knife or survival knife, but it is perfect for all the ordinary tasks around the house and at work. I would not hesitate to field dress a deer or clean a fish with it, since you can take it apart, thoroughly clean and lubricate, then put it back together. The Sebenza is a pleasure to use and gives pride of ownership.


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5  Sebenza 25, September 13, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Paul Stovall - verified customer

have made several purchases from Knife Art. Always satisfied. Will continue to use. thanks for your excellent service. My Sebenza 25 arrived in excellent shape - perfect product.

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5  Speachless , September 11, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Leithan Schwartz

This is the first time I have actually been able to actually hold a Sebenza, there are so many positive reviews on this knife that I was pretty confident in it's quality. Holy Sh!t! It's such a nice knife, it's really hard to quantify, if you have ever had the privilege of trying on a Rolex or an Omega watch, you will know what I mean. It does everything a cheaper knife will do, but better with tons more grace and style. I have owned some nice knives in the past, but none have come close to this level of refinement. The knife is pricey but I think it would still be a deal at $100 more. Save your pennies, skip Starbucks for a month and get one. Processing of my order was fast and with great communication, Knife Art is without a doubt my favorite online vender. I work hard for my money and I'm very particular where I spend it. Knife Art is one of the few places I will spend it with confidence, no questions asked.

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5  Purchase of Sebenza 25, August 20, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: jeff standerfer - verified customer

Super quick delivery, great packaging, very happy all around with Knifeart!!

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5  Sebenza 25 folding knife, July 21, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: C. Yasuhara - verified customer

Great knife!

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5  Sebenza 25, July 8, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Corbin - verified customer
1 people found this review helpful

Outstanding knife! Deserving of the reputation as far as I can tell so far.

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5  Sturdy, June 26, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Jack - verified customer
1 people found this review helpful

Truly a sturdy and practical knife. This will be my go-to knife for my overlanding adventures in the U.S. and abroad. It is a fixed blade, hiding in a folder body.

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5  Amazing product and great service, June 19, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: David
3 people found this review helpful

Let's just assume for a moment you have researched this knife and know what you are getting. This knife is stylish enough to wear in the pant pocket of jeans, shorts, tactical pants or even suit pants or a tuxedo. This is the best all around EDC there is ....period. The guys at knifeart provide fast service and the products they carry are authentic.

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5  Elegant Durability , June 19, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Marv - verified customer
1 people found this review helpful

Truly a fantastic knife. Functional art and perfect EDC that works as well with a suit as it does with outdoor gear. The 21 is perfection, the 25 is improvement of that perfection.

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5  large sebenza 25, June 9, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: MIKE E. ROLLINS - verified customer
1 people found this review helpful

FANTASTIC KNIFE, REALLY GREAT WORKMANSHIP!! AAAA++++ THANKS SO MUCH, MIKE R.

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5  42326, March 31, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Georg Peschel - verified customer
4 people found this review helpful

I am very satisfied with purchase. The sebenza 25 is my Dream edc-knife. It was a superfast delivery an Problem-free settlement. I think, this will Not be my Last knife form you. Thanks!

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5  Sebenza 25, March 27, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Dongqi Zhang
1 people found this review helpful

When this knife comes in my hand, I feel I don't need to make do with the second best quality.

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5  Sebenza 25, March 18, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Kim Clowdus - verified customer
1 people found this review helpful

Very satisfied with your service.

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5  The Best Keeps Getting Better, March 1, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Thomas Nye
2 people found this review helpful

I have always been a large regular sebenza guy, was never a huge 21 fan, but they have grown on me. The 25 is the best combination of Both. If you love the other sebenza models over the years, you owe it to yourself to give the 25 a try. I bought mine when they first came out. It was safe queened for awhile, but once I started using it, It has not left my side and believe it or not, after carrying it for over a year now, I only have touched it up on the sharpmaker twice........Excellent edge retention.

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5  Hard Duty Sabenza, February 19, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Richard O Ely II - verified customer
4 people found this review helpful

Another er outstanding Sabenza. I have a large and small Sabenza 21 and they are my daily carry knife. This knife is an improved version with a stouter blade grind. This is the knife for real heavy tasks and is still razor sharp for smaller detail work. The lock up is superb, as one expects from a Chreeve folder. A great knife.

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5  pretty happy, January 31, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Rustem
2 people found this review helpful

Yes, I found it, my best EDC knife! Smooth, quiality and beatiful knife. Super fast shipping.
Thank you, Mr Chris Reeve. KnifeARrt, you are the best


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5  Folding knife perfection, January 10, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Mike - verified customer
2 people found this review helpful

I recently purchase the Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 and my high expectations were exceeded. The Sebenza 25 is clean, tight, and of course razor sharp. This knife is perfection in a folding knife and I highly recommend it for someone looking for a high quality folder.

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5  Awesome EDC Knife II, January 7, 2014Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Tom Terry - verified customer
4 people found this review helpful

I am so impressed with the Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 and the World Class service from KnifeArt, I bought another one! This rounds out a nice rotation of Chris Reeve and Rick Hinderer knives!!

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5  Awesome EDC Knife!, December 31, 2013Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Tom Terry
3 people found this review helpful

This knife is badass, wicked, and sexy, which makes it the perfect EDC Knife. Chris Reeve and his team has put their soles into this knife, excellence in American craftsmanship!. In addition, the folks at KnifeArt makes the purchasing process a real pleasure by providing WORLD-CLASS service!

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5  CR Knife, December 13, 2013Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Bill Rand - verified customer
4 people found this review helpful

Great knife to add to my collection only problem this one will get daily use.

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5  Sebenza 25, September 15, 2013Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: Mel - verified customer
2 people found this review helpful

Top quality folder, does not disappoint! Very fast shipping!

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5  perfect!!, September 15, 2013Chris Reeve Sebenza 25 Folding Knife
Posted By: benjamin D. - verified customer
2 people found this review helpful

very good knife and very very very fast shipping! good shop. thank you

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