(sɛˈɓɛːnza): Work

Hollow grind

Insingo Blade: A Chris Reeve adaptation of the traditional Wharncliffe blade, the Insingo offers a strong and functional alternative to the utility blade of the Sebenza 21. Insingo is the Zulu word for razor – an inference to the straight cutting edge emulating a straight edge razor. Available as Large or Small Sebenza, left or right handed, the Insingo blade is available only with the plain and Micarta inlay handle and only with a tumble finish.

Designed for lifetimes of use, the Sebenza 21 was carefully developed to improve upon its predecessors. With every iteration, we seek to improve strength and longevity, while still maintaining the sleek profile and simplicity of the iconic Sebenza.

Design

Whether plain with a tumbled or “stonewashed” S35VN blade and sand blasted handles, or embellished with a polished or damascus blade, wood inlay or lavish graphics, each Sebenza is individually fitted to the closest tolerances. All Sebenzas are available in Large or Small, and dedicated Right or Left handed for the fullest user experience.

 

Timeline

Chris developed the first Sebenza in 1987 and the profile has experienced minor changes over the years. After the entirely handmade version, came the Original profile in 1990, the Regular in 1996, the Classic in 2000, and eventually, in 2008, the 21st year of the Sebenza, we introduced the Sebenza 21.

 

 

 

Graphics

Chris developed his unique style of embellishing Sebenza handles early in the 1990’s and now these graphics have become a trademark of Chris Reeve Knives. The graphics are machined into the handles and are enhanced with either color or texture contrast. Colors are achieved by anodizing, a process that involves passing an electrical current through the titanium handle, causing a layer of oxide to form on the surface. The desired color is achieved by selecting a specific voltage and the color is simply reflected light, the spectrum splintered. When the coloring is complete, the handle is hand rubbed to a brilliant polished finish. Silver Contrast designs use a polished finish paired against the sandblasted finish.

 

 

 

From Chris Reeve...

"...My first impressions of the liner lock style locking mechanism were very favorable but when I examined it more closely, I decided that I didn't much like the flimsiness of the thin liner.  After some thought, I redesigned the concept and have created the Sebenza Integral Lock© which I believe to be the most rugged folding knife on the market. I have put a great deal of thought into the different features of the Sebenza and know that this is a knife which will work hard, keep a good edge and will be easy to maintain. Zulu is the native language of the area in South Africa where I was born and raised. The Zulu people traditionally lived their lives in a simplistic, no-nonsense way and I have used that same approach in the way I design and make my knives. Sebenza means work in Zulu – these knives are intended to do just that. Sebenzas are a work in progress. I strive continually to advance minor features of the Sebenza so as to improve our methods of making the knives and to enhance their performance. Our knives are fitted to the tightest tolerances in the industry and the Sebenza has set a very high standard for the industry. “

Specs

Large Sebenza 21

Blade Material

Blade Hardness

Blade Length

Blade Thickness

Handle Material

Handle Thickness

Handle Length

Overall Length

Weight

Pocket Clip

Thumb Lug

Crucible S35VN

59-60 RC

3.625" (92mm)

0.1210" (3.0734mm)

6Al4V Titanium

0.1505" (3.8227mm)

4.793" (121.742mm)

8.335" (212mm)

4.7oz (133g)

6Al4V Titanium

6Al4V Titanium

Small Sebenza 21

Blade Material

Blade Hardness

Blade Length

Blade Thickness

Handle Material

Handle Thickness

Handle Length

Overall Length

Weight

Pocket Clip

Thumb Lug

Crucible S35VN

59-60 RC

2.94" (75mm)

0.1195" (3.0353mm)

6Al4V Titanium

0.1255" (3.1877mm)

3.978" (101.041mm)

6.875" (175mm)

3.0oz (85g)

6Al4V Titanium

6Al4V Titanium

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What's in the Box?

• Knife

• 5/64 wrench

• CGGs, Uniques, Damascus, and Wood Inlays come with a leather pouch

• Fluorinated Grease

• Paperwork folder

• Microfiber cloth

• Sticker