Chris Reeve Knives

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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:19 am

kennethsime wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:11 am
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Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:27 am
If anyone wants to point me in the direction of a large insingo inkosi with inlays, I'd be much obliged
I heard that DLT was getting a drop of around 60 Inkosis this week, but I did not see anything about which configurations.

I also heard they were releasing their stock of Crucarta PM2s this week, but no updates there yet.
I really wish you would've PM'ed SG so I wouldn't have read that..... now I'll be checking DLT this week.
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It's a **** sickness with these CRK's. Very dangerous love affair haha! I find myself browsing constantly throughout the day, even though I know I can't be buying anymore of them at the moment (though I just tell myself I'll sell a couple Spyderco's) and then I look at my collection and think...I don't want to sell any of these!

Love that just before the new year there was a thread about resolutions and I said I was done buying knives for this year and just accumulating more sharpening equipment and continue working on that aspect of the hobby. A Military and Large 31 later...here I am :perservering
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2 - Bradford Guardian 3's (Wharnie Vanadis 4E and 3V/Drop Point)
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1 - CRK Small Sebenza 31/Macassar Ebony Inlays
1 - CRK Large Inkosi Insingo/ Black Micarta Inlays
1 - CRK Large Sebenza 31/Box Elder Inlays
1 - CRK Umnumzaan
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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby SG89 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:48 am

Yeah the lies we tell to ourselves is pretty crazy lol
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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby kennethsime » Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:59 am

I’ve gotten to the point where I pretty much know what I like from Spyderco, and I’m just waiting for really sweet versions or particular models. I’d still like a 940, but I’m not really motivated by any other non-Spyderco folders.

For fixed blades, I’d sure like to try a Guardian, and I might be convinced for a Nyala, but I don’t really think anything will beat BRK for me.
I'm happiest with Micarta and Tool Steel.

Top four in rotation: K390 + GCM PM2, ZCarta Shaman, Crucarta PM2, K390 + GCM Straight Spine Stretch.

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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby TkoK83Spy » Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:26 am

I'm doing my best to avoid that BRK rabbit hole. All those knives you guys post in that dedicated thread are beautiful. All those handles are incredible. I've been good about telling myself my Mule and 2 Guardians are good enough...for now.
17 :bug-red 's in 12 different steels
2 - Bradford Guardian 3's (Wharnie Vanadis 4E and 3V/Drop Point)
1 - Monterey Bay Knives Slayback Flipper - ZDP 189
1 - CRK Small Sebenza 31/Macassar Ebony Inlays
1 - CRK Large Inkosi Insingo/ Black Micarta Inlays
1 - CRK Large Sebenza 31/Box Elder Inlays
1 - CRK Umnumzaan
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Finch Knives Sunkist Harvester

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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby SG89 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:29 am

I keep trying to talk myself out of a brk psk edc
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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby James Y » Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:35 am

I'm actually satisfied with the 5 CRKs I have, and I don't really feel tempted to acquire any more. I actually enjoy my knives more now, since I no longer purchase knives very often.

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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby SG89 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:55 am

Hehe just ordered a Mnandi. Oops I did it again
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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby SpyderNut » Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:04 pm

Holy moly, SG! You’re on fire (or at least maybe your wallet is). 😆
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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby SG89 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:07 pm

I'm just trying to buy all the CRK's with holes in the blades lol
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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby kennethsime » Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:07 pm

James Y wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:35 am
I'm actually satisfied with the 5 CRKs I have, and I don't really feel tempted to acquire any more. I actually enjoy my knives more now, since I no longer purchase knives very often.

Jim
Yea, I feel this. I try to rotate through, but there are definitely knives I don’t carry enough to justify the cost of (looking at you, Manix).

I’ve been carrying the Sebenza since it came in last week, and I think I miss the Shaman and the Stretch most. The Military is a close 3rd.
I'm happiest with Micarta and Tool Steel.

Top four in rotation: K390 + GCM PM2, ZCarta Shaman, Crucarta PM2, K390 + GCM Straight Spine Stretch.

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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby kennethsime » Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:09 pm

TkoK83Spy wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:26 am
I'm doing my best to avoid that BRK rabbit hole. All those knives you guys post in that dedicated thread are beautiful. All those handles are incredible. I've been good about telling myself my Mule and 2 Guardians are good enough...for now.
They are good enough, certainly. But man, BRKs are nice. ;-)
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I keep trying to talk myself out of a brk psk edc
They just dropped a bunch in S45VN. The only reason I didn’t get one yet is that I’ve got two preorders coming up soon. I especially like the elk scales, but if your wallet can take it this is an exquisite little number.
I'm happiest with Micarta and Tool Steel.

Top four in rotation: K390 + GCM PM2, ZCarta Shaman, Crucarta PM2, K390 + GCM Straight Spine Stretch.

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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby abbazaba » Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:08 pm

SG89 wrote:
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:55 am
Hehe just ordered a Mnandi. Oops I did it again
Ha! I've only had one and sold it because I never carried it and I found myself carrying PM2s to weddings anyway :p, but it was a very VERY nice little knife and I plan on buying one with the hole in it someday. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.

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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby TkoK83Spy » Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:43 am

Would swapping a Large 31 Insingo blade work in a Large 31 with inlays handle? Seems like it should right?
17 :bug-red 's in 12 different steels
2 - Bradford Guardian 3's (Wharnie Vanadis 4E and 3V/Drop Point)
1 - Monterey Bay Knives Slayback Flipper - ZDP 189
1 - CRK Small Sebenza 31/Macassar Ebony Inlays
1 - CRK Large Inkosi Insingo/ Black Micarta Inlays
1 - CRK Large Sebenza 31/Box Elder Inlays
1 - CRK Umnumzaan
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Finch Knives Sunkist Harvester

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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby abbazaba » Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:11 am

There is a good chance it will work, but because they are all hand finished/fitted some work and some won't.

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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby kennethsime » Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:36 pm

abbazaba wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:11 am
There is a good chance it will work, but because they are all hand finished/fitted some work and some won't.
This. As Sal would say, “they’re not Legos.”

I saw a post in the CRK Facebook group where a guy sent his drop point to Idaho and waited 9 months for them to fashion him a matching tango blade.

Honestly I haven’t had fantastic results swapping Spyderco blades, I imagine CRKs would be even harder because of the attention to detail that goes into each one.

On the other hand, maybe it would be easier because their tolerances are tighter?

I think I’d just buy another knife.
I'm happiest with Micarta and Tool Steel.

Top four in rotation: K390 + GCM PM2, ZCarta Shaman, Crucarta PM2, K390 + GCM Straight Spine Stretch.

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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby SG89 » Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:02 pm

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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby Bloke » Wed Jan 26, 2022 11:24 pm

I have one of his knives somewhere and there’s nothing wrong with it but I won’t buy another.
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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:16 am

Knivesshipfree.com has the Small Inkosi PJ in drop point and tanto available right now.
17 :bug-red 's in 12 different steels
2 - Bradford Guardian 3's (Wharnie Vanadis 4E and 3V/Drop Point)
1 - Monterey Bay Knives Slayback Flipper - ZDP 189
1 - CRK Small Sebenza 31/Macassar Ebony Inlays
1 - CRK Large Inkosi Insingo/ Black Micarta Inlays
1 - CRK Large Sebenza 31/Box Elder Inlays
1 - CRK Umnumzaan
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Finch Knives Sunkist Harvester

-Rick

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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby kennethsime » Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:58 am

I'm happiest with Micarta and Tool Steel.

Top four in rotation: K390 + GCM PM2, ZCarta Shaman, Crucarta PM2, K390 + GCM Straight Spine Stretch.

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Re: Chris Reeve Knives

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:05 am

kennethsime wrote:
Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:58 am
DLT is dropping new stock today.

https://www.dlttrading.com/chris-reeve- ... Uie2mtflXs
I was so nervous checking that. I really DID NOT want to see a Zaan available right now, I'm thankful it wasn't! :exhaling

Definitely a shame that those inlay models no longer come with the polished finished. They still look great, but that change of contrast, especially on the clip side is much nicer with the polished finish.
17 :bug-red 's in 12 different steels
2 - Bradford Guardian 3's (Wharnie Vanadis 4E and 3V/Drop Point)
1 - Monterey Bay Knives Slayback Flipper - ZDP 189
1 - CRK Small Sebenza 31/Macassar Ebony Inlays
1 - CRK Large Inkosi Insingo/ Black Micarta Inlays
1 - CRK Large Sebenza 31/Box Elder Inlays
1 - CRK Umnumzaan
1 - Microtech Ultratech DE OTF
1 - Finch Knives Sunkist Harvester

-Rick


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