Chris Reeve Knives describes this item as follows:
Who would have thought back in 1988 that Chris’s titanium handle folder would become a legend in the industry! Constant attention to design details and an unwavering commitment to quality in every aspect of the knife has created the Sebenza as a hallmark of excellence. To mark this amazing milestone, we are planning to make some changes to the lineup of Sebenzas.
We are going to stop making almost all Regular profile Sebenzas. The profile on the Classic will change slightly and this version will be known as Sebenza 21.
The design change on Sebenza 21 gives a more pronounced chamfer on the pivot edge of the handle allowing the knife to be inserted more easily into a pocket or sheath. The engraving of “Classic MM” on the back of the Classic Sebenza will be eliminated, making differentiation of the two models easy! The blade shape remains the same.
Each graphic is “drawn” free-hand on a milling machine. Sometimes a cabochon (or two) is inlaid; sometimes it is a gold coin or a diamond. The variations are as endless as the imagination of the artist. Talented and creative, Lisa L’Eveque-Hague has learned many techniques from Chris and has carried the concept on to new levels. All Unique Graphics are one-of-a-kind and, although a similar design can be ordered, they are all individually created and are different.
When the coloring is complete, the handle is hand polished to a satin finish. The colors achieved in the anodizing process can vary slightly, which creates individual character for every knife.