About the Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 21 CGG Doppler
The folding knife that has become the yardstick against which others are compared, the Sebenza has earned a worldwide reputation for rock solid performance and a “bank vault” feel. It is the standard.
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, Chris Reeve introduced the Sebenza 21.
Designed for lifetimes of use, the Sebenza 21 was carefully developed to improve upon its predecessors. With every iteration, they seek to improve strength and longevity, while still maintaining the sleek profile and simplicity of the iconic Sebenza.
Whether plain with a tumbled or “stonewashed” S35VN blade and sand blasted handles or embellished with a polished satin 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.
Computer Generated Graphic (CGG) Models
The introduction of CNC programmed designs gave Chris Reeve the ability to bring exactly consistent designs to the table. These designs are repeatable and may be ordered by name. As the computer age is more and more upon us, the embracing of what the computer can do for us is vital as an artist. The colors of the thumb lugs and back spacers are matched to the respective designs and will not be varied, nor can they accept requests for changes in color or the addition of inlays.
Laser engraved and fit with a tumbled blade, the Sebenza 21 Doppler CGG is artwork inspired by the Doppler effect, which is the distortion of a wavelength in relation to movement and an object. Take, for example, the pitch shift of ambulance siren. An ambulance may come towards you with a high-pitch scream, but after passing you, of the siren abruptly drops in pitch. This is the Doppler effect.