Originally Posted by Stitch
Oooooh a hinderer
You sir, have taste. I love the skull and cross nuts!
Although with a HEST/f and a large sebby I don't really have an urge for a new knife, the lionsteel SR1 or hinderer xm18 are on my shortlist for when I have money to burn.
For those not familiar with lionsteel; they did a great job on the hest/f.www.lionsteel.it
It's not a religous or anti-religious affiliation, I just thought it was a cool piece of knife jewelry to throw on although I am aware of what it is and what it typically means. Hinderers are wonderful, but honestly their scarcity makes them a bit annoying to collect unless you want to pay over asking price for them from Rick_Himself.
I've owned plenty of Sebenzas actually. You'll find that Mayos are essentially handmade Sebenzas in terms of tolerances (obviously they're more interesting to look at) which kind of goes along with the fact that both Tom and Chris Reeve started building frame lock folders roughly around the same time. Obviously Chris is more well-known for this but Tom's knives don't really lose much to Chris' in terms of precision and quality feel. This is somewhat ironic as one is an $$$ custom and the other is a $400 knife you can buy at a decent knife dealer.
With the Sebenza I find that you can buy cheaper, and you can buy better, but you can't get both at the same time. And by "better" I purely just mean more ornate. You know his knives used to command an actual premium because he couldn't keep them in stock haha, this was only like a few years ago too!