I expect a knife of this price range to be dependable and perform when I need them to (within reason). There should be no durability issues. The fit and finish should also be top-notch along with the material selection. I don’t expect perfection, but it better be pretty darn close. A high-end carry knife is not necessarily a collector knife (in my opinion), but something you aren’t afraid to use regardless of the task on an EDC basis.
Part of the higher pricing is what makes these types of knives special. Think of it as being part of an exclusive club. Not everybody will have this knife and at times will be a conversation piece. You’ll get enjoyment out of this knife that you won’t get with other knives. The Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Senbenza 25 (Exclusive) is a knife that I consider a high-end carry knife. Available from Knife Art with free immediate shipping, you can pick up one of these today.
Specifications (courtesy of knifeart.com)
Blade Material: CPM S35VN Stainless Steel – American Made by Crucible Industries
Blade Hardness: 58-59 RC
Blade Length: 3.625″ (92 mm)
Blade Thickness: 0.14″ (3.56 mm)
Overall Length: 8.335″ (212 mm)
Handle Length: 4.8″ (122 mm)
Handle Material: 6Al4V Titanium (Lock Side) Carbon Fiber (Front Side)
Handle Thickness: 0.150″ (3.8 mm)
Lanyard: Black cord with titanium bead.
Weight: 4.0 oz.
Fittings: 303 Stainless Steel
Double Thumb Lugs: 6Al4V Titanium
Pocket Clip: 6Al4V Titanium
INCLUDED WITH KNIFE: Hex tools, Loctite, CRK lubricant, certificate/paperwork, and CRK chamois
MSRP is $485.00 from knifeart.com (authorized Chris Reeve dealer)