Chris Reeve Knives is a production knife manufacturer.  As a production company, we design and produce our own knives, as a opposed to a custom knife maker who may work with a client to design and bring his or her knife idea to life. While we are not a custom knife company, we do have customizable options available. We offer graphics and some hardware, finish and blade options for the Sebenza 21 and Inkosi.

CAD Customs VS Uniques: What's the difference?


Custom Graphics

and engraving

CAD Customs are made using a precision laser machine. If you have an image or a drawing you'd like to put on a knife, CAD is the way to go.  Artwork can range from a simple letter engraving to complex artwork with a range of anodizing, cabochons, and finishes.  You will work closely with customer service and in-house artist to bring your idea into a physical form.


✓     logos, family crests, names , and custom artwork

✓     drawn on a computer, then programmed

       into a laser machine

✓     more personal graphics

✓     available on the Sebenza or Inkosi

cad samples



Unique Graphics are abstract. They're "drawn" freehand on a milling machine, so every knife is a "one-off" piece of art that cannot be exactly replicated.  With that said, we can re-create pieces similar to past designs, with a choice of cabochons and anodizing.  Artwork decisions are ultimately governed by our in-house artist.



✓     abstract

✓     "drawn" on a manual milling machine

✓     non-repeatable

✓     available only on the Sebenza

x      logos, photos, specific artwork

uniques samples

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