If you want your everyday carry knife to be both extremely functional and a work of art, consider putting the Chris Reeve Mnandi with a macassar ebony wood inlay in your pants, jacket or shirt pocket. Made in the U.S., this upscale gents-size folder is an excellent choice to have on hand for tackling most tasks.
The Mnandi (pronounced mm-nun-dee, which is Zulu for "very nice") is a high-performance folder with a plain edge and a thin, hollow-grind blade that stands up to almost anything you can put it through. Designer Chris Reeve used durable S35VN steel in the construction of the 2.75-inch blade, and even though it's just 0.09 inches thick, it measures 59-60 on the Rockwell scale. An oversized thumb hole opener lets you open with two hands or one, providing enough finger purchase to use like a thumb lug.
Reeve also housed the whole thing in a aerospace-grade titanium frame with his trademark integral lock mechanism, where one of the handle slabs forms a lock bar that moves into place behind the blade and keeps it from closing. The lightweight titanium has a two-tone finish -- blasted with hand satin finished flats to minimize glare -- and keeps the overall weight to just 1.5 ounces.
Each handle has a thumb rest that helps you maintain a comfortable grip. The inlay is made from unique macassar ebony,which is is a species of flowering tree in the family Ebenaceae that is endemic to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, known for its fine texture and rich, dark brown colors. A titanium pocket clip is positioned so you can carry tip up. The Mnandi from Chris Reeve Knives measures 6.25 inches when open.
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MAKER: Chris Reeve Knives
BLADE SIZE: 2 3/4"
TOTAL SIZE: 6 1/4"
CLOSED SIZE: 3 1/2"
BLADE MATERIAL: Stainless S35VN Steel
HANDLE: Macassar Ebony Wood
FRAME: Titanium - satin finished flats and blasted contours.
WEIGHT: 1.5 oz.
(Photo is representative of the natural handle material.)