Whether it's a folding knife or a fixed blade design, you can't go wrong when you choose a Chris Reeves knife. They are an award winning company that is known for high-end American manufacturing with the fit and finish that only hand craftsmanship can achieve. Even the best custom knife makers have trouble matching the design and precision finish that comes standard with a CRK knife.
Folding Knives: The Sebenza 21 is the flagship model in the Reeve knife line-up, it comes in both the large and small sizes. The Sebenza 21 also comes with a variety of damascus blades, graphic CNC machining and wood inlay options. We worked with Chris Reeve to develop the insingo blade, a modified wharncliff blade on the sebenza AND to bring about our exclusive carbon fiber version of the sebenza and the inkosi. The carbon fiber provides amble strength while reducing the weight of the knife.
If you are looking for a large tactical folding knife, the Umnumzaan might be the answer. It comes with a beefy 3.675" S35VN steel blade and overbuild framelock construction. If you are looking for a small more upscale pocket knife, the Mnandi perfect fits the bill as a gentleman's knife with a blade of 2.75" and upscale wood inlay. The Reeve folding knives are completed with the unique locking mechanism of the ti-lock, a mechanism-lovers dream knife design by Grant and Gavin Hawk.
Blade Shapes. There are three key blade shapes in the Reeve line - a classic drop point shape, the insingo blade shape with a gentle curving blade shape in a modified wharcliff style, and a tanto shape that provide a reinforced tip with a straighter cutting edge.
More than a quarter-century after first developing the Sebenza line of knives, Reeve debut the Inkosi that took the place of the Sebenza 25. The Inkosi is a companion series to the sebenza, can comes in a large and small size.. This model adapts many of the technology of the sebenza - the framelock, S35VN steel, and classic Reeve styling and included some new technology such as the ceramic lockbar insert, thicker blade stock, ambidextrous thumb lugs and a new wide hollow grind. The Small inkosi fits into the range as a perfect size for everyday carry with a blade length of 2.8" while the large model is a robust, field ready full-size folding knife.
Fixed Blades: Chris Reeve makes a full compliment of fixed blades - from tactical blades to hunting knives. The Chris Reeve Green Beret tactical fixed blade is a civilian version of the US Special Forces issued knife called the Yarborough. The GB comes in both a 7" and 5.5" blades of S35VN steel. The Pacific fixed blade comes with a 6" clip point blade and is ready to take into the field. They also make a neck, vest or secondary carry fixed blade called the Professional Soldier.
The Nyala is a full tang hunting or skinning knife that any outdoorsman would appreciate. The Nyala comes with a 3.75" blade of S35VN steel and is ready to carry in it's high quality leather sheath by Gfeller Casemakers. It is an excellent choice for bushcraft, utility or field work.
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