Posted By: Yuri
- verified customer
1 people found this review helpfulI have heard a lot about the high quality and excellent design of Chris Reeve knives and finally decided to get one for myself. I have a large collection of blades from various smiths and have to say that the Chris Reeve Insingo is one of the finest that I own.
The quality of this knife is evident when you first open the box. There is obvious attention to detail - everything is perfect. The finish on the Titanium components is flawless but also provides an excellent grip and feel. The blade has a working polish and again, every edge has the feel of being finished to perfection.
The entire knife is very solid construction and I have a hard time imagining how one could get damaged during use. There is an extremely satisfying locking sound when the frame lock engages with absolutely no movement of the blade. The handle fits my hand perfectly and the balance, probably due to the weight of the Titanium, is perfect.
The blade was sharp out of the box but I did perform a full sharpening set using my Japanese water stones. I think there is some advantage to having a little more aggressive sharpening angle than was used at the factory - certainly the blade is now razor sharp and has not dulled after being used to cut some cardboard and various items while out fishing. I really like the shape of the Insingo's blade and it is very functional - I also have received a lot of positive comments regarding the blade.
The pocket clip shows attention to detail in the shaping - perfect fit for jeans pocket. I like the cord since it does help in removing the knife from pocket very quickly.
Overall the Insingo is easily worth its price. This is something that will be passed down for generations.
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