The Chris Reeve SebenzaInkosi is a new model with a blade length of 2.75" with many of the features of the significantly larger Inkosi. Inkosi is a new family of folding knives from Chris Reeve that will claim the position of "Chief" (Inkosi is the Zulu word for Chief) alongside the iconic Sebenza. The Inkosi comes in with a closed size of 3.875" and a weight of 3.1 oz, a great size and weight for everyday pocket carry - in the sub 3" blade size range. The CRK Inkosi features a drop-point blade shape with razor sharp "Large Hollow Grinds", a grind that blends the best of hollow and flat grinds. Don't let the blade length mislead you, the blade stock is 8% thicker (coming in at .0.128") on this knife than the similarly sized, yet is smaller than Small Sebenza 21. The CRK team selected American-made S35VN steel (Crucible Industries) that has a scratch-hiding fine stonewashed finish and is heat treated to a Rockwell hardness of RC 59-60.
The Chris Reeve Inkosi has phosphor bronze washer (bushings) that are the same size on both the lock and handle size, this pivot construction brings additional stability to the blade and allows the washers to hold lubricant to reduce opening friction. One-eighth inch ceramic ball acts as the interface between the lock bar and the blade and doubles to drop into the detent, ensuring the blade stays in place when closed. The Chris Reeve Inkosi has a heat treated stainless steel stop pin that will handle the rigors of opening and closing.
Refined design and precision construction are all part of this American-made pocket knife. The Inkosi folding knife features dual ambidextrous thumb studs, allowing the user to easily open the knife either right or left handed. The thumb studs are satin finished titanium. The Inkosi knife has a blasted titanium pocket clip mounted for tip up carry and angled in a manner that allows the clip to rest on the handle - not the lock bar. Light for its size, due to the titanium handle, the Reeve Inkosi pocket knife has the strong integral frame locking mechanism that Chris Reeve pioneered and subsequently changed the knife industry with. The raised natural canvas micarta inlays provide enhanced grip for positive handling.
The Inkosi comes with hex tools for disassembly and cleaning, loctite, CRK fluorinated grease and a chamois cloth. Additionally, the Inkosi has a hand tied black cord lanyard attached to the knife that allows easy removal on the knife from your pocket. KnifeArt.com is proud to offer and represent the Chris Reeve Inkosi as an authorized dealer. The Inkosi is made with precision and pride in Boise, Idaho U.S.A