Chris Reeves Knives is an all-American company that has been developing some of the world's most reliable and rugged knives for over thirty years. One of CRK's most popular models is the Inkosi, the Zulu word for 'Chief'. Available in two sizes, small and large, and three blade styles - insingo, drop point, and tanto. The tanto blade shape debuted in 2018 for the fans of the tanto blade shape. We'll take a more in-depth look at the specs and features of the CRK Small Inkosi with the tanto blade shape. This knife is a small stout folding knife with a rugged reinforced tip design for heavy work.
CRK's Small Inkosi Tanto Blade
The origins of the Tanto style blade date back to 10th century Japan, in which the blade was originally designed to accompany the iconic Katana sword as a last line of defense. Fast forward a few centuries later and many different styles of the classic blade have been derived by several different manufacturers world round. The stainless S45VN steel is heat-treated to 60-62 RC which allows for high edge retention while providing for precision cutting and strong puncturing. The Small Inkosi's dual shallow hollow grind gives the knife a thicker stock and provides greater overall strength to the design. Double blue thumb lugs on the blade's lower heel make deployment a breeze with either hand.
Small, Comfortable, Dependable
Adding a bit of modern technology to the timeless blade style, the small Inkosi Tanto features a 97 RC Ceramic ball set into the Integral Lock Bar and engages with the blade tang. Providing features that ancient warriors could only dream of, this addition prevents wear and tear, provides accurate locking, and assures that your Tanto blade will spring to life when needed and lock up solidly. The 3.75" long hilt of the Inkosi is made from nearly indestructible 6Al 4V Titanium with a thickness of 0.1255". This ensures not only that your knife will hold up in even the toughest conditions but also provides intense cutting strength and retains its lightweight for quick deployment and use. In fact, the overall weight of the small Inkosi is just 3 ounces.
With such a lightness and an overall length of 6.5", the Small Inkosi can be carried almost anywhere. An excellent pocket, boot, or belt knife option, the weight, and size of the Small Inkosi Tanto allow for deep concealment. Carry options are aided by the Inkosi's Titanium belt clip while the attached black lanyard makes for easy access to the knife no matter where you carry it.
Inkosi maintenance and included tools -
CRK understands the importance of upkeep which is why they include a variety of tools and accessories with your purchase to keep your Small Inkosi at its best. A 5/64" wrench, as well as two 1/8" wrenches are included for disassembling and cleaning your Inkosi, while the included .02 FL. OZ. of Loctite helps the knife's pivot screw maintain its true position for added performance. Also included is a small bottle of CRK's Fluorinated Grease along with a patented CRK Microfiber Cloth for removing dirt and grime and keeping your knife looking pristine and working hard.
Purchase Confidently with KnifeArt.com
When you purchase your Chris Reeve's Small Inkosi Tanto Blade from KnifeArt.com you can be confidently assured your knife will arrive in the utmost condition, in a timely manner, and meets all of your ordering preferences. As an authorized CRK dealer, KnifeArt offers only the best high-end merchandise curated by the dealer themselves and the manufacturer. We offer a full satisfaction guarantee and free shipping anywhere in the United States. In addition, CRK also offers a lifetime guarantee on all of their products with full replacement or repair in case of defects.
I'm a long time customer of Knifeart. First, shipping was super fast, and item well packaged. The knife is my second small Inkosi, but first Tanto Blade, which is super sharp. The texture of the knife allows for good grip. The knife is still new so it takes both hands to open, but I'll adjust after so more use. These small Inkosi knives are just the right size for EDC.You can never go wrong with a Chris Reeve knife no matter what the size.
These guys answered the phone when I had a question and shipped fast. The knife is great- the small Inkosi is a bit smaller than anticipated, but itís a great EDC. Would definitely buy from KnifeArt again
My first CRK, won't be my last. Seamless expedited ordering, processed and shipped before I new it. And great follow up.
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