The small Sebenza Insingo is a slightly smaller variation of the original large Sebenza folding knife, allowing for more versatility in carry as well as a knife that is more portable and less intrusive than its beefier counterpart. The blade length is 2.94", yet still cut from .125" stock and crafted from S35VN stainless steel. The overall length of the blade is 6.875" when opened. Each blade is made, heat treated and then reground to adhere to strict tolerances which also eliminate variation due to the heat-treating process. Available in right and left handed styles, the thumb stud is pressed into a smaller hole to prevent it from ever coming apart.
The Insingo shape developed in 2011 by Rodney Connelley in collaboration with Chris Reeve, it is the Zulu word for "razor", which is fitting as the Insingo blade shape strongly resembles a razor and is designed with efficiency in mind. The Chris Reeve Sebenza Insingo blade is hollow ground in such a way that it will allow for repeated sharpening during the life of the blade, providing a razor-sharp edge every time. A chamfer is hand cut into the back of the blade for added thumb control. The blade is stonewashed at 20,500 rpm to give it a matte finish that just looks great, sharpened by hand to a microscopic edge. Superior to a bead-blasted finish used by competitors.
Crafted from 6A14V titanium with an integrated lockbar mechanism, a key element to its design, which not only set it apart from other locking mechanism that preceded it, but also allows for famously simply operation and ease of use. Using a leaf-spring design, it puts a lot of titanium behind the blade, thus holding it securely in place. The handle features a single finger scallop, and a titanium clip to allow for easy, point up fastening to your belt or pocket. The phosphor bronze bushing pivot allows for unbelievably smooth opening, which just gets better with use. The locking mechanism keeps the blade fixed in place, only until you are ready to close it, and the thumb-stud is easy to find, even without looking, just by the ergonomics of the handle itself. CRK folders are ground, heat treated, then flattened again to make sure the blade is completely straight and true, allowing for zero side to side play. Combined with a handle that is lapped flat, this provides the basis for the centered blade and the bank vault opening and lock-up.
A lanyard allows for even more versatility in carrying. Assembled by hand and set in place with specific torque in the screws, no detail is too small with a crk insingo knife. Such rigorous tolerances mean that when opened there is no side to side motion in the blade within the handle. Easy open, simple closed. A knife less than a half inch thick, in your hand and ready whenever you need it.
Too many uses to list:
Whether this is your everyday carry knife or something needed in a more rigorous environment, such as hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and outdoors sports, work on the farm, tactical carry, or delicate work such as cleaning a fish or carving a piece of wood, this small sebenza insingo has its "work" cut out for it. Offering a blade capable of a lasting razor-sharp edge as well as a fine point for finer details, it also possesses the strength needed for heavy-duty jobs with a Rockwell hardness of 59-60. At 3 oz, you won't even know it's there until you need it.
What you get:
The small sebenza 21 insingo comes with a microsuade cloth, certificate of authenticity, lanyard cord, and care and cleaning instructions. Almost worth its weight in gold, it also comes with the lifetime warranty that sets a high bar for industry standards. Guaranteed against just about anything except for loss, Chris Reeve knives stands by their product, which has proudly been made in Boise, ID, the heartland of the USA, since 1989.
Leather pouches and belt sheaths are also available and are sold separately. Adjustments can be made with an allen w
I'm very pleased with my new Small Insingo. It took KnifeArt and FedEx two days to get it to the UK, so superb service! The knife is small, beautifully made and very sharp. No lock stick, smooth to open and close and will become my EDC. Expensive, possibly but you do get what you pay for.
Firstly the service from knifeart was outstanding. It was dispatched on Tuesday and delivered to me in the UK on Thursday!
Now the knife.... this is my first Sebenza. Out of the box I will freely admit that I was disappointed. I couldn't open the knife with one hand, it felt like the lock bar was too strong and the thumb stud was too sharp.
I decided to give it a try on some boxes I had been meaning to cut down. Well this knife made short work of the boxes and was still shaving sharp afterwards, I was impressed, fantastic blade and ergonomics, probably the best slicer I have had so far. I decided I would practice opening it and soon realised I had been doing it wrong, it takes a certain technique to open and once you have it figured out it simply slides open with little effort. This is comforting, I know it won't pop open in my pocket and cut my leg off or worse.
The fit and finish of the knife is perfect, there is only one sharp edge and it's exactly where it should be. The attention to detail is great, you only need one tool (supplied and common) to dismantle the knife for cleaning and maintenance. It's simple to do and designed in a way that ensures the knife should last for years and continue to perform as it did when it was new.
Small details are what give this knife it's legendary status I think, there are too many to number but little things that make perfect sense but are not seen on other knives because they are difficult. Suddenly it feels like a got a bargain.
Ordered the Sebenza on Friday afternoon, it was in my mailbox on Monday, 1/2 way across the country. Great product paired with a great business to purchase it from! I will do business here again, I'm not sure how anybody could have delivered any faster, for free. Oh yeah, the Small Insingo Sebenza is great too! I really like this blade better than the standard blade, it is a huge improvement in everyday practicle usability (IMO).
I ordered this knife as a Christmas gift for my husband and he likes his new knife so much that he keeps finding things to cut with it! Customer service was prompt and helpful when I realized I had ordered the wrong knife. They solved my problem quickly. Next time I purchase a knife, it will be from here.
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This is my fourth sebenza from knife art,I would not go anywhere else,as usual arrived in the UK in two days, always great service. This knife is my favourite , perfect edc ,non aggressive looking so easy to use in public,blade is an awesome package opener. Recommend this knife, always recommend knife art
Amazing knife, and amazing service! Next day shipping to Canada too.
Unlike any other folder I have, in terms of overall quality, precision and simplicity. The insingo blade also sets it apart. A compact, solid, pocket-friendly piece. The edge needed stropping to get it where I wanted it. The ti sides have a fine but grippy texture and the overall design lends itself to those who like to keep their tools clean, lubed and well maintained. The included flouro grease and 3/64" hex key are nice touches.
Great service and what a great knife!
Friendly, fast, arrived on time, terrific knife! My 4th Reeve's knife. Excellent form, fir and function!
I can not believe how fast knife art got my package to me. The knife itself is out of this world. Perfect size for edc. If I could take back all the knifes I bought over the years and just keep a select few this would make the cut!
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It took a lot of consideration for me to pay this much for a pocket knife. Especially something that I plan to use and not just keep it safely tucked away on the shelf. I was not disappointed. The quality is real, not just hype posted by anonymous, faceless people on the internet. In fact, I just ordered the Insingo in it's larger size. The small for daily carry in my suit/work clothes; and the large for use in the outdoors. Mainly as an adult leader in my son's scout troop - but really anywhere I expect "hard duty" for my blade.
I also like (and use) several brands of fixed-blade knives. But when it comes to what is clipped in my pocket, you can bet it's going to be my Insingo. This is something that will be passed down for generations.
It sure isn't inexpensive, but if you're on the fence, and will not set yourself back too much, go for it. Your grandson (or granddaughter) will thank you for it. Especially if you use it! The marks and blemishes you create will only make it more for them. In the end, it's only money my friend. You can't take it with you. Enjoy it while you can - life is short.
Fantastic service from Knifeart. I had the knife in my pocket within a week in Australia.
It's a fantastic little knife and perfect for my EDC tasks. Fit and Finish are excellent as expected of CRK but the insigno blade is probably the best for urban EDC tasks.
I doubt if this knife will ever leave my pocket. Fantastic!!!!!
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Never thought I would spend this much on a pocket knife, but had to see for myself what the fuss was all about. Glad to say the favorable comments about Sebenza quality is true. I had not ordered from KnifeArt before this purchase but will certainly do so again. Shipping was fast, and when I called with a question, was impressed that one of the owners answered the phone himself. Well done, sir, and thank you.
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I originally received a slightly off-center Sebenza 21, and the kind people at Knifeart.com were more than happy to exchange it for a new one. Communication was excellent, and the gentleman on the order line was personable. The Insingo blade shape is excellent, and perfect for EDC tasks. I can definitely recommend CRK, this knife, and Knifeart.com to anyone looking for a great experience. Thanks!
Love Knifeart! Always has the best selection of Chris Reeve's, and if they dont, its back in stock quickly! Website is easy to navigate and love the email updates when your item is back in stock.
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I have owned my Sebenza now for almost a year it goes every where with me. Camping knife, Work knife, Cooking knife. I have been looking for the perfect blade now for 40 years and at long last found the knife that fits the bill, well done Chris Reeve. I have a fixed blade knife - Another CR the Nayala this too is a great knife. John Booth - Solihull, England.
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