Chris Reeve Inkosi Micarta Natural
- Robust working knife
- Ceramic Ball Interface Lock
The classic from Chris Reeve is clearly the Sebenza - but with the Inkosi the manufacturer takes the next logical step. These knives may look quite similar at first glance, but on closer inspection the Inkosi turns out to be an independent and progressive knife, which in no way needs to shy away from comparison with the Sebenza 21.
The most striking innovation can be found on the handle. Here are two pronounced finger recesses that give your hand a more secure grip when working with the knife and give you more control in the cutting movement. The lock is still the Integral Lock invented by Chris Reeve, which has been improved by a decisive detail in the Inkosi. In order to prevent the softer titanium from coming into direct contact with the blade's hardened CMP S45VN steel, the detent ball (which is made of an extremely hard ceramic) was placed in such a way that it also serves as a contact point for the lock. This eliminates the possibility of wear and tear on the titanium.
Another innovation is the grinding of the blade. Where Reeve has almost always relied on a hollow grind in the past, you'll now find a mixture of hollow and flat grinds used on the Inkosi, which the manufacturer calls "Large Hollow Grind" and which is supposed to provide more stability to the cutting edge. Together with the oversized blade axis and the huge bronze washers, the Inkosi turns out to be an incredibly sturdily constructed knife that you can also use for really tough cutting tasks.
To add a bit more grip, Micarta inlays have been added to the handle of this version. Micarta is a material invented in the 50s, which was mainly used in the furniture industry. If the knife gets dirty after use, it can be easily cleaned with a little soapy water.
|Blade Material:||CPM S45VN|
|Blade length:||7,1, 9,1|
|Closed Length:||9,6, 12,2|
|Knife type:||Classic pocket knives|
|Legal to carry in Germany:||No|
|Overall Length:||16,6, 21,3|
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