GiantMouse ACE Nazca Carbon Fibre
Jens Anso & Jesper Voxnaes Design
with Cross-Bar Lock
Magnacut with a satin blade finish
Brass backspacerlimited to 350 pieces
Quite a few lines
Both Jens Anso and Jesper Voxnaes agree that the design of a pocket knife must always be about clear and coherent lines. This of course also applies to the GiantMouse Nazca. This knife is clearly out of the ordinary - and that's a good thing. Unlike the Biblio or the Grand, for example, the Nazca is equipped with a very (VERY!) long, mean tip that gives the knife a super racy look. Thanks to the thumb recess on the back of the blade, you have a very secure grip here, which gives you a lot of control over the blade when carving, for example.
Another highlight of the Nazca is the lock: here, for the first time, the Cross-Bar Lock is used, which is essentially GiantMouse's interpretation of an Axis Lock. Here, a solid steel bolt slides onto the back of the blade, preventing the blade from folding in or out uncontrollably. The necessary resistance is provided by two omega springs located laterally under the handle scales, which press the bolt against the blade root. This lock is not only extremely robust, but also offers a lot of fun, also because of the built-in ball bearings.
Depending on your personal taste, you have the choice of either titanium, carbon fibre or lightweight micarta handle scales. For the best possible balance, both versions have a solid brass back spacer. Made - just like the Farley - by Bestech.
By the way, the name "Nazca" alludes to the legendary Nazca lines in Peru. Line management is everything....
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.
InlayTo 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.
for the thumb pins of your Umnumzaan
made of shock absorbing polyurethane
The O-rings dampen the impact of the pins against the handle.Thus, the knife opens almost silently and also gives a very rich feeling when the lock engages.
To change the rings, simply pull the old O-rings off the stoppins and carefully slide the new ones into the designated groove.
Scope of delivery: 1 pair
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