Chris Reeve Small Inkosi Folding Knife 2.75" S35VN Blade, Double Lugs, Titanium Handles - SIN-1000
Small Inkosi Folding Knife
The Inkosi is a family of folding knives that will claim the position of Chief alongside the iconic Sebenza. This design continues to push the characteristics of the Integral Lock, blade strength, pivot and lock tolerances as well as overall ergonomics.
A carefully developed hollow grind, strengthened pivot, and sturdy lock up were the starting points for this family of Inkosi folding knives. While challenging the standards of the Integral Lock, the Inkosi is the most overbuilt knife of its kind, a true testament of strength. Using a ceramic ball as an interface for the lock bar to the blade tang, it ensures a lifetime of consistent lock up.
This is the first time Chris Reeve has been able to use twin, over-sized washers with an Integral lock. The washer diameter is wider than the blade securing zero sideways play. With larger lubrication holes there is even less surface area of friction. With the Large Hollow Grind technology, they use a shallow radius to add more strength to the blade, making it halfway between a flat grind and a standard hollow grind.
At 97HRC, the strength of the ceramic ball end lock privides a lifetime of consistent lock up
Mounted Pocket Clip rests on the back face, eliminating the possibility of pressure on the lockbar and provides a more ergonomic grip
Large Hollow Grind, a more shallow radiused grind, provides a combination of strength from a flat grind with proven sharpening longevity from a hollow grind
Twin over-sized Phosphor-bronze washers
Slip Through Stop Pin
Blade Length: 2.80"
Closed Length: 3.75"
Overall Length: 6.50"
Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.128"
Blade Hardness: 59-60HRC
Blade Style: Drop Point
Blade Grind: Large Hollow
Blade Finish: Stonewash
Handle Material: 6Al4V Titanium
Handle Scale Thickness: 0.125"
Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
Pivot Assembly: Washers
Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
Double Thumb Lug: Titanium
Stop Pin, Pivot Pin, Back Spacer: Stainless Steel
Weight: 3.0 oz.
Designer: Chris Reeve
Made in the USA
The quality and attention to detail that CR gives to the knives is legendary and well deserved. The relatively new model is no exception. I have several large high end folders, CRs as well as a Sartan Akribis. The small Inkosi perfectly filled that nitch for a smaller, lighter, high end pocket folder...just wish it came with GPS tracking, losing this little will make anyone physically ill.