Meaning “Chief” in Zulu the Chris Reeve Inkosi builds on 30+ years of precision knife production utilizing the current advancements in knife making technology to deliver an exceptional cutting tool. Large wheel hollow grind and Ceramic Ball Interface frame lock offer elevated performance and reliability. This Small left-hand version has a stonewashed S45VN drop point blade, sandblasted titanium handles with black canvas Micarta inlays.
Brand new, direct from Chris Reeve.
Blade: The CPM-S45VN stainless steel drop point blade has a large wheel hollow grind offering a blend of traditional flat and hollow grinds for exceptional slicing performance, extended blade life and solid durability. A sub-3″ blade length offer more permissive carry while the dual thumb lugs allow for smooth, hydraulic operation on the oversize pocketed bronze washer pivot. A polished crowned spine gives this work horse folder a premium look.
Handle: Matte gray sandblasted 6AL4V titanium handle slabs have a subtle texture and develop a unique patina with time and carry. Canvas Micarta inlays offer a full grip with added traction while being compact for daily carry. The innovative Ceramic Ball Interface equipped left-handed Reeve Integral Lock provides “bank vault” lockup with increased reliability and lock life. Includes a tube of fluorinated grease, Loctite, Allen keys, microfiber cloth and information packet.
Carries via a left-hand titanium pocket clip.
CPM-S45VN: An evolution in Crucible’s S30-series, S45VN shows improved edge retention and corrosion resistance relative to S35VN and offers an upgrade to Elmax with better hardness, corrosion resistance, toughness, and sharpness with similar edge retention.
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