Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
I was looking to fill some very specific requirements for my EDC. It is a thing I plan to have and use every day for many years. The Umnumzaan excels in all of my criteria (in no particular order):- Simple strong construction using few pieces. This CRK breaks down to 12 pieces with standard hex wrenches. It is easy to disassemble, clean, lube, and assemble.- Durable, neutral, resistant, and exceptional materials. The titanium, S35VN, 303 stainless, ceramic, and brass all conform to that nicely.- Focused and utilitarian. Not for show, just for work.- Great blade steel. I want a best-in-class steel for edge retention, sharpening ease, and hard but not too brittle. I want a great heat treatment too. The nice tasteful stonewash finish is a plus.- No blade wobble, extremley stable and reliable lockup.- Warranty. If it breaks under normal usage, I want it fixed or replaced.You always compromise on a folder. Fixed blades are simpler and better. However, the best knife is the one you have with you... so you might as well make it good.This knife meets and exceeds my standards for quality and design at every turn. Clearly they learned from the legacy of the Sebenza. This is beauty through form following function in every detail. It is a level of manufacturing precision we rarely see. An artefact, and a testament to human ingenuity. I use it every day to cut all manner of things with confidence. It will go all over the world with me for at least a decade to come.