Chris Reeve Impinda Slipjoint Folding Knife 3.0" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Titanium Handles - IMP-1000



CRKIMP1000: Impinda

Chris Reeve Knives

Chris Reeve's vision was to make a modern slipjoint and to do it well. One with sleek lines and a functional blade for the outdoors. And so smooth it clocks open, but closes safer than your grandfather's jack-knife. Introducing, the Impinda: a Reeve/Harsey slipjoint made to cut, fold, and repeat.

The Impinda is a slipjoint designed by William W. Harsey and brought to life by the team at Chris Reeve Knives. This modern slipjoint features a patent-pending spring design that applies pressure to the blade at a single point of contact as it glides along the varying thicknesses of the spring interface, producing a smooth one-pound draw tension with a safer five-pound closing tension.

As a slipjoint and non-locking knife, the most important part of the Impinda is the relationship between the blade and spring. The Impinda manages pressure at every point of contact, using a differential spring pressure. The balance creates a smoother opening, safer closing, and positive engagement in the fully-open position.


  • Blade Length: 3.0" (76.2 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.012" (101.905 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.144" (181.4576 mm)
  • Blade Material: Crucible S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.1211" (3.076 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 59-60 HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: 6Al4V Titanium
  • Handle Thickness (Per Side): 0.125" (3.175 mm)
  • Locking Mechanism: Slipjoint
  • Pivot Assembly: Washers
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Sheath Material: Leather Slip Pouch
  • Weight: 3.38 oz. (95.82 g)
  • Designer: William W. Harsey
  • Made in the USA
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
S35VN A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Semi-Custom Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Chris Reeve Impinda Slipjoint Folding Knife 3.0" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Titanium Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Chris Reeve Impinda Slipjoint Folding Knife 3.0" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Joe W
Jacksonville, Al
Jul 19, 2020
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Not Your Average Slipjoint
Initially, walk and talk was too tight and very uneven. After a couple of days of break-in and a little tweaking of the pivot screw, all is well. However, keep in mind that the action on this knife is, by design, not like a typical slipjoint. It’s more rigid and intentionally inconsistent from the closed position to fully open—very easy to open and harder to close. If you are used to a good slipjoint like GEC or my favorite, the WE Scamp, the Impinda’s action feels rough and uneven. However, when you get used to it and go back to a more traditional feeling slipjoint, the action on the traditional slipjoint seems smooth but way too easy to accidentally close. The Impinda simply feels much more secure and safe in the open position. After getting used to the Impinda’s unconventional action, I can honestly say that I prefer it over my other slipjoints. It just feels much more solid and secure. Add to that the solid engineering, extraordinarily high quality materials and fit and finish and this knife has easily become my favorite slipjoint. P.S. remove the clip as soon as you can. It’s way to rigid and tight, making it almost unusable.
Chris Reeve Impinda Slipjoint Folding Knife 3.0" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Titanium Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Westminster, Co
Oct 08, 2019
Pros: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
overall Very Impressive Quality
Meets and exceeds all expectations !


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