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Chris Reeve Large Inkosi Folding Knife 3.6" S35VN Blade, Double Lugs, Titanium Handles - LIN-1000

$450.00

Part #: CRKINKOSIL | Chris Reeve Knives
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Description
CRKINKOSIL: Large Inkosi Folding Knife
Chris Reeve Knives
 
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, oversized 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.
Features
  • At 97HRC, the strength of the ceramic ball end lock provides 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
  • Large Pivot
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.60"
  • Closed Length: 4.80"
  • Overall Length: 8.40" 
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.140"
  • Blade Hardness: 59-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Large Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: 6Al4V Titanium
  • Handle Scale Thickness: 0.150"
  • 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: 4.96 oz.
  • Designer: Chris Reeve
  • Made in the USA
Semi-Custom
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.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
S35VN
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.
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Chris Reeve Large Inkosi Folding Knife 3.6" S35VN Blade, Double Lugs, Titanium Handles4.250 (4 reviews)
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Chris Reeve Large Inkosi Folding Knife 3.6" S35VN Blade, Double Lugs, Titanium Handles
2 out of 5
Myrtle Beach, SC
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Type, Overall Quality, None
Too much hype
First off... The Frame lock in an of itself is a weak design just 1 step up from a liner lock with is also a terrible cheap out. MOST glaringly, that stop pin is free floating allowing the scales to pinch the blade. Only having 1 stand off at the butt of the knife makes the integrity between the scales inconsistent. There are several improvements on the Sebenza here but they chose to change a few things that actually make the knife worse. No more bushing pivot? That's what made Chris Reeve Knives great. I love the washer design but why not keep the bushing pivot with those amazing new washers? I really want to love this knife and it's close but it seems like a cheaped out Sebenza. Cheaped out but the same price? No thanks. 2 stars may be a bit unfair because the fit, finish and materials are top notch but when you couple that with the fact that they obviously tried to make the machining process less expensive on this knife and kept the price the same as a Sebenza is insulting to us end users. Chris Reeve Knives are suppose to be the pinnacle of standards and I, for one, hold them to that standard. I feel it is lacking in the design of this offering.
Chris Reeve Large Inkosi Folding Knife 3.6" S35VN Blade, Double Lugs, Titanium Handles
5 out of 5
Western North Carolina
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
My 2nd CRK, 1st of their folders.
I'm a retired/disabled (by multiple sclerosis) police officer, SWAT sniper, former USMC scout/sniper. I've carried a lot of knives from all types of makers in all types of environments and this has to be best folder I've ever owned! The quality of this knife is evident at first inspection! The box contents alone show the quality of manufacture you are dealing with in Chris Reeve Knives. Class, precision, quality and function, it tops them all!
Chris Reeve Large Inkosi Folding Knife 3.6" S35VN Blade, Double Lugs, Titanium Handles
5 out of 5
Ky
Pros: Weight, Blade Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
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