Chris Reeve Nyala Insingo Fixed Blade Knife 3.75" S35VN Stonewashed, Black Canvas Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath - NYA-1003
CRKNYA1003: Nyala, Insingo
Chris Reeve Knives
Chris Reeve began adding the Insingo blade shape to various models a couple years ago. The Insingo is Chris' take on the sheepsfoot, and it fits his designs very well. The latest model to get the Insingo treatment is the Nyala, and this compact skinner really benefits from the added blade surface and edge control.
In the Chris Reeve Knives tradition of simple, elegant and functional, the Nyala is a modern version of a classic skinner. With two blade shape options – a utility drop point or the Insingo – this all-purpose knife provides enough belly for skinning and will prove useful in a multitude of applications. The integral handle and blade of CPM-S35VN is sturdy and practical - spiral and linear grooves in the Micarta handle provide positive grip - good knife control is provided by serrations on the spine. The high-quality sheath is made of leather treated to be water resistant.
The Nyala is a Southern African antelope found in dense forested areas and is one of Chris's favorite African animals. They are prevalent in Mkuze Game Reserve in the northern KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa - one of Chris' favorite areas. Nyala (pronounced Nn-yaal-a) is the Zulu and Swahili name for this handsome antelope.
Male Nyala are most easily recognized by their distinctive spiral horns and vertical striped bodies. The grooves on the handles of knife Nyala are reminiscent of those distinctive spiral horns, hence the decision to borrow the name!
- Leather Sheath by Gfeller Casemakers
- Classic Skinning Design
- Blade Length: 3.75"
- Handle Length: 4.75"
- Overall Length: 8.50"
- Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.180"
- Blade Hardness: 58-59HRC
- Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Material: Micarta
- Sheath Material: Leather
- Weight: 6.2 oz.
- Designers: William W. Harsey and Chris Reeve
- Made in the USA
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.
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.
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.
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
This product is USA born and raised.