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Chris Reeve Nyala Classic Skinner Fixed 3.75" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Brown Canvas Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: CRKNYALA
Manufacturer: Chris Reeve Knives
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Description
CRKNYALA: Nyala, Drop Point
Chris Reeve Knives
 
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!
Features
  • Leather Sheath by Gfeller Casemakers
  • Classic Skinning Design
Specifications
  • 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: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Sheath Material: Leather
  • Weight: 6.2 oz.
  • Designer: Chris Reeve
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 016117

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.
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.
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.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Fernando
Fort worth, TX
Mar 12, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Materials, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Accurate
This is my first chris reeve knife and must say very impressed. The sheath is second to none, extremely top quality, leather is very snug, thick. Knife does not slip out. Have not used it yet, but very confident will do job well. Only knock (if you will) sv35 is not stamped on blade.
4 out of 5
Johan S
Stockholm,
Jan 02, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Handle Material, None
Very nice
Its my hunting knife and it works great. The only thing is that the handle is a bit thin
4 out of 5
Lisias100
Brazil
Aug 02, 2011
Pros: Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great finish, very nice balance. Everyday companion.
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