Chris Reeve Large Inkosi Tanto Folding Knife 3.6" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Titanium Handles - LIN-1042

$450.00

Part #: CRKLIN1042 | Chris Reeve Knives
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Description
CRKSIN1042: Large Inkosi Tanto
Chris Reeve Knives
 
The Inkosi is the natural evolution of Chris Reeve's iconic Sebenza family of frame lock folders, and it is destined to be another long-running classic. The Inkosi carries that legacy another step further into the pantheon of classics.

The Inkosi is instantly recognizable as a Chris Reeve knife. The blade shapes and titanium frame profile look pleasantly familiar, but everything you find on the Inkosi is a refinement over their previous designs.

The knife features the Integral Lock which Reeve pioneered, (known commonly today as the frame lock design) and thanks to the ceramic ball that acts as an interface between the lockbar and blade tang, you can expect a lifetime of consistent lockup.

The Inkosi also features twin, oversized phosphor-bronze washers in the pivot. The washer diameter is wider than the blade, making the Reeve "bank vault" lockup even stronger with zero sideways play. Opening the blade is smoother than ever before, thanks to larger lubrication holes for even less friction.

The blade itself is constructed from CPM-S35VN, which boasts increased toughness over their previous generation CPM steels while retaining superlative edge retention and performance. The blade finish is tumbled to help hide scratches and features Reeve's "Large Hollow Grind" that uses a shallower radius than their standard hollow grind, granting strength more on par with a flat grind without compromising slicing capability.

The Inkosi also sports Reeve's signature double-retention-point pocket clip, which rests on the back face of the frame, eliminating pressure on the lockbar and providing a more ergonomic grip.

With a slim titanium frame, the Inkosi promises years of easy to carry performance and durability. Built with handcrafted care at a production level, the Inkosi continues to push the characteristics of the Reeve Integral Lock, blade strength, pivot and lock tolerances and ergonomics.
Features
  • At 97 HRC, 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: 59-60 HRC
  • Blade Style: Tanto
  • 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Chris Reeve Large Inkosi Tanto Folding Knife 3.6" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Titanium Handlesrated 3.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Chris Reeve Large Inkosi Tanto Folding Knife 3.6" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Titanium Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Jm
USA
Nov 02, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
It Lacks One Thing
I carry a knife as part of my EDC. I bought this one and tried to adapt it as my new daily carry. Here is what I learned.It is fantastic for anything that requires slicing. It looks cool. It's quality all around (actually the gold standard). It's built like a brick sh*thouse. This thing screams quality. The titanium grips and S35VN blade are second to none. The craftsmanship is incredible. The blade is so sharp that it feels more like a razor blade or scalpel.However, this is not a good option for a self defense edged weapon. It's not fast on the draw. It's not an assisted opener, not a flipper and obviously not an auto. It's just a pocket knife. My Hinderer has a flipper built onto the blade and my Gerber is even faster (I picked up the Gerber somewhere between Austin and Houston at a truck stop). This Inkosi is more of a safe queen than a "get it done" knife.I love the weight, looks, feel and I've not seen another knife as sharp. The gimping is okay. The ability to deploy it quickly is my biggest complaint. If you want a tool that costs this much, you should have a really good reason to get it. In my case, I didn't have one.

 

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