Reviews and Ratings for Chris Reeve Mnandi Folding Knife 2.75" S35VN Blade, Titanium Handles with Box Elder Burl Inlays - MNA-1008

Chris Reeve Mnandi Folding Knife 2.75" S35VN Blade, Titanium Handles with Box Elder Burl Inlaysrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (4 reviews)
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Chris Reeve Mnandi Folding Knife 2.75 inch S35VN Blade, Titanium Handles with Box Elder Burl Inlays

 

Price: $450.00

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Chris Reeve Mnandi Folding Knife 2.75" S35VN Blade, Titanium Handles with Box Elder Burl Inlays
rated 5 stars out of 5
Ben R
Herndon, VA
Sep 27, 2016
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Beautiful, exacting precision, extreme lightweight, fine materials.
This is a small gentleman's pocket knife, frame-locking, with a pocket clip. The blade is 2.75 inches long. The pocket clip provides strong retention, and is elegantly designed so that it looks like a fine ink writing pen. It is as light as a fancy metal pen as well, which means that it can be worn in a shirt pocket or as a tie clip without drawing attention. The knife is not tactical looking, or aggressive, so it won't scare people if you pull it out of your pocket in an office setting or public place. And you can get it with your choice of exotic handle scale overlay to highlight the fact that it isn't your average knife. The blade stays closed well, there is no wiggle or play in the blade when locked in place. This is a two-handed opening knife. It is possible to open one handed, but it is definitely not designed for that, and for the small size and intended purpose of the knife why would you care? It has early lock-up (new), and the lock is solid, so there should be no problem with use and wear. When closed the blade is centered perfectly. I can't speak well enough about the precision of manufacturing. Everything on this knife is exact to a fraction of a micron. All surfaces are impeccably finished, and symmetry and curves are both exact and pleasing. You need a jeweler's eye loop to truly appreciate the machining quality. It looks more organic than mechanical. Unless you are wealthy enough to light your cigars with hundreds, you aren't going to want to use this knife for screws or to pry things. But for any proper use of a very sharp and relatively delicate blade, it is a brilliant tool that fills you with appreciation for artistic metalworking. Except for the beauty of the exotic wood handle overlays, the knife is extremely strong and rugged and I would say that for it's size would be much tougher than a similar sized Kershaw, Gerber, or Buck knife that weighs twice as much. But given it's price and beauty, you won't want to abuse it.
Chris Reeve Mnandi Folding Knife 2.75" S35VN Blade, Titanium Handles with Box Elder Burl Inlays
rated 5 stars out of 5
Tjs
Pennsylvania
Dec 29, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Excellent
I carry this knife every day while at work. I wear dress slacks but need a knife that can handle some tougher tasks. I am a big Chris Reeve fan and have many of his knives, but this one fits the bill for upscale attire. The clip looks like the clip of an upscale pen and the size is not threatening if used in front of clients. Fit, finish, and edge retention are excellent as you will find with any Chris Reeve knife.
Chris Reeve Mnandi Folding Knife 2.75" S35VN Blade, Titanium Handles with Box Elder Burl Inlays
rated 5 stars out of 5
S C
HI
May 11, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Mnandi
Regardless of handle material i.e. Mammoth Ivory Bark or Bocote wood inlay, the only difference is the handle material. I own Mnandi's in Bocote, Tamboti wood, and two in Mammoth Ivory Bark, and with the exception of inlay material the build and design quality are equal. Those with a smaller budget do not need to feel they are getting a lesser product if they get the standard woods... the build quality is the same for all Mnandi folders. This is one of the finest pocket knives ever made.
Chris Reeve Mnandi Folding Knife 2.75" S35VN Blade, Titanium Handles with Box Elder Burl Inlays
rated 3 stars out of 5
Jordan
Wisconsin
Jun 19, 2019
Pros: None
Cons: None
Not worth the money
Knife is of high quality but not worth the price.