Chris Reeve Inkosi Flat Dark Earth Available Exclusively at KnifeCenter.com


Hey, everyone. David C. Andersen here coming at you from
the KnifeCenter, and today we’re taking a look at some new KnifeCenter exclusive flat
dark earth Chris Reeve Inkosi. Let’s check them out. Now, the Inkosi was always a knife that could
stand up to heavy duty jobs. But now, with the frame and the blade both
covered with this flat dark earth KG Gun Kote, this knife is tougher than ever. It’s safe to say there’s never been an
Inkosi like this. It has a subtle, sort of military-ish or tactical
look with the matte finish set off nicely by some metallic accents of the hardware. This knife definitely has a new look, but
it’s got the classic Inkosi materials. We’ve got CPM-S35VN for the blade and a
full titanium frame, all with that impressive quality that’s a hallmark of the Chris Reeve
construction: quality that’s guaranteed for life. All shapes and sizes of the Inkosi line are
represented in our new KnifeCenter exclusive variants. Both large and small sizes are available with
the classic drop point, the aggressive tanto blade, and the sheepsfoot-style Insingo blades,
and they’re all hair-splitting sharp right out of the box. All of them feature a hollow grind that’s
not quite as deep as the hollow grind that you’ll find on a Sebenza. This keeps things a little bit thicker behind
the edge for more overall strength. This is actually done with a twenty-inch radius
wheel, and if you know anything about knife making, that’s positively huge. It gives sort of a blend between a traditional
hollow grind and a flat grind. The blades also feature a subtle thumb ramp
with some nice jimping, and it’s got some nice chamfered edges as well, and it transitions,
actually, to a full crown spine ahead of this small cutout. That’s a nice feature that takes time to
do right, and it just feels really good, and it’s one of those things that you can only
really get when you start to get into premium knives. Right behind that cutout on the spine, we
also see a nice set of dual thumb studs, as opposed to the single thumb stud that’s
found on the Sebenza. The action on these knives, as with everything
Criss Reeve, is a bit more deliberate than where a lot of the industry has gone, but
one thing that’s always impressed me about their construction is how smooth they are. That said, they still can be made to flick
if you want to. It might require a little bit of wrist action
at first, but they should break in quite nicely. I know by now that my Sebenza 21 that’s
part of my daily carry rotation can be flicked open quite easily. The handles of these knives house the Reeve
Integral Lock, commonly referred to today as a frame lock. But it was, in fact, invented by Chris Reeve,
so they can call it whatever they want. The Sebenza was already known for its bank
vault-like lockup, that’s a term you’ll hear thrown around a lot, but the Inkosi goes
even further. Instead of the commonly-seen steel lock bar
insert that a lot of the competitors are using, the Inkosi actually takes things a step further,
and it actually uses a ceramic ball insert on the lock bar to interface with the tang. This system has proven itself to be long-wearing
and smooth to operate in the years since they introduced it, and it’s worked so well that
they’re incorporating this feature into the upcoming new generation of their flagship
model, the Sebenza 31. It’s gonna be hard to see on video, but
they actually use oversized washers on the pivot to provide more surface area and less
opportunity for wiggle. And the lockup it creates is seriously impressive. Honestly, just trying to flex it, it feels
a lot like a fixed blade. None of these models have inlays, so they
carry nice and flat in the pocket, too, but they’re still pretty comfortable. We’ve got precise chamfering all around
the edges, and a couple of finger grooves at the front for easy indexing. Looking at the back of the handle, you can
see that the pocket clip is angled so that it doesn’t rest on the lock bar, and this
eliminated the possibility of interfering with the opening action if you happen to be
gripping on the clip a little bit too hard. The pocket clip is a one-position clip set
up for right-side tip up carry, and it’s inset very nicely into the frame so there’s
a lot of rigidity there. They’ve actually stuck with a folded pocket
clip for this model, unlike the machined clips that a lot of the competition is going to,
and there’s a really good reason for that. As you can see, there’s an extra fold in
the clip right here, and that actually makes this a dual-retention point pocket clip. That’s an extra little pinch point to hold
on to the fabric of your pocket, making it a little harder to accidentally slip out,
but it’s still easy and intuitive to use. The included lanyards on the back of these
knives can be used to aid extraction in the pocket, and you can even swap it out for something
different if you want to get fancy or add some beads or anything like that. We’re really excited to have these new KnifeCenter
exclusive Chris Reeve Inkosi models. There’s none other like them, and they certainly
have a subtle, yet striking look, and you can only get them from us. Be sure to let us know what you think in the
comments, and to get your hands on one, click the link to head over to KnifeCenter.com. It’s not as deep as the hollow ground that
you’ll … The action on this knife… these knives… Large, small. (Please put that one out of context)

20 thoughts on “Chris Reeve Inkosi Flat Dark Earth Available Exclusively at KnifeCenter.com

  1. UGLY, once that gets some wear it will look awful. Original Inkosi is a much better purchase if you're interested in one.

  2. Looks like there was a coating accident when programming the painting machines.
    …and "military-ish" or "tactical" for all you boys and girls that wanna play warrior!

  3. Wow really nice looking Chris Reeve Knives review!!!
    And
    In Far Far Far Future I going to get Chris Reeve Small Sebenza!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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