This new Chris Reeve Nyala fixed Insingo blade knife is a prime example of a well-crafted hunting /skinning knife with all-around utility. The Nyala utilizes a modified wharncliffe-style with slight upswept belly for slicing, yet pointy enough for piercing. Great size, balance and materials put the Nyala in the forefront of the outdoor/hunting knife category.
The Blade: Composed of thick, premium S35VN stainless steel with full tang construction. The four inch blade features a high hollow grind with slight upper swedge near the tip creating precision cutting power. A nice worn-in stonewashed finish has a clean look. Thick jimping on the extended thumb ramp make sure you have ultimate control during precise cutting tasks such as skinning.
The Handle: Brown canvas micarta scales are attached to the tang with Allen screws. Contoured and given machined grooves on each side ensure the most solid of grips in all weather conditions. The handle thins a bit as it reaches the butt end where it expands for the integral lanyard hole and attached lanyard. A forward guard keeps the index finger out of harm's way.
Overall, the Nyala Insingo would make an outstanding camp knife for a novice to the experienced outdoorsman. It's a great hunter, skinner and slicer. Included in the package is a high quality leather sheath treated to be water resistant.
|Blade Rockwell||58-59 HRC|
|Handle Material||Brown Canvas Micarta|
|Sheath Weight||2.40 oz.|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|