Chris Reeve Large Inkosi S45VN Insingo Titanium Frame Lock

Model: CRK-LIN-1022
Manufacturer: Chris Reeve
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The Large Inkosi Insingo, which means Chief in Zulu, is the latest advancement in knife making technology from Chris Reeve Knives. This model lives up to that name with several improvements over past models made during the last 30 years of Chris Reeve production. The Large Inkosi is a workhorse equipped with a stonewashed Insingo style, CPM-S45VN blade and bead blasted titanium handles.

Brand new item direct from Chris Reeve Knives.

The Blade: Beloved sheepsfoot-styled Insingo stonewashed S45VN 3.6" blade is stronger and introduces CRK's Large Hollow Grind technology with dual titanium thumb lugs standard. The new grind is half way between a flat grind and their standard hollow grind gaining strength from the flat and proven sharpening longevity of the hollow. It also implements a strengthened pivot with a larger stop pin and over sized twin phosphor bronze washers with larger grease pockets (less surface area friction). The washer diameter is wider than the blade ensuring zero sideways play.

The Handle: A full titanium frame has ergonomic finger grooves for a pleasurable gripping experience. Other improvements (ceramic ball end lock) provide a lifetime of consistent lockup and changes to the pocket clip eliminating pressure on the lock bar make it the Chief of pocket knives. The Inkosi is the representation of what customers have come to expect from Chris Reeve Knives.

Includes a microfiber cloth, small tube fluorinated grease, LocTite, Allen keys and information packet. 

CPM-S45VN: An evolution in Crucible's S30-series, S45VN shows improved edge retention and corrosion resistance relative to S35VN and offers an upgrade to Elmax with better hardness, corrosion resistance, toughness, and sharpness with similar edge retention.


Overall Length 8.40"
Blade Length 3.60"
Sharpened Length 3.44"
Blade Thickness 0.14"
Blade Material CPM-S45VN
Blade Type Stainless
Blade Rockwell 60-62 HRC
Opening Mechanism Manual
Lock Frame Lock
Closed Length 4.80"
Handle Thickness 0.46"
Handle Material Titanium
Clip Titanium
Weight 4.96 oz.
Country of Manufacture United States