Chris Reeve Large Inkosi S45VN Tanto Titanium Frame Lock

Model: CRK-LIN-1042
Manufacturer: Chris Reeve
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The Large Tanto blade Inkosi, 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 Tanto point, CPM-S45VN blade and bead blasted titanium handles. 

Brand new item direct from Chris Reeve Knives.

Blade: The stonewashed CPM-S45VN Tanto blade is thicker for enhanced durability 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 side-to-side play.

Handle: A full titanium frame has ergonomic finger grooves for a pleasurable gripping experience. The improved Ceramic Ball Bearing lock face insert provides a lifetime of consistent lockup and smooth operation. Changes to the pocket clip position eliminate pressure on the lock bar for worry free operation. All these improvements make the Inkosi the Chief of pocket knives. The high quality fit and finish make the Inkosi an exellent 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 8.25"
Blade Length 3.47"
Sharpened Length 3.28"
Blade Thickness 0.14"
Blade Material CPM-S45VN
Blade Type Stainless
Blade Rockwell 60-62 HRC
Lock Frame Lock
Closed Length 4.81"
Handle Thickness 0.47"
Handle Material Titanium
Hardware Stainless Steel
Clip Material Titanium
Weight 4.95 oz.
Condition New
Country of Manufacture United States