Chris Reeve Knives Small Inkosi Frame Lock Knife (2.75" Stonewash) CRK

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  • Overall Length:6.50"
  • Blade Length:2.75"
  • Cutting Edge:2.625"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S35VN
  • Hardness:59-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Frame/Liner:Titanium
  • Weight:2.90 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Chris Reeve Knives
  • Model:Inkosi
  • Designer:Chris Reeve
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Inkosi folding knife is a new design by Chris Reeve that builds on the inherent strengths of the Integral Lock. This knife is a smaller, more compact everyday folder with Chris Reeve Knives' award-winning manufacturing excellence. Inkosi is the Zulu word for Chief and this knife certainly commands respect.

Chris Reeve Knives is continually improving their knives and the Inkosi features a number of refinements:

  • The blade is 8% thicker than the Small Sebenza 21 and utilizes CRK's Large Hollow Grind technology.
  • Double thumb lugs are standard.
  • Oversized phosphor bronze washer with extra-large grease pockets
  • Larger, sturdier stop pin.
  • Added stability to the locking mechanism and ceramic ball lock bar interface.
  • Pocket clip rests on the spine rather than contacting the lock bar to avoid undue pressure on the lock.

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My New Favorite!
Mike L.
After having a Small Micarta Sebenza Insingo rule my pocket for almost a year, I never thought that I would ever carry anything else. I was wrong. This little knife is so cool, so fun, and so smooth that it is my new all time favorite knife! I would say that the Inkosi was actually smoother out of the box than any other CRK knife I've ever owned, and has a sound when it opens and closes that is even more addicting than the Small Seb! Be sure to grab one of these when they get back in stock. You won't be disappointed!
Perfect EDC
Ted W.
For me this is the perfect EDC. Small and sturdy and fantastically manufactured. The action is smooth as silk, seems smoother than my 21 small, 21 large and 25. Slightly smaller than the 21 small, but the blade is thicker and overall feels more robust. Feels like a little tank, but not over built. I love all my Sebenza's, but I think CR really hit the EDC sweet spot with this knife.
Fantastically machined
Matthew C.
I have many expensive custom knives from all different makers. I'm left handed. I wasn't thrilled about the steel at first but like all great blades the heat treatment and geometry govern a blades performance more than it's metallurgical makeup. Things are definitely in order here. The blade takes a keen edge and holds it well. Blade centering is perfect and I expect it to remain true for life. The large phosphor bronze bushings provide lateral stability and strengthen the knife without impeding the blades ability to slip open with ease. I polished both bushings with a fine strop the first time I relibricated the action. Like butter! I can easily flip the knife open with the middle finger of my left hand. I polished the surface of the knife and pocket clip that touches the lip of your pocket. This is a personal preference since I wear dress pants to work each day. I didn't want the rough texture to wear out the side of my pocket. I doubt it would ever hurt jeans but that's not what I wear. The knife stays in hand when soaking wet because of its texture. I fully expect to have this knife forever. It is a fine blade at any price. It's made to work. Check out the Chris Reeves factory tour on YouTube. The QA that goes into each knife is to my knowledge unparalleled. It's perfect for me and my pocket. Thanks blade HQ for fast shipment.