The Chris Reeve Inkosi Insingo is a high-end pocket knife designed by knife maker Chris Reeve. Inkosi means Chief in Zulu. It is the smaller incarnation of the famous Sebenza 25 model, but still has its own features. The oversized pivot and the additional finger cut are both still there. In addition, like with the Sebenza 25, the stand-off and lanyard-pin are one. Another standard feature is the thumb stud on both sides of the blade. The blade is 8% thicker than that of the Small 21 Sebenza and has been enhanced with a Large hollow grind, resulting in a longer sharpening life. As is common these days in High-end pocket knives Chris Reese has enhanced the Inkosi with a ceramic detent-ball.
The real differences can be found in the gigantic oversized washers that barely fit in the handle. Combined with the thick pivot screw a well-moving blade is guaranteed. The washer on the lock side has been enhanced with an angular cut-out to make sure the lock bar can still move past it. Because an extension has been added to the washers they won’t be able to spin. The pocket clip has also been rotated a couple of degrees to make sure it falls onto the frame and not on the lock bar. The jimping has a beautifully milled-out pattern. Like all the other Chris Reeve Knives the Inkosi is razor-sharp.
The Chris Reeve Inkosi comes with a set of Allen wrenches, fluorinated grease and Loctite 222MS.
This is the Insingo-version of the Inkosi, also called sheepfoot. The shape of the blade stands out because you can easily use the tip when you are cutting on a surface.