The Chris Reeve Mnandi is a beautifully designed gentleman's pocket knife made from first-class materials. It has a sandblasted titanium handle, with macassar ebony wood inlays and a double-sided easy to place pocket clip.
Chris Reeve has a knack for perfectly combining form and function. The Mnandi isn't just great to look at, it's also ingeniously constructed. One example is the adjustable pocket clip. To make sure you don't see the head of the screw, Chris Reeve has made the clip into the screw. A bushing turns around the screw protruding from the clip from the other side of the handle. Brilliant!
With a little practice, the Mnandi can be opened one-handed with the help of the cut-out in the blade. At first, though, it's probably best to open the knife with two hands. When opened, the blade is locked in place by a frame lock. Even though this small folding knife may look a little austere, the quality of the materials used and the finish are absolutely exceptional. Which we've come to expect from all Chris Reeve knives.
The blade is made from CPM S45VN steel, an American steel that made its debut in the Mnandi in 2021. Compared to S35VN, S45VN has slightly better sharpness retention, and it's also a bit easier to sharpen.
- Chris Reeve Mnandi pocket knife
- Chris Reeve leather slip sheath
- Chris Reeve lubricant
- Allen key
- Chris Reeve microfibre cloth