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Inkosi Insingo - New Batch coming in September!!!

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Roofis Danger, Aug 10, 2017.

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  1. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    I've been waiting for a Wilson Starbenza-Inkozi Insigno, but it doesn't look like that's gonna' happen any time soon. So I guess when the Black Micarta Large Inkozi Insignos become available again, it'll be an auto-buy for me.
     
  2. josh yu

    josh yu Gold Member Gold Member

    337
    Jun 14, 2017
    Does anyone know if the thumb studs are removable? If so, is it difficult?
     
  3. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Not removeable.
     
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  4. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    476
    Nov 1, 2016
    Placed my order the first day we could and finally got it today. It's perfect! IMG_20170929_171251~01.jpg
     
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  5. lemmuhj

    lemmuhj Gold Member Gold Member

    May 2, 2010
    what an awesome profile ! So glad CRK produced these. Can't wait to get mine!
     
  6. FordFan

    FordFan Gold Member Gold Member

    797
    Dec 11, 2012
    I woke up yesterday thinking I would get an Inkosi Insingo. My thinking was I like many features of my 25 compared to my Large Insingo but I like the blade shape on the Insingo. I had all but decided to part with the money and increase my CRK fleet by 50% to a total of three. Then something weird happened.

    I decided to sharpen my Insingo. I took down the Insingo, placed the blade in my Wicked Edge, reprofiled to 17.5 degrees per side using the 400 grit stones and worked through all the progressions. The result was a mirrored edge and a great slicer. Then I added CRK oil and put it back together all while noticing the patina of my knife....the blue from my jeans on the plain Jane titanium slabs, the scratches on the blade, the snail trails, the stretched out lanyard, the clip I had to bend back after catching in the shop one day, etc. Through the process of cleaning and sharpening my Insingo I was reminded why I like that platform so much. I decided to hold off getting an Inkosi Insingo at least for now and stick with my Insingo, the one I have had for years and used so much.

    We will see how long this new found attraction lasts. For now, none of my cash is enroute to Idaho.
     
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  7. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    476
    Nov 1, 2016
    Yeah I love how it looks. I think the insingo blade they use on the inkosi, with that little bit of extra belly really flows well with the aesthetics of the handle.
     
  8. awd_xtc

    awd_xtc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 25, 2015
    When will there be more smalls?
     
  9. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    Nice! USPS Tracking says that my Large Inkozi Insigno will be here Thursday.......maybe. I was trying to hold out for a Wilson "Star-kozi" Insigno to match my Starbenza 25, but I'm old & impatient, so I just ordered the plain. It's gonna get used anyway.
     
  10. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 1, 2016
    The one I have is a small and I probably won't get a large inkosi until they make a Star-kosi. So far they haven't made any insingo Wilson Combats though so we may be in for a long wait for those.
     
  11. lemmuhj

    lemmuhj Gold Member Gold Member

    May 2, 2010
    Just picked up a new Large Micarta one from a dealer. They are shipping
     
  12. Roofis Danger

    Roofis Danger

    10
    Aug 9, 2017
    I called Chris Reeve Knives yesterday to ask specifically about the Small Inkosi Insingo knives. They said they just sent a shipment out 2 days ago, so keep an eye out for them this week or next week. Some of the big vendors have just posted some new Large Inkosi Insingo's. If anyone sees any of the small versions before I do, please post the info so I can order one.... please. Thank You.
     
  13. Ironbut

    Ironbut Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    Just came today. I thought I should get a picture before it gets snail trails & scratches.
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  14. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    I've got a new-to-me large Micarta in my pocket right now. Seriously solid knife!
     
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  15. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    476
    Nov 1, 2016
    The only reason I'm not getting a large is because my first CRK is a large 21 insigno I still own and the inkosi would almost render it obsolete.
     
  16. HST

    HST Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    Wish some Lefties would show up.

    Nice acquisitions, everyone.
     
  17. socom1970

    socom1970

    571
    Feb 24, 2015
    Got my small InkoSingo yesterday for my work EDC rotation. I really like the Inkosi a lot. Maybe a bit too much... :) Anyway, I went with old and new today.
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  18. Roofis Danger

    Roofis Danger

    10
    Aug 9, 2017
    I finally found my Plain Small Inkosi Insingo in stock! There are still 3 left at KnivesShipFree.com
     
  19. PiterM

    PiterM Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    If you can get one... do so! It's an awesome tool:

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  20. awd_xtc

    awd_xtc Gold Member Gold Member

    127
    Jan 25, 2015
    Hoping for something special from knife art in the next month or so.
     

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