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Inkosi Insingo owners

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Lord_Balkan, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Lord_Balkan

    Lord_Balkan Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 25, 2016
    Hey, Inkosi Insingo owners, did you guys end up keeping your inkosi insingos or did you go back to the Sebenza insingo? And why?
     
  2. marthinus

    marthinus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 10, 2006
    Still carry both. Did a recent refurbishment on my 21 so it still looks like new, so the Inkosi gets more pocket time now.

    The Inkosi I have with the natural micarta though is more eye catching as the micarta gets so dark it looks like wood.

    will have to wait and see what happens in the long run.
     
  3. Redwood25

    Redwood25 Gold Member Gold Member

    401
    Mar 31, 2015
    Went a step farther and sold off all my sebenza. I just think the Inkosi is that much better.
    I don't keep knives I don't carry and use, so once the Inkosi's arrived (3 now), I didn't see any point in keeping the sebenza if I wasn't going to use the, last one went out yesterday.
     
  4. VolGrad

    VolGrad Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    I kept both. I have considered selling the Inkosi Insingo simply because I prefer thinner blade stock and the fact I have a few favorite smalls. In the end though I can never bring myself to sell the Inkosingo.

    It's actually in my pocket now.

    Edit: After this post yesterday I started obsessing about my "collection" and decided I have so many awesome smalls and a Mnandi that I decided I'd likely let my Inkosingo go. That's what reading the Interwebs will do to you - make you make decisions on topics you weren't even thinking about. :D
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2017
  5. nickj79

    nickj79 Gold Member Gold Member

    133
    Feb 21, 2016
    So what are your favorite "smalls"?
     
  6. Lord_Balkan

    Lord_Balkan Gold Member Gold Member

    566
    Aug 25, 2016
    I am interested in this as well.
     
  7. VolGrad

    VolGrad Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2010
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    Sorry for the horrible picture but it's early and I'm trying to get the kids ready for school, lunches made, breakfast, etc.

    Gabon Ebony Mnandi
    PJ Small Insingo with my initials engraved in my own handwriting
    Small Crosshatch
    Small Regular with Fizz and Melt mod (after market by Matt Cucchiara)
     
  8. Lord_Balkan

    Lord_Balkan Gold Member Gold Member

    566
    Aug 25, 2016
    What made you prefer the small over the inkosi?
     
  9. VolGrad

    VolGrad Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2010
    Thinner blade stock. More fingers on the grip. Easier for me to open one handed based on hand/grip position.
     

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