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Large Inkosi: Drop Point VS Insingo

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by Lord_Balkan, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Lord_Balkan


    Aug 25, 2016
    I keep going back and forth on which one I would like to get. I already have an Umnumzaan and a Large Sebenza 21 Insingo. I like the drop point more on the Inkosi, but I think the Insingo will be more useful. I have already decided that I want an Inkosi Insingo on a Small Inkosi, but the question is still up there for a Large. What are your thoughts?
  2. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I agree on the usefulness of the Insingo blade...but, if you like the drop point more on the Inkosi, haven't you answered your own question?
  3. Josh K

    Josh K Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Given current ownership, if you're looking for variety get the drop point. I love it. The Insingo shape is definitely a nicer slicer but I like the drop point for everyday usage.
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  4. TYPE-R

    TYPE-R Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2017
    If you've already decided on a small insingo then I'd choose the drop point for the large.
  5. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Get a large Tanto.
  6. lock1888


    Mar 16, 2014
    I am in the same situation. Except it would be my first CRK.
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  7. red mag

    red mag

    Apr 12, 1999
    The InkoSingo is different to the Insingo lg Sebenza 21.
    Different grind lines.
    While the drop point is pleasing to the eye, there lies a special beauty in the Insingo shape.
    I like the point being more in the center of the blade and the not sharpened part of the tip - so useful.
  8. archieblue

    archieblue Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    IMO drop point is more versatile and better looking.
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  9. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    I like my Insingo 21s a lot (large & small) and thought I’d be all in for an Inkosi Insingo but the more I look at them the less I like them. I was holding out for a small Insingo Inkosi to hit the Exchange for a good price before I got one with micarta inlays. I recently jumped on a standard blade with micarta for a good price and don’t regret it so far.
  10. Thin-Slice


    Jul 4, 2016
    The hump on inkosi insingo looks a bit odd to me. I love Large 21 CF insingo. In my opinion best EDC. The weight between handle and blade is perfect. I have a large PJ inkosi and its my smoothest CRK. Play with it the most
  11. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    The drop point is the only blade shape I own so far in CRKs so take my comment with that in mind. I sort of regret not getting the Tanto instead of my latest large 21 drop point.

    I find that because of the fact CRKs come from their factory with a convex bevel makes them difficult to sharpen freehand on stones like the sharpmaker rods. I always thought the Insingo blade shape looked easier. I find the combo of the belly plus this convex edge difficult to sharpen. You probably are a way better sharpener than me though.

    The truth is I wonder if the DP is the least useful blade shape. The Insingo has a tip that can still stab fine, the edge still is curved for some belly. I worry about breaking the tip of the DPs, they seem a little thin to me.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2017
  12. blanco112

    blanco112 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2016
    What these gentlemen said.

    I do agree with this, however. I have insingos and drop points and I find it much easier to sharpen insingos especially towards the tip as I end up having to contort the knife a little to fully sharpen it when using the flats and my corners are pretty much worn out.

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