Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! The CRK Mnandi has been in production for just over 16 years now. In that time, there's been just a few revisions that all came within a year of each other. The one thing that has varied greatly over the years has been the inlays available. Everything from the whitest Mammoth Ivory to the blackest African Blackwood. The yellowest Box Elder to the reddest Bloodwood. The cold grey of Giraffe Bone to the warm brown of Cocobolo. Even a few blues and greens in some of the most sought after Mammoth Barks around. I gathered, and for a short time, maintained a collection of at least one Mnandi from each year of production. Here is a walk through 16 years of Mnandi production, with a look at how the design has evolved in that time. First a look at the prototypes. Theses aren't mine, I found the pics in a search online. I believe the one pictured first belongs to our own Lisantica. First run prototype, you see the maker's mark on the blade instead of the pivot, and the inlay seems a bit thicker and rounded at the edges. The second run prototype looks very much like the production runs that began only weeks later.