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(iŋˈkoːsi): The Chief

Chris Reeve Inkosi

At 97RC,

the strength

of the ceramic ball end lock

provides a lifetime consistent

lock up

Mounted Pocket Clip rests on the back face, eliminating the possibility of pressure on the lockbar and provides a more ergonomic grip



Twin oversized





A carefully developed hollow grind, strengthened pivot and sturdy lock up were the starting points for our new family of Inkosi folding knives.


While challenging the standards of the Integral Lock®, the Inkosi is the most over built knife of its kind, a true testament of strength. Using a ceramic ball as an interface for the lock bar to the blade tang, it ensures a lifetime of consistent lock up.


This is the first time we have been able to use twin, over sized washers with an Integral lock. The washer diameter is wider than the blade securing zero sideways play. With larger lubrication holes there is even less surface area of friction.


With our Large Hollow Grind technology, we use a shallow radius to add more strength to the blade, making it half way between a flat grind and our standard hollow grind.


Blade Material

Blade Hardness

Blade Length

Blade Thickness

Handle Material

Handle Thickness

Handle Length

Overall Length


Large Inkosi

Crucible S35VN

59-60 RC

3.6" (91mm)

0.1400" (3.556mm)

6Al4V Titanium

0.1505" (3.8227mm)

4.8" (122mm)

8.4" (213mm)

4.96oz (140g)

Small Inkosi

Crucible S35VN

59-60 RC

2.8" (71mm)

0.1280" (3.2512mm)

6Al4V Titanium

0.1255" (3.1877mm)

3.75" (95mm)

6.5" (166.5mm)

3.0oz (85g)

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What's in the Box?


5/64 wrench

• 1/8 wrench x2

• Fluorinated Grease


Paperwork folder

• Microfiber cloth


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