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(ɲaːla):  A Modern Take on a Classic Skinner

Chris Reeve Nyala skinner hunting knife



The Nyala features Natural Canvas Micarta handles, a stonewashed blade, titanium hardware,  and exterior accents in silver. The linear grooved Micarta fibers will bloom in moisture, improving grip, even in a gloved hand.


Also available with Insingo Blade at no additional cost.


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In the Chris Reeve Knives tradition of simple, elegant and functional, the Nyala is a modern version of a classic skinner.


The Nyala is a Southern African antelope found in dense forested areas, and is one of Chris's favorite African animals. They are prevalent in Mkuze Game Reserve in the northern KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa - one of Chris's favorite areas. Nyala (pronounced Nn-yaal-a) is the Zulu and Swahili name for this handsome antelope.



Male Nyala are most easily recognized by their distinctive spiral horns and vertical striped bodies. The grooves on the handles of knife Nyala, are reminiscent of those distinctive spiral horns, hence the decision to borrow the name!


The high quality sheath is made of leather and treated to be water resistant.


With two blade shape options – a utility drop point or the Insingo – this all purpose knife provides enough belly for skinning and will prove useful in a multitude of applications. The integral handle and blade of CPM S35VN is sturdy and practical - spiral and linear grooves in the Micarta handle provide positive grip - good knife control is provided by serrations on the spine.


Blade Material

Blade Hardness

Blade Length

Blade Thickness

Handle Material

Overall Length



Crucible S35VN

58-59 RC

3.75" (95.25mm)

0.180" (4.572mm)

Natural Canvas Micarta

8.5" (215.9mm)

5.96oz (140g)

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What's in the Box?


Paperwork folder

• Leather Sheath by GFeller Casemakers


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