Chris Reeve Nyala

Chris Reeve Nyala Knife
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  • Manufacturer: Chris Reeve Knives
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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. 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. The high quality sheath is made of leather treated to be water resistant.

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 the Nyala knife are reminiscent of those distinctive spiral horns. Hence the decision to borrow the name.

Blade Material: CPM S35VN Stainless Steel
Blade Hardness: 58-59 RC
Blade Finish: Smokey Grey PVD
Blade Length: 3.75" (95.25 mm)
Blade Thickness: 0.18" (4.57 mm)
Overall Length: 8.5" (215.9 mm)
Handle Material: Brown Canvas Micarta
Weight: 6.2 oz. (175.7 g)
Sheath: Leather made by Gfeller Casemakers

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