Posted April 24, 2010 by Howard
Chris Reeve Knives Nyala Classic Skinner
Chris Reeve is the world’s most extreme perfectionist and his knives show it. Every product that leaves his workshop is designed and produced to perfection. When he creates a new knife, it’s big news and everyone who knows knives takes notice. This one is a beauty. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
Here is the full description from Chris Reeve:
In the Chris Reeve Knives tradition of simple, elegant and functional, the Nyala is a modern version of a classic skinner.
Featuring the utility of a drop point and enough belly for skinning, this all purpose knife will prove useful in a multitude of applications. The integral handle and blade of CPM S35VN is sturdy and practical – spiral and lineal 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 knife Nyala, 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 Length: 3.75″ (95.25 mm)
* Blade Thickness: Full Tang 0.180″ (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
* Handmade in the USA