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Which Small Carbon Fiber Inkosi do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by nickj79, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. nickj79

    nickj79

    144
    Feb 21, 2016
  2. d.weglarz13

    d.weglarz13

    Jun 4, 2008
    I really wish CRK would bring back the one piece inlays like on the annuals. This new inlay design just doesn't agree with me, for many reasons.

    I vote the first one,, the solid CF scale on the presentation side looks great. Of course, this is pure opinion. Can't go wrong with either!
     
  3. Tetsujin 140.6

    Tetsujin 140.6

    650
    Jan 4, 2011
    I prefer the full carbon fiber scale as well.

    I don't like the polished slab between the inlays.
     
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  4. wiredbeans

    wiredbeans

    898
    Apr 5, 2015
    I prefer the CF inlay, I have the knife art small 21, I like it but I wish I had bought the BHQ CF inlay. It makes the handle feel rounder and more substantial in hand


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  5. wiredbeans

    wiredbeans

    898
    Apr 5, 2015
    I prefer the CF inlay, I have the knife art small 21, I like it but I wish I had bought the BHQ CF inlay. It makes the handle feel rounder and more substantial in hand


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  6. Wavicle

    Wavicle Gold Member Gold Member

    706
    Jul 22, 2014
    I prefer the CF Inlay. Looks nicer and you get that third CF inlay on the lock side.

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  7. JB in SC

    JB in SC Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2001
    Inlay for me.
     
  8. einsteinjon

    einsteinjon Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Inlay because I prefer a Ti slab over CF.
     
  9. wiredbeans

    wiredbeans

    898
    Apr 5, 2015
    Stop the tease lol!


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  10. lemmuhj

    lemmuhj Gold Member Gold Member

    May 2, 2010
    I like the inlaid models, although they ALL look good. Can't go wrong with any of these.
     
  11. willard0341

    willard0341 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    Inlay hands down. Beautiful knives wavicle
     
  12. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I much prefer the full scale version:thumbup:
     
  13. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    I like the inlays much better. No contest imo.
     
  14. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Wavicle , is that a Sebenza25 or Inkosi in your pics with the CF inlays second to last pics from bottom ?
     
  15. Wavicle

    Wavicle Gold Member Gold Member

    706
    Jul 22, 2014
    It's a 25. I grabbed one late last fall knowing they are no longer produced and needed one to complete my collection of 25's.

    Bigger pics here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/wavicleworks/HAfbnz
     
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  16. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Very nice. It looks like on the lock side of the handle on the Inkosis it's all bead blasted as opposed to being partially polished and partially bead blasted like on the Sebenza21 and 25.
     
  17. T.K.C.

    T.K.C.

    May 7, 2005
    I prefer the inlay.
     
  18. Wavicle

    Wavicle Gold Member Gold Member

    706
    Jul 22, 2014
    It depends on the type of inlay and the "exclusive" order details. The exclusive carbon fiber inlay versions (from a particular dealer) have polished titanium the same as the inlay Sebenza 21- everything but the lock bar and pocket clip are polished. For the micarta inlay versions, both standard and the exclusive colors, are bead blasted over the entire knife.
     
  19. maylebox

    maylebox Gold Member Gold Member

    142
    Oct 26, 2016
    There are benefits to both but I really like the look of the inlays. Actually If I don't stop looking at this thread I'm gonna have to buy one.
     
  20. DRK

    DRK

    888
    Oct 10, 2012
    I really like the inlays the best. The small is a light weight knife anyway so to me it is nice to have a little extra heft from the titanium scale, I also like the traction they provide and the width they add to the handle. Also they look cool.

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