The Chris Reeve Nyala knife boasts cutting-edge features perfect for tactical use or for personal collection. The stonewashed blade is made from CPM S35VN stainless steel, ensuring long-lasting toughness and resistance to wear.
Making this modern version of Reeve’s classic skinner a beauty is the 3D-machined brown canvas Micarta handle designed with grooves for a steady, slip-resistant grip. Six circular grooves run from the center to the black cord hole and three linear patterns adorn the pin near the guard to the center pin. This design is reminiscent of the spiral horns and vertical-striped bodies of the South African antelope called Nyala, hence the knife’s name.
The serrations or jimping on the spine and the full tang provide good knife control and ease when holding it in various grip styles.
Carrying this all-American quality blade is not a problem because of its compact size. Chris Reeve’s Nyala knife weighs 5.96 ounces. Its blade’s length is at 3.75 inches and is 0.18 inches thick. This handy all-purpose knife comes with a water-resistant leather sheath that has a belt loop and retails for $250.
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