SEBENZA INSIGNO | Reeve Folding Knife Review

In Zulu speak, Sebenza means “work” and Insingo means “razor.” This classy Reeve folding knife lives up to its name in spades!

The Knife Art designed Chris Reeve “Insingo” (“Razor” in the Zulu language) is definitely a blade that lives up to its name. The knife came about as a result of efforts by Larry Connelly, owner of Knife Art, who has always liked a wharncliffe-style blade and thought it would be a good candidate to add to the Chris Reeve line of knives. Larry told me his brother Rodney actually drew up the shape of the blade and they then went to Chris Reeve.
Killer Looks

It is not hard to see the lineage of the Insingo, as the titanium (6A14V) handle is very close to that of the Sebenza. The 3.625-inch-long blade is made of S30V (HRC 58-59), a steel that Chris Reeve was one of the first makers to use. The blade thickness is .125 inch, it is hollow ground and about 1-1/8 inches at its widest point, has a thumb stud on the left side of the blade and has a 1-inch section of thumb grooves on the spine of the blade. It has a stonewash finish, which gently subdues the shine of the blade.

The handle is about 4-3/4 inches long, overall length is about 8-1/3 inches, and it has the famous frame lock as an integral part of the handle. The pocket clip is titanium and provided a firm grip on my pocket throughout testing. The weight of the Insingo is a very comfortable 4.7 ounces. Feels great in the hand.

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  • M

    I bought this magazine to tie me over before I received my Insingo. What a great knife! It has served me well the past few months I have had it and the blade shape has worked surprising well for skinning and kitchen duties around the camp site.