3rd Gen Mnandi is dropping.

Discussion in 'Chris Reeve Knives' started by kidcongo, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. aleforme

    aleforme Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2013

    There will be more to come. This was just the first batch. Looks like there will also be a 31 with this material at some point.
     
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  2. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    Hopefully this will be a regular exclusive for you guys. Take my preorder for an Inkosi? :D
     
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  3. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    Wow I would have picked one of those up for sure!!!
     
  4. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 30, 2018
    I would be interested in this too.
     
  5. Jordan@DLT

    [email protected] Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Jul 22, 2014
    Thats definitely in the cards, yeah.
     
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  6. Easyrider

    Easyrider Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    It would be nice if CRK made that Mnandi a regular production item.
     
  7. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    That Elforyn looks really nice! Definitely the best artificial ivory I have seen.
     
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  8. NCHunter78

    NCHunter78 Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 14, 2016
    I'm liking it.

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  9. NCHunter78

    NCHunter78 Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 14, 2016
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  10. NCHunter78

    NCHunter78 Basic Member Basic Member

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    Feb 14, 2016
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  11. kidcongo

    kidcongo

    Jan 12, 2013
    I love it. That blade hole is fantastic. I think it makes the Mnandi a much more compelling design. Great score!
     
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  12. WasCEG

    WasCEG Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Mar 23, 2020
    That’s a beauty for sure!
     
  13. Evany

    Evany Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2007
    So... easy to open one handed?
     
  14. GermanyChris

    GermanyChris

    Feb 18, 2015
    That would explain why non-Damascus Mnandi’s are hard to find
     
  15. NCHunter78

    NCHunter78 Basic Member Basic Member

    534
    Feb 14, 2016
    yes, no problem at all.

    The only problem is that being able to open these with one hand makes me a LOT MORE INTERESTED in the mnandi. I used to be able to ignore the beauty of the mnandi because I knew that the functionality did not match my preferences. Now, that I can open it with one hand, I will end up looking at EVERY single new one they release LOL
     
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  16. emptym

    emptym

    53
    Sep 13, 2014
    I have a 2nd Gen and really like everything except the difficulty opening it one-handed. I'm guessing CRK went with the hole because they got a lot of complaints about that difficulty and wanted to address it without appearing to admit a mistake. Personally, I don't like holes in blades.
     
  17. kidcongo

    kidcongo

    Jan 12, 2013
    I may be wrong, but we are dealing with CRK, not the Kremlin. I’m pretty sure they just wanted to change the design to refresh an old product. They have no problem at all reverting to a previous design, as they did when they discontinued the Regular and brought out the same Sebenza they were selling before the Regular was supposed to take over as the the flagship.

    I swear every single time CRK makes any change at all, this forum explodes with these opinions:

    “they are cutting costs”
    “this is a change for the worse”
    “this is a cover up!”
    “this is to simplify production”

    However, these things don’t seem to hold water in the long run. I sympathize with the people at CRK. Their fans say “we want new stuff” and then when they change anything the fans say “we hate these changes!”

    It’s a funny crowd here, but I like it all the same. The important thing is to be self-aware. When CRK announced any changes, just take a few deep breaths and say “it is my duty to hate this, as I am a CRK fan”.

    All the best everyone. Personally I love the new Mnandi, but won’t be buying one until the Large Mnandi arrives.
     
  18. Easyrider

    Easyrider Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2000
    That is a beautiful knife! I am still unsure about the opening hole instead of the nail nick. That handle material is beautiful!

     
  19. XL883N

    XL883N

    168
    Apr 12, 2020
    I was able to open my Mnandi one handed with no hole.
     
  20. kidcongo

    kidcongo

    Jan 12, 2013
    I’d be interested to see the end result of a Mnandi knife attack. “Inspector......we have located the weapon.......it was left inside the victim.....we didn’t find it until the autopsy”
     

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