Order 2197, purchased 9 November 2023
Brand new with CRK cleaning cloth, box, papers, sticker, Loctite, CRK grease, and Allen keys
The Chris Reeve Umnumzaan is a powerhouse of a knife. With a thicker blade stock and hollow grind compared to the Sebenza, you can expect better edge stability during hard use. Despite CRK’s ‘form follows function’ mentality, the Umnumzaan is a paragon of aesthetic design language. Sweeping undulations provide comfortable thumb/finger ramps for enhanced downward cutting force and detail work. A swedged tanto not only offers enhanced penetration abilities, but also adds the knife’s attractive aura. Hot off the press, the MagnaCut blade is heat treated to 63 – 64 RC, and offers the trifecta of great edge retention, fantastic corrosion resistance, and superb toughness – MagnaCut is a true super steel. Unique in the CRK line-up, the Umnumzaan is equipped with a ‘CR’ adorned lock-bar stabiliser to prevent hyper-extension. Additionally, the user-removable blade stop O-rings reduce excessive deployment noise – a feature that those in close proximity to you ought to appreciate. There’s a reason this knife is called ‘The Boss’, but will you be the one putting this blade to work?