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Spyderco Chokwe Knife w/ Chris Reeve Lock

Blade Magazine 2009 Manufacturing Quality Winner, Benefits “Keep A Child Alive”

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Spyderco Chokwe Knife w/ Chris ReeveThe Spyderco Chokwe G-10 Titanium knife includes an important locking system from the Chris Reeve product line. Chris Reeve Knives won the 2009 Blade Magazine Manufacturing Quality Award for such excellent innovations as the R.I.L. or Reeve Integral Lock used in the Spyderco Chokwe.

One of Spyderco's modern folder designs taken from traditional knife patterns, the Spyderco Chokwe resembles a fixed blade common among the Chokwe people of the Congo in Central Africa. The coffin-shaped handle and triangular blade are an efficient combination which translates well to Spyderco's folding clip technology. The knife's action is enhanced by the Chris Reeve R.I.L. liner lock, giving the Chokwe folder unusual lock strength and easy one-handed opening. Simply press on the liner lock tab, recessed in the handle, to release the blade. Gripping the knife for heavy work won't release the lock.

Two holes in the Chokwe handle allow the knife to be securely lashed to a pole for use as a survival spear. The holes also reduce weight and add traction to the knife's already secure grip. One scale of the handle is tactile G-10 over a strong stainless steel liner, while the other half of the handle is solid titanium and also serves as the spring bar of the lock. The 3-3/4-inch CPM-S30V blade is flat ground for extra strength and features the traditional plain edge. Folded length of the 3.7 ounce Chokwe is 4-3/4 inches. The Chokwe is configured only for tip down and right-handed carry.

Spyderco pledged to donate five percent of the revenue from Chokwe sales to the Keep A Child Alive organization, a relief effort for children and families in Africa and other third world nations.

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