In the Chris Reeve Knives tradition of simple, elegant and functional, the Nyala is a modern version of a classic skinner. Featuring the utility of a drop point and enough belly for skinning, this all purpose knife will prove useful in a multitude of different applications. The blade is CPM-S35VN steel with full-tang construction. Sturdy and practical—spiral and lineal grooves in the Micarta scales provide positive grip. Includes a high quality leather sheath.
The Nyala is a Southern African antelope found in dense forested areas, and is one of Chris’s favorite African animals. They are prevalent in Mkuze Game Reserve in the northern KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa—one of Chris’s favorite areas. Nyala (pronounced Nn-yaal-a) is the Zulu and Swahili name for this handsome antelope. Male Nyala are most easily recognized by their distinctive spiral horns and vertical striped bodies. The grooves on the handles of knife Nyala, are reminiscent of those distinctive spiral horns, hence the decision to borrow the name!