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The ultimate Fixed EDC? The Chris Reeve Nyala fixed blade is an instant classic. In the hand, the oval shaped grooved micarta feels great and is very comfortable in any hold. The jimping under the tang matches the diagonal grooves in the micarta and the radius edges enable prolonged use without developing hot spots. The handle shape and the traction grooves on the spine enable a secure grip in all positions. Because it's slightly handle-heavy the blade is quick maneuvering and has a quick and light feeling. The sheath is is absolutely top notch made from very thick cowhide and the knife fits snug so you don't have to worry about it falling out. The CPM-S35VN blade steel is a great performer, it's tough, holds a good edge and is easy to sharpen with a diamond hone.
In a nutshell, it is one of the best feeling mid-size fixed blades we've handled. It's handsome, has great ergonomics and, of course, outstanding craftsmanship by the artisans at Chris Reeve Knives.