Chris Reeve South Africa Mark IV, D2 Steel, 1987 BlackJack Knives Box and COA (SOLD)
The Chris Reeve Mark IV was made in South Africa. The COA is dated June 1987. The COA and stamp on the knife indicate it is No. 368. I believe that only just over 700 pieces of the Mark IV model were made. The knife was imported and sold exclusively by BlackJack Knives. If you'd like to read the history of Chris Reeve Knives and BlackJack Knives, here's a great site...BlackJack Knives History. I was lead to believe that this particular knife was an early import. Unlike many of the BlackJack South African imports that were marked “Made in South Africa” on the flat of the blade, this one is just marked “South Africa” on the ricasso. Additionally, most of the knives that were exported from South Africa were made from A2 steel. However, when A2 was scarce, Chris would use D2 steel. The D2 steel knives are much rarer than the ones made with A2. This is a rather rare variation of a MK IV, and highly collectible among CRK aficionados. Chris' knives that were made in South Africa are becoming increasingly hard to come by. Here's your chance to own a rare and collectible piece of CRK history.
This Mark IV is crafted from one solid bar of steel. As previously stated, the steel is D2 and the finish is baked on "Kalgard" grey-black coated for maximum rust resistance. Kalgard was developed for, and used in, the Aerospace Industry. The knife has no joints, no seams and no breaks. The knife is virtually indestructible. The removable butt cap reveals a hollow handle. Here's where you can keep emergency or survival needs. The cap is made of D65S Aerospace Aluminum. And the cap is fitted with a neoprene "O" ring to ensure that the storage space is completely sealed from dust and moisture. Included with the knife is the original leather sheath, also Made in South Africa. The knife and sheath come in the original BlackJack Knives box, along with the COA and BlackJack Knives Chris Reeve Custom Series folding Spec Sheet / Catalog. The knife is in Mint Condition. It has been stored in a climate controlled safe, and never used, carried or sharpened.
Condition: Previously owned. Mint condition.
Never used, carried or sharpened
- Overall Length: 12"
- Blade Length: 7"
- Handle Length: 5"