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Chris Reeve Jereboam II knife review.

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Reeve Jereboam II

The Story - Like I've mentioned on other pages, I liked Project II a lot. The other day, while observing Chris Reeve Knives Forum on the www.bladeforums.com, I've stomped on the thread mentioning 9 inch one piece range knives. There are quite a few 9 inch models out there, to be more exact the list looks as following: Kathathu, Shadow I, Sable I, Tanto I, and Jereboam II. After examining the pictures I decided that I liked Jereboam II the most & of course 9 inch, one piece, survival, field knife was a must have anyways :) Thanks to James Mattis and his Chai Cutlery I got one in a couple days. Now, that's a knife :))) Looks very impressive. IMHO it's more useful than Project II. For lighter/finer tasks a Shadow IV would be better fit, for heavier tasks like chopping, Jereboam has the advantage with it's 1.75 " longer blade & the heavier weight. Well, I still use my Project II :) If you have to go with one knife, then probably I'd take 7 incher ;)

Overall

 - Jereboam II looks pretty much same as Project II, except it's bigger. However, one thing that you notice immediately is the absence of serrations and Jereboam's extended choil. Regarding the extended choil Chris Reeve representative made the following comment: In answer to your question, the extended choil on the Jereboam II allows the user to choke up on the blade. By grasping the knife around the cross guard, with the thumb and index finger on either side of the choil, the user can exercise a greater amount of forward control when applying the knife to delicate cutting tasks. I think that's a good explanation :) So far I haven't had a chance to use this knife either for fine or hard working but I think it'll do just fine ;)
    About the Name - In short Jereboam is originated from Jeroboam. Quoting the bible:
28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph
The original name chosen for this knife was Jeroboam, but as Chris Reeve said: The spelling variation was actually a typo but it makes the word "ours"! :).

    Specs:
  • Model - Chris Reeve Jereboam II;
  • Blade Length - 228mm (9"), non-reflective Kalgard® coating;
  • Blade Thickness - 6.5mm (0.255");
  • Blade Width - 32.06mm (1.262");
  • Overall Length - 349mm (13¾");
  • Weight - 471g (4.71oz);
  • Steel - A2 Tool Steel hardened at 55-57 RC;
  • Warranty - Lifetime;

Last updated - 09/01/11