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Old 04-01-2014, 03:13 PM   #11
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Basicly a pricey prison shank... Heh
Oh no! The Karambit has much more provenance than that...


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Correct me if I'm wrong but the karambit comes from Sumatra where it was originally an agricultural instrument. It was said to be modeled after the claw of a big cat, like a tiger. It is used in the martial art of Silat. It is deployed both blade up and blade down, in hacking and ripping motions. The ring on the handle allows solid purchase and you can also punch while holding it. It's used with blocking and locking techniques, where a punch is blocked and the arm captured and then the curved blade is slashed on the arm, neck, thigh, or knee...or all those places in rapid sequence.

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I am a firm believer in not bringing a knife to a gun fight and if things have gotten bad enough I need a knife I want one the reduces the chances of me cutting myself. Looks very key board commando.

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Oh no! The Karambit has much more provenance than that...


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You're right.
First you have to understand it's use and no it's not brought to a gun fight so try to have an open mind.
A last line of defense at close quarters is what it's for and it's not the newest, latest thing and it's damn difficult to disarm and think what you want about it, when used properly can be deadly...


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