Karambit?

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by kiabe1, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    Hi all I'm thinking of purchasing a Karambit. I'd like to get a good one but i dont want to spend too much preferrably $100 or less. Thx in advance for your suggestions.
     
  2. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    Any suggestions?
     

  3. Threetango

    Threetango Audentes Fortuna Iuvat Supporter

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    I have the Fox FX599 Karambit (Ernest Emerson design).
    It is well made and a little above $100.
    Quality cost a little more.

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  4. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Oh. It's a knife. Sorry my naievete is showing again.

    I thought a Karambit was some foreign brand of firearms that I've never heard of. I was about to wonder what kind of gun it was for $100 or less.

    I know I know, good story right?
     
  5. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    That one looks really nice. I'll have to give it a look
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2014
  6. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    When i saw "Karambit", I was thinking, is that

    like a henway? I collect knives, and I never heard of a

    Karambit, before.
     
  7. Agent_H

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    Interesting design. I don't own one but I liked the looks of the Ontario offering. The curve to the blade seems less pronounced than some others.

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    Here it is offered for about $115. Ontario Karambit
     
  8. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    Oh wow thats cool too
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Basicly a pricey prison shank... Heh
     
  10. chuckusaret

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    I'll stick with my Kershaw Leek for less than $75.
     
  11. Steel_Talon

    Steel_Talon New Member

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


    OP check out the 511 Tarani "Master".... Ebay
     
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  12. indy36

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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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  13. nchunt101

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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.
     
  14. Threetango

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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...


    Karambit history

    http://www.karambit.com/the-history.htm