Friday, January 27, 2012
Overall Length: 6 inches
Blade Length: 2 inches
Blade Material: M-vX
Blade Style: Curved
Handle Material: 420J2
Lock Style: Frame Lock
Carry System: Ambidextrous Pocket Clip
Weight: 4.1 oz.
Special Features: High speed tool steel M-vX
First lets talk bout the size of the tool. With the blade length at a diminuitive 2 inches, you definitely can't expect the knife to help you with any serious utility related tasks. I have, however, found the curved hemispherical blade to be very reliable in cutting parachute cord or threaded nylon rope, kevlar, cordura, boxes, cardboard, blister packaging and even a cutting apples in half in a split second. The blade profile is visually appealing and while I'm not a big fan of chisel ground blades it appears like the most intuitive choice for smaller, unconventionally shaped cutting edges. The jimping found on the finger choils, frame locks, security ring thumbrest and blade spine are a bit rounded in their surface finish which reduces fatigue on your fingers and allows for a more secure grip especially if you're using the knife for an extended period of time.
It is worth noting though that the thumb rest on this Karambit also serves as a "stop" which leans against the upper part of your middle finger if the Karambit is held in an extended grip position, with the blade point facing upwards for vertical dual cut motions (or sidewards for horizontal dual cuts). The security ring has as smooth finish and allows you spin the karambit with ease if the need should arise and spining the Karambit is an essential motion in controlling the blade or maneuvering/executing cuts (Or if grandstanding and showing off is your thing - you arrogant fuck!)
I initially thought that there was a backsping because of the way the black anodized spacers are integrated into the handles. After closer scrutiny, I realized that there was none and there isn't even a barrel spacer to hold the base of the blade tang to absorb the impact received by the cutting edge in case it hits human bone or when a higher amount of unexpected tension gets in contact with the cutting edge. I discovered that there is s small pin on the side of the blade's tang that is aligned into a canal on the handle frame and it's the only thing along with the pivot screw that keeps the blade in proper alignment at that moment the knife locks up. I would suggest that you use this knife for very light cutting tasks.
My only real problem with the this knife is how to adjust the tension of the pivot screw. if you end up finding how, let me know.
On an end note the MSRP for this little devil is at $70, but it got it for $38.37.
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That's all I have to write about this knife, if it helps somehow, then that makes me happy.
cheers and always look after your friends!
Monday, January 16, 2012
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