The Fox Knives Karambit is a tactical knife, through-and-through. The Karambit was orignially made in Indonesia for use in martial arts, but its genius design applies to numerous other applications. Armed with the Emerson Wave opener, the Fox Karambit can be quickly deployed , strong side or weak side, and put to use in any tight situation.
The Fox Tactical Folding Knives have been to the sandbox and back a few times, and have proven themselves time and time again!
I must say I was tempted to go with the all black model, as the silver doesn't look that appealing in the store pics. However, it is totally different in person: It is a bit darker, and the texture is also something you must feel to get. As for the Emerson wave, it works brilliantly for me so far, regardless of the pocket design. It deploys exactly and exclusively when I want it to.
Got this for Christmas, and I love it. It's an awesome EDC.
Great knife for defense. Good steel. Well balanced. Only thing you need to be careful when sticking you hand in your pocket as this has opened on me slightly in the pocket and I have sliced my finger on a couple of occasions. Sharp blade. Good knife overall. Quality built.
Self-Defense, shaving sharp OTB, Emerson wave.... nuff said! Watch Doug Marcaida! Shows you the way with a karambit. BHQ - amazing as usual!
Got this knife in yesterday. Debated on the Blade-tech Riptide and the Fox knife. I chose the aluminum handled Fox. I was going to anodize the handle darker. I was not a fan of the silver color the picture represents. When I opened the box and saw the dark gray color I was very happy. The handles are almost as dark as the ring. The blade is centered nicely and extremely sharp right out of the box. Would buy again. Hope Blade HQ gets the Fox DART knife.
EDIT: I just used this knife on some paper/meat setups vs. my spear and dagger points. The spear and dagger of course pierce through anything with relative ease. The Karambit on the other hand simply shredded the entirety of the setups. In terms of effectiveness, this thing is going to be easily used during an altercation vs the dagger and spear which require accuracy. Edit2: Used this blade much more. The lock is still tight and you have to use some force for the flip even if you try to lube it up which I've done several times. I recommend Micarta versions! My Harpy by Spyderco did the same even with being serrated. A few drags, but the same amount of damage with added shred. I knew I had to have a piece for my tactical collection. This hits a pretty decent spot in cost, has a strong liner lock, and great design. The design itself feels rough is is rough from the aluminum. All together, great for my collection, but not as usable as every other blade.
I'm not really into Karambits, but I thought I'd try this one. The materials and craftsmanship are excellent. The blade came nice and sharp, the coating on the scales looks and feels nice, and the jimping is in all the right places. I have medium size hands, and the ring is too far away for my pinky finger. It would definitely fit someone with large hands better. Even with this, the ergonomics are still pretty good. My only complaint is that the action is kind of tight. I tried to adjust this out, but to no avail. It just won't flip open without a wrist flick. I consider this to be a minor issue, though, on account of the wave opener being awesome! I was surprised at how useful this blade shape is. I cut a lot of padding material at work, and this knife tears through it with ease. I'm so impressed, I might get a fixed Karambit sometime later.
I gave it 3 stars because the liner lock is not the strongest, and the flipper tab isnt either. HOWEVER, if you are looking for an emergency self defence tool that will give you the upperhand, buy this knife. It has a more than decent steel and the emerson patented wave. It makes for fast action, thats all you need for the funtion of this knife in my opinion.