The Schrade Shasta Mc'Nasty is a full-tang karambit knife with a large double-edged stainless steel blade. Its textured TPE handle and over-sized finger hole offer superb grip in any weather conditions. Includes an ambidextrous thermoplastic belt sheath designed for quick draw.
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I LOVE this knife. Double edged Karambits are rare and this one is super big to boot. It's not made of great steel. The handle material is pretty underwhelming. The sheath is cheap feeling and has issues if you don't use it specifically. That aside it is fun! It is huge, sharp, and pointy. It fits every sized hand if you hold it properly. This is not a weapon that will tolerate mistakes! Be warned! To remove it from the sheath, press your thumb on the base. To return you need to put it in at a slight angle and give it a solid push. I have used it a lot and not cut myself yet. It has issues, but for the price it is a GREAT VALUE!
As with all knives you get what you pay for. The knife comes very sharp right out of the box. As other reviews state, be careful removing and replacing the blade in the sheath. My one complaint, and the reason I ended up giving this knife away, is the handle is too small for my big hands. So if your a smaller person this monster knife is probably a good deal for you. If you have large hands and you get this knife you'll be grinding down the back 1/2" of the blade or so just to hold darn the thing without cutting yourself. So, all in all, I would say this is a good starter karambit for someone who doesn't want to break the bank, as long as they have small hands.
As stated before, the double edge makes this thing some what dangerous when taking out or putting the knife in the sheath. Also the curve in the blade is EXTREME compared to almost any other karambit I've seen. This caused my brother (someone who collects and "plays" with karambits often) to get a nice big gash in his wrist that left a bit of his arm meat on the blade, and a whole lot of blood to clean up. But... that's more so his stupidity. The grinds we're good, it came very sharp (he found out the hard way) the handle is comfortable. And I've seen far worse made sheaths. All around a decent karambit, just don't be stupid with it, and be mindful when using it. But due to the fact you can cut yourself fairly easy when using the sheath, I have to give it 3 stars.
The knife itself is probably the beast of karambits. The polymer handle has a nice rubbery grip but feels cheap and will probably deteriorate quickly over time. The sheath is simply cheap and nasty and, because the knife is double-edged, more than a little dangerous. I've almost cut myself a couple of times trying to draw the knife.