Spyderco Karahawk Folding Knife w/ Emerson Opener (2.36" Satin) C170GP

MSRP: $299.95
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Item #BHQ-15297


  • Overall Length:6.50"
  • Blade Length:2.35"
  • Cutting Edge:2.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.10"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Blade Style:Hawkbill
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Weight:3.80 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Hole, Wave Opener
  • Lock Type:Lockback
  • Brand:Spyderco
  • Model:Karahawk
  • Model Number:C170GP
  • Designer:Sal Glesser
  • Country of Origin:Japan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Karahawk is an evolved folding version of the Southeast Asian karambit. Its VG-10 steel hawkbill blade is outfitted with Emerson's patented Wave Opening Feature along with a thumb hole, so opening is simple and fast. The black G-10 handle has stainless steel liners and a strong back lock mechanism. The Karahawk has a reversible tip-up carry pocket clip. The handle features a ring at the back end to facilitate traditional karambit manipulation techniques and is sized to keep the knife compact and easy to carry.


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All black
Trevor N.
I have the all black Karahawk. You can't deploy any other knife as fast and as defensively ready than this knife. It's small enough to get into your defensive workspace in less than a second.
Karahawk - Silent but Deadly. . .
Russell A.
I've always wanted to own a Karambit and this is the one I selected, for it's thin, flat and lightweight design. I really like the Emerson Wave design and practiced with it. It works smoothly opening the blade right out of the pocket. One of my goals is to learn the karambit as it does make a good self defense weapon in its own right!
Spyderco Karahawk is one of the Best Karambits ever!
Isaac E.
I Love this knife! the wave Works Very will For a factory Wave. I Do Filipino Kali, Libre Fighting Systems, Brazilian Jujitsu and Wing Chung, and this knife is a very concealable and effective "Tool". i tested it on Pig skin and it Glides through it with ease. Over all this is A very well made Tool.
For immediate and intimidating defense.
Dylan W.
Spyderco is no stranger to success, but this karambit truly shows their knowledgeable strengths in knife making. The wave feature borrowed from Ernest Emerson is what sends this knife from 100 to 110 percent.

Not only is this knife reasonably priced for what you're receiving, it's excellently built by all standards.

Highly recommend, do buy!