Fantasy Karambit Knife Review

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Fantasy Karambit Knife Review

Postby TripleF » Fri May 19, 2017 1:46 pm

Posting the link to the review on my site. No trick to get you to buy something or sign up, just posting the link so I don't have duplicate
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http://pocketknivesblog.com/gameofknive ... fe-review/

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Re: Fantasy Karambit Knife Review

Postby Quick Steel » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:33 pm

I'm a little late with my comment but......Anyway that was an interesting review. As I understand it the Karambit is a martial arts tool requiring specific training. As you point out Scott, it's not very practical as an EDC, but in the hands of a trained specialist it can be formidable. Or so I have read.
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Re: Fantasy Karambit Knife Review

Postby Lansky1 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:44 pm

I learned about the karambit a few months ago - the Doug Mercaida video's on youtube demonstrate what that knife can do in the hands of an expert martial artist. If you ever see somebody pull one of those out from under their shirt, run ... just run.
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Re: Fantasy Karambit Knife Review

Postby sam eib » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:09 pm

Lansky1 wrote:I learned about the karambit a few months ago - the Doug Mercaida video's on youtube demonstrate what that knife can do in the hands of an expert martial artist. If you ever see somebody pull one of those out from under their shirt, run ... just run.

That's with any knife, unless you bring your pistol.

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Re: Fantasy Karambit Knife Review

Postby Lansky1 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:30 am

sam eib wrote:
Lansky1 wrote:I learned about the karambit a few months ago - the Doug Mercaida video's on youtube demonstrate what that knife can do in the hands of an expert martial artist. If you ever see somebody pull one of those out from under their shirt, run ... just run.

That's with any knife, unless you bring your pistol.


no actually the karambit is something quite different than a regular knife to a martial artist - you have to see what can be done with one to see what I mean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyR-DZ8dTVg&t=629s

Not implying that a karambit in the hands of even Doug Mercaida is a match for a Colt 1911 (given adequate separation distance) ...
pffffft that's not a knife ......... now THAT'S a knife !! Crocodile Dundee

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Re: Fantasy Karambit Knife Review

Postby SolWarrior » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:46 pm

Cool knife for the price but as you stated - not good in your pocket unless they're extra deep. No doubt it's effective as a combative weapon but one can always counter with any opened knife or fixed blade just as effectively. Advantage goes to a gun of course and even a staff or axe handle...

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Re: Fantasy Karambit Knife Review

Postby Quick Steel » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:23 pm

IMO the key to a knife defense with the karambit, or any other knife, is its surprise arrival at the scene. :shock: One moment it is not seen, the next moment it is doing its terrible work. May such considerations always remain purely theoretical.
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Re: Fantasy Karambit Knife Review

Postby SolWarrior » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:34 pm

Quick Steel, I get where your handle came from now. :D Yes, I agree. ::tu:: The element of surprise is always a powerful advantage. And the knife is great in close quarters situations too. Hence the wakizashi (the companion sword) that most samurai carried along with their katana were carried for close quarters. The two karambit knives here are nice in fantasy or real life. Great review there, TripleF. ::tu::


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