There are a number of reasons to buy a karambit, and the fact that they look awesome is only one of them. Fortunately, it’s easy to find a folding karambit knife for sale due to their increasing popularity, but then you have some questions.
What do you want it for, and what features do you want?
Things to Think About in a Karambit Knife
What size you need is always an important consideration. This goes hand in hand with what you intend to use it for. Will it be for self-defense? Or do you want it for your new everyday carry?
The type of materials used in the steel and handle are important, and you have to remember that higher quality materials lead to a higher price. We usually recommend AUS-8 steel or similar, and a G10 handle. If you look around, you’ll see many respected knife makers use the same.
The type of open that works for you, and whether you need it to be ambidextrous or not. Folding knives have a number of ways of opening, using thumb studs, flippers, and wave openers. Not all knives are designed to be opened with either hand, so if you’re looking for that left-handed open, make sure you check for it.
Why Choose a Karambit
Despite their wickedly curved shape, karambits aren’t just used for combat. Farmers in Southeast Asia have used karambits as their everyday carry for centuries because of their versatility. This knife is excellent for slashing and utilizes the entire length of the blade to cut.
Karambits are also good for self-defense. Since the knife is usually held in reverse for this purpose, it uses many of the motions you would naturally make to defend yourself. There are a number of videos available to give you basic tips, and courses can be found as well.
We are committed to providing you with the best buying experience possible, so reach out to us today and let us provide you with the right edged blade for your needs.