I regard these pinky ring knives as foolish things dreamed up by Hollywood. The blades are usually curved like inverted scimitars and in real life they wouldn’t even make good box cutters. But… a tanto blade? I can respect that were it not for the fact that it’s double edged. The forging work is spectacular as are the handle materials.
All it needs to be a serious knife is a proper handle and a false edge along the top …
At least it has a bottle opener.ReplyDelete
That tip is perfect for prying open paint cans.Delete
I have a couple of the Cold Steel Bird-Trout neck knives that have that pinky ring. Quite handy to let pivot down out of grip and have ability to swing back up nearly instantaneously.ReplyDelete
The early ones CS products were Carbon V carbon blade, but later was changed to stainless steel. Great big game cavity cleaning, these are 100% steel and will not be damaged by blood. Clean up is quite easy. The old Marbles cutlery / camping supply firm sold these over 100 years ago.
Yeah - I’ve seen those! Never tried one though. All mine were medium length drop point hunters or filleters… live to see one in actual use…Delete
Actually, the 'scimitar' looking blades you're referring to are called 'karambits'. They've actually been used for hundreds of years and they're very prevalent in martial arts from places like Indonesia, Maylasia, and the Phillipines. Like many weapons from historically poor Asian countries with despotic governments who have disarmed their people, the karambit was modified from a farming tool, not unlike the nunchaku, sai, tonfa, or kama.ReplyDelete
I actually really like the curved variety of karambits - they're designed to both tear into soft flesh AND immobilize limbs by severing the joints and ligaments. Very useful if you know what you're doing with it.
Okay… makes sense. Those guys make some weird blades. Pangas….that wavy “Kris” sword…and now these things I guess… those guys don’t screw around when it comes to ugly, vicious blades…Delete
Being familiar with another culture's martial arts and how they fight really does give some fascinating insights into how those people think. So-called 'blade cultures' are no exception.Delete
I don't know about kris, sabit, parang or whatever other blades these guys use, but a karambit is no joke. It basically is patterned after the claws of raptors and it shows in how well it tears through soft tissue and ligaments...Delete
If you've ever trained with someone who is proficient with a karambit, it's like putting your body into a running garbage disposal...Delete
I don't like the choil along the spine. Also it needs a fastener for the scales that is closer to the tip of the thumb in the pic.ReplyDelete
I'll take it. Best knife in the world if it's free.ReplyDelete
Karambit are a specialist knife. can be wicked if trained in their use in a grappling fight. This particular knife looks like it might be a particularly good design, as it has a cutting edge on both sides, which allows back cuts. The ring is great for retention at the cost of rapidly transitioning from saber to icepick grip.ReplyDelete