Kerambits bite hard and fast

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    Thanks for the thoughts Kenpo

    They are attention getters aren't they Jack? Glad yours was not too serious either sir. No question, the blades are an interesting tool when used

    BTW Kenpo, I just picked up my third 28-2, this one in 6 inch version, almost new that came in the shop. Grips are not correct but that will change shortly.

    ELCruisr, the sharper the better. This K left a clean cut, no blood on the blade at all it happened so fast. Thing about the K's is, their slash is actually stabbing through, the tip leading the way at all times. Nasty tools and it bears witness to the amount of damage they'll do very quickly due to the ergos. I try to stay away from the swords myself, the bowies are as long as I want to go in that regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    BTW Kenpo, I just picked up my third 28-2, this one in 6 inch version, almost new that came in the shop. Grips are not correct but that will change shortly.
    Cool!
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    Buy the Karambit trainer from Emerson and save your hands.

    I carry the Emerson folding Karambit as my daily knife and love it. Can't say I haven't taken my share of nicks, but nothing like yours. Invest in the trainer!!

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    Trainers are great but sooner or later you will have to work with a live blade, and you will cut yourself. If you don't do live blade work when you need to use it you may not be able to. Each blade is different, the trainer, no matter how close it mimics the real thing can not give you the feel for the real knife.

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    Forget the trainer, get the Kevlar skin graft and you're GTG.

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    Eirerogue;

    I have the Tarani trainer and use it quite often, but like raevan suggests, there's nothing like flow drills and movement with the real thing to keep you honest in the real world of bladework.

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    If they actually made that product, I would consider it, believe me.

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    well why not at least buy yourself the police anti cut sleeve/gloves? might cost you a little and save you a little more....lol

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    well why not at least buy yourself the police anti cut sleeve/gloves?

    Ever tried to extend or retract a Kerambit with gloves on?

    It's not going to work with this knife design, but thanks for the thoughts on that.

    Here's a photo of the actual blade that grabbed my hand on a pass through.

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    Well, with a friend like yourself you don't need enemies...I don't think this will be the last wound given your approach to training.

    Good luck!
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    JimmyC;

    Well, with a friend like yourself you don't need enemies.

    I'm my own worst enemy I suppose in many areas of life and not just training.

    The wound has healed, the stitches are out and there is no tell tale sign of the zipper, just a faint red line where the cut was at this time.

    The EMT who sewed on me did a fanatastic job and knows, like yourself, it probably won't be the last time he hears from me with something like this [ this one wasn't the first time bitten with blades ]

    I don't fear them as some do, I've learned to work them hard and fast in dynamic situations as it will happen if I ever have to use it on the streets. It's a confidence builder to be able to move them quickly through the drills, and so when you get bit, you learn a little more about the tool you'll use in the real world.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by AzQkr View Post
    You need to have the confidence to use the tools you carry in the manner in which you train to use them. If you are serious about training for the real fight, use the tools you'll be using to train.
    amen Bro. There's a whole different intensity to tapping or flow drills when "it's live." We typically use our carry knife with electrical tape over the length of the blade when doing drills.

    I feel your pain to the training injury- I broke my middle and ring finger of my right hand while stick boxing in 2003.

    That will be a cool scar...

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    Just out of curiosity, do you also practice drawing / re-holstering with a loaded chamber, "for realism"?

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    Just out of curiosity, do you also practice drawing / re-holstering with a loaded chamber, "for realism"?

    Nah, thats not necessary as with the blades, I get plenty of practice at drawing/reholstering with the guns, wouldn't think of using an airsoft for practice at those skills

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    There's a whole different intensity to tapping or flow drills when "it's live."

    Yes sir, there is. That intensity will keep you sharp, sorta speak hey.

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    Here are pictures of the wound just a few weeks later, took the stitches a week ago yesterday.

    It's almost like it didn't happen, small red line thats the cut itself, and no zipper at all on this one. My guy sews well, apparently.

    Sorry for the pics quality, they are off my cell phone.

    Edited to add: I put Tea Tree Oil on this for a week. We use it out here a lot. I carry a chapstick of Tea Tree Oil as well, good for quick first aid on minor cuts and scrapes for it's healing ability.

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    AzQkr, I am glad you are well in your way to almost normal!
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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