Karambits, Anyone? EDC or concealed carry?

Karambits, Anyone? EDC or concealed carry?

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    Karambits, Anyone? EDC or concealed carry?

    Id like to have a 3 Karambit for concealed carry in places where I cannot carry a firearm.

    They meet the size limit, from what I understand.

    Im thinking of an Emerson, Spyderco or a Fox for a folder. However, with concerns about a gravity knife, I was also thinking of a fixed blade in a sheath at or under the 3 blade limit.

    Your thoughts?


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    I've been carrying this one for quite a while now. I found out about it from my officers, who almost all carried one.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    There is an aftermarket holster with soft clips (as we like on gun holsters) that is ambidextrous and not expensive. I cannot lay my hands on the website, but a search will turn them up.

    EDIT - Found the sheath link:

    https://t5customkydex.com/tdi-sheath/

    Galloway Precision also make a great sheath for it:

    https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-de...8593066&sr=8-6
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    I know a lot of people dig Emerson, bit I was not thrilled over their quality.

    I am also not fond of ring knives, degloving is a thing. Any reason why looking at the Karambit in particular?

    The offerings I've seen from Fox have been pretty solid if it HAS to be a Karambit.

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    The above mentioned TDI knives are good to go, depending on how they are being carried.

    I had a lot of bad luck with them and closed front shirts (uniform requirment) where lifting shirt for access to gun or knife would take the knife clean out of the sheath and throw it across the room.

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    Also, I love anything Spyderco but their rendition of the Emerson wave is a little wanting. I don't think they got the geometry right. Their P'Kal folder is a little different in that regards.

    If you are open to non-Karambit knives, I will GLADLY spam you with tons of options.

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    I have an Emerson Karambit with the "wave" that I have carried in the past. It seems to have lost its edge just from opening and closing it. I really should send it back to Emerson for resharpening.
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    I've got a couple of Emerson knives. Pricey, but rugged, and the wave feature does make for easy and fast opening. Just stick to the story about the "can opener" feature got caught om your pocket!
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    I EDC a Fox karambit. These two are always with me

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    Recently upgraded my KaBar TDI (which is a fine knife) with a Korbin from RMJ...

    Not a burden to carry a fixed blade of some sort near your center so it can be accessed with both hands.

    Simple motor skills will suffice in many situations; not that hard to reach out and touch someone.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    I know a lot of people dig Emerson, bit I was not thrilled over their quality.

    I am also not fond of ring knives, degloving is a thing. Any reason why looking at the Karambit in particular?

    The offerings I've seen from Fox have been pretty solid if it HAS to be a Karambit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Also, I love anything Spyderco but their rendition of the Emerson wave is a little wanting. I don't think they got the geometry right. Their P'Kal folder is a little different in that regards.

    If you are open to non-Karambit knives, I will GLADLY spam you with tons of options.

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    Im open to other suggestions that are 3 or less. I have Emerson knives with the wave feature, already. I like the design of a karambit but Im open to any alternative.

    I prefer Tantos, overall


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    Quote Originally Posted by CDRGlock View Post
    Im open to other suggestions that are 3 or less. I have Emerson knives with the wave feature, already. I like the design of a karambit but Im open to any alternative.

    I prefer Tantos, overall


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    If you want, I have a FOX? DARK something or other that is a Tanto Karambit....you can have it.

    Not sure if that's the exact model but you get the gist.

    PM me your address and you can have it.

    Shivworks just released the Clinchpick 2.0.

    And one of my go to holster guys, ZuluBravo Kydex is making blades..


    I'll comment more later...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldChap View Post
    I've been carrying this one for quite a while now. I found out about it from my officers, who almost all carried one.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    There is an aftermarket holster with soft clips (as we like on gun holsters) that is ambidextrous and not expensive. I cannot lay my hands on the website, but a search will turn them up.

    EDIT - Found the sheath link:

    https://t5customkydex.com/tdi-sheath/

    Galloway Precision also make a great sheath for it:

    https://www.amazon.com/Minimalist-de...8593066&sr=8-6
    I am a fan of the K-Bar TDI series as well. I like that is does not have the ring handle.
    This one is half an inch too big for the OP's requirements, but will probably be my next fixed blade.
    https://www.amazon.com/KA-BAR-2486-H...DWHJYY8Q8QK0ZK
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    The "morphing kerambit" (CRKT "Provoke" is a licensed factory version) is extremely fast to open, without radically changing your grip on the handle. Almost as fast as a fixed blade, without the attendant legal issues in some jurisdictions.
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    CRKT "Provoke": That's a really nice piece of mechanical design!

    CRKT strikes again!
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