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Telling cops where to go for over 25 years
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Been thinking about getting a Karambit for awhile, honestly just because they are wicked awesome looking.

Finally decided on the CRKT "PROVOKE" for the unique design and it arrived Friday. Honestly surprised I haven't cut myself yet playing with it.

Figured I better take some pics before it is all covered with blood...








Here a short YouTube vid with the designer showing and explaining the blade...




Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJrrEoJakYg






What part of "...Shall not be infringed" don't you understand???



 
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Honestly surprised I haven't cut myself yet playing with it.


Well then, you're not playing with it enough. That beauty needs to be played with. Smile

To split hairs, more rippy/slashy than stabby.




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Saw you're posting on POTN, too. I'm not a fan of the Karambit but then again I never got in Balisongs. You posted your Launch 8 over there, I'd posted mine there a few months back, I picked up an Orange one, really like it.


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Very interesting concept... I looked into it, but quality seems to be somewhat iffy based on the reviews I've read, which is concerning considering it's a $200+ knife that's relatively mechanically complex.

I might pick one up eventually, once they've worked the kinks out of the design and the manufacturing/quality control process.
 
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Very interesting concept... I looked into it, but quality seems to be somewhat iffy based on the reviews I've read, which is concerning considering it's a $200+ knife that's relatively mechanically complex.

I might pick one up eventually, once they've worked the kinks out of the design and the manufacturing/quality control process.


For that kind of money you are closing in on a Emerson Karambit. Only knife I've ever seen that terrified me. Buddy of mine from my dojo has one and was playing with the trainer. He could have the trainer all the way up me before I could even flinch or react. Scary fast.




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Originally posted by UTsig:
Saw you're posting on POTN, too. I'm not a fan of the Karambit but then again I never got in Balisongs. You posted your Launch 8 over there, I'd posted mine there a few months back, I picked up an Orange one, really like it.


Yes, POTN and SF are pretty much the only places I spend time.

Launch 8 is just a sexy looking stiletto to me so decided to grab one and always a fan of CF. Price was right, doubt I’ll ever do much with it but open the mail.

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Originally posted by RogueJSK:
Very interesting concept... I looked into it, but quality seems to be somewhat iffy based on the reviews I've read, which is concerning considering it's a $200+ knife that's relatively mechanically complex.

I might pick one up eventually, once they've worked the kinks out of the design and the manufacturing/quality control process.


Hmm, I hadn’t heard of any issues with it, but then I didn’t really look too hard before deciding. I had $35 in rewards at Knivesshipfree.com so it was $164.

The design is what drew me to it. Very unique as far as karambits go instead of basic fixed or folder options. It really isn’t that complex and definitely has a stout build to it.

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Originally posted by myrottiety:

For that kind of money you are closing in on a Emerson Karambit. Only knife I've ever seen that terrified me. Buddy of mine from my dojo has one and was playing with the trainer. He could have the trainer all the way up me before I could even flinch or react. Scary fast.


About $100 less than the Emerson, and like I said above, I like the design. Something different than your “regular” folder. Don’t expect I will carry it much if at all, but is nice “fidget spinner” to play with.

Not as impressive of a deployment as a folder maybe but a quick stroke of your thumb and the business end locks solidly in place going from standby to ready.






What part of "...Shall not be infringed" don't you understand???



 
Posts: 9108 | Location: Western WA state for just a few more years... | Registered: February 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That is neat. Not a karambit fan but I do l8ke neat designs which that has in spades. Thanks for sharing.
 
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