The Karambit is a work knife that has its roots in the Malayan Archipelago. The ring on the handle butt was first documented in the 11th century. The crescent-shaped blade is still used today in fishing and pruning knives. Thanks to the ring on the handle butt, you can have your hands free without putting the knife down, which means that you are far less likely to lose it, e.g., on a boat. These days, however, athletes mainly use the ring for several Filipino martial arts like Pencak Silat or Filipino Kali to make the knife rotate around the little finger. Ernest Emerson was a pioneer in the renaissance of this knife type. He also holds the patent for the so-called Emerson Wave, a small hook on the blade’s spine used to open the blade as you pull the knife out of your pocket. Aluminum handle scales. With liner lock and clip.
Boker Karambit 01FX478 – Aluminum
Boker Karambit 01FX478
Ambidextrous, Tip up