As a vagabond I’m constantly facing new and exotic parts of the world, many with unpredictable potential dangers with varying knife laws. This self defense tool is the most ideal and effective for my world travel lifestyle.
Designed by C Despins of the Max Venom Group, The KARAMBITE is the more compact, stealthier and concealable version of the traditional karambit – notice the “e”. Despite the miniature size, its as formidable and functional as its bigger brother with the added benefit for minimal and unhindered everyday carry (EDC).
This mean no excess bulk or weight of a full sized tool as well as making it legal to possess and carry in more countries around the world.
Karambit knives are specifically designed to be used in close quarters combat (CQC). So its a tool to end or deter a physical confrontation within a very short proximity range from the assailant.
The KARAMBITE Knife
The KARAMBITE excels in CQC as a last ditch knife for tactical personnel on the job or as the primary line of defense for civilians in foreign territory. Full sized traditional karambits tend to be difficult to use and even dangerous (to the wielder) in untrained hands due to the exotic and unique nature of these knives; curved blade, angular positioning and the finger loop.
The KARAMBITE however, has a very low learning curve as the elegant simplicity of its ergonomics truly feels like an extension of the hands – specifically, a human claw.
-Weight: 1.1 oz
The workmanship and design of The KARAMBITE is of a significant professional level. The single piece of material used, S35VN steel, is for a lack of a better word, the BEST. A rare and expensive metal developed specifically for high-end edged tools. Beyond the function and utility of The KARAMBITE, its a remarkable product.
This karambit comes stock with a Kydex sheath meant to be attached on your person as a “neck knife”, ready to be deployed quickly when the need arises. While this works perfectly fine, I modified it to be an IWB (Inside Wast Band) sheath using Kevlar, velcro and a Tec clip. It attaches within whichever pants I’m wearing for fast deployment while being concealed and unobtrusive.
Another modification I added to The KARAMBITE is wrapping the handle with paracord and coating it with resin. Even without this customization, The KARAMBITE is an exceptionally ergonomic tool that fits and feels natural in the hands regardless of the grip.
There are bigger and more effective karambit knives available but The KARAMBITE exists for situations where those are not ideal or possible. In most cases, for simultaneous knife + firearm wielding, a last resort or backup knife. In my case, its the primary knife for traveling around the world while abiding to the respective laws.