Pros: Materials, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Overall Quality, Finish, None
Not for the fighting arts in mind
The karambit is not a good edc option unless you're cutting rope or carpet where a hawkbill shaped blade is needed. Originally used to rake roots it evolved into a fighting blade. Now I carry this around specifically for self defense. It is not friendly for the reverse grip as it should be held, the finish leaves sharp edges that dig into your index finger and when performing extensions will occasionally cause discomfort. The gimping on the blade that acts as a "wave" feature works just fine, for a normal grip. If you deploy it tip down you have to twist it so the blade faces opposite from your hip and pull up, this guarantees a catch. Other methods under stress will fail more often. And pulling on the ring the wrong way will cause the sharp edge around that ring to dig into your finger. Actually performing cuts and forms with it asides from extensions, it's a wonderful knife. Overall the knife has a beautiful design and function, and it comes shaving sharp,there's ways you can adapt to the kinks in its design but it is not designed with the fighting arts in mind.