Blade Tech Riptide Karambit Folding 2.5" AUS8 Plain Black Blade, Black G10 Handles


Retail Price: $155.95 | You Save: $39.00 (25%)
Part #: BTRIPTIDE | Blade-Tech
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BTRIPTIDE: Riptide Karambit Folder
Blade Tech
The Blade Tech Riptide is a Karambit style folder with a 2.5" black AUS8 hawkbill blade. The blade can be deployed either by the flipper tab, the thumb hole, or Emerson's innovative Wave function. The Wave opens the blade kinetically with a quick tug of the ring pulling the Wave and the blade against the pocket and forcing the blade out quickly and safely when seconds count. The textured black G10 handles have machined hole cutouts to reduce weight. The stainless steel pocket clip is four-way reversible with a black finish. This is a Mike Vellekamp design.
  • Karambit
  • Thumb Hole
  • Emerson Wave
  • IKBS Bearing System
  • Finger Ring
  • Blade Length: 2.5"
  • Closed Length: 5.25"
  • Overall Length: 7.25"
  • Blade Material: AUS8 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.15"
  • Blade Style: Hawkbill
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Handle Thickness: 0.52"
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel Tip-Up/Tip-Down, Right/Left Carry
  • Weight: 4.8 oz.
  • Designer: Mike Vellekamp
  • Made in Taiwan
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Tony V
Jun 01, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Ease of deployment
Primary use tactical. The only adjustment I had to make was to the clip it was too tight. I bent it up a tad. I own many knives with the emerson wave feature, and this is the fastest one using a reverse grip when opening. The fit and finish and operation of this knife equals a custom knife. This is a Great karambit for the price I don't usually write reviews but for this knife I had to
4 out of 5
Mark B.
Lincoln, Ca
Jun 09, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Weight, Pocket Clip
Cons: Handle Feel, None
Riptide Karambit Folding Knife
Decent knife, but to expensive... Works as advertised though...
3 out of 5
San Francisco
Feb 08, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Blade Material
Not bad! But also not worth the money
Let's be honest, this blade looks crazy. This would be a 5 star review if the finish on this blade out of the box was razor sharp... but it wasn't, not even close. Just as a gauge, the edge cannot slice through paper easily, whatsoever. Even took it to a couple professional sharpeners of whom I trust, and they couldn't do it. Don't get me wrong, if you wanted to cut something with this, you could, it would just be harder than other blades obviously. The Emerson wave is great on this knife, it isn't too angled or sharp, but works just fine. Knifecenter however, provided excellent service as always, and this karambit IS fun to play with. Not worth the price tag though.
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