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Fox 478 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2" Bead Blast Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles - 01FX478


MSRP* : $169.95 | You Save* : $42.49 (25%)
Part #: FOX478 | Fox Knives
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FOX478: FOX Folding Karambit, Aluminum
The Fox Folding Karambit measures 8.5" overall with a 3.2" bead blast N690Co cobalt vanadium stainless blade. It can be opened in a variety of ways including the patented Emerson wave feature, thumb slot, or the flipper tab. The milled T6-6061 aircraft grade aluminum handles provide superb purchase and the integrated finger hole works excellently with both the index and pinky fingers. It's a pocket defense tool with a functional, elegant style from a quality manufacturer.
  • Blade Length: 3.20"
  • Closed Length: 5.25"
  • Overall Length: 8.5"
  • Blade Material: N690Co Cobalt Vanadium Stainless
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Style: Karambit
  • Blade Finish: Bead Blast
  • Handle Material: T6-6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum 
  • Handle Thickness: 0.49"
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Left/Right Carry
  • Weight: 4.6 oz.
  • Made in Italy

UPC Code: 8053675007104

N690 Stainless Steel
N690 Stainless Steel
N690 is an Austrian steel with adequate hardness and superb corrosion resistant properties. This a great steel for use around marine environments.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Fox 478 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2" Bead Blast Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles4.846 (13 reviews)
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Fox 478 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2" Bead Blast Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
5 out of 5
Lynchburg va
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
Very nice
The pictures dont do this knife justice, it is very well made and very easy to use. I have read that the emerson wave feature can take some getting used to but I had no trouble at all and was very impressed. The aluminum grip is far darker than it appears to be in the pictures, and it definitely looks and feels awesome. Definitely recommend this knife. I will definitely be buying more from Fox and Knife Center.
Fox 478 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2" Bead Blast Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
4 out of 5
New York
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great Design
The design is great, geometry of blade and handle is traditional Kali and comfortable. My knife had a few issues, when deployed the blade is canted, tip to the right. This made indexing blade edge difficult in pull cuts. The grind on the top false edge is uneven, pulling the point off center line towards its primary edge. For the price it is for me the best edc folding karambit, flaws and all.
Fox 478 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2" Bead Blast Plain Blade, Aluminum Handles
4 out of 5
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
solid, useful
I would rate it a 5, but I haven't had the occasion to use it as designed so it's possible there are flaws I have not yet identified.That said, it is constructed very well, strong and durable and is tightly put together.I would prefer the knife was serrated because it would be better suited for the intended purpose, but that's a preference. In all likelihood, the lack of serration is not an impediment. It's not easily flipped open, but that marks the quality of the initial construction and will change as the blade ages. The pocket clip is able to be removed and switched to the opposite side of the knife - a feature that many knives don't have and one that is important if you intend to use it as a primary weapon (right pocket) or a secondary (for left-hand use).
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