Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening
Good knife for deciding if you really want that Fox or Emerson
Received this knife today. To start off, not at all impressed. lets go through the list. -Not sharp, I mean at all. There was no edge at all. I couldn't cut butter with it, well I could but you get the point, which btw, this has none.(I live in Canada and this was shipped from US, so i don't know if they do this purposely to get through customs or not, but was not pleased) -Handle edges are uncomfortable due to, surprise surprise, they are very angular and sharp...unlike the blade. - The pivot is extremely tight, making it not possible to flick open, which is fine, however it does not feel smooth when opening or closing. It has a lot of friction, and is rough. -The ring is not one piece but two rings with a gap, so when using the karambit as intended it starts feeling like it cuts into your index finger -the lock is a frame lock, which wouldn't be a big problem, but this one is again very rough and small and hard to push open. It also can sometimes get stuck or jammed in and hard to pry open. Minor things. -Blade is very thin and feels fragile. the pivot point feels like it would break with extended use. -Very light, which adds to the 'fragile' feel, but also doesn't lend to the use of centripetal force to help the karambit's twirling techniques. All in all it is an inexpensive karambit, and the product reflects this. I would recommend this if you simply wanted to practice the flicking movements of karambit use for fun, or for training. It is also a great item for deciding if you really wanted to spend the $200 for a Fox or Emerson, which happens to be why I bought it.