Reviews and Ratings for Fox 479 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2" Black N690Co Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles - 01FX479

Fox 479 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2" Black N690Co Plain Blade, Black G10 Handlesrated 3.833 stars out of 5 (6 reviews)
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Fox 479 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2 inch Black N690Co Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles

 

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Fox 479 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2" Black N690Co Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Mathieu
Québec
May 01, 2015
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Jesus like that
YEAHHHHHHHHHH is pefect
Fox 479 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2" Black N690Co Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Matt D.
Arcata, CA
Sep 11, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Don't dismiss this blade
I have used this knife as my everyday carry since I got it. The handle feels very comfortable and doesn't slip at all. It is comparable to my Emerson Super Karambit in almost every way. I don't know much about the grade of steel, but it is very sharp straight out of the box and has stayed that way for a number of months since. My favorite thing about this knife is that the ring guard is a single solid piece of metal. This is much more comfortable to me than the double liner that the super karambit has. Lastly, while fox did resize their blade to be smaller the handle is still pretty large. It fits my hand perfectly, but it may not be the best knife for your wife or girlfriend.
Fox 479 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2" Black N690Co Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Hidaka Takeshi
Tokyo, Other
May 29, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: Handle Feel, None
samurai=武士
Emerson's patented Wave Opening feature whips this out of the pocket lightning fast.
Fox 479 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2" Black N690Co Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Charles T
North Eastern, New Jersey
Jan 09, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Very versatile folder...
I've owned this folder for months and the only reason it didn't get a 5 star is because it doesn't lock solid after awhile of using it, like all my other folders. Its primary purpose is for SD, evident in the finger ring built into the handle. But can be used for daily tasks, quite utilitarian. Its designed to open various ways, via the thumb hole on the blade, use of the Emerson Wave feature and the guard on the blade doubles as a flipper... really cool karambit folder, for the price. I feel very confident in the lock despite its slight "play" but wouldn't strike the back side of the blade on a potential opponent to deliver blows... would use the ring for that. Overall I'd recommend it. Will point out that there is a smaller version available which accomodates smaller hands. Just an fyi.
Fox 479 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2" Black N690Co Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Christmas
Hawaii
Oct 07, 2017
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Lock Type
Almost.
I'm going to start with the good. Out of the box the knife was very sharp. Everything was tight and well finished. The knife fit my hand very well and the handle shape handles well and indexes for it's intended purpose exactly how I would like it to. As far as first impressions, everything was right. The wave feature is extremely functional and makes it easy to transition from using the knife as a less lethal option to a lethal option. BUT, and this is a big BUT, the lock fails to secure the blade at even the lightest of wacks on the spine. This knife cannot be used as anything other than a cool box opener or simply as an edged fidget spinner. In the manner that a karambit is used, this lock would fail and cause the blade to close on your fingers with a substantial amount of force and render your strong hand completely useless. The blade is also of extremely thin stock, and after dropping the knife once on a laminate floor, the tip chipped somewhat. These failures are unfortunate as I really like the feel of this karambit. I will be sticking to fixed blades as a carry option.
Fox 479 Folding Karambit Flipper 3.2" Black N690Co Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
rated 2 stars out of 5
Nvt Instructor
Washington DC
Oct 27, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Nice knife if you don't use it as a karambit
At first glance this knife is beautifully made. The problem came in testing it using a Body Opponent Bag with a taped blade. Blows delivered in extension caused the lock to disengage. I don't want to say "fail" because it didn't break, but the blade would close into the user''s own hand (thumb) when strikes at extension are utilized. If you think karambits are cool but don't know how to use one, and just want a "karambity" pocket knife the Fox is nice. If you actually know how to use a karambit, look elsewhere (5.11 or Emerson).