i was using a mantis karambit, i am thinking of odering the Emerson. i will say one thing as far as damage the karambit sure dishes it out but its not a tool that has the versatility as a regular knife if it is dropped or picked up off the ground
There are alot of things that I love about a Karambit and there are some things I just can't get over and it's the stabbing power of a Straight Blade. I feel that in alot of Tangles or situations a straight blade can do far more damage and you can even get a " One Hit Wonder" out of a Straight blade and what I mean about a one hit wonder is a good lucky shot to a vital organ.
Karambit it seem's that you only have two options for such a thing. 1 hitting the throat area and 2 slash the lower belly open. I do practice some stabbing motion but I know that you can only use so much of the tip to stab with but it is a stab.
I don't know, Can you Enlighten me on it's use or reccommend a good read on Karambit ? My Karambit skills are limited to Kali pattern strikes and basic Silat skills. I am currently trying to get over to pasadena to train alittle with the FCS guys. They told me that they don't really use all the flashy stuff that Ray uses but their Curriculum for blade is with the Karambit.
Awhile back I mentioned I had purchased the Cold steel Tiger Claw Karambit. Has anyone had a chance to see it or hold this?
"NOTE" Thought I would throw this up. There is a really great guy out there who ships fast and makes custom trainers. I ordered a Custom Karambit Trainer modeled off the Emerson Combat Karambit. He ships fast and is a awesome guy. He can also make you any custom trainer you want with just a outline of the item
Here is the link to his shop http://www.normstrainingblades.com/Training%20Knives.htm#Karambit_Model_3
Next is a great site to get a good read out of about Karambits http://www.karambit.com/