Knives steeped in tradition of their homelands are generating interest with the American knife buying public. Throughout history every corner of the world and their respective cultures developed knives specific to their geographic area, religious needs and agricultural and protective requirements. They offer a new and exotic menu of designs, shapes and innovations to todays knife knut. The Karambit's claw-shaped blade originated in Indonesia initially for agricultural and protective use and has become a popular mainstream design. Custom knifemaker Warren Thomas has collaborated on this model with Spyderco.
Our Thomas/Spyderco folding Karambit is all-stainless with an arcing blade shape that carries through into a curved handle creating, in a sense, a large claw. Positioned at the end, for an index or pinky finger, the ring lets you to swing/rotate the blade into different grip positions. When closed an accessible nick/recess in the steel handle channels the thumb to, and then over, the Spyderco Round Hole for immediate blade deployment. To facilitate opening the blade even quicker, the hole is expanded to 13mm in diameter. On the backside, the handle scale is laser cut into a Chris Reeve Style integral Linerlock. The blade is made from VG-10 and double flat-ground with a finger guard behind the cutting edge and a sizeable thumb-positioning spine cusp above the hole. These ergonomics merge making the piece feel comfortably curved and easily controlled in the hand. A flat, broad steel clip completes the package and is outfitted with the necessary hardware to position for tip-up/tip-down and left- or right-hand carry. Discontinued Product - No Longer Available.