I’ve never been attracted to Kerambit-style knives, mostly because they’re fixed-blade knives (which local laws don’t permit me to EDC) and because they don’t appear to be great general-use knives. If I’m dead wrong about this, I hope one of you will set me straight.
A high-quality folding Kerambit, however, is a whole different ball game. And that Emerson opener on Spyderco’s upcoming ‘Karahawk’ has almost got me hooked, if you’ll pardon my choice of words.
That big pinkie-ring would be a pretty obnoxious tell sticking out of your pocket, however. Rapid presentation, as always, is the mortal enemy of deep concealment.
The Karahawk will hit the shelves in September or October, but it’s available for pre-order right now at Knife Center. Unfortunately its $185 price tag may have a chilling effect on your interest level.