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    Best fixed karambit, price doesn't matter


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    Hello everyone I'm new to the forum. Basically I'm looking for the best fixed karambit on the market, I am not on a budget so price does not matter. I'm looking for either custom makers or production. I've already seen the striders, Emerson's, and desperina's, but they don't fit what I'm looking for.

    The best I have seen that fits what I'm looking for is the R.J. Martin Karambit, but unfortunately he is no longer making them, and I have not been able to find one on the market. If anyone can suggest models similar to the R.J. Martin that would be great. Thanks.

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    Welcome. What about the Martin makes it "the best" to you? We are awesome, but we aren't mindreaders, you know.

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    I quite fancy the David Mosier.

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    Or you could just design exactly what you are looking for and have a custom maker here on the forums make it for you.

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    How about a Mark Terrell Hangnail (looks a bit like the one you requested)?:
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/fo...Terrell-Knives

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    wow the hangnail is practically spot on!

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    Try Derespina Knives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCprotector1 View Post
    wow the hangnail is practically spot on!
    Glad I could help.
    Last edited by Dr Heelhook; 08-15-2012 at 10:48 AM.

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    Derespina


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    Barry Dawson makes a nice one. I'll see if I can get a picture up. But you can also go look on ebay for some of the ones coming out of Malaysia. They are closer to the traditional versions. I like those because they have a larger finger ring than you find on many of the "tactical" versions. And shorter, more hooked blades. I picked one up a few years back, and I like it. I doubt it is made out of any wondersteel, as it looks like it came out of a village blacksmith shop. But that gives it a certain charm as well.

    -Mb

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    The matched set are Dawsons. They are 440C. The odd one is the Malaysian one, made of god only knows what. Notice how far down the blade the edge starts on it? And how much more it juts forward than the Dawsons? I like this because I have large hands, and the cutting edges on the dawsons come almost to the base of my fist. I always get nervous with my pinky when I use them. The finger ring on it is almost as large on the inside as the others are on their outer diameter. I have found that this has several advantages for me. Again, I have large hands, and this lets me actually use the ring both for leverage when cutting and as an impact weapon. I can do that with the Dawsons as well, but if I use any of the other common karambits out there, I am likely to break a finger if I punch a heavy bag with it. There is not even a hint of doubt that the Dawson blades are the better knives by far. But the cheap one fits my hand better.
    Last edited by The_Monkeyboy; 08-16-2012 at 02:45 AM.

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    I'll look around in the box and see if I have anything else with a fixed blade tomorrow. I think I have a Mantis (yeah, yeah, I know) fixed blade in there somewhere. Unfortunately is is built for somebody with tiny hands. I can't really use it without removing my pinky.

    -Mb

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    for me it is easy, best fixed blade karambit is Tarani Karambit HS made by Strider, another Tarani's fixed karambit made by 5.11 51049 TARANI S30V also nothing to compare with.

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    There is a traditional rather large karambit that Kris cutlery makes.

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    I just received mine the other day from Kiku Matsuda:






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