Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
The quickest folding knife blade deployment you can own.
I acquired an interest in Karambit knives a while ago by doing some reading and also watching some online video presentations. I was particularly interested in Karambit type knives used in defensive tactics.I am partial to knives that have quick blade deployment (automatic knives are nice but illegal in most states and not very practical) Flipper knives are wonderful and I usually carry one for EDC. Some states have restrictions on blade length so a full large Flipper knife is sometimes not practical to carry dependent on where you travel. I needed a knife that has a large handle because the size of my very large hand but I also want a knife that has extremely quick blade deployment, the Emerson Super Karambit Folding Knife has the best of all characteristics. The blade length is deceptively larger than it looks because of the radius curve but it is linear speaking only 3.4 inches. The Emerson Super Karambit features the patented "wave shaped opening feature." The knife is intended to be carried in a pants pocket for the wave feature to be utilized. I choose to carry mine in my front shirt pocket where it is readily accessible whether seated or standing. A slight turn of the wrist as I'm pulling out the knife enables the wave feature to catch itself on the top my shirt pocket a and SNAP with the authority greater than any other knife I own.The knife is built like a tank, the G-10 scales are extremely grippy. The liner lock works perfect and is extremely easy to disengage. The knife not only looks cool but it is fun to play with. This by far is the best Karambit knife I've seen, it is my permanent EDC.