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Mantis MK-1 Cinq 1 Folding Karambit 2" Hawkbill Blade, Steel Handles

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Part Number: MNTMK1
Manufacturer: Mantis Knives
Retail Price: $45.00
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MNTMK1: MK-1 Cinq 1
Mantis Knives

Mantis Knives describes this item as follows:

The first in our line of Karambit Fighters. It’s a favorite among folks from all walks of life…from mixed martial artists, to delivery truck drivers. The Cinq I has hawk-bill style blade that looks extremely intimidating. The 420HC provides lasting sharpness, but also allows you to sharpen it with ease. The spacer and pivot are both bright dipped type-3 hard anodized which of military spec.

  • Overall Length: 6"
  • Blade Length: 2"
  • Blade Material: 420HC
  • Blade Style: Hemispherical
  • Handle Material: 420J2
  • Lock Style: Frame Lock
  • Carry System: Pocket Clip
  • Weight: 4.1 oz.
  • Special Features: Exposed frame makes for an extremely light fighting
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 014978050677

Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
3.833 (12 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Jul 13, 2014
Pros: Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip
Good knife for self defense, very dull
The delivery was very fast and the knife is very good quality. There is no blade play and it is comfortable for hold. If the edges of the handle were more rounded it would be perfect. The knife needs to be sharpened a lot as it is very dull out of the box. The blade is a chisel ground so it is only sharp on one side.
3 out of 5
Aug 20, 2013
Pros: Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Lock Type
Cons: None
Ring a bit small
This is a good blade, I have practiced with it extensively and found it to be durable enough. It is a good deal for the price and I recommend it for everyday carry. I do have a size 11.5 index finger and the ring is extremely tight. Just something to be aware of if you have larger digits.
5 out of 5
Feb 01, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Great for the money
I recently recieved mine. First off mine came the more expensive M-VX steel and while it has the red rings at the pivot but not the back spacer as advertised. I actually like it becuase it conceals better with the black backspacer/ring. Lock up is bank vault solid. No up or down or side to side blade play. Lock up was so strong until it broke it it was quite hard to manipulate and unlock. But now after a few days of breaking in I can flick the blade out just fine and fast. and locks up solid. Phonsphor Bronze washers were a surprise since I expected teflon at this price point. The blade and opening is smooth. And mine came razor sharp out of box. Tt has revearsible pocket clip that allows for tip up, left or right carry, standard or revearse grip draws.With this you can also put a zip tie on the opening hole and zip tie wave it in either grip, with practice even allowing for a draw strike. Also the ring is nicely sized and should fit most people. I don't have small hands but find it to have plenty of room and I have no problem performing various karambit tricks.
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