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Mantis Knives MK-3vXb Encore Folding Karambit Knife 2" Blade, Steel Handle

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Part Number: MNTMK3VXB
Manufacturer: Mantis Knives
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MNTMK3VXB: MK-3vXb Encore
Mantis Knives

The MK-3vXb "Encore" is a result of Mantis and it's collaboration with it's owner's association (the Mantis Militia). The material usage in the spine/spacer of the knife has been changed from aircraft aluminum to stainless, then PVD coated. The ambidextrous clip actually allows the user to carry the knife in either pocket while still having access to all the great quick-out options. The clip even has a logo that can be read upside down or right-side up!

  • Overall Length: 6"
  • Blade Length: 2"
  • Blade Material: M-vX Proprietary Tool Steel
  • Blade Style: Hemispherical
  • Handle Material: 420 Series Bead Blasted Stainless Steel with Black Oxide Stainless Spacer
  • Lock Style: Frame Lock
  • Carry System: AMBIDEXTROUS "Low Rise" Pocket Clip
  • Weight: 3.7 oz.
  • Special Features: STRONGER Stainless Steel Spacer, Ambidextrous Pocket Clip with Mantis Knives Ambidex Logo
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 014978050479

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.
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Clayton F
Tucson, Az
May 13, 2012
Pros: Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Material, None
Great martial tool
i love my encore, its probably one of the most comfortable karambits ive ever owned, the ring is wide enough to give stability and confidence when doing quick silat drills, or transitioning to the 'extended' grip. I use mine for nothing other than martial arts:a defensive carry that is very discreet. It will be a very sad day that it actually sees real use, already have used it to discourage an attacker at a gas station. on the overall, i wouldnt worry too much bout hard use on the knife, because mantis will always have your back when you need it replaced. Also, it has a much more defined curve than most karambits have, wich is great for the instance of having to hook tendons and ligements in a defense situation.
4 out of 5
Gabor L
Szekesfehervar, Hungary
Nov 28, 2011
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, None
Cons: Finish, Blade Sharpness, Weight
Unique shape
She shape is really great, but the blade is sharp only on one side. And it isn't sharp actually. It's heavy and difficult to open. The ring is bulky, so it isn't convenient for the fingers.
4 out of 5
Jeff A.
San Diego, Ca
Jun 08, 2011
Pros: Materials, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Overall Quality, Finish, None
Not for the fighting arts in mind
The karambit is not a good edc option unless you're cutting rope or carpet where a hawkbill shaped blade is needed. Originally used to rake roots it evolved into a fighting blade. Now I carry this around specifically for self defense. It is not friendly for the reverse grip as it should be held, the finish leaves sharp edges that dig into your index finger and when performing extensions will occasionally cause discomfort. The gimping on the blade that acts as a "wave" feature works just fine, for a normal grip. If you deploy it tip down you have to twist it so the blade faces opposite from your hip and pull up, this guarantees a catch. Other methods under stress will fail more often. And pulling on the ring the wrong way will cause the sharp edge around that ring to dig into your finger. Actually performing cuts and forms with it asides from extensions, it's a wonderful knife. Overall the knife has a beautiful design and function, and it comes shaving sharp,there's ways you can adapt to the kinks in its design but it is not designed with the fighting arts in mind.
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