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Mantis MK-4 Vuja De Balisong Karambit Crossover 2" Blade, Black G10 Handles

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Part Number: MNTMK4
Manufacturer: Mantis Knives
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MNTMK4: MK-4 Vuja De
Mantis Knives
Mantis Vuja De Karambit Balisong. 4 3/4" closed. 2" M-VX stainless hawkbill blade with dual thumb studs. Black G-10 handles with machined hole cutouts. Finger ring. Reversible stainless pocket clip. Handles lock open and closed using spring loaded latch and push button lock.
  • Overall Length: 7"
  • Blade Length: 2"
  • Blade Material: M-VX
  • Blade Style: Hawkbill
  • Handle Material: G-10 with Stainless liners
  • Lock Style: Push Button
  • Carry System: Pocket Clip
  • Weight: 3.7 oz
  • Special Features: The world's first known production Bali-Song/Karambit cross-over
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 7999756916266

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
4.333 (6 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Jan 07, 2014
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 product / Great service
This was a gift for my son who is a knife collector. He absolutely loved it! The quality is amazing and he is very impressed. Customer service is exceptional. I highly recommend this company! Thanks for all that you do.
4 out of 5
Washington DC
Jun 03, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
Favorite Karmabit once it's opened
I run a program that teaches karambit as a self defense tool. I've owned/carried a number of folding karambits (which are always a compromise. Fixed blade karambits and knives in general are always preferable where legal). Besides the Emerson, Fox, and 511, this is of the the few folding karambits I would carry. Like all balisong knives, the opening of this one is "dainty" and not certain (less certain than a real balisong because the blade is not symmetrical). Once opened, however, the grip reinforces the lock-up and the three points of attachment of the blade make striking with the spine about as safe as it can be on a folding knife (the jimping and and pointed swedge seem to be made for this purpose). The cutting edge of the blade measure 1.75" which is really perfect for a reverse-grip close-in self-defense tool, and the rake on the blade is also perfect. The blade is very sharp, but as a steel is proprietary there is no evaluating it's quality - time will tell. The pocket clip is a folded-over affair, which means that screws protrude where it engages the pocket and abrade it a bit. Those with big hands will find the ring a bit on the small side. The "cool factor" of the knife is it's weakness. The dainty motions required to open the knife one-handed, while easy to perform on your sofa will be extremely difficult to execute if someone is choking the life out of you. You can deploy the blade more surely with the support hand, assuming you've got the use of both hands. Once the knife is opened, however, the size, rake of the blade, aggressive spine, and solid lock would make it the choice of karambits I own.
5 out of 5
Irmo, Sc
May 21, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
Interesting, in a good way
My initial thought was the knife was smaller than I expected. About ten minutes of fooling around with it, though, and I fell in love. Fits the hand well (allowing for variations in hand size) and has great build quality. The action on this knife means it has more movement, if not more moving parts, than a regular folder, but everything is sturdy and functions smoothly. When the blade is deployed the lock up is beyond question. Absolutely the coolest little knife I own.
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