Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
This knife has one specific purpose. Self defense. Aside from self defense this is not the most practical knife. You can definitely use it to open boxes and maybe do some gardening and potentially it's blade curvature lends itself to certain tasks, but on the whole it is not the most practical knife in the world. That being said I still use it as an EDC (Along side my trusty Endura 4) because, quite simply, there is no contest on which knife I want in my hand should I need to protect myself. The SpyderCo KaraHawk is very easily concealable (aside from the giant ring seemingly sticking out of your pocket) when it is in your hand, the blade length and the level of curve is flawless, and if held properly it can maneuver with your hand as if it wasn't even there. If holding this knife in standard grip (Index finger in the ring, blade pointing backwards), the motions for using it as a weapon of self-defense are very intuitive. That said, receiving professional training should be a massive priority if self-defense is important to you, and if you are looking at this knife I'm guessing it is. To compare to other karambits in this category: This is the skinnier, lighter, stealthier option. Emerson's are much wider, much heavier, much more heavy duty. So depending on your style, you may prefer one to the other. All I can say is, with how light-weight and how thin profiled this knife is, I can hardly tell it's in my pocket most of the time.