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5.11 Tactical Tarani Karambit Utility Fixed 2.5" S30V Black Blade, Kydex Sheath - 51049

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Part Number: TG51049
Manufacturer: 5.11 Tactical
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TG51049: 5.11 Tactical S30V Karambit Utility Blade
5.11 Tactical
5.11 Tactical and Blade-Tech have partnered on the production of 5.11's selfbranded knives and on 5 .11's Tarani knife series. Together, we have partnered with Fox Knives USA for the production of our new collections of knives. 5.11 CEO Dan Costa adds, "We're very pleased to work with Mike Vellekamp for the design of our new knives and to collaborate with Blade-Tech and Fox Knives USA for the production of these new blades."

Steve Tarani is a subject matter expert (SME) advisor to US FBI, US DEA, US TSA, US NSA and other agencies as well as an active federal use-of-force training contractor utilized by US DOJ, US DHS, US DOD, OGA, and others. His programs of instruction have been accepted as standard curriculum for federal and state-accredited programs. Tarani is additionally the architect of the International Chiefs of Police (IACP) Model Policy on the carry and usage of knives by federal, state and municipal peace officers.

Every first responder whether it is Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire, or Special Operations knows the importance of having a dependable tactical knife available for critical incidents. 5.11 Tactical series has stepped up by partnering with Steve Tarani, a world-renowned knife specialist to bring a line of high quality tactical knives to the first responder market.

When you need the service of a high quality tactical knife you can depend on 5.11 Tactical Series to give you exceptional functionality at a great price. Don't spend another day without your Karambit Utility Blade at your side.

5.11 Tarani Series Karambit. One piece S30V stainless construction with black Teflon coating. Skeletonized handle with finger hole. Molded black Kydex sheath with black finish beaded neck chain.
  • Item Number: 51049
  • Blade Length: 2.5"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.125"
  • Overall Length: 6.5"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.18
  • Blade Finish: Black Teflon
  • Blade Material: S30V Stainless Steel
  • Sheath: Kydex with Neck Chain
  • Weight: 4 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 844802209014

S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel
A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
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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New Orleans
Apr 18, 2015
Pros: Materials, Finish, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Excellent Fixed Blade Karambit
This is an interesting little knife that caught my attention after I bought the 5.11 Tarani C.U.B. folder (an outstanding knife). The faults with this knife are most easily seen when compared to its brother/sister, the C.U.B. folder. I consider the S30V steel C.U.B. to be perfect. (Some have requested a wave feature on this knife, but I tend to dislike the Emerson wave feature. I don't want a knife that opens every time I remove it from my pocket, which is the case with the wave feature.) And the finger groove jimping and texturing on the C.U.B is especially perfect, which is where I find the only fault with the fixed blade Tarani Karambit. If if had jimped finger grooves, it too would be perfect. The blade material and sharpness are outstanding on this fixed blade. The S30V is a far better knife metal than AUS8, but 5.11 is lowering the cost of its knives, so the better steels have to yield to cost. The sheath is perfect and wonderfully secure. I have had no issues sheathing the blade (it has to be sheathed at an angle--like all curved blade knives).Wonderful neck chain and wonderful belt straps highlight the sheath and make it incredibly easy to carry. Moreover, the sheath is jimped for a thumb to push the knife away from the sheath--awesome feature.
4 out of 5
Apr 16, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: Finish, None
Quality knife. Need a few minor tweaks to get a 5 from me
I also noticed how difficult it was to pull from the sheath, but after several hundred reps in/out, it smoothed out nicely. Love the curve of the blade and overall size. I wish it had scales to give the handle a little more to fill the hand. I also have the CUB and love the way it feels. Might have to make myself a set of scales for it. I really like the teflon coating but was a little disappointed by the way it seems to flake off from the rubbing of the sheath. I haven't done any cutting with it yet. Also need a little more texture or jimping. It has some on the thumb rest at the back of the blade but I hold in a reverse grip, blade forward. I'd like to see some on the back of the ring and in the finger grooves. Overall, I'm very happy with this blade. I've carried it for the past few weeks and will continue. It is a quality knife at a great price.
4 out of 5
Dudley D
Apr 06, 2015
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Tactical Tarani Karambit Utility2.5" Fixed BladeS30V
This is one solid heavy knife. The blade has a very sharp edge on it and after testing I found the edge stays sharp. After extensive use the edge can be easily sharpened with a small wetstone. The handle is just a little too large and makes the knifes profile more noticeable as the handle protrudes out away from the body. This can be corrected by adding belt J clips to the kydex sheath. I found the leather loops on the sheath to be almost unworkable to stay clipped if using a 1 and a half inch belt. Fixed that by removing them and using the J clips I use on my holsters. Many have mentioned that the draw of the blade is hard to remove from the kydex sheath. Because the blade is curved for better cutting on your target you can't remove the knife from the sheath the traditional way of grabbing and yanking it up and out. You can remove the blade extremely fast if you always remember as your index finder finds the upper hole to draw the knife bringing your hand forward and not up. (Look at the sheath and you will notice how the blade sits curved in the sheath). The same is true to replace the knife back into the sheath. Overall it is a fine knife. I'd like to see it with just a little smaller handle and the use of clips as opposed to leather snaps. Over all it is a fine knife. Remember as with all tools you need to practice. The knife Center is great to do business with and anything you buy will be received very quickly. Great Prices and Customer Service. Be Safe and Train to Live.
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