Spyderco Karambit C84 Knife [video]
This Warren Thomas designed Karambit was one of the first affordable, well-designed Karambits available on the market. Until the Spyderco, the only ones available were high-end customs, fairly pricey Emersons, or junk Karambits from M-Tech.
I played around a bit with it, mimicking what I thought were self-defense style moves in Karambit-style knife fighting. The knife felt good, but I could never really tell you if it is any good for that kind of thing, however I can say that the knife is really well made and has great toughness in it’s full stainless steel design.
Lock is a framelock with a very resounding ‘thunk’ when the lock is engaged, giving the user a very distinct sense of security when the knife is opened and locked. Blade steel is the workhorse VG-10 that Spyderco uses liberally thoughout it’s product line.
The Karambit has now been discontinued by Spyderco, but continues to be a popular knife. It is one of their Seki-City made knives.
Blade Length: 2.13″
Overall Length: 5.63″
Blade Steel: VG-10