Tiger's Claw Damascus Steel Karambit
The karambit originated among the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra where it was inspired by the claws of a tiger. While the early karambits were used as tools, it was soon weaponised because the curved blade had so much cutting potential. Soldiers in Indonesia would carry a dagger, called a Kris, and a spear. The karambit was always used a weapon of last resort and close quarters combat. Today the karambit is a favorite among martial artists and tactical users.
Our Damascus steel karambit is full tang and made of 1095 and 15n20 steel. The high carbon content of 1095 gives this karambit an extremely sharp and durable edge. The exposed Damascus steel safety ring will give you plenty of control when using this knife. The safety ring helps prevent the knife from sliding in your hand and allows you to spin the karambit to change hand positions. The smooth, ergonomic tali wood handle finishes off the tiger claw look and every looks like the skin of a tiger. Although it won’t help you in combat, we added a bottle opener to the spine, because who doesn’t need a bottle opener on a karambit.
The Tiger’s Claw Damascus Steel Karambit is the ideal choice for the discerning collector or tactical user who wants a hand crafted karambit that is unique in design and style.
Tiger’s Claw Damascus Steel Karambit Specifications:
- Overall Length: 8.5” (tip to tip)
- Handle Length: 4.5”
- Blade Length: 5”
- Blade Material: Damascus Steel 1095/15n20
- Blade thickness: 4.4mm
- Tang: full tang
- Damascus pattern: Twist
- Number of layers: 256
- Handle Material: Tali wood
- Includes a hand stitched custom full-grain leather sheath with a belt loop and a wood presentation box.
Please note: Each knife is handmade from natural materials. There will be some variation in color, Damascus pattern and overall look. The knife you receive will have the same attention to quality and detail as the one pictured, but may differ slightly in appearance.