SOLD 7 9/16" Full-Tang Politician's Karambit with Kamagong Ebony Handle Scales and Mulawin Sheath

SOLD 7 9/16" Full-Tang Politician's Karambit with Kamagong Ebony Handle Scales and Mulawin Sheath
Product Code: Product 527
Product Length: 19.21 cm
Product Weight: 4.20 oz
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Availability: Out Of Stock
Price: $95.00
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This beautiful karambit is single-edged and built to last with full-tang construction. It measures in at 7 9/16″ from the tip to the end of the ring. The blade is hand forged carbon spring steel with good temper, so it is tough and will hold an edge well. These karambits are built larger and heavier than the Javanese kind they are often based on.

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This particular karambit was designed by a politician from the Western Visayas. He had a significant number made. While I don’t know if they were just made as gifts, I like to think they were issued to his bodyguards as backup blades. 

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The handle slabs are Luzon kamagong heartwood (Philippines ebony), which is now illegal to harvest in the wild. Existing stocks of this wood are drying up and I don’t think kamagong will be seen on knife handles in a few years.

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The sheath is mulawin, a beautiful Filipino hardwood. The clip is thick, folded aluminum and riveted on. There are a few scratches on the clip from storage in the Philippines, but it would be a five minute job with sandpaper to get it looking perfect again.

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The design of this karambit is extremely ergonomic. It feels great in hand, and the choils really lock your hand in.

The bottom edge is 4 1/16″ long along the bottom, when measured in a straight line. 

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Both aluminum pins and epoxy are used in the construction of the handle, which will keep the scales where they should be.

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The handle measures in at 4 5/16″, which allows for a secure grip with or without your index or pinky finger inserted in the ring. To me, this is a huge advantage. 

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There is some pitting on this side of the blade that I have buffed clean. unfortunately, removing it entirely would require a grinder, which I do not have access to.

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The finger grooves are comfortable in a multitude of grips. 

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This particular sheath is a slightly tight fit. It could be loosened up with a chopstick or dowel wrapped in sandpaper.

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This is a great flavor of karambit that always moves quickly. 4.2 oz, or  6.5 oz in the sheath. $95.

 

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