Just looking for some input as to how well they work or don't work.
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March 16, 2003, 08:34 PM
I've done some training with one back in my Kosho Ryu Kempo days. They've got their pluses and minuses.
The good: Easy to conceal, even with one in your hand if you simply fold your hands together its pretty much invisible.
Also very hard to disarm a person with a karambit because of the way they are gripped with the finger hold.
The bad: A very short blade, which will open up a person like a zipper, but doesn't have the length to reach vital organs (at least the ones I've seen).
I don't know about the new Emersons although they look cool and if I come up with the scratch I'll probably get one. I remember seeing a custom karambit a number of years ago made by Steve Likarich called the Black Claw. That was a bad *** karambit with a wicked blade.
March 16, 2003, 08:57 PM
Yeah they work, if you know how to use one. I'm assuming that you are talking about the blades and not the kelly Worden Impact kerambit -which also works. It's all about training, not what you have.