The original Spyderco Karahawk was a unique synthesis of the salient features of the classic Southeast Asian karambit and state-of-the-art modern folding knife design. Now this dynamic design is available in a stealthy all-black version ideal for use in environments where light discipline is a concern.
The Karahawk’s dramatic hawkbill blade is saber ground from VG-10 stainless steel to provide an exceptional balance of strength, edge geometry, and corrosion resistance. It also features Ernest Emerson’s patented “Emerson Opener,” which automatically opens the blade as it is drawn from the pocket. The blade’s carefully engineered curve ensures exceptional cutting leverage and instinctively centers the blade’s point in the user’s grip. It is paired with a compact handle constructed with twin skeletonized stainless steel liners that extend to form the structure of a reinforced karambit ring at the butt end. This ring provides outstanding grip security and supports the use of advanced “extended” cuts and spinning tactics. The handle’s liners provide structural support to the knife’s sturdy back lock mechanism and are capped by non-slip, textured black G-10 scales. They also anchor a reversible hourglass pocket clip that supports ambidextrous tip-up carry. Best of all, the blade, liners, and all other metal hardware are cloaked in a low-profile, non-reflective black titanium carbonitride (TiCN) coating.