I do not have the training necessary to get much out of a karambit but I have seen various demonstrations that are quite impressive. It really is an effective tool in trained hands. Blade-Tech is offering one of the newer karambits on the market – the RIPTIDE. This thing has some very slick features.
I like knives with multiple, redundant opening methods. The RIPTIDE has 3 – an Emerson Opener (“Wave”), a Blade-Tech signature V-Hole opener, and a flipper. It also has an 5/32″ thick, 2 1/4″ long AUS8 steel blade with an interesting compound grind, G10 handle slabs, steel liners, and a liner locking mechanism.
Check out the RIPTIDE at Blade-Tech.com.