Joe Watson Knives was busy at Blade Show. The knife maker used the time to iron out the details of two very interesting collaborations.
The HiTS Karambit, a collaboration with Darryl Bolke of Hardwired Tactical Shooting, is the first karambit that Joe Watson Knives will offer. Joe and Darryl (who happens to be the “DB” that Strider fans will surely be familiar with) already have another successful collaboration under their belts in the original HiTS Knife. The new HiTS Karambit is designed to be functional for both novices with basic targeting and striking training and for seasoned users who can push the design to its limits
The new knife has been heavily influenced by Steve Tarani in design and use. Tarani’s Aluminum Control Device makes a great training version for this knife.
Many of you have already seen the pushdagger that was mentioned on these pages several months ago. At the time of publication, Joe told me he was seeking the input of Craig Douglas (AKA Southnarc). That has now been made official. Douglas is a gifted trainer and has designed several successful self-defense oriented knives himself. He knows how to make push knives work. With Joe Watson’s design and Craig Douglas’ input, this knife will definitely be on point.