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Badass Knife of the Week: S&W Karambit


Legend has it that the karambit was inspired by the powerful claw of the great tiger found in the jungles of Indonesia. This rich history is just one of many reasons why Smith & Wesson’s take on the curved knife is the Badass Knife of the Week.

The Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops Karambit is a folding knife, which is somewhat unusual for a karambit, but it can definitely hold its own against anything you throw at it.

With a blade length of 3.5 inches, the folder makes for a solid all-around knife. The chisel grind with a beadblast finish on the hawkbill blade is just a bonus.

S&W Extreme Ops KarambitIf you’re not familiar with the karambit, the claw-like design of the knife allows you to hold it in different grips, and the S&W version is no different.

The nice stainless steel finger guard at the bottom of the handle provides extra stability to your grip, which makes it virtually impossible for someone to disarm your knife if you’re using it in self-defense.

Additionally, the black G-10 overlay on the handle allows for extra grippiness, even when you’re not using the finger guard.

This folder is customizable based on your preferences. The adjustable pocket clip lets you carry it tip up or tip down and the ambidexterous thumb stud makes it easy to use with either hand.

You can tell just by looking at the karambit that it’s one badass knife. It won’t break the bank, but it will have novices and experts alike enviously turning their heads in your direction.

Want more info on the Badass Knife of the Week? Check out the product page for the Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops Karambit.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at
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  1. This knife does look very badass. The claw-like design looks pretty cool but I am wondering how good it is if I am throwing this knife.

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