The Mantis MK-3vXb Encore Folding Karambit doesn’t just raise the bar for karambits, it sets a whole new standard.

The Encore boasts an inspired design from top to bottom. Its 2-inch blade is made of quality M-vX Proprietary Steel that’s tough as nails and made for maximum edge retention and corrosion resistance.

And that’s just the start of it.

The Encore uses the Mantis Spike-Spine, which allows the blade to engage as the knife is removed from the pocket—similar to the Emerson Wave feature. The blade also has two opening holes, both to decrease the weight and provide additional opening options.

The handle itself is made from 420 series bead-blasted stainless steel with a black oxide stainless steel spacer and includes a low-rise ambidextrous pocket clip.

mantis-encore-sideThis third generation of the Encore MK-3 blazes the trail for what these talon-shaped knives can offer.

As with all karambits, the Encore features a finger ring and comfortable grip for a variety of holding techniques, whether you’re using it for self-defense or mundane tasks.

Locking into place with a framelock, the blade on this karambit is always ready for action.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Mantis MK-3vXb Encore Folding Karambit.


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