Pros: Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, None
Love this knife, though it's far from perfect.
I used to think a karambit-style blade was goofy-looking and had no purpose, but the more I used normal knives, the more I realized that optimal cutting came from angling the knife downward. Thinking more about a knife whose blade is already angled downward, I realized the karambit style really is well designed for cutting and slashing. I purchased this knife because it seemed higher quality for the price and not as expensive as other karambits. I personally love it. I use it at work and have it around just to play with when bored. it has a good solid feel to it, it is well constructed, there is no blade play, and of course it is sharp and cuts well. I am considering getting a second one for the price. HOWEVER A couple gripes about it made it far from 'the perfect knife', which is why it lost a couple stars in the rating. The first is the clip. It is on the side where there is a large gap in the holes of the knife, and fabric tends to get very caught in this area. Multiple times I have really had to tug to get it unstuck from my pocket that it was clipped to. The holes in the handle look great but don't work well with the clip. If the clip was more toward the spine of the knife, and didn't overlap onto the holes, I imagine it would cause less problems. The second is the color. As people have said before, the red is a lot lighter than the picture, and right now it is definitely a solid pink. The color itself doesn't bother me too much, as I find the girly color on such a wicked-looking knife to be ironically funny, but I expect the picture they are advertising to match the product. Lastly, the blade isn't very easy to open. It doesn't glide open, and the angling to open it is slightly awkward. However this is the least of my concerns, I didn't expect it to open quickly and had no intention of using it like a quick-opening knife, so it doesn't bother me too much. It stays open very solidly and does a hell of a job. I love it, and it certainly is a quality knife for the price, but I there's still plenty of room for improvement.