Reviews and Ratings for United Cutlery Hibben Karambit Fixed 5.375" Mirror Polished Blade, Black Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath - GH5054

United Cutlery Hibben Karambit Fixed 5.375" Mirror Polished Blade, Black Micarta Handles, Leather Sheathrated 4.333 stars out of 5 (3 reviews)
4.3 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
United Cutlery Hibben Karambit Fixed 5.375 inch Mirror Polished Blade, Black Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath

 

Price: $46.99

Save $28.01 (37%) Off Retail

View Product Details
United Cutlery Hibben Karambit Fixed 5.375" Mirror Polished Blade, Black Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Pit
FL
Jun 04, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Weight, Blade Sharpness
Shiny
Its a very nice knife, a little bit on the heavy side, but it is good, it comes highly polished, its great, when you get it, it is sharp, but i always put a new edge on all my new knives. The factory angles are never how i like them, this is a very very solid knife, i only paid 70$ for 2 of them.. I got my first 1 and my brother liked it so much i gave him 1 for his bday..
United Cutlery Hibben Karambit Fixed 5.375" Mirror Polished Blade, Black Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Devanian V
N/A
Jul 15, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Finish, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Shiny... my precious me want...
This Karambit that I saw a couple of month's back I knew I had to get as well. The style of this just seemed to scream, "why just one review". (maybe others have bought it or not but every item deserves some kind of review even if it's one word (like; yes; or wanted/needed - got (maybe two words) but jokes aside this blade is gorgeous and the finish is how I wish my O-Katana was when I first bought it but (price). The front edge is nothing I have ever met with any knife (it cuts as good like a light-saber but maybe better) I received except for some Swiss Army (not a fan but I have one knife left over from the years). The weight, or balance point, isn't that off but it is noticeable but not enough to obstruct performance that much (just accommodate for it and it's just like any other Karambit). The two spikes are versatile (you can use them to puncture a can of tomato soup and pour it out into a bowl (not that I've done or tried it) or use them in combat. This Karambit is meant for counters, blade locking, blade controlling/manipulation and stealth; but this is more lone standing practice weapon or a show-case piece with functionality to an extent of use. It comes with a protective rubber tip (mine did) but that blade will cut you if you allow it to (it got my pinky good when I letting some-one see it and the blade lightly grazed the skin and I was bleeding for about two or three minutes till I finally decided to put a Band-Aid on after dressing the wound properly). A Nice leather sheath (should be shredded after about the one-hundredth-and-seventh time being sheathed). But this knife is well constructed, well polished, decently balanced, sharper than a laser-sword and a beautiful design. Full tang is and always will be a plus. Silver and Black... two of my favorite colours and the fresh cut makes my third favorite colour makes one good looking blade. Post Script: I oiled and cleaned the blade and the gleam is still there. Post Post Script: The weight is not a pro but neither is a con it's manageable or for experienced Karambit users it doesn't even matter.
United Cutlery Hibben Karambit Fixed 5.375" Mirror Polished Blade, Black Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath
rated 3 stars out of 5
Richard
Hollidaysburg, Pa
Jun 01, 2020
Pros: Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Blade Material
Plenty of attitude, fundamentally impractical
There's no question that the knife is aesthetically bad-a**, with its aggressive juts, points & curves all over the place. Evocative as it is, however, it won't serve any legitimate purpose unless you're making a film, or using it to impress teenage boys. Its tactical viability is impaired by all that unnecessary sculpting in both handle and blade, and it has no daily labor utility at all. The single edge (the best tactical karambits have a sharp edge on top, too) is ground adequately well, but it is probably the best edge you'll ever see on it. The budget 5Cr15MoV steel is pretty limiting in my experience. It does not hold an edge very long. The soft-ish, sort of stringy steel is pretty easy to sharpen under normal circumstances, but look at the shape of the blade. You probably will not find sharpening it that easy. The weight and balance are okay, but it is not nearly as nice & nimble as a simple "naked" karambit. Your flips and twirls won't be as fluid, even if they appear more intimidating. The look of the knife is very striking, and the construction is rock solid. But I cannot recommend it, especially for your first karambit.