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Does this knife have an opening mechanism? Form over functionality? Decisionz Decisionz..
It can be opened with a fairly typical snap opening that can be used on many folders. Also, I'm not totally sure, but I believe you could snag one of the opening studs on a pocket edge pretty easily and open it that way as well.
Additionally, this knife is very highly regarded in the FMA and Silat communities and was designed by Richard Derespina, an experienced custom knifemaker and kali practitioner.
Hmm thanks for the detailed info. I'm going to read some for reviews, deciding this or the Spyderco Native Titanium but this one is a lot cheaper for the price. Hmm, thoughts on comparisons of those 2?
I think the Native looks better. The steel in the fox is comparable to VG10. That being said, I find N690 "weird" to sharpen. It folds easily.
Indeed, I think I'm probably going to pass this despite the attractive price. I'm looking for an EDC knife for opening post or sharpening fruit, so aesthetics is at the minimum equal to the functionality. The knife seems like its designed for ripping instead of general usage. The ring at the end is awesome for different grip positions but will be awkward in my pocket. Here's a review if anyone's interested:
Yeah, I'm not sure how karambits got to be the tacticool flavor of the month, but if you're not trained with it it's not particularly good for self defense and while it works well for a variety of tasks people who didn't grow up with this kind of knife often find it quite awkward.
FYI I have a Fluted Titanium Native with S35VN. It's an awesome knife. Great steel.
I'm probably gonna snatch it next drop, although ill end up paying 300 CAD so.il really have to think about this one on my wallet side.