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Fox 599 karambit review. Don't buy it. Here's why.

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by realg7, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Daniel L

    Daniel L Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 1998
    For serious defensive knife uses, I've never been a huge fan of liner locks in general. In addition to failing spine whacks (some not all), liner locks don't like any twisting motion (e.g. if you were cutting and twisting) - for this reason a lockback is pretty bulletproof, and the Spyderco Compression Lock is pretty good too. I haven't tested enough frame locks tho.

    Or just go fixed blade lol

    I saw the 599XT - and if I was going to get a folding karambit, that would be on my list (wave and backlock, and trainers available.)
  2. realg7


    Sep 5, 2016
    Yes I believe the XT models will be safe in terms of the lock reliability because they have actually two locks on them, but go to the Ultimate Knife dot-com and read the return policy if you can stomach it it is one of the most ludicrous things you will ever read

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
  3. 21gunsalute


    Aug 28, 2018
    I know this is an old post, but just checked the "ludicrous things" on that warranty page on The Ultimate Knife and it seems to be like other sites. Actually it seems to be very specific on what is allowed and not allowed. So my question is, what is "ludicrous" about it? On a side note, I personally own the CDHK knife and it works just as good and deploys the same way as any other catch featured knife. It's also a back lock folding knife and it's $50.00 less than the 599-XT. Solid product too.
  4. BloodyDonnie


    Oct 14, 2017
    I don’t know if you got a defective one or if it was an earlier batch, but I have had a 599 with the liner lock (not XT) for about almost a year now and I can confidently say that mine did not exhibit any of the issues and problems that arose with yours whatsoever; at no point in time, whether when brand new or used.

    When I came across this review it was not more than a few weeks past since I got mine, and so being still fairly new, I decided to test it with spine wacks which caused your lock to fail as you mentioned.

    I tried spine wacks lightly, hard, and multiple consecutively, and also tried impacts on other areas and the underside of the handle, and never did the lock fail nor was the integrity of the knife ever compromised.

    Now today after a almost a year I tried he same test after coming across this post again, and still no matter what, the lock held rock solid.

    Ever since it was new til now, the lock sinks deep and sits dead center of blades’ lock face, it doesn’t sit near the point of disengaging at all.

    So yea as I said, mine works flawlessly, never encountered any problems or lock failures at all, which suggests that yours perhaps either may have just happened to be a defective one, or it could have been an earlier batch, which if that were the case, those issues have since been fixed.

    Here is a picture of my 599 with the liner lock engaged. You can clearly see that the lock sits dead center against the lock face of the blade. Naturally pops out to that position every time, no matter what degree of force or method used to for deployment :)

  5. Wunderbar


    May 2, 2003
    What does ex military have to do with the knife? Sounds a little nerdy.
  6. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Why has this been resurrected?

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