- Feb 10, 2021
Need some feedback on my karambit design. I made this one for myself and I don't plan on making a lot of these, but if I do make more, I'd like to know what I can improve. I am rather proud of the design as it is and I spent a loot of time designing it, but a karambit is a notoriously difficult design to do well, so I am always looking for criticism.
The blade is 80CrV2 with a very think blade stock of just over 5mm. I'd probably make it thinner next time, but I wanted to have a really sturdy tip. It is flat ground and double edged, though if I were to make another one I'd hollow grind the top edge, since the edge is rather thick on this one due to the thick blade stock....it's plenty sharp as it is now, but a hollow would have produced a finer edge I think. Though producing a fine, thin edge wasn't my primary goal on this anyway. This is not supposed to be an all purpose EDC knife, it was designed with a specific purpose in mind.
C&C very welcome.
Oh, one last thing. I like to make most of my sheaths in leather, though I still couldn't figure out how I'd do that on this knife. Am I bound to go with kydex? I am not opposed to using kydex generally, I just normally prefer leather.
That is a stunning Karambit. I know that Red Beard Ops worked with a leather maker for his channel when he started with making leather sheaths. You may want to send him a PM here. @J. Keeton