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Fox Limited-Edition 479 Folding Karambit Knives

Fox Limited-Edition 479 Folding Karambit Knives

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I concur with pleading for MD to obtain the 599 for regular sized hands. This version is a beast and is less likely to find its way into ppl’s pockets.
I bought this knife a few years ago and I would definitely not recommend it. The action is absolutely terrible. Even after cleaning it, applying oil, and leaving it loose, it still cannot open half way with just the flipper. The g10 is very rough and will ruin jeans if carried enough. Also, the screws on mine rusted without any water touching them. Granted, if I had to protect myself, this is the knife I would take from my collection. Partially because it is fitted for those kinds of situations and also I wouldn't care if I damaged it because it's not that valuable to me. If you really want it, buy it, but if you're on the fence, don't even consider it.
Do people even buy these?
Wow, guess these limited editions aren't moving fast enough. The price is dropping for them on the other popular karambit sites. Looks good and would love to have but 2 common dings 1) too big and unwieldy 2) it's funny that they're so flashy as a common FMA motto is that knives are to be felt not seen. (These are definitely profiled more for FMA than for Silat)
dealaholic
I got in the 479 drops years ago and I enjoy by Karambit, but it is a silly knife needless to say. I find myself carrying something lighter and more low profile and/or something with a blade more designed for work.
We want the 599.
What are the odds we could get the 599 for a drop?
Parpadeo
zippo as it's an ultimateknife DOTcom exclusive
dealaholic
Good to know, thanks
Mine's a couple years old too but mostly unused as it was pretty loose so the blade opened in my pocket and was slicing my finger whenever I tried to dig my keys out!
great new looks, price is not unreasonable, still TOO freaking big.
From reviews I've watched, the 479 was designed for xl hands or gloved hands. The 599 supposedly was redesigned for normal sized hands.
viraman
Correct.
viraman
I own a 479 and it's massive. I think the size was originally due to a miscommunication of the units of the original schematics. It was later corrected in the 599.
Is the silver twill made out of carbon fiber? Or what material?
jbhildeb
It's G10
Dear Santa, I have been a good boy.
I was on what I think was the last Fox Knives Karambit drop and I gotta say I love this knife. It came in razor sharp and after almost a year of light semi-regular use it'll still shave the hair off my arm effortlessly. This knife uses the same N690Co steel so I'd think you can expect the same level of blade quality. The Emerson Wave on the back of the blade is a fantastic feature that makes the blade snap out lightning fast when you pull it backwards out of your pocket, and I love that the clip can be moved for either left or right pocket carry. The pinky/index finger ring is large enough to allow free movement, even if you have sausage fingers (like me), but not too big as to get in the way, or cause less control when flipping and spinning the knife. If you're buying this knife as an EDC or to learn some Karambit style blade work, I'd highly suggest getting the version with the G-10 grip for better control. The silver twill is gorgeous, but I would venture to guess that it makes the handle less grippy and would be better for display. My one complaint about this knife is that opening the blade manually with the flipper requires quite a bit of wrist snap in order to deploy. After loosening and oiling the pivot I was able to make it a bit easier, but I think the issue lies in the size and position of the flipper itself. I think if it were slightly longer with a more acute angle there would be much more leverage to deploy the blade with ease. But, since I typically deploy it via the Emerson Wave, this is a relatively small complaint.
Keep calm, and every day carry on!
planb10113
I've had mine for a few years and my thoughts are pretty much exactly the same, aside from the issue with opening it manually. Great knives.