This knife is a “Make Ready” model. “Make Ready” models take an extra 5-7 days to receive because of their special customization requirements.
Custom Engraved “Skeleton” Enigma OTF Karambit
The Enigma OTF Karambit is the first of its kind.
The Enigma OTF Karambit is a fully automatic double action OTF (out the front) Karambit knife that comes standard with CNC aviation aluminum handles. All CNC construction of the Enigma makes for a precision fit and finish not only on the exterior of the knife but also on the inside operating components as well. The aviation aluminum is strong, lightweight and luxurious in appearance and feel. The Enigma features a retention ring and allows for reverse grip deployment via its smart button configuration. The Enigma OTF Karambit is ergonomically designed to be comfortable in both reverse and forward grip applications becoming an extension of the operator.
The Engima’s purpose built chassis has curves in all the right places. The butt end of the Enigma is home to the infamous retention ring which allows for not only weapon retention under duress but also for advanced flailing & spinning techniques. When the Karambit is closed and the blade has not been deployed it can be used as a less lethal or pain compliance tool.
The button features sharp details and smooth action while being less obtrusive in your pocket. The Enigma OTF Karambit comes standard with a right side carry removable pocket clip. While in the pocket indexing the retention ring makes for lighting fast consistent deployment. The Enigma OTF Karambit is a knife you’ll never want to be without.
The Engima’s D2 Steel blade is reminiscent of a tigers claw staying true to its ancestral roots. Slashing, stabbing and hooking are all available at just the push of a button.
What is a Karambit?
The karambit is a multi-use knife designed for user safety, precision, and efficiency. Karambits have a curved or hooked blade, an ergonomic handle, and typically least one safety or retention ring. With a design that’s thousands of years old and tons of old world charm, most karambits are quick to draw the eye. They’re sleek, built for a purpose, and time tested. When it comes to every day carry (EDC), knife combatives, and self defense, few blades have the karambit’s long standing history of success.
The precursor to the modern karambit first surfaced in Indonesia during the 11th century as a farming tool and utility blade. Due to Indonesia’s thriving trade industry, the karambit quickly spread throughout Southeast Asia. Eventually, the blade developed strong roots in Malaysia and the Philippines, where it was used as a defensive and backup weapon and for every day chores. Over thousands of years, the karambit became entrenched in the warrior culture. It’s now an iconic weapon associated around the world with the Southeast Asian martial arts of silat, eskrima, and kuntao. Karambits have been around for nearly 10,000 years.
While a traditional karambit’s exact design may vary slightly depending on its exact geographic origin, a karambit will always have a curved blade reminiscent of a tiger’s claw or a talon. The blade should be optimized for tearing, ripping and slicing. The handle should be designed for stability and a secure grip, even in sub-optimal conditions.
All RavenCrest Tactical OTF knives are extremely safe to operate and use.
RavenCrest Tactical OTF knives come with a built-in safety that will not allow the blade to fully deploy if anything is obstructing its path. Once in “safety mode” the blade will need to be reset by pulling the blade all the way into its locking position making it fully functional again.
What Is “Select Series”?
The Enigma double action OTF (out the front) Karambit is part of RavenCrest Tactical’s “Select Series” of knives. “Select Series” knives are premium knives with a focus on fit, finish, materials and attention to detail.
|Dimensions||5 × 3 × 2 in|
|Enigma Blade Style||
Karambit D2 Steel Blade (Standard)
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