11/24/2013 3:48pm, #11
11/24/2013 5:20pm, #12
11/24/2013 5:41pm, #13
11/25/2013 11:31am, #14
Being told not to train the karambit makes me want to train it even more! Now PTK can have an underground karambit society. How cool is that!
11/25/2013 11:49am, #15
I was thinking along the lines of your last thought, though. Something so wicked looking kinda oozes bad vibes. Carrying a specialized weapon implies specialized purpose and intent to most non-weapon aware people. Similar perhaps to the whole "assault weapon" thing.
I had a guy in court show up with a tanto bladed knife mounted upside down in a quick release holster. For a divorce pretrial hearing...
He claimed it was his "work knife".
Yeah, right...Falling for Judo since 1980
"You are wrong. Why? Because you move like a pregnant yak and talk like a spazzing 'I train UFC' noob." -DCS
12/13/2013 4:11am, #16
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- Lexington, Kentucky, United States
My system has a heavy emphasis on the Kerambit (FCS Kali...Tuhon Ray loves them).
We are always taught that it is used for some of our most nasty(and fun) techniques. Whereas most regular blades can have a legit purpose but by nature of the attributes of the blade be used for offense/defense...the kerambit seems to be all offense(and very visceral at that). I remember a particular class on christmas that was all sentry removal with kerambit/tomahawk/sarong(all similar in technique). There was not a less-than-lethal option for those exercises. (except the sarong).
12/13/2013 8:04am, #17
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
- austin, tx
I frankly don't see how this is going to work out, since damn near every person I've met who does Pekiti does some sort of silat or kuntao on the side. Hell i'm pretty sure the Mastery camp did a kerambit (or whatever it's called in vasayan) unit a few years back
12/13/2013 1:40pm, #18
Geez, what's with PTK and their ominous declarations?
12/13/2013 1:50pm, #19
I vaguely recall rumors that the 9/11 hijackers were armed with a karambit, but it was described as a box cutter by someone who wasn't familiar with the weapon. Anyone else hear this?
12/13/2013 9:40pm, #20
No Perma, that's the first i've heard of this. But your post immediately took me back to my construction days, I remember some of the guys (i think they did carpet/flooring) used what was called a hawkbill blade with a standard box cutter. i remember thinking at what badass weapons one would make. It would be interesting if that was the case. A hawkbill blade is much more intimidating than a standard box cutter blade.