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  1. Goddels is offline

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    I personally think that the kerambit is on a par with the nunchaku , in that it seems to be able do more damage to the user than the intended "object of it's intention".

    I am also hearing that, like the nunchaku in the 60's & 70's it is getting too much unwanted publicity and is being subsequently outlawed in several jurisdictions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blindside View Post
    You aren't getting mine. That said kerambit has always been a minor subset of the knife curriculum. I use it to illustrate hooking slashes and to train officers who have it for an offside carry. I do find this an odd declaration, Tuhon Rommel teaches kerambit/lugod regularly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goddels View Post
    I personally think that the kerambit is on a par with the nunchaku , in that it seems to be able do more damage to the user than the intended "object of it's intention".
    I would say that's more because people think that because they can twirl it, using the loop, that they should - which is pretty much the problem with nunchaku too.

    Really, people, it's a knife; it cuts things. Stop overthinking it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goddels View Post
    I personally think that the kerambit is on a par with the nunchaku , in that it seems to be able do more damage to the user than the intended "object of it's intention".

    I am also hearing that, like the nunchaku in the 60's & 70's it is getting too much unwanted publicity and is being subsequently outlawed in several jurisdictions.
    Probably a fair argument. Chili Pepper also has a good point. Personally, I think the karambit is good to experiment with every now and then and if knives are your hobby naturally you'll like them(karambit). That said I think the karambit limits your angle of attack, and limits your ability to execute a quick stab with either grip. IN addition, should you have to use your weapon to defend yourself and the law gets involved the fancier the blade the more explaining you might have to do. To a cop a knife is a knife but to a jury it's a different story.
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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jspeedy View Post
    Probably a fair argument. Chili Pepper also has a good point. Personally, I think the karambit is good to experiment with every now and then and if knives are your hobby naturally you'll like them(karambit). That said I think the karambit limits your angle of attack, and limits your ability to execute a quick stab with either grip. IN addition, should you have to use your weapon to defend yourself and the law gets involved the fancier the blade the more explaining you might have to do. To a cop a knife is a knife but to a jury it's a different story.
    I know nothing about Karambits other than what I've seen discussed on Bullshido.

    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...
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    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).
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    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
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    Geez, what's with PTK and their ominous declarations?
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    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?
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