The Blade-Tech Riptide Folding Karambit is quick-deploying self-defense tool that is designed to be very quick and effective. The blade of the Riptide is a “batwing” design it is a sharply curved Karambit style blade that features a dual-curve, scalloped blade that terminates in a needle point.
The blade of the Riptide has a Wegner “V” hole thumb opener but also has the Emerson Wave Like Feature that catches on the pocket and deploys the blade as it is drawn from the pocket. The wave is a very important feature to have on a self-defense knife. The knife can also be deployed a a flipper. This triple deployment ability makes this knife very fast into action.
Like all karambits, the Blade-Tech Riptide features a finger ring at the bottom of the handle that can be utilized in either a forward or reverse grip. The blade is running on IKBS bearing washers, it is extremely smooth and fast opening. This is one serious defensive knife.
- Folding or Fixed Blade: Folding
- Blade Steel: AUS 8
- Handle Material: polymer
- Blade Shape: Karambit
- Serrated: No
- Pocket Clip: Yes
- Carry Options: Ambidextrous, Tip-Up/Tip-Down
- Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
- Blade Finish: DLC Coated
- Opening Method: Thumb Hole and Wave
- Blade length: 2.25″
- Closed Length: 5″