The Morphing Karambit Version 2 Prototype is the second-generation example of the novel, patent-pending approach to karambit design originally debuted in the Version 1 prototype.
Version 2 provides the same benefits as Version 1, which include the ability to instantly deploy the blade from a retention position (with blade retracted) without requiring the user to remove fingers from about the handle to allow a blade to pass along a traditional rotational axis.
This enhances the tool’s utility as a non-bladed tool because, once deployed with blade retracted, that condition may be changed in an instant, deploying the blade immediately and without compromising control of the tool, or requiring support-hand assistance to accomplish.
Additionally, user safety is enhanced because the blade’s conveyance path never crosses any portion of the user’s hand when held consistent with typical usage.
Version 2 represents a dramatic refinement in concept and form over Version 1. Greatly simplified construction means the robust assembly contains only 5 principle parts, plus pocket clip and fasteners.
V2 is more compact overall and improved to increase utility and intuitive operation.
Blade Size: 2.5 inches
Blade Thickness: .210 inches
Blade Steel: CPM3V, Peter's HT, 61 RC
OAL (open) 7.125 inches
Weight: 6.0 ounces
US Patent-Pending "Morphing" deployment design