While the karambit’s history is murky, most scholars agree that it originated in Indonesia as an agricultural tool and later became weaponized for combat and warfare. The Kalinou is definitely not meant to harvest crops. With its curved blade, G-10 handle scales, and black PVD coating, this karambit can be a deadly implement in the hands of a skilled warrior trained in Indonesian silat, Filipino kali, or other Southeast Asian fighting systems. Available with a stonewashed finish for 10 bucks cheaper ($175).
The N690Co blade is tough, razor sharp, and highly corrosion resistant.
Comes with a solid Kydex sheath
The karambit’s shape is ideal for piercing-andripping techniques, as well as trapping limbs in close quarters.
The Kalinou’s extreme crescent moon shape makes it less versatile as an everyday carry (EDC) tool.
For those unfamiliar with silat or kali, there’s definitely a learning curve when using a karambit.