Spyderco Karahawk Karambit with Emerson Opener #C170G


The Karahawk is a highly evolved folding version of the traditional Southeast Asian karambit.  Its gently curved hawkbill blade is precision machined from VG-10 stainless steel and features both our Trademark Round Hole and an Emerson Opening Feature to ensure swift, positive blade deployment.  It is supported by a high-strength back lock mechanism designed to withstand the stresses of defensive use and mated to a handle constructed of full skeletonized stainless steel liners capped with textured G-10 scales.  The handle features a ring at the butt to facilitate traditional karambit manipulation techniques and is sized to keep the knife exceptionally compact and easy to carry.  New and improved, the ring on the current version of the Karahawk is reinforced with a machined G-10 insert and its edges radiused and polished for high-speed manipulation. A reversible hourglass clip supports tip-up standard-grip and reverse-grip carry on both sides of the body.


  • Emerson Opening Feature - A blade opening device invented and patented by Ernest Emerson of Emerson Knives. It consists of an integral hook protruding from the blade's spine that catches the edge of the pocket when the knife is drawn to automatically open the blade.
  • G-10 Grip - An epoxy filled woven glass fiber that is rigid, impervious to temperature changes and chemicals and can be tinted into different colors.


  • Overall Length: 6.50" (165 mm)
  • Blade Length: 2.35" (60 mm)
  • Steel: VG-10
  • Closed Length: 4.50" (114 mm)
  • Edge Length:  2.05" (52 mm)
  • Weight: 3.8 oz (108 g)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.098" (2.5 mm)
  • Handle: G-10

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