Handmade Indonesian karambit with Leather knife sheath

Handmade Indonesian karambit with Leather knife sheath

Handmade Indonesian karambit with Leather knife sheath
Cutting down on my Knives Collection. I decided to sell some of my Karambit Knives.
The karambit or karambit (as used in Indonesian), karambit or karambiak (both from the Minangkabau language) is a small Indonesian curved knife resembling a claw from Minangkabau people of West Sumatra.

As with most weapons of Indonesia and SE Asia in general, the Karambit, in ancient times, was originally an agricultural implement. It was designed to cut roots of certain vegetables, and for properly planting rice. As time went on, it eventually became a mainstream weapon. The blade evolved becoming more curved to maximize the cutting potential for deceptive, tactical usage. Through Indonesia’s trade network and close contact with neighboring countries in SE Asia, the karambit was eventually dispersed through what are now Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. In modernistic times, it is seldom seen in these areas anymore. In ancient times, it was far more prevalent. The Karambit is well known to be a major weapon of many Pencak Silat systems. The Karambit is also a part of a limited amount of Filipino styles such as Silat, Kali, Arnis, Eskrima. It is also seen in Malaysian Bersilat, Bruneian martial arts, and some Kuntao martial art styles.

Actual blade length – 3 1/4 inches
Handle size – 3 1/2 inches
Inner ring size – 1 inch
Over-all length – 6 1/2 measured from end to end with the curve

    C$80.00Price