Blackhawk Garra II: Karambit, but unusual

Garra II – The knife is in some ways amazing.

For a start, I’m throwing up the performance characteristics:

  • Blade Material: AUS-8A
  • Hardness: 58-59 hrc
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Overall length: 188 mm
  • Blade length: 76 mm.
  • Blade thickness: 3.8 mm
  • Weight: 128 g
  • Blade Type: Hawkbill blade

On the one hand, this is karabit, due to the characteristic blade. On the other – not really, due to the lack of her traditional finger ring.

She has a brutal cut, starting from the fact that the knife really shaves the box out of the box (although from the former MoD there is no other way to expect it). At the same time very interesting ergonomics. The knife is small, in the folded state only 11 centimeters. In the unfolded – 18. That is, the whole sickle-shaped blade – only 7 centimeters. So, with these children’s dimensions, he manages to lie comfortably in my hand, in my beloved hand, and I suspect that in a smaller hand it will also be very appropriate. With large hands, the question is controversial, it will be necessary for someone to stick into the paw and see, but it seems to me that it will be convenient. With all this, in comparison with a copy Emerson, It looks less than this (despite the fact that Emerson is a centimeter less).

In terms of grip, everything is fine too. What are the provisions for kerambits (well, let’s assume Garra II such) reverse, that straight, in the hand lies confidently and comfortably. Despite the fact that the shape of the handle is very simple, it is very competent. Plus, the material also works on a comfortable hold – g-10 with a very coarse texture, like a large pelt. As a result, once in the hand, the knife does not slip and does not even try to jump out, regardless of whether you are dry or wet with a glove. Even from an oiled hand the knife practically does not jump out.

Well, the overall quality of manufacture, again, from such a manufacturer expect nothing else. No backlash, everything fits perfectly, the knife opens easily, with such a juicy sound. In the open state, the blade does not play or hang out. And at the same time it opens with one finger, without any tension.

The weight is 127 grams, and it is difficult to say whether it is a lot or a little. It seems like there is a lot for this dimension, but on the other hand, for visual sensations and how the knife is in the hand … Weight is not felt at all.

It is clear that Garra II This nifiga is not an economic knife, that is, they can, of course, cut the sausage (boiled so much, planes), but, like any kerambit-shaped knife, this is a specific phenomenon and requires possession and application skills.

But in itself, just like a pinnacle in his hands, the knife is wonderful.

P.S. Supplement with analysis for “internal use” will follow.

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