he karambit is a curved knife originating in Southeast Asia. Most karambit knives are small and easily concealable. One of their most easily identifiable features is their safety ring at the end of the handle. According to Indonesian legend and tradition, the karambit’s design is based on a tiger’s claw. As such, this unique, curved blade readily lends itself to hooking, ripping, tearing and slicing. With its blade geometry, clean ergonomics, and secure grip, karambits offer functionality in all kinds of environments and situations. Dig deeper into karambit basics by reading our karambit overview.