Calling all pocket knife and avid camping enthusiasts. This is a premium pocket knife you will want to have in your knife. I know. The look is impressive, but the Caswell “Morphing Karambit” (MKV2) Utility Knife impresses with more than just the alien-ish appearance. It is how it flicks open when your hand is securely holding it. Made no mistake, though. This isn’t a switchblade. It is not an automatic knife, nor is it an assisted-open knife (which are illegal in many places).
Instead, the Persian knife-cross-alien-ish is the result of an ingenious design that allows the 2.5-inch ion bond/tungsten DLC finish CPM 3V blade to flick out without loosening your grip on the knife. The same applies to when retracting the blade. Here’s how:
So, yeah. It is a locking folding knife. It is built rugged to meet any demanding condition, unlike spring-actuated loaded variety which, more often than not, can’t stand up to extreme slicing or stabbing. But I think at this point, you already have a good idea how awesome the “Morphing Karambit” is. Other a couple of other highlights include Type 3 hard anodized 7075 T6 aluminum handle, a “zero profile” 6al-4V titanium pocket clip. Also, you may want to know that Caswell Knives is knife-maker specializing in product development, prototyping and low volume custom builds, and as such, Caswell has chose to partner with Millit Knives, whom is experience is larger scale quality production, to make the Caswell Morphing Karambit Utility Knife in its facility in the good’ol US of A.
Caswell Morphing Karambit Utility Knife is available on Kickstarter where it can be acquired, as a pre-order, for discounted price of $450 (eventual retail is set to be $650, btw). I am not going to lie. I am not prepared to face with such a pricey pocket knife. Then again, we are looking at an extremely ingenious design which has gathered a couple of national awards and a premium quality, USA-made knife; not just any knife, mind you.
Notwithstanding the steep asking price, Caswell Morphing Karambit Utility Knife has garnered over 160 backers who have contributed more than $80K in funding, pushing the campaign way beyond its set funding goal. And that’s only in the first day on Kickstarter. The world surely is not lacking of connoisseurs. TBH, I am absolutely sold, but I just can’t come to a consensus with my wallet.
All images courtesy of Caswell Knives.
Submitted via TIP US Page.