Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fox Derespina Karambit FX-590 Knife Review

The NEW 2013 Fox FX 590 Chiroptera Derespina Karambit from Fox Knives was designed by Rick Derespina of New York City. The 590 model is smaller than that Fox 479 Karambit but it still fits great in the hand... I have large hands not extra large but it fits really nice. Both in the forward and the the reverse grip I get a full four finger grip. I like finger hole on the FX-590 better than the one on the FX-479 model... it's got rounded edges all the way around so there's no sharp edges on it whatsoever.
The N690CO stainless steel blade has a black Teflon coating. The blade is a Talon Hawkbill style with a PlainEdge. I like to refer to it as a Scorpion's tail blade because it looks like the stinger on a scorpion. It's a wicked blade with double scallops and forward Jimping on the thumb ramp to give you a great purchase.
Opening is via dual ambidextrous thumb studs and lockup is via a stainless steel liner lock mechanism. The 420J2 stainless steel pocket clip is another improvement over the previous 479 Karambit model... this one comes forward mounted on the butt end for tip-up carry on the right hand side and it's quad mountable for tip up, tip down, right hand or left hand carry which is a nice improvement. The aggressively textured G10 scales give a great grip and it's light 3 ounce weight makes it comfortable to carry 24-7.
The overall length measures in its 6.1 inches with a blade length of 2.55 inches which should be legal in virtually any municipality within the United States. The blade thickness is .112" and closed at measures in at 5 inches so it 's nice compact and it's very close to the size of the Emerson Combat Karambit.
Stay tuned for more knife reviews.