Editor, The Armory Life
Hello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled “CRKT Provoke Review: Karambit with a Twist” and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/crkt-provoke-review/.
I’m not saying it’s unreasonable. I’m just a cheapskate. 😉Bassbob,
I thought the price point was reasonable considering the features and choice of materials. I remember when a hundred Washingtons would get you an Emerson or other “high-end” folder. Thanks for dropping a comment, sincerely.
Well, now you are speaking my language brother. I Googled CRKT Provoke and the Amazon link that popped up ( Usually the cheapest) was about $170. I too am not above abusing it at that cost ( $99) and I think I'm gonna have to get my hands on one.I feel ya, Bassbob. I have a few safe queens in my collection. While there are more expensive versions of the Provoke, Springfield Armory’s version clocks in at $99.99. I’m not above abusing it at that cost!
I totally agree sir. I am a big fan of Karambit type knives. And always on the lookout for them, but when they're priced over $50, my fixed income budget makes me consider if I can justify the expense.I wanted one until I saw the price tag.
DoNot, thanks for your insight.Had one for a year: just meh...
For what it's worth - I add karambit to my standard hand combat training on consistent basis and have reasonable amount of experience. My opinion is there are far more practical krambits out there, especially in the given price point. Mine developed binding after a while (wouldn't close/open) and it's very difficult to set the tension just right after taking the knife apart and servicing it. My biggest grip is the closing mechanism that requires two hand operation - the little lever is just too small to practically work single-handedly. So, while the design, fit, and finish are really good, it just feels gimmicky next to other quality karambits. It's OK for EDC due to folding design but for more serious loadout I'm sticking with a fixed blade/holster combo.
Heard and understood. Sticking in your budget is a healthy thing…I totally agree sir. I am a big fan of Karambit type knives. And always on the lookout for them, but when they're priced over $50, my fixed income budget makes me consider if I can justify the expense.
Yes sir, Karambits are used a lot in Kuntao, Silat, and Escrima... I've trained in those martial arts since the late 1980s... I used to train with butterfly knives a lot but I like Karambits better.Pretty cool looking Karambit. The price looks good to me for a very concealable Karambit.
CRKT puts out a great product! My favorite carry knife is a Jim Hammond designed CRKT Mirage that I've had since the 90's.
I have trained in Filipino and Indonesian martial arts with a heavy emphasis on blade work including with the Karambit for quite a few years.