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Ben Potter

Cat's Claw Knives

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I've been working on some prototype combat knives lately and these are an offshoot of that.
They are based on ring knives with an added spur to keep them from rotating and cutting your other fingers. This modification also allows much better control and makes these very handy for their size.
I call them Cat's Claws because they are easy to "velvet" until needed.

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When I have showed them to people I noticed that the grip is not intuitive as people want to grab the spur instead of keeping it outside their fingers as shown below.

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The difference between the Mk I and the Mk II is the addition of the lanyard ring on the Mk II.

I have tested a PVC (cheaper than Kydex for prototyping) sheath and it is quite handy and fits easily in a watch pocket as well as being PALS/MOLLE compatable.

 

Let me know what you think

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I have a friend who uses a karambit. I think he'd like these. I like them a lot!

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there was a similar knife i saw of utube its great design but if u were to slash with it ur at risk of hurting ur fingers a lil bit id redisign with the thumb grip and the ring portion being around 2 fingers most likely the pointer and middle i love this design of knife its great for defense purposes im tempted to get one just need to find a good one thk u for posting keep up the good work

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walter,

 

You are right about the two finger design being better BUT it has to be custom fit to the owner and is bigger and heavier. These were an attempt as making a knife as small as possible while keeping good retention and still being useful.

These fit in a watch pocket, adding room for a second finger would make that difficult.
Life is full of trade-offs.

Thanks for the input.

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