The Fox 478 Black Aluminum Folding Karambit is identical to the Fox 478 Aluminum Folding Karambit except that it's, you know . . . black. While the original Fox 478 features a gleaming steel blade and gunmetal gray aluminum scales, the Fox 478 Black Aluminum karambit offers better concealment and reduced light throw. It is ideal for use by law enforcement agencies, security, military and PMC personnel, martial artists, and anyone who operates in low-light environments. This folder karambit is so black it's practically cloaked in shadows.
The aircraft grade black aluminum scales sanitize easily, resist warping and corrosion, and quickly become cool to the touch once removed from hot environments. This karambit is highly ergonomic and large enough for use while wearing gloves. It's best suited for those with medium to large hands measuring at least 3.6" across the back of the knuckles. If you want a karambit with an identical design profile that's smaller, check out the Fox 599 folding karambit.
- Emerson wave for instantaneous, single-handed deployment
- Easily sharpened, single edged blade designed for slashing
- Retains edge well even with heavy use
- Conceals easily and doesn't throw light
- Variable carry, grip, and deployment options possible
- Standard karambit safety ring
- Able to be wielded while also holding primary weapon or flashlight
- Blunt force (less than lethal) use possible while both open and closed
- Aircraft grade black aluminum handle
The Fox 478 black aluminum karambit is nearly identical to our best selling Fox 479 G10 Black karambit, with the only difference being handle material. Both karambits are manufactured by Fox Knives in Maniago, Italy, using one the highest quality and strongest steels: NC690Co Stainless Steel.
The sexy curved blade looks like a talon or claw and is designed for ripping, tearing, and deep wound channels. It works just as well on rope, wires, and boxes as it does on organics, so if you're looking for a solid utility karambit, this is the one you want! The Fox 478 has an overall length of 7.6" with a blade length of 3". It weighs in at 6.4 ounces and is well balanced with a smooth, easy draw.
If you're looking for an all-black Fox 479 folding karambit, you can find one here.