Its a package deal!
You get BOTH the live blade and the trainer for practicing without pain, and for serious self-defense when you're ready.
The Fox 478 Aluminium Folding Karambit is the best self-defense tool and utility knife utilizing the most effective and effecient advancement in the knife industry today: The patented Emerson Wave. When removed from the pocket, this wave shaped feature on the spine of the blade catches the edge of the pocket, instantly deploying the blade with only one hand without the use of springs.
Manufactured by Fox Knives in Maniago, Italy, using one the highest quality and strongest steels: NC690Co Stainless Steel. This provides a fine and consistent edge, enhanced edge retention and sharpening receptivity, and corrosion resistance for those far off and exreme locations. The Fox 478 Aluminum Fighting Karambit features a retention ring that can be used for blunt force impact as well as a more sure and secure grip. The difference in handles between the Fox 479 (Black G10) Karambit and Fox 478 (Aluminium) Kerambit, is that the G10 offers a heavily textured grip whereas the aluminum is completely smooth, offering an easier draw from the pocket due to reduced friction.
The Fox 479-TK G10 Karambit Trainer is a dull version of it's more lethal brother, the Fox 478 Alum Karambit. It also features the Emerson Wave and drilled holes which give it the same weight, balance, and function as the live blade version. Now you can learn how to properly handle the sharpened live blade version without having to pay for your mistakes with your own blood and tears!
Despite having a blunted blade, the trainer still has a blade made of 440C stainless steel which can allow it to double as blunt force object which can cause serious pain if used in a forceful manner on sensitive areas, so please beware that you should still practice using appropriate protective gear, especially if sparring with another person. Some people may choose to carry this instead of the sharpened edge live blade as a method of still offering an effective method of self defense without the use of potentially lethal force.
The red G10 handle allows you to quickly tell the difference between the live blade version (aluminum) and the trainer (red). With a blade length of 3", it is a 7.5" long when open, and 5" when closed. It also features a liner lock mechanism and tip up carry with an adjustable pocket clip. Made in Italy.
Fox 478 Aluminum Folding Karambit and FX 479-TK Trainer: