Knife expert Ernest Emerson curates your journey through the history of Indonesia's karambit. Of the many weapons fads that have come and gone, Emerson explores why these knives have stood the test of time!
How many martial arts fads have you seen come and go? Whether it's weapons, gadgets and tools or entire fighting systems, it's rare that a fad will catch on and stick around for more than a few years. So when one does, it's worth taking note. The karambit combat knives from Southeast Asia have the potential to be included in that elite group.