Custom Neck Bite Karambit Fixed Blade, Rubber Cord Wrap
Derespina Custom Knives
All Derespina knives are consistent in profile and style. However, they are all handmade pieces so you will see minute variations from one to the next as Rich likes to keep it interesting and "mix it up" with different grinds and embellishments. He primarily uses G10 for handle material for its tactical, lightweight and durability properties but can use other materials such as exotic woods or Micarta. Nothing textures quite like G10, nothing!
The steel you find most often on a Desperina custom knife is 154CM but on occasion, he will use D2 or S30V. Ultimately any steel will react and perform excellently with proper ergonomics for the user, proper bevel and edge geometry for cutting ability and edge retention. The difference between most steels comes down to maintenance. Some are more corrosion resistant than others and require less maintenance which is preferable in his philosophy.
The Neck Bite Karambit is half karambit, half double edge dagger but all business when push comes to shove. It has the versatility of a normal fixed blade and the tactical benefit of a pinky ring for a sure grip. The blade measures 2.75" overall with a hand rubbed satin finish and excellent thumb ramp. This is the first knife we've seen with a rubber layer on top of the cord wrapped handle and it makes for a simply stellar hold in addition to the one-inch diameter pinky ring. The friction fit Kydex sheath includes a Kydex belt loop that will accommodate belts up to 1.625" wide and includes a cord for neck carry. This small EDC fixed blade will be the only tool you need, perfect for end users and collectors alike.