I’m going to be honest, looking at the blade of a knife and thinking “I wonder what else we could put in there” is a particularly brilliant thought. Meet the FX-800 MK, a karambit folding knife designed by Doug Marcaida for Fox Knives. Unlike traditional knives with sharp blades, the FX-800 MK’s blade is both sharp AND versatile. It comes with its own 3-size hex tool, seat belt cutter, flathead screwdriver and Phillips screwdriver built into the blade space, making it much more functional than a cutting tool. . The blade folds into the handle of the karambit, which comes with a carbide glass breaker, along with a pocket clip and carabiner. This propels the knife into a multi-tool category and allows it to coexist all of these features in its slim, knife-like design without any compromise …
Karambits are usually small, curved knives that have their roots in Indonesian culture as agricultural and self-defense weapons. The FX-800 MK is a karambit in its most literal sense, as it comes with a small, curved blade, but the way the blade is designed makes the FX-800 MK different from most traditional and modern karambits. The FX-800 MK is more of a multi-tool than a knife. The curved blade works amazingly well in certain scenarios, but it’s not intended for traditional cutting, chopping, and slicing tasks. The blade’s narrow parabolic curve is perfect for hanging and cutting objects, such as twigs and branches, paracords and seat belts. Designed for safety (as well as utility), the blade can be used to cut a seat belt, while the carbide tip of the handle can shatter a car’s tempered glass, making the FX-800 MK incredibly useful in emergency situations and rescue missions.
When it comes to the utility features of the FX-800 MK, the 3-size hex tool, flathead screwdriver, and phillips screwdriver are ideal for DIY and basic repair. The knife’s ergonomic handle makes it easy to maneuver, and the Phillips head position is perfect for being able to apply more torque while you tighten or loosen the screws. This curved blade could also open some boxes very well.
The folding knife measures 4.87 inches when closed and opens to measure 7.25 inches in length. Its 2.25 inch blade is made from N690 Co stainless steel, with a Ceracote matte black finish, while the handle is made from G10, a sturdy composite material used in premium knife handles. The FX-800 MK is manufactured in Maniago, Italy at Fox Knives headquarters.
Designer: Doug Marcaida for Fox knives