FOX Knives

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33085 Maniago - Italy
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FX-803 TiPVD

Fox / Fixed karambit


Design by Doug Marcaida

cod. FX-803 TiPVD

Blade Steel: M390 stainless steel
Blade Coating: Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)
Handle: titanium bronze
Screws: Black idroglider stainless steel
Blade Length: 7.7 cm - 3.03"
Overall Length: 14.8 cm - 5.83"
Blade Thickness: 3 mm - 0.12"
Weight: 128 gr - 4.52 oz


The Tribal K design draws inspiration from a Karambit designed by Daniel Mumbakki Foronda, Marcaida's friend and fellow Filipino martial artist. Mumbakki, proud of his Igorot heritage, belongs to an indigenous people of the Cordillera Mountains in the northern Philippines. The term Igorots comes from the Spanish word "Ygollotes," meaning "mountain people." Most Igorot ethnic groups build sloping terraces to maximize agricultural space in the rugged terrain of the Cordilleras. Each member of the different tribes is instructed in the practices of cultivation, hunting, fighting or survival, which explains why each Igorot is skilled in the use of various weapons: spears, arrows, axes, knives, daggers, guns, darts, bows and arrows, slingshots and even natural materials such as sharpened animal bones used as spare weapons. Many Igorot people wear necklaces made from boar teeth, and the shape of those teeth inspired the pattern for the Tribal K design. The serrated edges on the back of the Tribal K can be used to make saw-like cuts, while the handle design pays homage to triangular patterns and lines of motion found in many Filipino martial arts systems.

Blade Coating: Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)

(Physical Vapor Deposition) is a variety of vacuum deposition methods used to deposit thin films by the condensation of a vaporized form of the desired film material onto various workpiece surface. The coating method involves purely physical process such as high temperature vacuum evaporation with subsequent condensation.

Blade Steel: M390 stainless steel

Acciaio Steel Carbonio Carbon Cromo Chromium Cobalto Cobalt Azoto Nitrogen Manganese Manganese Molibdeno Molybdenu Nichel Nickel Fosforo Phosphorous Silicio Silicon Zolfo Sulfur Tungsteno Tungs Vanadio Vanadium
M390 1.90 20.00 - - 0.30 1.00 - - 0.70 - 0.50 4.00