Printer Friendly

The force be with you! Krudo Knives offers a different take on the folding knife.

Sometimes a knife is more than you expect it to be, and sometimes it's not even a knife at all. Confused yet? Let me explain. SNAG knives are the brainchild of martial arts expert Louis Krudo, a master of the Filipino fighting discipline Arnis, derived from the Spanish term arnis de mano (rough translation: harnessing of the hand). In practice Louis calls it "pain management" because his system can inflict other forms of physical pain which are less deadly, yet still impose a high level of grief.

Krudo's SNAG folding knives--designed on the popular Southeast Asian Karambit platform--are available in SNAG Live Blade and SNAG Controller models. The Live Blade model has a wicked Hawkbill blade, something akin to a velociraptor claw. The Controller version has no blade at all. Rather, the claw is a notched hook that can be used to inflict pain as it grabs anything from arms to elbows to neck bones. The knives can also be used to hit, which can be equally excruciating. Krudo's knives are not the first folding Karambits, but his are more versatile, thanks to a folding thumb ramp that allows more functions.

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

If you think a knife without a blade can't be effective, think again. I have had a demo "applied" to me using the SNAG Controller and, believe me, it can leave you flopping around like a fish on dry land. The various grips, holds, and hitting positions this knife can apply are especially useful to law enforcement officers who need options to forcefully control an offender without deadly force. These are serious, well built knives with aluminum handles, liner-locks, and pocket clips spooned for indexing. May the Force be with you, especially if you end up on the wrong end of a SNAG!

SNAG LIVE BLADE AND CONTROLLER

MAKER: KRUIDO KNIVES

8140 PICTON WAY TRINITY, FL 34655

(727) 753-8455

WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM/KRUDO-KNIVES

BLADE STEEL: 9CrCo13MoV, BLADE LENGTH: 2.5", OVERALL LENGTH: 6.8", WEIGHT: Live Blade 4.4 ounces, Controller 5 ounces, HANDLE: Machined aluminum, CARRY: Indexed pocket clip, PRICE: $169.99 (Live Blade), $129.99 (Controller)
COPYRIGHT 2012 Publishers' Development Corporation
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2012 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:KNIVES
Author:Covert, Pat
Publication:Guns Magazine
Date:Mar 20, 2012
Words:351
Previous Article:Consolidation: what would retirement be like?
Next Article:Supreme court ducks.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters