Karambit Knife Company Assumes New Owners
Plans Additional Growth Opportunities and Training for Popular Curved Knives
Monument, CO, June 07, 2021 -- Karambit.com – the world’s leading e-commerce site for karambit tactical knives and weapons - announced new ownership and leadership today. Longtime customer and former Navy SEAL, Phillip W. Koontz and business partner William Simkins have assumed the roles of owners and co-operators as of May, 2021. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“As a military guy and regular karambit customer who has used our products both on and off the battlefield, we could think of no better person to turn the keys over to than Phillip,” says Dennis Christo, founder of Karambit.com. “We are confident in Phillip’s passion for the product and Will’s financial acumen to carry the Karambit.com legacy into the future.”
Monument, Colorado-based Koontz spent six years as a Navy SEAL before he was honorably discharged in 2009. He has since spent his time as a motivational speaker for business, academic, athletic, and religious-based audiences. He incorporates the karambit knife into many public speaking presentations.
Will Simkins of Ashburn, Virginia has a long family legacy with the military, but opted to spend his career as a serial entrepreneur, most recently with his own financial planning consultancy. Simkins serendipitously met Koontz during one of his motivational speaking engagements, and the two quickly became friends, then business partners.
“The karambit is the best tactical and everyday knife to carry and own,” says Koontz. “So, when I had the opportunity to continue the strong legacy of Karambit.com and passionately educate and inform the public of its unique abilities, I jumped at the opportunity. Bringing Will into the mix added a financial acumen that helped to ensure our sustained growth,” he added.
Karambit.com sources its knives from some of the most respected knife and EDC (Every Day Carry) manufacturers in the world, including Italy-based Fox Knives. While the new owners plan to grow the company and even add a future training element, they have been working to ensure a seamless transition. Customers will see no difference in the superior product quality or speed of delivery.
Karambit.com sells thousands of knives a year with excellent customer reviews and over 80 brands and styles from which to choose. The company is committed to providing the best product for its desired purpose coupled with unmatched customer service to its customers.
Veteran owned and operated, Karambit.com was founded in 2013 in Los Angeles. Since then, it has quickly become the largest supplier of high quality, custom karambit knives in the world. Born out of the necessity for a truly superior self-defense weapon, the Karamit.com knives are sourced from the highest quality manufacturers in the world and are used for safety, precision, and efficiency. Karamit.com carries a VOSB certification and employs a passionate team of dedicated full-time and contracted employees located throughout the U.S. For more information, visit us online or contact us.