Cold Steel Black Tiger Karambit (CS49KSTBKBK)
Cold Steel Black Tiger Karambit (CS49KSTBKBK)
Cold Steel Black Tiger Karambit

Cold Steel Black Tiger Karambit

Cold Steel Black Tiger Karambit

Regular price $56.99 USD
$56.99 USD
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  • Overall Length9.00 in.
  • Blade Length4.25 in.
  • Blade MaterialAUS 8
  • Blade Thickness0.20 in.
  • Blade FinishBlack
  • Edge TypeSingle Edged
  • Handle MaterialPolymer
  • Handle Length5.50" in.
  • Handle Thickness0.68 in.
  • Handle ColorBlack
  • Weight5.40 oz
  • SheathKydex
  • AttachmentReversible Belt Loop/Clip


Cold Steel's Steel Tiger Karambit

"... and the blade should be hooked, like the claws of a tiger, for maximum ripping and tearing...."

Cold Steel's Steel Tiger® is a thoroughly modern tactical interpretation of an ancient Indonesian karambit.

A design collaboration between Lynn C Thompson and the late custom knife maker Steven Likarich, the Steel Tiger karambit was designed to possess all the best features of this iconic hooked blade and to integrate them seamlessly with modern materials and styling.

This budget friendly karambit's broad, deeply curved and needle sharp blade simply has to be seen and felt to be believed. Its cost doesn't tell the whole story -- this wicked little knife is durable, well made, and ready to kick some ass.

The tough and durable Griv-Ex® core handle fully encapsulates the tang, emerging to create the bolster, thumb-shelf and distinctive finger ring. This Griv-Ex® core is then injection over-molded with premium Kray-Ex™ polymer, creating a superb, non-slip grip that won’t let you down even when your hands are cold or wet. Plus, the ring offers great grip security.

For safety, convenience and lightning quick access, the Steel Tiger® comes with a military style Secure-Ex® sheath that you can lash to your gear or place on your person via the removable boot/belt clip. You can also purchase a Steel Tiger karambit training blade so you can practice in safety.

Features & Specs

  • Wickedly Sharp Stainless Steel Blade
  • Injection Molded Handle
  • Great Grip Security
  • Great Budget Karambit
  • 5" Handle, 4.25" Blade, 9.25" OAL
  • AUS 8 Blade Material
  • Black
  • Sheath Included


A Karambit knife is a curved, claw-like knife originally designed for agricultural and utility purposes. It is now widely used in various applications, including self-defense, martial arts, and outdoor activities due to its ergonomic design and versatility.

The legality of carrying a Karambit knife varies by location. It's essential to research and comply with local laws and regulations regarding knife possession and carry.

Yes. From the 11th century on, the karambit has proven itself to be a fully capable every day carry knife. Whether wielding a karambit for work, chores, household use, hunting, fishing, recreation, backcountry survival, self defense or for martial arts, a karambit knife is a practical choice for a safe, multi-use every day carry blade.

Choosing the right Karambit knife depends on your intended use. Consider factors like blade material, size, and handle design. Our product descriptions provide details to help you make an informed decision.

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If you are not satisfied with your purchase you may notify us within 3 days of receipt for a refund of the cost of the knife. Shipping charges are not refundable. Refunds will be issued in the same method as the order payment.

If an item needs to be returned due to our error, we may offer a full refund including shipping at our discretion. Any condition visible in our product pictures is considered to be disclosed and does not constitute an error or omission on our part.

The item must be returned in the same condition as received and must be shipped fully insured via any common carrier. Most custom knives are guaranteed by the makers we represent, and most factory knives carry the manufacturer's warranty. We do not guarantee the durability of natural handle materials (such as bone, ivory, wood, pearl, etc.) or the reaction of any material to water and air (rust, oxidation, etc.)

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Yes, we offer customization and engraving services. You can add the desired options to your cart and then specify the type of engraving you want during the checkout process. Please click [product link] to get started.