Doug Marcaida's 5.11 DM Fixed Talon Karambit (FTL51167)
Doug Marcaida's 5.11 DM Talon Karambit (FTL51167)
Doug Marcaida's 5.11 DM Fixed Talon Karambit (FTL51167)
Doug Marcaida's 5.11 DM Fixed Talon Karambit

Doug Marcaida's 5.11 DM Fixed Talon Karambit

Doug Marcaida's 5.11 DM Fixed Talon Karambit

Regular price $89.99 USD
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  • Overall Length7.10 in.
  • Blade Length2.70 in.
  • Blade Thickness0.16 in.
  • Blade MaterialD2 Steel
  • Blade GrindPlain
  • Blade FinishBlack
  • Edge TypeSingle Edged
  • Handle Length4.36 in.
  • Handle MaterialFRN
  • Handle Thickness0.45 in.
  • Handle ColorClear/Black
  • Weight3.50 oz
  • SheathKydex
  • AttachmentMolle


Doug Marcaida's 5.11 DM Talon Karambit

Featuring D2 Steel blades, the Talons have “Doug Marcaida” written all over them (metaphorically). 5.11 says the blades draw their design from Marcaida’s practice of Filipino Martial Arts of Kali. The duo based the blades on “fast and flowing movements, like that of an Eagle.”

That might sounds like a hokey marketing line, but it’s actually not. Marcaida and 5.11 actually designed the knives to mimic a retractable Eagle’s talon, which allows for a more angled blade for thrusting and slashing. However, it is still slightly curved enough so it does not lose the ability to hook and control in its use. Again, a lot of thought went into the knives.

Rounding out the design is the skeletonized handle with clear scales. Why clear? To blend in with the clothing. The folder version has the patented “Bramp” feature from knife designer Bram Frank that allows for different kinetic openings of the blade.



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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