Fox 478 Aluminium Folding Karambit - Emerson Wave (FX478)
Fox 478 Aluminium Folding Karambit - Emerson Wave (FX478)
Fox 478 Aluminium Folding Karambit - Emerson Wave (FX478)
Fox 478 Aluminium Folding Karambit - Emerson Wave (FX478)
Fox 478 Aluminium Folding Karambit - Emerson Wave (FX478)
Fox 478 Aluminium Folding Karambit - Emerson Wave (FX478)

Fox 478 Aluminum Folding Karambit - Emerson Wave

Fox 478 Aluminum Folding Karambit - Emerson Wave

Regular price $146.91 USD
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  • Overall Length7.60 in.
  • Blade Length3.00 in.
  • Blade Thickness0.12 in.
  • Blade MaterialN690 Co Stailness Steel
  • Blade GrindPlain
  • Blade FinishSatin
  • Edge TypeSingle Edged
  • Handle Length5.30 in.
  • Handle MaterialT6-6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
  • Handle Thickness0.50 in.
  • Handle ColorGrey
  • Closed Length4.60 in.
  • Lock TypeLiner Lock
  • Liner MaterialStainless Steel
  • Weight4.85 oz
  • AttachmentReversible Clip
  • Emerson WaveYes


If you're looking an all metal, field ready, powerhouse of a folding karambit, look no further than our Fox 478 Aluminum Folding Karambit. Fox Knives designed and manufactured this blade to be identical to the top-selling Fox 479 karambit with only one difference -- the Fox 478 has aluminum scales instead of textured G10. Like its twin, this folder karambit boasts excellent ergonomics that allow it to fit perfectly in both gloved and ungloved medium to large sized hands.

Aluminum scales offer multiple benefits. They are strong, resist warping, and allow easy sanitizing, making them ideal for extreme environments, storing in a vehicle, or use in first responder / medical settings. While they will get warm in direct sunlight, aluminum cools rapidly (quicker than almost any other metal) once it's in shade or a cooler environment.


  • Rapid, one-handed deployment via the patented Emerson Wave
  • Arrives with sharpened edge ready for use
  • Highly receptive to sharpening
  • Great edge retention
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Conceals easily
  • Provides multiple carry and deployment options
  • Safety ring for weapon retention and for use as a secondary weapon while holding gun or flashlight
  • Easy to use as control device or for blunt force (less than lethal) impact
  • Lightweight, Textured Aircraft grade aluminum handle


Manufactured by Fox Knives in Maniago, Italy, using one the highest quality and strongest steels, NC690Co Stainless Steel, the Fox 478 karambit combines a wickedly sharp 3" stainless steel blade with gunmetal gray aircraft aluminum handle scales. This folding karambit offers a solid feel in the hand with a weight of 4.85 ounces. The curved blade offers perfect balance both while static and in motion. The knife has an overall length of 7.6" and uses a liner lock to ensure safe use of the karambit.

Note: The 3", single edged blade may not be legal for carry in all states as a concealed knife. Check your local laws.

If you're looking for an all-black Fox 478 folding karambit, you can find one here.


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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