UDT Knives M3 CPM3V Folding Karambit
UDT Knives M3 CPM3V Folding Karambit
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- Overall Length6.70 in.
- Blade Length2.43 in.
- Blade Thickness0.18 in.
- Blade MaterialCPM3V
- Blade GrindPlain
- Blade FinishStonewashed
- Edge TypeSingle Edged
- Handle Length4.26 in.
- Handle MaterialTitanium / Carbon Fiber
- Handle Thickness0.54 in.
- Handle ColorTitanium / Carbon Fiber
- Closed Length4.26 in.
- Lock TypeFrame Lock
- Weight3.70 oz
- AttachmentTip Down Clip
- Extra FeaturesBack Spacer With Ring, Delrin Caged Ceramic Barings,
History of the UDT
(Underwater Demolition Teams)
During World War II, a number of small elite maritime units joined the Allied forces. These specially trained personnel assisted submarine operations, prepared for the invasion of Normandy and successfully landed on beaches under the cover of darkness.
In 1942, an amphibious landing craft sank in the Pacific after hitting a submerged reef. Many of the crew members died from drowning or gunfire as Japanese fighters attacked the sunken ship. In response, the Navy formed the Underwater Demolition Teams that could map underwater obstacles, take sea depth bearings and clear features like the reef ahead of amphibious landing craft. UDT-1 and UDT-2 had 14 officers and 70 enlisted men each. Their involvement at the end of World War II was a significant factor in the outcome of the war. These units served as ancestors to modern-day SEALs.
During the communist attack on South Korea in 1950, the UDTs undertook marine-only endeavors and also participated in inland raids. Inspired by the success of these units, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Arleigh Burke, proposed the UDTs also conduct covert assignments that were not limited to water. The Navy staff agreed and decided the UDTs should also possess abilities to engage in unconventional warfare.
By March of 1961, Burke appealed for a combined new special operations unit who he called Navy SEALs. The appeal described the capabilities for the unit as encompassing SEA, AIR, and LAND producing the acronym SEAL. Just two months later, President Kennedy sent a letter to Congress lobbying for the creation of a new Naval Special Forces unit. Congress agreed and SEAL Teams One and Two were formally established in January of 1962. Many people credit Kennedy with the beginning of the Navy SEALs, but the Teams did not arise overnight. Located on opposite coasts, the existing UDTs became the first members to these prestigious teams.
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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