Louis Krudo designed this Karambit style folder long before he was even in the knife business and long before Karambit folders were in fashion.
At that time, a trusted friend thought the blade design looked too dangerous. Back then there was no pocket knife on the market like it, so Krudo listened to said friend, sealed up the design, and mailed it to himself for proof of postmark. That design stayed sealed for three and a half years.
Finally, even though he was still not in the knife business, Krudo decided he wanted to get the folder made. He found a local knife maker and took the sealed envelope to him.
When the knife maker met with Krudo for the first time, he broke the sealed envelope open, took one look, and said, “Wait here.”
The knife maker came back into the room holding, what was at that time, a current magazine. What Krudo saw was his design almost to-the-tee on the front cover. He had been on the right track but another designer had brought the Karambit folder to life.
Krudo vowed never again to listen to the opinions of others. He knew that one day he would make knives…his way. That’s when SNAG was born and Krudo’s Karambit folder design got put on the farthest back burner.
It has been several decades since that day…… before KRUDO Knives was even in existence. That day was a defining day; a turning point for Krudo as a designer and as a person. Lessons learned the hard way tend to stick.
Since then, many designs have been brought through production, but never that Karambit folder style blade from years ago.
Introducing SNAGbit, the Karambit folder you’ve always wanted, but never thought possible.
SNAGbit Folder Specifications
- Blade Steel – 9Cr18MoV
- Blade Thickness – 0.150″
- Blade Length – 2.6”
- Blade Finish- Stone Wash
- Closed Length – 5.4”
- Overall Length – 6.8”
- Overall Thickness – .470”
- Weight – 6.3 oz
- Frame Lock
- Frame Color – Black
- SS Ball Bearings
- Black G10 Inserts
- Pocket Clip Color – Black
- Out of Pocket Deployment via Thumb Wedge design.
- Reversible Pocket Clip for Left or Right Carry
- The KRUDO Thumb Support for Ergonomic Grip
- Color Black & Silver
All aspects of production of KRUDO Knives designs are overseen by Louis Krudo — relentlessly, meticulously, verging on OCD, mixed with odd hours and lots of hot coffee.
Built in China and hands-on, quality-controlled in Cave Creek, AZ, USA.