Ultimate Knife Gets More Ultimate — Blade Show 2016

When you’ve created the Ultimate Knife, how do you improve on perfection? 

Well, it appears you change your locking mechanism from a liner lock to a lock back, add a little bit of heft, include a window breaker/pressure point tool (for improved incapacitative control), switch in a ball-bearing system for better deployment, add an additional safety, and last but not least, put some jimping on the outer ring to both ameliorate control and allow for knuckle-dusting.

The 599 XT. "XT" is for extreme!

The 599 XT. “XT” is for extreme!

A look at the front side.

A look at the front side.

That’s what my buddy Lad did to make his Ultimate Knife, the Fox 599 Karambit, that much more ultimate.  Yup, this latest generation of the ultimate knife is known as the Fox 599 XT.  “XT” for extreme!

I haven’t seen the exact specs for the XT just yet, but I’m pretty sure in terms of size and blade length they’re quite similar to the original 599, i.e. overall blade length: 8.5″, blade length: 3.5″, cutting edge: 3″, blade thickness .12″.

I’m excited about the 599 XT.  I know that they had huge success with the 599.  I’m sure the XT will follow suit.  It’s very reasonably priced at $158.95, and should be available starting next week.

What I love about the Ultimate Knife is that you can buy a trainer to go along with it.

What I love about the Ultimate Knife is that you can buy a trainer to go along with it.  Like with your carry gun, you want to practice with your EDC knife.  But practicing with a knife, particularly fighting with a knife, can be difficult for obvious reasons.  Hence, the importance of a dull trainer.

To learn more about the 599 XT, check out the Ultimate Knife website.

In addition to the 599 XT, Lad had another gem he was debuting at the show.  This one is sort of a secret, something he wasn’t sure if he wanted to discuss.  But after twisting his arm a bit, I got him to talk about it on camera.  Since it’s still in development, and things may be subject to change, I’ll let the video do the talking for what he calls the “CDHK.”

The CDHK, all folded up.

The CDHK, all folded up.

The CDHK deployed.

The CDHK deployed.

A look at the CDHK in the hand.

A look at the CDHK in the hand.

And another in-the-hand photo.

And another in-the-hand photo.

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  • dhconner June 19, 2016, 11:00 am

    Deceitful, nasty little thing. I hope I never run into one of these in the hands of a street animal. I shall be forced to produce my .45ACP and dispatch him/her. Ugly, ugly, ugly- just like a brown bear’s claws. Vile little brute, I say, vile.

    • Dan July 31, 2017, 9:46 am

      If properly used, these would be deployed within arm’s length of the opponent!

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