The blade was designed following Andrew Demko’s extensive testing and experimentation as a Journeyman Electrician and Engineer. When making his own multi-purpose hand-made work knives he made his own Karambit / Hawkbill hybrid blade that could cut rope, cable, wire and anything else his vocation threw in his path.This knife served him well through years of hard use, and, when tasked by Cold Steel® to develop his own take on a folding Karambit, this blade shape immediately came to mind. Replicating Andrew’s original blade design but in premium XHP steel, the Tiger Claw offers the tactical cutting and slashing performance of the Filipino and Indonesian fighting Karambit with the utility and function of a working man’s Hawkbill. With the patented Demko thumb-plate, the Tiger Claw offers a fully ambidextrous fast draw from the pocket either in a saber grip or a traditional blade-down Karambit grip, deploying the blade with lightning fast ease! Made with his signature minimalist style, Demko’s Tiger Claw features a slim line CNC machined G-10 handle, a matte black aluminum ring , and our exclusive Tri-Ad® locking system. The Tri-Ad® lock is designed to withstand terrific impact forces while being almost impervious to shock, it has passed the most gruesome torture testing in the industry.