Friday, October 30, 2015

MANTIS KNIVES SNAGGLETOOTH KNIFE REVIEW




*Blade Length: 2.75"

*Blade steel: MvX Stainless Steel
*Handle Material: G10
*Combo Edge
*Push Button activated Karambit Ring

Mantis Knives Snaggletooth knife review by Wmpyr

I've had my eye on this knife since the beginning of last year. What can I say, I like tactical knives designed by martial artists and I like Karambits. Plus how can you not like a knife that has a blade shape based from the tooth of a prehistoric shark the awesome Megalodon!

This knife is engineered by Mantis Knives, designed by Morgan Thomas, with input from Filipino martial arts Professor Bram Frank! Morgan Thomas is the owner of Sharkee training knives and teaches mixed martial arts.

What do I think? 

I'm very impressed with the knife, I think it's a well thought out design, the construction quality has been solid, plus I got it for a good price so I am quite satisfied.

Do I recommend this knife? 

If your just looking for the average tactical knife then I say no, since the average buyer will NOT understand the concept behind this knife. They will probably be happier with the Kershaw Emerson. However if your willing to learn the concept behind this knife, then this knife is amazing! 




The concept behind this knife is actually simple, USE THE KNIFE CLOSED, if things get worse then use the blade. It's simple, but the concept is deep.

Legally it makes sense, use a non-lethal impact tool rather than going straight to lethal. 


Using the knife in the closed position can actually enhance your martial arts techniques no matter what style you studied, Boxing, Kung Fu, Hapkido, Wrestling, or even just brawling. Using the closed knife like a Yawara stick creates more leverage in your techniques and dishes out more pain.

The over sized ramp is also used to deploy the blade by hooking and pulling on just about anything! This method of deployment is called a Kinetic Opening. I really like how your not limited to just your pants pocket.

The Snaggletooth also features a flipper which acts as a secondary ramp, like it's big brother it can be used for deployment, striking, pain compliance techniques, and as a hand guard.


The Snaggletooth has an automatic ring that can be deployed by a push of the button to instantly change it to a type of Karambit.

How good is the ring? 

The automatic ring is a nice if not unique feature. Morgan Thomas says that the ring is for retention, however I haven't had any problem flipping with it. And I also haven't had any problem doing quick short strikes with the ring either. 




I like to think of this knife as a martial arts multi-tool. Your basically getting four tools in one. Yawara stick, impact Karambit, knife, and Karambit type knife. 


The blade edge is extra short designed to be EDC friendly, and less than lethal. Buyers may feel like they are getting cheated with a short blade, but I view it as getting an extra large deluxe handle. People may misinterpret a short blade as limiting in combat, but I see it as the opposite of holding one back.

This is a hefty heavy knife. Which makes total sense for using it as a non-lethal impact tool. 


So at the end of the day I feel that the Snaggletooth is very bold in design, which I applaud. The Snaggletooth is purpose driven, and driven hard. I've been training with this knife at home, so it's been money well spent for me. If you have read all of this, a big thank you for your time and I hope that it was an interesting read for you.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Adesh notes

City of Adesh by Wmpyr Copyright DeMont teams up with the monsters Monsters VS Warbots VS Alien Invaders Nosferamicon the most sought after out of print book in Adesh. Loaded with simple powerful spells, but only for a vampire. 3 headed monster hates Werewolf King because the Werewolf King is more popular. Once a monster you cannot be turned into another. DeMont is rare because most people bitten by the Wyrm die. The venom now rejects any monster virus, plus his blood is now toxic to humans and especially monsters. People who have a knack for being a Wyrm get awoken to make the transformation. CHOSEN ONE: One who is immune to all monster virus because their body becomes a vessel to create a super monster. Vampire, Lycan, and Zombie monster, by the VLZ Super Virus. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Christine is the president of Adesh - Road Force One. Wyrm is leader of a violent gang. CHAPTER 1: HALLOWEEN DeMont has a near death experience. He works as a Bruce Lee impersonator. He hates his job. A crazy guy comes in and tries to kill him with a knife and nearly succeeds. DeMont is rushed to the hospital. Afterwards DeMont goes and buys a knife, begins to train in knife fighting. Ever since then life hasn't been the same. He goes to one help group meeting. One day one of the regulars is not there. He lives not too far from DeMont. DeMont goes over to see if he is alright, the door is open and he finds him missing. He finds a journal and it talks about a city called Adesh. It's Halloween. He meets a strange girl named Christine who takes him to a subway near by he didn't know existed. She says that only on Halloween the city of Adesh opens up, and only those who have had near death experiences can go. They have fun eating in Adesh. The skull car crashes into the Wyrm's sports car. DeMont kills the Wyrm in self-defense. DeMont gets sick from the Wyrm's hemotoxin. Christine looks for help and finds Blazer at the woods. Nobody can leave Adesh unless they get an exit pass. DeMont is denied an exit pass at the Exit Pass Dispenser Unit. He must go see the AI computer known as Sargon to get an exit pass. DeMont meets Tomcat chan who will take him to downtown Adesh where Sargon is. They use shield for paddles. They arrive to downtown Adesh. DeMont and Tomcat chan get shot by hallucinogenic blow darts from cult people in robes. They have weird visions, but DeMont breaks free because of his Wyrm venom. They encounter the 3-headed warbot Zultan. Sargon tells DeMont to steal Lorna's crystal ball. Sargon gives DeMont the Amber Lion a sword made of St. Technology. At Castle Blacktree DeMont and Tomcat chan outsmart the tree monster. DeMont makes it to Castle Blacktree. DeMont and Lorna fight. Lorna heals DeMont. Lorna explains to DeMont that the city of Adesh is ruled by 4 senators. 1. The Wyrm 2. Lorna the vampire 3. Werewolf - turns into a grey wolf with a white skull pattern on the snout. 4. Zombie - he can talk, he wears a spiked helmet to protect his brain. He uses zombies as his limbs to become large. Sargon is in control of all trafficking in Adesh. Sargon has been at war with the senators because it wants to take complete control over Adesh. Lorna Clocker gives DeMont the vampire mask after he has joined forces with her. The vampire mask gives vampire like traits to the wearer. DeMont and his crew defeat assassins sent from Sargon. CHAPTER 2: X-MAS Sargon has been making an army of warbots. He has teamed up with the white horse of the apocalypse. According to prophecy, the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse will destroy the 4 senators. There are 4 horses 1. black - scythe wings 2. red - mantis wings 3. blue - snake tail 4. white - blade horns The black horse chooses DeMont and combines with him to become a demonic centaur. DeMont battles the blue centaur to a draw. CHAPTER 3: END GAME Adesh turns into a perma winter because of the host of the white horse. His name is Satana Claus. DeMont and Lorna hide from Satanta by leaving Adesh and coming to earth where their powers are greatly diminished. CHAPTER 4: THE OVERFIEND After the 4 horsemen defeat the 4 senators, a gigantic monster Vulture Rex, will be summoned to Adesh. DeMont and the gang must build a super robot that can defeat the monster.