Made by DragonNails
Designed by Prof. Bram Frank
Review by Wmpyr
closed: 5 1/5"
open: 8 1/5"
steel: 8Cr13MoV (Chinese AUS-8)
Hardness: HRC 56-58
The Lapu Lapu Corto Knife was designed based on Filipino Martial Arts concepts and self-defense techniques.
This knife is loaded with many unique special features! Knowing these features on the knife provides you with a complete self-defense system.
***ALL IN A TANTO***
The Karambit and the Tanto are probably two of the most popular tactical knife designs today. So, it's no surprise that we now get the Lapu Lapu Corto in a Tanto blade shape.
The blade has a thick spine for rugged multi-use. The Tanto is practically designed for piercing through tough material. Plus the Tanto blade makes it easier to sharpen compared to other blade shapes.
***Breakdown of the System***
1. SWORD CARRY
The Lapu Lapu Corto knife sits high on your pocket for easy access like the hilt of a sword.
2. KEEP IT SIMPLE AND LEGAL
In a crisis situation, you quickly draw the knife and simply use it closed as is, without worrying about deploying the blade. Keeping it simple and safe, so that one doesn't accidentally cut themselves with their own knife in a scuffle.
3. PALM STICK
Let the knife do the work. In the closed position the Lapu Lapu Corto is a Kubotan/Yawara stick on steroids. You can strike with it like a mini war club. It will enhance your martial arts techniques or your brawling abilities.
4. FORCE ESCALATION
If using it closed doesn't get you out of the hairy mess, you can deploy the razor sharp blade by hooking and pulling, this is called a Kinetic Opening. Kinetic Openings are versatile because your not limited to just hooking off your pants pocket, you can Kin-Op your opponent's arms, collar bone, ankle, furniture, or even a near by tree!
So whether you go with the original Persian blade shape or the Tanto blade shape (both are based off of swords), either way your getting all the bells and whistles of the Gunting style of self-defense knife.
Do you want a smooth slicing and dicing machine or a rugged and crude piercing machine?
I give the Lapu Lapu Corto Tanto Knife 5 out of 5 stars!
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