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 Tuhon Ray Dionaldo             
 
  Official Kerambit    17 in stock!!

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This Is the New  Kerambit hand crafted by" Tuhon Ray Dionaldo"  Black and the same size as the aluminum Kerambit, but It has a much better feel , and flows great with extention grips, It is a beast and they dont damage with burs or dents like the metel trainers do.It is the new standard.

This kerambit is the Official New Kerambit for all of FCS Kali and the Standard in Kerambit work.

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$29.95

                              The Kerambit
written by: Mark E. Cody

Perhaps one of the most unique amongst the myriad of blades of the Indonesian archipelago is the Kerambit. The origin of this unusual blade can be traced back to the early Eleventh Century. The people of Indonesia, Malaysia and The Philippines used the Kerambit as a basic, multi-function, utility blade. Like The Okinawans, who adopted common tools into weapons for personal protection, those who carried the Kerambit soon realized that it was well suited as a defensive weapon.

Although of ancient origin, only recently has the Kerambit found growing popularity as a martial arts/ defensive weapon in America and Europe. Guro Ray Dionaldo, Founder of FCS(Filipino Combat Systems) is one of the leading proponents of the Kerambit. Guro Ray has incorporated this weapons versatility into his system and has demonstrated the effectiveness and practicality of the Kerambit as a defensive weapon.

The Kerambit is a blade with a pronounced curve, and is usually double edged. It is designed to be held in an inverted grip. The Kerambit possesses a hole at the pommel through which the index finger is placed, thus providing for an extremely secure grip. Because of this design feature this blade is very difficult to disarm.

    The Kerambit looks very much like the claw of a tiger or other large predator. Nature has designed some of its most proficient killers with natural weapons designed to penetrate, tear and subdue its prey. Nature deprived man of a natural defense such as a claw or a talon, but the Kerambit makes up for this shortcoming.

Let us examine the way in which an animal equipped with claws uses them. The claw has two basic means of inflicting damage. The sharp point of the claw sinks into the flesh of its prey, creating a stab-like wound. After insertion, the claw can tear and rip in a similar fashion to the way in which a blade cuts. Animals with claws tend to attack with an arching (as opposed to linear) motion. The arching slice tends to maximize the damage inflicted by the claw and at the same time, hooks and pins the target. We cannot completely rule out the use of the Kerambit for a linear, thrusting attack, bearing in mind that the snake uses his Kerambit-shaped fang in this same manner. This exception, notwithstanding, the claw-shaped weapon is usually used in an arching attack that pulls the prey into closer range to the predator. Resistance tends to make the claws dig deeper, inflicting more damage.

From these examples from nature, we begin to see the potential for the Kerambit. This blade design offers much more control and sensitivity than the traditional blade design. It lends itself well to Jujutsu-like manipulation of your opponents limbs and body. The greater degree of sensitivity and control allows the Kerambit wielder to inflict a greater or lesser degree of damage on the opponent in accord with the legal and moral constraints of the defensive situation.

A smaller, weaker defender can use the Kerambit against multiple, armed attackers to inflict maximum damage, thus minimizing the danger to oneself. The law enforcement officer or soldier, trying to neutralize an opponent without mortally wounding them can use the Kerambits restraining ability to this end.

The Kerambit blade can be used to hook and pin a limb, utilizing both leverage and the pain compliance response. People tend to have a natural aversion to being cut. They will generally attempt to move their flesh away from a blade. While the Kerambit can be used to actuate pressure points, in some respects, like all blades, it causes any tissue it connects with to react with the pressure point-like pain compliance response.

It is not an easy thing to de-claw an attacking tiger, or to defang a striking serpent. Likewise, the Kerambit is not an easy weapon to disarm. Because of the finger-hole grip, most disarms are rendered ineffective, for even if the hand opens, the blade is not lost. Most disarming techniques capitalize on the weakness of the thumb when attacked at the proper angle and with the proper leverage. By securing the blade to the hand via the index finger, this manner of disarm is defeated. Because the hand closes around the grip, leaving only blade exposed, there is little to work with to achieve a disarm.

    The Kerambit is useful with the basic FCS principles of Baiting and Occupying all the weapons. By Baiting we offer stimuli such as a feint that causes the opponent to react in a predictable manner. This enables us to occupy all the weapons at our opponents disposal. This is to say that we minimize our opponents ability to utilize his hands, feet and/or actual weapons at his disposal.

    The Kerambit is an excellent weapon for fighting at transitional distances. It can easily be used at long, mid and close range. While effective at all ranges, it is at its best at close range. It is fast, hard to see, hard to track and almost impossible to disarm. Once a Kerambit wielder has bridged the gap between himself and his opponent, it becomes very easy to end the confrontation with a vast selection of techniques of varying degrees of damage to the opponent.

 

Advantages of the Kerambit

It is very difficult to be disarmed

It offers more sensitivity and control than a normal blade

Its design affords fluidity for multiple cuts

There is a greater transfer of energy from the body to the blade due to the grip design.

 

Disadvantages of the Kerambit

The curvature of the blade makes it more difficult to carry concealed.

It is more difficult to draw from a scabbard than a straight blade.

 

   All things considered, the advantages of the Kerambit far outweigh its disadvantages. This ancient blade will continue to grow in new-found popularity as Filipino Combat Systems instructors disseminate information on its use.

 
Warning:
Do not use these products on metal trainers.
User assumes all risk.