Many moons ago, the karambit was invented as an agricultural tool the people of West Sumatra used. In the years since, the blade, which was inspired by a tiger’s claw, has taken on a new life as a self-defense tool and an EDC device. The Caswell Morphing Karambit solves one of the key issues the blade has faced since transitioning into a pocket tool. Whereas a standard folding karambit requires you to open your hand so that your fingers are safe when you’re closing or extracting the blade, the Morphing Karambit features a unique opening and closing mechanism that shifts the blade out in a way that keeps your fingers safe. Composed of five parts (plus fasteners), the Morphing Karambit allows for one-handed operation and features a titanium pocket clip for easy carry. Completely made in the USA, Caswell’s karambit is a clever advancement in a knife that’s been around for centuries.