The phrase, “Now, this is a knife” comes into play when using the Provoke. What Gear Patrol calls the most innovative knife of the year, the Provoke pulls off an original hat trick by using Kinematic™ technology that bypasses a traditional Karambit folder’s two main weaknesses: open hand deployment and finger vulnerability. The Provoke conveniently uses a thumb lever and deploys the blade from the top of the handle, completely avoiding the fingers. Used in martial arts, emergency medical situations, agricultural applications, and in self-defense situations, the Karambit has stood the test of time for centuries but now gets its first serious innovation in the Provoke. The D2 steel blade with a corrosion-resistant titanium nitride coating means resilience and a sharp edge, while the aircraft grade aluminum handle equates to toughness and a light carry weight. All you have to figure out is how to stop playing with it.