I just wanted to do a quick write up on this knife as much as I wanted to love it I just couldn't it's super sharp and I like that. The problem I have with it is way too big and thick for a pocket knife or for normal use that I like to use a knife for to me Benchmade made a great HK knife but this one is thing missing on this knife it a spot to put your thumb to help you open the knife all the way. I will be returning it I hope HK will find a better company to make the Hk knifes we love and enjoy and can use again just an opinion and for 200.00 plus it falls short.
That is really unfortunate, I was looking into Hogue too.
That's a shame. Thanks for the review. You saved me some money.
I don’t think the Karma is meant to be a “pocket” knife. How many “pocket” knives have a glass punch, seat belt cutter, or an O2 wrench on them. This knife is obviously meant to be a rescue knife. The flipper opener is simply a different opening lever. It’s like saying my SP5K is too large to be my concealed carry handgun.
The Exemplar is more in line with what you describe wanting. It is much smaller, has a thumb stud opener, and doesn’t have the extra tools the Karma has.
I think you chose the wrong tool for your intended use. So far, to me the Houge knives surpass the quality of all but the blue and black boxed the Benchmade HK knives ( the $250–$300+ Benchmade knives)
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