The Aswang manufactured by Tuya, is a compact fixed blade karambit knife, characterized by a single edge blade with a pronounced swedge for capturing and controlling techniques. The blade is optimized for hooking, tearing, ripping, slicing with maximum efficiency and minimal effort.
The knife name comes from the famous evil spirits of Filipino folklore. Usually, the Aswang is a woman during the day. During the night, Aswangs shift into a form that is better suited to hunting. Different regional versions of the creature are said to take different forms (such as vampires, ghouls, witches, viscera suckers, and werewolves). The myth tells that if the Aswang touches someone's shadow, he will be short-lived.
The Aswang, designed by Alessandra De Santis (aka Hydra Design), is made in D2 steel with a darkwashed finish. It features a blade 65 mm long and 4.5 mm thick and an original octagonal ring with chamfered edges, to ensure a comfortable grip on the instrument during use. The karambit overall length is of 165 mm.
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- Manufacturer: Tuya Knife
- Designer: Alessandra De Santis (Hydra Design)
- Project Date: 10/2019
- Release Date: 02/2021
- Blade Length: 2.56" (65 mm)
- Overall Length: 6.5" (165 mm)
- Blade Material: D2
- Blade Thickness: 0.12" (4.5 mm)
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: darkwashed
- Handle scales: removable, black G10
- Sheath: kydex with belt loop adapter
- Weight: 4.5 oz. (129 g)
The Aswang comes with removable black G10 handle scales; the knife has a skeletonized tang and it is possible to remove the G10 scales to make it even more compact and lightweight (it is also possible to customize it with paracord handle wrap). The inner part of the G10 scales is shaped to perfectly match the holes on the knife tang, so as to prevent the scales from moving. The Aswang knife thanks to its size and the weight of 129 g, is a very lightweight tool suitable also for concealed carry. It comes with a kydex sheath equipped with belt loop adapter.
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“The blade is really slicey, but imagine cutting for one hour without feeling any hot spots! The handle is an ergonomic materpiece designed by Alessandra De Santis.”