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Karambit (R)
KarambitR
Overview
Prerequisites Exclusive Case Unlock
Melee Type One Hand Blade
Blade Range 1.5 Studs
Headshot Multiplier 1.2x
Torso Multiplier 1.0x
Front Stab Damage 80
Backstab Damage 120
Main Attack Time 0.7 Seconds
Main Attack Delay 0.15 Seconds
Alternate Attack Time 0.7 Seconds
Alternate Attack Delay 0.2 Seconds
Quick Attack Time 0.8 Seconds
Quick Attack Delay 0 Seconds
Melee Walkspeed 16

The Karambit R is a One Handed Blade. It is unlocked by rolling a LEGENDARY while opening a case.

History

The Karambit is a small curved knife that originated in Southeast Asia. This kind of claw-like knife is called "Karambiak" or "Kurambik" in the native Indonesian language and Malay. It is called "Karambit" in the Philippines, which is what it is known as in most western countries. In a traditional grip, the knife is held with the index finger in the ring and the point of the blade facing outwards. In a hammer grip, the knife is held with the little finger in the ring and the point of the blade facing outwards.[1]

Model

The in-game model has a white curved blade and an ergonomic handle. It has a ring at the bottom and dark blue grip sandwiched into a handle.

In-game

General Information

The Karambit is a single-handed blade that allows the user to run at the fastest speed possible in the game. Backstabs and headshots are one hit kills, with a stab range of 1.5 studs. The Karambit has a large damage output in contrast to it being one the smallest melee weapons in the game.

Usage and Tactics

The Karambit (R) is very effective if you engage in CQC (Close Quarters Combat). Despite its reduced range, its defect is offset by the maximum mobility allowing you to move around your target and inflict a death almost ensure.

Conclusion

With its high damage, the Karambit is best used as a last resort weapon if you have exhausted all of your ammo.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Quick slash speed.
  • Occupies very little visual space.

Cons:

  • Unlocked in case only.
  • Short stab range.
  • Inaccurate stab, making headshots harder
  • Slower attack speed
  • Cannot 1SK to the head - (80 X 1.2 = 96)

Trivia

  • The weapon's kill feed name is Karambit (R).
  • In-game, the player wields the Karambit in a traditional grip.
  • The slash animations for the Karambit were redone and tweaked leading to them being more realistic to real world usage.
  • It is one of the most loved and hated melee weapons by the community in game due to it's fast handling and high damage.

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karambit
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