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Karambit R
Karambit R
Overview
Rank Prerequisites Rank NA
Main Stab DMG 80
Backstab DMG 120
Stab Range 1.5
Main Slash Rate 0.5
Alt Slash Rate 0.2

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 was originally from 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 known in most of the 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 pinky finger in the ring and the point of the blade facing outwards.[1]

Model

The in-game model has a white curved blade and a ring on the bottom of the dark blue grip.

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 1.3 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:

  • One-hit headshot capability.
  • Quick slash speed (Pressing the F key).
  • Occupies very little visual space.
  • Can 1SK anywhere on the torso.

Cons:

  • Unlocked in case only.
  • Short stab range.
  • Inaccurate stab, making headshots harder
  • Slower attack speed

Trivia

  • The weapon's kill feed name is Karambit (R).
  • In-game, the player wields the Karambit in a traditional grip.
  • The Karambit is noticeable for its appearance in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

References

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