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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 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 with fairly high damage, being capable of an instant-kill with a backstab or headshot. Swing and slash speed is fairly quick, with no delay time for the weapon's quick attack swing. Range is extremely small, however, at a miniscule 1.5 studs, making the reach of the weapon very limited.  The Karambit has a unique strength in having the highest walkspeed of any melee weapon in-game.

Usage and Tactics

The Karambit (R) is very effective in close-quarters-combat (CQC). The high mobility and walkspeed allows a user to easily move around the map and flank enemies - sneaking behind enemy lines and taking them out from behind. The quick swing and slash speeds allow the weapon to be used in panic CQC situations where a user's weapon is largely ineffective.

Conclusion

The Karambit is a useful melee weapon for quick aggressive playstyles. The fast walkspeed and quick attack times allow the weapon to be effectively used in CQC against weapons such as shotguns and Personal Defense Weapons.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • Unlocked in case only.
  • Short stab range.

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.
  • When inspecting the Karambit, which can be done using H (this works for any weapon), the user will twirl the Karambit out of their pocket, look at both sides, then twirl it back into their pocket. This is a unique feature among melee weapons.

References

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