DoubleStar Unveils the Halcon-X at 2017 NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting

Developed by Robert Cabrera, DoubleStar Director, Edged Weapon Division, the Halcon-X will be available for 2018.

Halcon-X “Non-Traditional Karambit”
Halcon-X “Non-Traditional Karambit”


Winchester, Ky. – DoubleStar Corp, manufacturers of high-quality, US-made AR components, rifles and pistols, is pleased to introduce the Halcon-X “Non-Traditional Karambit” at the 2017 NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting, held at the San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 17 – 20, 2017. Developed by DoubleStar Corp. Director of Edged Weapons, Robert Cabrera, the Halcon-X optimizes cutting positions and striking angles for any military or self-defense situation. It will be available for purchase in 2018.

Made from the new Nitro-V stainless steel and finished with a tumble, the blade has a custom look and feel without the custom price. Designed to be one of the industry’s most comfortable Karambits, the Halcon-X provides multiple cutting surfaces. The design lends itself to be usable in any close quarter combat (CQC) or combative system due to the combination of its traditional and progressive physical attributes.

In the pantheon of Indonesian, Malaysian and Filipino style knives, there are many called Karambit, but only one called the Halcon-X. The Karambit was originally used as an agricultural implement designed to rake roots and plant rice. The blade became more curved to maximize cutting potential as it became weaponized. It was embraced as a last resort weapon among Indonesian soldiers when their other weapons were lost in battle and as a self-defense tool for women, who would often tie the Karambit into their hair. Today, the blade is commonly used in Filipino martial arts and is one of the main weapons of silat, which is a collective word for a class of indigenous martial arts from a geo-cultural area of Southeast Asia.

Cabrera, the designer of the Halcon-X, is a self-defense instructor and has 20 years of self-defense instruction to the military and law enforcement communities, as well as eight years of professional knife design with his own company Filo Bladeworks. He is involved with the concept, design and development of all new and existing blades for DoubleStar Corp.

Halcon-X Specificiations:

Steel: Nitro-V “Improved AEB-L by New Jersey Steel Baron”
Steel Thickness: 0.187”
Overall Length: 6.75”
Edge Length: 5.75”
Blade Weight: 4.8 oz.
Rig Weight: 8.2 oz.
Handle Material: (0.187” thick) black, coarse textured G10
Handle Length: 3.75”
Ring Diameter: 1”
Sheath: 0.08” thick Boltron
Attachment System: Large Tek-Lok
Finish: Tumbled
MSRP: $259.99

The NASGW Expo and Annual Meeting is the premier place for shooting sports professionals to conduct business. The annual convention brings buyers and sellers together, providing network opportunities with top industry leaders, the chance to meet with leading manufacturers of products and services in the shooting sports industry and, of course, the opportunity to see new products and innovations.

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About DoubleStar Corp.:

DoubleStar Corp., located in Winchester, Kentucky, was formed when customers of J&T Distributing, a leading manufacturer and supplier of thousands of AR15 parts and accessories, requested complete rifles and pistols crafted from the same high-quality, U.S.-made components. DoubleStar now manufactures and supplies not only the commercial market but military and law enforcement forces across the world with rugged and dependable firearms.

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Gregory Peter DuPont

I was initially put off by the inward angle and direction of the point(as was an earlier response poster)but seeing as there’s more than one cutting/piercing option with that blade design it may prove useful(albeit pricy) .. I could see its utility in draw cuts,hooking and trapping moves,limb destruction/biomechanical cutting…the double edged point and the striking surface of the finger ring has me interested.
In the end,my preference is for more of an inline blade/point orientation but it could be worthy of consideration.

joe bleau

Shouldn’t the blade be pointed at the adversary not to one’s self?

JR Bailey

Basically, this is an up-close-and-personal design: this is made for sticking into a gut, and ripping across the belly, letting the intestines shoot out from a gaping wound! However, because it is designed for in close fighting, it can also be wonderfully used for severing arteries in limbs! While it seems to be readily evident to me, this would also be a splendid weapon for opening up the Carotid and the throat proper! I still can’t afford it, but hey, I Can Dream can’t I! Oh yeah, forgot to mention that I am a kukri fan! Mind you, the Big… Read more »