Meaning to rip in the Philippines Visayan dialect, pikal is a devastatingly effective system of Filipino martial arts tactics. It is also the inspiration for the Spyderco PKal folding knife, which was designed in collaboration with noted self-defense expert Craig Douglas, aka Southnarc.
The PKals PlainEdge blade is full-flat ground from CPM S30V stainless steel and features a slightly curved edge for impressive cutting power. A removable post-style Emerson Opening feature provides amazingly fast one-handed blade opening by hooking on the pocket during the draw. It can also be opened manually with the Trademark Round Hole.
As a reverse-edge tool, the PKals handle is ergonomically designed to be held with the sharpened edge facing inward toward the user to facilitate powerful pulling cuts. The handles skeletonized full stainless steel liners are capped by textured black G-10 laminate scales and house Spydercos patented Ball Bearing Lockan extremely strong lock mechanism that is also completely ambidextrous. To support all appropriate carry and deployment methods, the PKal also features a reversible steel wire clip that provides tip-up, edge-forward and edge-back carry on both the left and right sides.