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I truly love this knife. It can fairly sharp out of the box and with minor honing I had it razor sharp. It’s quality build throughout but I do have several small gripes about it. When I first got it the liner lock was only engaging the blade about 1/3rd the thickness of the liner and was not fully (safely) locking. It was an easy fix taking it apart and just bending the lock a little more in for a more solid engagement, another issue I have is the blade action is stiff and it just seams that way naturally I’ve played with the tension on the axle screw and it’s just always stiff, not enough to interfere with the operation but the blade definitely won’t fall closed with the lock opened …. All that being said I truly love this knife and am seriously thinking about getting a second just so I have one should anything happen to this one
This knife is excellent, didn't know how it worked at first till I took it out of my pocket and the blade lip got caught on the side and instanty open wow, I was wondering how he was opening it that fast in the video. Ingenious but very simple invention, this is the fastest opening knife, I really like it you can't go wrong and at a reasonable price high quality self defense knife.
The craftsmanship and quality is great. Rolls great on your finger and quick. Great usability.
I just recently was able to get my hands on one of these amazing knives and I absolutely love it. The design and craftsmanship went above and beyond my expectations! It has a good weight to it but not enough to weigh down your pockets and feels natural fit in your hand. Whether you are Military or Public safety this knife is for you! This is my first Spartan Blades product and I'll say that they made a lifelong customer out of me. Very pleased!
Great service, great products. Tu recommended Spartan Blades, enough said. A company that is created and ran by former Spec Ops badasses, what could be better? They know their stuff and if it works for them it should work for any good American! Great products, still a great Country and badass people! Thank you for your service and services! God Bless!
What else needs to be said when a collaboration of two awesome entities that represent a level of hard work, a striving for excellence, and ingenuity come together to craft such an awesome functional and aesthetic knife? Besides this knife is freaking awesome!! Very durable, sleek, and functional. Great size and it’s quite evident while holding this knife in your hand the perfect size, weight, and feel. In conclusion it’s just straight bad ass.
As soon as your pick the knife up you can feel the quality. It’s sturdy, has an excellent and comfortable grip and deploys smoothly and quickly. The edge is nice and sharp right out of the box. Amazing bang for your buck on this one.
This knife is awesome, I love the addition of the wave to come out of the pocket open. When it's in your hand you know you have a quality blade.
Was waiting for this blade to get restocked for a while. I’m so glad I was able to pick one up. This is a solid work horse of a knife. I’ve put it through the ringer the first few days that I’ve had it. It’s passed with flying colors. It’s built extremely well, it’s tough as nails. The blade is sharp and keeps its edge well. The only thing I did to this knife was to loosen the screw that the blade is attached to. I did this so the blade would open easier, and smoother coming out of the pocket. This is a fantastically tough, and rugged knife. I highly recommend it. Spartan blades knocked it out of the park with this knife. Great job guys.
The Spartan-Ronin Shōtō is a folding karambit liner lock folder. This blade is the result of a collaborative effort between Spartan Blades and TU Lam of Ronin Tactics, our former Special Forces Teammate and good friend.
Having worked throughout Asia and in Indonesia, both Tu Lam and Spartan have a very healthy respect for the Karambit style. This blade was designed to be incorporated into several forms of martial arts systems.
It features a CTS-XHP tanto blade, "Emerson Wave" feature for ease of opening, and a reversible pocket clip for left hand carry with black and red G10 scales provide for a sure grip. Please check out this link to Ronin Tactics HERE.
All our Bronze (Field) Grade folders incorporate our new “Oil Infused Bronze Bushing System” or “OIBBS”! Our sintered bronze bushings are impregnated with oil which reduces the friction on the blade, thus giving you a tight but smooth blade opening. This system is especially useful for slow speeds, intermittent use, and uneven loads such as are found on folding knives.
Tu Lam, U.S. Army Special Forces (RET) Owner of Ronin Tactics
Designers: Tu Lam
Blade Length: 2.5"
Blade Thickness: .130”
Overall Length: 7.75”
Blade Steel: Premium CTS-XHP
Blade Hardness: 60-62 HRC
Blade Style: Tanto
Blade Finish: Satin Black Ti/Nitride Finish
Frame: Liner Lock, Textured Black/Red G-10
Weight: 6.25 OZ