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Probably the single most awesome EDC blade I’ve ever owned. I love it’s functionality. I was carrying a Karambit for many years, so I love the finger ring pull, deployment and flip into the reverse grip function. It’s like a heftier version of a good Karambit, but with a straight blade and a Tonto tip. I love it. Huge shout out to Tu Lam @Ronintactics for this amazing design! Thank you, sir!
Right away I noticed the sturdiness of the blade and the quality of the materials used. This is this frost folder I’ve ever owned that felt this comfortable and solid in my hand. I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a reliable folder for everyday carry.
It is well made and perfectly balanced which makes it a great EDC. Love how easy it is to deploy and handle.
The art is in the details. Very high-quality blade and workmanship. Perfect weight, well balanced and easy handling.
100% satisfied with this blade. I got lucky and got one when they added a few more late at night and I must say, it’s all I expected from Spartan / Ronin and more. This thing is a piece of art. Beautiful, high quality, rugged, feels great, sharp as heck, and created by two amazing companies together. The attention to detail is completely obvious and design couldn’t be better You absolutely can’t go wrong and I recommend this to anyone and everyone. It’s almost a sin to NOT get one. Couldn’t be happier. Honestly. Great work to all involved and thank you very much!
Awesome quality and design as expected. Fast shipping
As with all Spartan blades it’s a superior blade of master quality. If you’re trying to make up your mind, just buy it. You won’t regret it.
This was a Day 1 purchase. The Ronin Shōtō is a purpose built tool with a mind for practicality. The order was filled quickly and delivered ahead of schedule. This has replaced my every day carry. Its utility, size, and weight make it an excellent piece of kit. The Emerson wave design give a positive grip. The blade length and construction are practical.
Feels great in the hand flows well with the drills. I would give this 5 stars but if I am to be 100% honest I had 2 small quibbles with it. Firstly the pocket clip cover with the lotus only fit on one side and I had to rework the G10 to get it to fit flush and the second is mine was so super stiff to close it required 2 hands and a disassembly reassembly to get it working though I am quite sure over time it will work in. The wave feature works flawlessly and the edge profile was right on the money! The texturing on the G10 was perfect as well aggressive enough to hold fast yet not so rough as to blister the hands after some intense drills. The ring was smooth and large enough for my fingers to really go to work with it. I tried all the features and suggestions Tu had in the video release from batoning the arm drill with it closed to the forward punch drill and found it to be great for all of them. Aside the 2 minor minor issues I had, which I am quite sure are an early run issue, this Shoto is a beast and a great piece of kit to add for anyone who is serious about self protection and defence in CQB applications. Highly recommend it for sure.
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 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