Spartan-Ronin Shōtō Folding Karambit

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SFBL9BK
$155.00
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  • 5
    SPARTAN-RONIN SHŌTŌ FOLDING KARAMBIT

    Posted by Oscar on Jun 30th 2022

    Price, value, and quality, are unmatched

  • 5
    Great EDC

    Posted by Chris Wong on Jun 17th 2022

    This is my first knife from them and I am very impressed by how well this was designed and made. The collaboration with Tu Lam resulted in a great EDC knife.

  • 1
    Terrible experience.

    Posted by Brandon on May 9th 2022

    Blade arrived pretty dull and with uneven bevels, and customer support was childish, sarcastic and accepted no responsibility for the poor quality out of the box. Absolutely not what you'd expect for the price.

  • 5
    Incredible

    Posted by Mike C on Apr 28th 2022

    I was initially unsure about ordering this, but when they came back in stock, I knew I had to pull the trigger. This blade is everything I ever wanted. Its very clear the level of craftsmanship that went into it. Smooth, fast, sleek, incredible. Looking forward to carrying this for years to come.

  • 5
    Ronin Shoto Karambit

    Posted by Michael on Apr 25th 2022

    Exactly what you think coming from Tu and Spartan! Pure excellence from guys that have sacrificed so much. The draw stroke on this knife is a bit different then old carry, so that's going to take some practice. Semper Fi

  • 4
    Ronin Shinto

    Posted by Zachary Forste on Apr 11th 2022

    Overall the design is beautiful and practical I wish there was a functional mechanism for the blade itself so that it may retract out of resting position for quicker use. Otherwise, a great and stylish blade with a reasonable weight.

  • 4
    Ronin shoto

    Posted by Chris Duncan on Dec 31st 2021

    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

  • 5
    Excellent High Quality

    Posted by Michael R on Oct 8th 2021

    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.

  • 5
    Great knife

    Posted by David on Oct 6th 2021

    The craftsmanship and quality is great. Rolls great on your finger and quick. Great usability.

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.

 

See video of the Spartan-Ronin Shoto HERE

 

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Tu Lam, U.S. Army Special Forces (RET)  Owner of Ronin Tactics

 

 

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Specifications:

Designers:  Tu Lam

Blade Length: 2.5"

Blade Thickness:  .120”

Overall Length: 7.75”

Blade Steel: Premium CTS-XHP

Blade Hardness:  58-60 HRC

Blade Style:  Tanto

Blade Finish: Satin Black Ti/Nitride Finish

Frame: Liner Lock, Textured Black/Red G-10

Weight: 6.25 OZ 

45 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    SPARTAN-RONIN SHŌTŌ FOLDING KARAMBIT

    Posted by Oscar on Jun 30th 2022

    Price, value, and quality, are unmatched

  • 5
    Great EDC

    Posted by Chris Wong on Jun 17th 2022

    This is my first knife from them and I am very impressed by how well this was designed and made. The collaboration with Tu Lam resulted in a great EDC knife.

  • 1
    Terrible experience.

    Posted by Brandon on May 9th 2022

    Blade arrived pretty dull and with uneven bevels, and customer support was childish, sarcastic and accepted no responsibility for the poor quality out of the box. Absolutely not what you'd expect for the price.

  • 5
    Incredible

    Posted by Mike C on Apr 28th 2022

    I was initially unsure about ordering this, but when they came back in stock, I knew I had to pull the trigger. This blade is everything I ever wanted. Its very clear the level of craftsmanship that went into it. Smooth, fast, sleek, incredible. Looking forward to carrying this for years to come.

  • 5
    Ronin Shoto Karambit

    Posted by Michael on Apr 25th 2022

    Exactly what you think coming from Tu and Spartan! Pure excellence from guys that have sacrificed so much. The draw stroke on this knife is a bit different then old carry, so that's going to take some practice. Semper Fi

  • 4
    Ronin Shinto

    Posted by Zachary Forste on Apr 11th 2022

    Overall the design is beautiful and practical I wish there was a functional mechanism for the blade itself so that it may retract out of resting position for quicker use. Otherwise, a great and stylish blade with a reasonable weight.

  • 4
    Ronin shoto

    Posted by Chris Duncan on Dec 31st 2021

    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

  • 5
    Excellent High Quality

    Posted by Michael R on Oct 8th 2021

    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.

  • 5
    Great knife

    Posted by David on Oct 6th 2021

    The craftsmanship and quality is great. Rolls great on your finger and quick. Great usability.

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