Spartan-Ronin Shōtō Folding Karambit

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SFBL9BK
$155.00
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  • 5
    Great Quality

    Posted by Josef on Jun 22nd 2021

    The art is in the details. Very high-quality blade and workmanship. Perfect weight, well balanced and easy handling.

  • 5
    Beautiful, Rugged, Top-Notch

    Posted by Derek C on Jun 17th 2021

    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!

  • 5
    SPARTAN-RONIN SHŌTŌ FOLDING KARAMBIT

    Posted by Tom on Jun 16th 2021

    Awesome quality and design as expected. Fast shipping

  • 5
    RōNIN Shōtō Folding Karambit

    Posted by Philip on Jun 14th 2021

    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.

  • 5
    Stout

    Posted by Kevin on Jun 14th 2021

    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.

  • 4
    Love the design!

    Posted by Chris Haines on Jun 14th 2021

    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.

  • 5
    Great Carry knife

    Posted by Steve Bucci on Jun 14th 2021

    I purchased this as a EDC knife. I already have a Spartan / Ronin fixed blade, and I knew the quality would be superb (it is). It is a little hefty for EDC, but it will be my go to carry when on duty. I am retired from Gov't work, but still do security duties and consulting, and I have a different set up when pulling duty. The knife is well balanced, easy to use (wave deployment is exceptionally smooth and easy). The knife appears to be indestructible. I have not torture tested it, but frankly I don't need to. This is a tough and utilitarian tool. This is one on which I would trust my life. Well done Brothers. (As Usual)

  • 5
    Spartan Ronin Karambit

    Posted by Joe Aiello on Jun 13th 2021

    Best pocket carry I've ever had. Amazing quality and quick deploy with spine hook. Fantastic!

  • 5
    Sparring/Ronin collab

    Posted by Jamerson on Jun 13th 2021

    Stellar piece and workmanship, love adding this to my useable collection. Spartan Blades never fails. Thanks y’all

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.

 

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:  .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 

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  • 5
    Great Quality

    Posted by Josef on Jun 22nd 2021

    The art is in the details. Very high-quality blade and workmanship. Perfect weight, well balanced and easy handling.

  • 5
    Beautiful, Rugged, Top-Notch

    Posted by Derek C on Jun 17th 2021

    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!

  • 5
    SPARTAN-RONIN SHŌTŌ FOLDING KARAMBIT

    Posted by Tom on Jun 16th 2021

    Awesome quality and design as expected. Fast shipping

  • 5
    RōNIN Shōtō Folding Karambit

    Posted by Philip on Jun 14th 2021

    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.

  • 5
    Stout

    Posted by Kevin on Jun 14th 2021

    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.

  • 4
    Love the design!

    Posted by Chris Haines on Jun 14th 2021

    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.

  • 5
    Great Carry knife

    Posted by Steve Bucci on Jun 14th 2021

    I purchased this as a EDC knife. I already have a Spartan / Ronin fixed blade, and I knew the quality would be superb (it is). It is a little hefty for EDC, but it will be my go to carry when on duty. I am retired from Gov't work, but still do security duties and consulting, and I have a different set up when pulling duty. The knife is well balanced, easy to use (wave deployment is exceptionally smooth and easy). The knife appears to be indestructible. I have not torture tested it, but frankly I don't need to. This is a tough and utilitarian tool. This is one on which I would trust my life. Well done Brothers. (As Usual)

  • 5
    Spartan Ronin Karambit

    Posted by Joe Aiello on Jun 13th 2021

    Best pocket carry I've ever had. Amazing quality and quick deploy with spine hook. Fantastic!

  • 5
    Sparring/Ronin collab

    Posted by Jamerson on Jun 13th 2021

    Stellar piece and workmanship, love adding this to my useable collection. Spartan Blades never fails. Thanks y’all

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