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Good hand feel, solid design, like the quick opening feature.
The Shoto is exactly what I've been looking for in a folding karambit style blade. Solid build, flawless deployment of the blade with the Emerson Wave, and it's shaving sharp out of the box.
Excellent quality material, sturdy construction. A bit on the heavier side but overall a great blade. Highly recommend
Price, value, and quality, are unmatched
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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: .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