Spartan-Ronin Shōtō Folding Karambit

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SFBL9BK
$155.00
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 5
    SPARTAN-RONIN SHŌTŌ FOLDING KARAMBIT

    Posted by Christopher Palermo on Oct 6th 2021

    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!

  • 5
    Great overall fighting knife

    Posted by Aleksandr on Oct 4th 2021

    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!

Unlock the pinnacle of tactical excellence with the Spartan-Ronin Shōtō, a collaborative masterpiece by Spartan Blades and Tu Lam, the esteemed owner of Ronin Tactics and a former U.S. Army Special Forces operator. Imbued with Tu Lam's martial arts expertise, this folding karambit liner lock folder is purpose-built for self-defense and martial applications.

The Shōtō boasts a 2.5" premium CTS-XHP tanto blade, featuring an "Emerson Wave" for swift one-handed deployment, and a reversible pocket clip for left-hand carry. The distinctive black and red G-10 scales provide a secure grip, ensuring precision in every move. Tu Lam's influence is evident in the thoughtful design, making the Shōtō an ideal companion for those who demand both style and functionality.

Embracing innovation, the Shōtō incorporates the "Oil Infused Bronze Bushing System" (OIBBS) for a smooth and reliable blade opening. Whether you are a martial arts enthusiast, a seasoned practitioner, or simply someone seeking a dependable everyday carry, the Spartan-Ronin Shōtō stands as a testament to the collaboration between Spartan Blades and Tu Lam.

Visit Ronin Tactics, founded by Tu Lam, for a deeper dive into cutting-edge gear and training solutions. Elevate your tactical preparedness with the Spartan-Ronin Shōtō, where form meets function in a harmonious blend of craftsmanship and martial prowess.

Specifications:

  • Designers: Tu Lam
  • Blade Length: 2.5"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.120”
  • Overall Length: 7.75”
  • Blade Steel: Premium CTS-XHP
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60 HRC (Rockwell Hardness Scale)
  • Blade Style: Tanto
  • Blade Finish: Satin Black Ti/Nitride Finish
  • Frame: Liner Lock, Textured Black/Red G-10
  • Weight: 6.25 OZ

Key Features:

  • Emerson Wave Feature: Patented opening mechanism for quick, one-handed deployment.
  • Reversible Pocket Clip: Configurable for left-hand carry, providing versatility.
  • G10 Scales: Black and red G10 scales for a secure grip and aesthetic appeal.
  • Oil Infused Bronze Bushing System (OIBBS): Innovative system for a smooth and reliable blade opening.
  • Bronze (Field) Grade: Designed for practical, everyday use, enhancing functionality.

 Please check out this link to Ronin Tactics HERE.

 

See video of the Spartan-Ronin Shoto HERE

 

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

 

  • Designers: Tu Lam
  • Blade Length: 2.5"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.120”
  • Overall Length: 7.75”
  • Blade Steel: Premium CTS-XHP
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60 HRC (Rockwell Hardness Scale)
  • 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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61 Reviews Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 5
    SPARTAN-RONIN SHŌTŌ FOLDING KARAMBIT

    Posted by Christopher Palermo on Oct 6th 2021

    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!

  • 5
    Great overall fighting knife

    Posted by Aleksandr on Oct 4th 2021

    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!

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