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This is one of the best thought out fighting knives on the market. Everything about it has been designed for one purpose. The more purposes a tool has, the less effective it is at any one task. It is a beautiful equation. Fits perfectly in the hand and the balance is flawless. The blade is just the right length and the handle fills the hand beautifully. The recurve blade reminds me of a kukri in that it has tremendous shearing power. Having studied knife fighting for many years, for me this is the best fighting blade I ever purchased.
One Of The Best Fix Blades Ever Made, Nylon Sheath Is Phenomenal For Horizontal And Side Carry.
Great Knife has the look and feel of something with tradition. Fit and finish the best I have ever seen...Really...Again great balance and feel...Will last you forever. Something to hand down .....
Great knife. Perfectly weighted and a good feel in the hand. Well worth the money.
Amazing feel, weight, balance. Great blade as EDC or other.
This blade is amazing! It´s beyond my expectations. I really enjoy the smoothness of the metal and at the same time the incomparable sharpness. Is just the best blade i have got in my hands. Thank you all for providing us with your unique products.
Blade came a day early which is great. Package nicely and I love the blade all around, kydex sheath looks great and blade feel secure in it. Thank you
Awesome tool as expected. Highest quality and flawless design. Well done!
The knife is amazing and feels great in my hands and have some big hands. One problem is the sheath, it scratches the blade near the edge but that’s it.
Spartan-Rōnin Shintō - Shinto meaning, “The practice of establishing a connection between the ways of the old and the ways of the new.” This knife is a great balance of old and new design and form making for a highly functional combat knife. Tu Lam is a retired Special Forces soldier, "Green Beret" and teammate of the Spartan Blades founders during their time in Okinawa where they worked as snipers; Tu Lam was part of an assault troop in the same company. Tu Lam has quickly become the “Go to” authority to military and law enforcement training and is the power house behind RONIN Tactics, Inc., an organization that trains many of the top tier military and law enforcement units in the world in H2H and knife techniques. Tu is also the Co-Host of The History Channels "Forged in Fire, Knife or Death” television series.
Knife Name: Spartan-Rōnin Shintō
Designer(s): Tu Lam / Curtis Iovito
Overall Length: 10 1/2"
Blade Length: 5 5/8”
Blade Thickness: 3/16”
Blade Steel: CPM S45VN
Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade Style: Fixed Re-Curve
Coating: PVD – Tungsten DLC (Flat Black) or ZrN (Flat Dark Earth)
Handle Material: Black CE Canvas Micarta®
Sheath: Lined Nylon MOLLE sheath (Black, Coyote Tan, or MultiCam) or Kydex with Belt Loop (Black or Coyote Tan)
Weight: 0.558 LBS