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The blade itself is great and the kydex is nice. Love the handle and all of its considerate ergonomics. I have had it for 2 weeks already and have broken the belt mount, but I have been working it hard. If you wear a lot of gear, and have to take it on and off often, it may hook up on the handle of the knife. Otherwise, the knife has never fallen out of the kydex. It holds firm. I have taken it on 2 weeks of infantry field ex now and I am impressed.
I haven’t actually cut anything with this knife yet, but just running my thumb across the edge definitely gives me the warm fuzzies. The shape is sexy af, the balance is perfect even though it looks like it would be front-heavy, and the weight in the hand surely inspires confidence. I’ve barely been able to put it down since I got my hands on it. On top of it’s obvious design as a fighting knife, I think the blade shape would make it an excellent knife for field dressing an animal, a hunch I intend to test soon. And the thickness of the steel also seems like this knife would serve well as a prybar if I need one. Great all around knife from what I can tell so far. Thanks so much!
The ronin shinto blade is absolutely perfect for a combat blade and great for utility work also! This is the best combat knife i have owned out of many!Fantastic work Tulam, Curtis. and spartan blades.God bless
This knife is insanely sharp out of the box and holds its edge very well. The balance is perfect and the Kydex sheath is well made and versatile. The knife's design makes it very useful. 10/10 would recommend, you're getting what you pay for with this one.
This knife is a great survival type of knife. The blade has extra weight toward the front of the blade which makes it good for chopping. The handle feels good. You can literally balance the blade on your finger There is an indention on the front part of the handle for a pinch grip. You can place your thumb and forefinger in the indented groove on the front part of the handle for doing fine detailed work. This knife is my outdoor knife. The Ronin Shinto is one solid piece of s35vn steel. It's thick and you are not going to break it when chopping. The blade is very sharp and holds an edge well. The knife isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for and I am very happy I bought this knife and will be buying more from Spartin Blades. This knife is a good do everything knife. I would absolutely buy this knife again with no regrets.
Excellent knife and customer service
Simply the best all round knife I have ever had the pleasure of owning. The Spartan-Rōnin Shintō knife is amazing, versatile and extremely well designed. Pick one up as soon as you can, it’s another Spartan gem!
Nice feel shape and balance love the way it feels in my hands super knife
Very nice nice . Wonderful balance and premium material . shipping was fast and an overall good experience all around !!
Spartan-Rōnin Shintō: Forged in Tradition, Designed for Action
Embrace the spirit of the Spartan-Rōnin Shintō, a combat knife that beautifully balances the essence of old and new design. Inspired by the philosophy of "Shinto," meaning the practice of connecting the ways of the old with the ways of the new, this knife, designed by Tu Lam and Curtis Iovito, stands as a testament to functionality and craftsmanship.
Philosophical Roots: "Shinto" embodies the practice of connecting traditions with contemporary approaches. The Spartan-Rōnin Shintō pays homage to this philosophy, creating a blade that seamlessly merges old and new design elements.
Renowned Designer: Co-designed by Tu Lam, a retired Special Forces soldier teammate of the Spartan Blades founders. Tu Lam's background as a "Green Beret" and his extensive experience in military and law enforcement training make him a respected authority in the field.
Military and Law Enforcement Training: Tu Lam is the driving force behind RONIN Tactics, Inc., an organization that trains top-tier military and law enforcement units globally in hand-to-hand combat and knife techniques. His expertise is further showcased as the Co-Host of The History Channel's "Forged in Fire, Knife or Death” television series.
Blade Construction: The Spartan-Rōnin Shintō boasts a 5 5/8” fixed re-curve blade made from high-performance CPM S45VN steel. The double deep cryo-heat treatment ensures durability, while the physical vapor deposition (PVD) coating, available in Flat Black or Flat Dark Earth, adds a tactical edge.
Handle Excellence: The handle is crafted from Black CE Canvas Micarta®, providing a secure and comfortable grip even in challenging conditions.
Sheath Options: Choose between a lined Nylon MOLLE sheath (available in Black, Coyote Tan, or MultiCam) for versatile carrying options or a Kydex sheath with Belt Loop (available in Black or Coyote Tan) for a secure and streamlined carry.
- Knife Name: Spartan-Rōnin Shintō
- Designers: 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 (Black, Coyote Tan, or MultiCam) or Kydex with Belt Loop (Black or Coyote Tan)
- Weight: 0.558 LBS
The Spartan-Rōnin Shintō is not just a knife; it's a fusion of tradition and innovation, a reflection of Tu Lam's expertise, and a symbol of uncompromising performance. Elevate your tools with a blade that goes beyond utility — it becomes an extension of your legacy.