The Chimera, a fire breathing beast made up of mutliple parts. The seeing of a Chimera was an omen of disaster...

CHIMERA

/kʌɪˈmɪərə,kɪˈmɪərə/ - (in Greek mythology) a fire-breathing monster with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.

The Chimera is a mixed style combative knife, taking some influence from Pikal styles, it is adept at being used in both forward and reverse grips.

The Chimera is designed to be a fighting knife. Comfortable and very nimble in the hand, with the balance point at the finger choil, the Chimera is comfortable to use in either orientation. The edge and point are both very robust, designed for hard use, it is not a scalpel but rather a heavy blade that wants to be driven into and ripped out of its target.

The handle is very sleek and thin, aiding in concealment, but still  comfortable and secure in the hand. The indent in front of the finger choil is designed for the supporting hand to overlap when used in a reverse grip stab and rip.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Edge: Flat Grind (Single / Hybrid (Double)
Hardness: 60 Hrc
Blade Thickness: ~5mm / 0.20 in
Blade Length: 75mm / 2.95 in
Total Length: 180mm / 7.09 in
Total Weight: 220g / 7.75 oz
Years Produced: 2018 – Present

Please Note: Specifications are approximate. Each blade is entirely finished by hand and minor differences in specifications are to be expected. 

BLADE OPTIONS:

Steel Selection: Böhler K460 | Elmax
Edge Selection: Single Edge | Single Edge w/ Swedge | Double Edge
Blade Finish: Black Oxide Patina | Brushed

KEY FEATURES:
  • Neutral Tip Index when held in Pikal Grip
  • Will easily penetrate organic medium and most clothing
  • Double Edge Option adds some versatility in Forward Grip
  • Single Edge Option offers naturally Reinforced Tip
  • Secure Ergonomic Grip with Minimal Protrusions
  • Handle Free of Snag Points for Both Access & Stripping Actions
  • Easily Concealable for most Average to Large Frame People
  • Kydex Sheath offers secure retention and all day comfort.
PRICE & AVAILABILITY:

All Prices Include Shipping. 

Prices are shown in both US$ for International Customers and SA Rands for locals.

Prices below are indicative only and based on Böhler K460 was the steel choice. Other steel options will affect the pricing. Please contact for an exact Quote.

Synthetic Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – From $280.00 / R2800.00

Exotic Wood / Burl Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – From $300.00 / R3000.00

Silk Tsukamaki Wrap – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – From $380.00 / R3800.00

Options:

Copper/Brass Handle Liner – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $20.00 / R200.00

Additional Kydex Sheaths – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – From $35.00 / R350.00

Steel Trainer Versions can be made to match the Live Blade priced from $125.00 / R1250.00

Package Includes:

The Custom Chimera, Sheath of your Choice, presented in Tengui Wrap with Certificate of Authenticity, Care Instructions & Chimera Tarot Card.

Availability:

Available for Custom Order.

Lead Time: 

2-3 Months.

HANDLE OPTIONS:

Synthetic Scales

G10 or Carbon Fiber scales are fitted to the blade.

Scales are shaped and contoured ergonomically in either of our unique patterns, Tsuka or Tsunami.

Optional Liners are also available in Brass or Copper.

Exotic Wood / Burl Scales

Exotic Wood and Burl scales are fitted to the blade.

Scales are shaped and contoured ergonomically in either a simple grooved pattern or simple contour.

Wood species include African Blackwood, Wenge, Purple Heart, Ironwood, Ebony, Walnut Burl and more. If you have a specific wood you like we can try to get it.

Brass or Decorative Mosaic Pins can be added.

Optional Liners are also available in Brass or Copper.

Traditional Silk Tsukamaki Wrap

A complete traditional Japanese Tsukamaki style wrap uses Japanese Silk Ito cord which is wrapped over a layer of colour lacquered Samegawa, traditional sting ray leather used on Japanese swords. The Tsukamaki wrap is executed in a traditional Hineri-Maki pattern before terminating at the end of the handle in traditional termination knots through the Kashira.

The Silk Ito is sealed with clear resin to weather proof and cement it in place and provides a long lasting grip.

Silk Ito Colour Options: Black, Brown, Navy, Burgundy, Gold.

Samegawa Colour Options: Natural White, Antiqued White, Black or Crimson/Black.

Fuchi & Kashira Components: Carbon Fiber, White Bone, Black Water Buffalo Horn, Red Water Buffalo Horn, Blackened Titanium, Heat Anodised Titanium.

MOUNTING OPTIONS:

Full or Fold-Over Kydex Sheath
High quality heat formed Kydex Sheath are supplied with a Discreet Carry Concepts HLR Clip which can be worn with or without a belt. These sheaths can be fitted with other mounting clips like Ulti-Clips as well, or fitted with Soft Loops.

Pocket Hook Kydex Sheath
High quality heat formed Kydex Sheath designed specifically to be worn inside the pants pocket. The sheath is formed with a double hook so that it can be drawn either forwards or backwards. The hooks engage with the recess inside your pocket when drawn, leaving the sheath behind and the knife in your hand.

Disclaimer: The design of pocket hook sheaths is extremely general and designed to work with most pockets. How well it works with your individual pockets is unknown. 

Static Line Kydex Sheath

A fully formed, lightweight Kydex Sheath which is designed to be tucked into the waistband or carried in a pocket. The sheath is supplied with a length of high strength micro cord which is anchored to your gear or clothing. When the knife is drawn the cord anchor will snap the sheath off the blade.

The Static Line sheath allows more flexibility in carry positions and allows the knife to be mounted on gear or backpacks much more easily.