The Obscura remains hidden, always there, always ready.


/opˈskuː.ra/, `{`ɔpˈskuː.ra`}` - From Latin, meaning Shadowy or Indistinct

The Obscura has been a long time project and has been through at least four different iterations since its inception. The concept behind it being that of a covert tool.

While many popularly refer to these tools as “Non-Permissive Environment” tools, for overcoming security checks for metallic objects, this isn’t actually the reason behind the Obscura’s birth. While previous versions of the Obscura were made from G10, the latest version is now made from Titanium. This makes it non-magnetic, very lightweight and strong, and completely rust proof.

The Obscura is primarily a pointed tool designed for stabbing. Made from relatively thick Titanium, the “Blade” is beveled only to help create the distal taper and triangular cross section of the point. Though the edge is sharpened and will cut, it cannot be compared to a steel blade in that way. Titanium while naturally very hard doesn’t keep an edge quite like a high carbon steel blade does, and will blunt a lot quicker. However, as this is primarily a defensive knife, this shouldn’t be a big concern since it wouldn’t be blunted by utility tasks before its actually needed in combat.

The Obscura comes with two handle options. A simplistic Silk Ito cord wrap, or Carbon Fiber scales. The knife is finished with a completely non metallic static line kydex sheath, allowing the user a few different ways to carry. Optional Standard Kydex Sheaths or Pocket Hook sheaths are also available.


Material: Titanium
Edge: Asymmetric
Finish: Acid Dipped Heat Anodized
Blade Thickness: 4mm / 0.15 in
Blade Length: 65mm / 2.55 in
Total Length: 175mm / 6.88 in
Total Weight: 40g / 1.41oz
Years Produced: 2020 – Present

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

  • Neutral Tip Index when held in Pikal Grip
  • Designed to stab and penetrate through clothing
  • Non Magnetic and Rust Proof
  • Very Lightweight
  • Secure Ergonomic Grip with Minimal Protrusions
  • Handle Free of Snag Points for Both Access & Stripping Actions
  • Very Concealable for Any Body Type.
  • Kydex Sheath offers secure retention and all day comfort.

All Prices Include Shipping. 

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

Silk Ito Wrap – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $260.00 / R2600.00

Carbon Fiber Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $280.00 / R2800.00


The Obscura is made to order and needs to be reserved as a Custom Order.

Lead Time: 6-8 weeks


Synthetic Scales

Carbon Fiber scales are fitted to the blade.

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

Silk Ito Wrap

A Japanese Silk Ito cord which is wrapped over the G10 in a traditional Hineri-Maki pattern before terminating at the end of the handle.

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


Kydex Static Line Sheath
High quality heat formed Kydex Sheath is completely non-metallic. The sheath has two holes which any high quality cord can be threaded through to create a static line. Anchor the line to any part of your equipment/clothing. Draw the knife and the sheath will pop off as soon as the line is pulled taught.