Small, light and seemingly delicate - much like the flowering Cherry Blossom

SAKURA

/səˈkʊərə/ - a flowering Japanese Cherry Tree

The Sakura was conceptualised as a defensive knife for women originally. Designed to be on the smaller side, easier to hold and conceal carry for persons on the smaller side of the scale.

The Sakura is lightweight and small, but no less effective. The Elmax steel its made of produces an extremely tough and robust blade that is well capable of its task. The Sakura is designed to be used in reverse grip and is ergonomically suited to the Pikal methods, but in a pinch can be used in forward grip as well. The point is offset, unlike a traditional pikal blade, and although it can still definitely be used effectively in reverse grip stabs, the offset also allows it to be effective in raking motions.

The Sakura blade is available in two configurations, a standard Single Edge which is adequately sufficient for its task, or Single Edge with a Mune ridge for added penetration without sacrificing the integral strength of the point.

Because of its smaller size the Sakura is quite easy to conceal carry. We would recommend going with a fold over Kydex Sheath to keep the profile low. Each Kydex Sheath is pressed by hand and is unique to each individual knife. The Sakura can also be supplied with a Pocket Sheath for more unconventional carry methods, as well as a Static Line sheath for mounting on different platforms.

The Sakura is finally finished by hand on our Japanese Water Stones to produce a fine, mirror polished edge on the blade, ensuring that it cuts clean.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Edge: Flat Grind
Hardness: 58 Hrc
Blade Thickness: ~3.75mm / 0.147 in
Primary Blade Length: 55mm / 2.15 in
Total Length: 135mm / 5.30 in
Total Weight: N/A
Years Produced: 2020 – Present

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

BLADE OPTIONS:

Steel Selection: Elmax
Edge Selection: Single Edge | Single Edge w/ Mune Ridge
Blade Finish: Oxide Patina | Polished

KEY FEATURES:
  • Offset Tip Index.
  • Flat Grind create razor sharp edge.
  • Single Edge geometry creates naturally reinforced point.
  • Small, light and very concealable, even in a pocket.
  • Reverse Grip oriented handle.
  • Handle Free of Snag Points for Both Access & Stripping Actions
  • Easily Concealable for most Small 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.

Please contact for an exact Quote.

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

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

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

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 from $120.00 / R1200.00

Package Includes:

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

Bone Scales

Antiqued Bone Scales are fitted to the blade.

Scales are shaped and contoured ergonomically in either our unique Tsuka or Tsunami Pattern or a simple grooved pattern. Scales can also left smooth and polished.

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.

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.