the Sin Eater will absolve any attacker of wrong doing, happy to take their transgressions in their final moments...
/sɪnˈiːtə/ - a person tasked with the ritual removal of a dead or dying person's sin.
The Sin Eater has already undergone several design revisions in the pursuit of a very simple and lightweight pikal blade that works efficiently and intuitively.
The Sin Eater is a pure Pikal in its design, a single edged profile with a long and slender blade. The handle of the Sin Eater is uncomplicated and simple in its design. The lack of finger choil may seem concerning to some, but fear soon dissipates when you hold the Sin Eater in hand. The grip is secure while allowing some micro adjustments for the user. The lack of choil also makes it more suitable for use with gloves.
The endearing design of the Sin Eater works well with a variety of handle options, all finishing this knife off to the highest standard. Whether you choose a simple G10 handle or a complicated full Japanese Tsukamaki, all options look exquisite and feel perfect in hand for the marriage of form and function.
Every Sin Eater comes complete with a bespoke hand made Kydex Sheath for perfect fit and retention. Either the Full or Fold Over versions work very well, but a Pocket Hook sheath can offer an alternative carry method that does lend itself well to this particular model.
Once the sheath is complete, your Sin Eater is sharpened by hand on our Japanese Water Stones in the traditional method to hone a perfectly mirror polished edge.
Steel Options: Bohler K460
Configuration Options: Single Edge
Blade Finish Options: Dark Etch / High Polish Etch
Edge Geometry: Flat Grind
Hardness: 60 Hrc
Blade Thickness: ~4mm / 0.15 in
Blade Length: 90mm / 3.54 in
Total Length: 195mm / 7.67 in
Total Weight: N/A
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.
- Neutral Tip Index when held in Pikal Grip
- Longer Blade for Deeper Reach
- Naturally Reinforced Single Edge 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 range from $300.00 – $800.00 depending on steel, final configuration and finishing, handle specifications and other extras which may be included.
Each piece is priced individually. Please get in touch for a more accurate price estimate and/or to be added onto the Waiting List.
The Custom Sin Eater, Kydex Sheath, presented in Tengui Wrap with Certificate of Authenticity, Care Instructions.
Custom specifications can be requested via Waiting List.
PRODUCTION NUMBERS BY YEAR:
2020: In Progress
HANDLE & MOUNTING OPTIONS:
The Sin Eater is made with a variety of handle configuration and materials.
A complete traditional Japanese Tsukamaki style wrap uses Japanese Silk Ito or leather 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. Leather Ito is sometimes also used, although less common, and is left in its natural state un-coated.
Liner: Copper, Brass or No Liner
Ito: Silk Ito (Black, Brown, Burgundy, Navy, White, Gold or Green) or Leather Ito (Black or Brown)
Samegawa: Natural White, Antiqued, Black or Crimson
Fittings: Carbon Fiber, Black Buffalo Horn, Red/Brown Buffalo Horn, Bone, Brass, Titanium, Shibuichi, or Shakudo
Fittings Finishing: Brushed or Polished. Metal fittings are textured or polished, left natural or patinated. Titanium fittings are textured or polished, and heat anodised.
Accent Pins: Mosaic Pins can be used on fittings.
Synthetic scale handles are also commonly used to complete this model.
Liner: Brass or Copper, or No Liner.
Material: Black G10 or Carbon Fiber.
Texture Pattern: Tsuka Pattern, Tsunami Pattern, Grooved Pattern.
Wood & Burl Scales
?Both local and exotic woods and burls can be used for handle scales. This depends entirely on what is available from suppliers and this list is not exhaustive.
Liner: Brass, Copper or No Liner.
Woods: Purple Heart, African Blackwood, Wild Olive, American Walnut.
Burls: Walnut Burl, Rooibos Burl, Japanese Maple Burl.
Pins: Brass, Copper, Brass Tube, Mosaic Pin.
SHEATHS & MOUNTS
The Sin Eater is completed with one or more of the following Sheath & Mount Options.
Sheath: Full Sheath, Pocket Hook Sheath, Static Line Sheath
Mounts: Discreet Carry Concepts HLR Clip or Micro Cord (Static Line).