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 attempt to create a very simple and lightweight combative blade that works efficiently.

The blade is a slender single edge pikal with a very subtle inward curve. The profile and indexing is such that the blade tip is still perfectly centered allowing stabbing with a neutral wrist, with the subtle inward curve creating a devastating cutting ability without a lot of effort and exertion by the user.

The handle is slim, both in thickness and profile. It is intentionally left simple with no choils, allowing it to be grabbed under duress very easily. The grip is secure in a natural fist, with a rounded end for those who like to push stab or prefer the thumb cap grip.

The Sin Eater’s can be finished with Silk Tsukamaki, G10, Carbon Fiber or Bone scales. It is also one of the larger knives available with a Bone Scale handle option.


Steel: Böhler K460 or Elmax
Edge: Flat Grind
Hardness: 60-61 Hrc
Finish: Acid Patina
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.

All Prices Include Shipping. 

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

Carbon Fiber Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $290.00 / R2900.00

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

Silk Tsukamaki Wrap – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $350.00 / R3500.00

Elmax Version + $35.00 / R350.00

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


The custom Sin Eater 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.

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.

Traditional Silk Tsukamaki Wrap

A complete traditional Japanese Tsukamaki style wrap uses Japanese Silk Ito cord which is wrapped over a layer of coloured 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.

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.


Standard Kydex Sheath
High quality heat formed Kydex Sheath with either a Soft Loop mounting or metal belt clip. Soft Loops and Clips can be interchanged as desired by the user, and be mounted in either left handed or right handed configurations. The standard sheath can also be set up as a Static Line mount.