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.


Edge: 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. 


Steel Selection: Böhler K460 | Elmax
Blade Finish: Black Oxide Patina | Brushed

  • 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.

Prices are indicative and may vary depending on final specs.

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

Bone Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – From $290.00 / R2900.00

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

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

Package Includes:

The Custom Sin Eater, Kydex Sheath, presented in Tengui Wrap with Certificate of Authenticity, Care Instructions.


Not available for Pre-Order.

Any available units will be posted for sale on Instagram / Facebook.


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.

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.


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.