The Yokai, this scary creature of Japanese folklore will certainly become someone's nightmare...

YOKAI

Yōkai (妖怪, ghost, phantom, strange apparition) are a class of supernatural monsters, spirits, and demons in Japanese folklore.

The Yokai was designed as an idea to create a small, concealable, light and multi-grip blade that was adept at creating opportunity. A small but scary option.

Like its name suggests, the Yokai is indeed quite scary despite its small stature. The semi-hooked blade is razor sharp and will slit without a moments hesitation. Being only quite small, around 2 inches in length, the blade remains quite index-able even in different orientations due to its tip alignment. This also makes it quite adept at stabbing, even with its unorthodox profile.

While ergonomics are always a high priority and something of a trademark, the design also does allow for a variety of usable grips. The Yokai is quite comfortable in both forward and reverse grip, and despite the way it looks, can even be used in Pikal grip quite comfortably. This makes the Yokai very versatile.

The Yokai comes with the expected high quality Kydex sheath, offering a very positive retention and secure carry solution that is comfortable to wear in both OWB or IWB, and concealable both ways too. A soft loop is provided as standard, but steel clips are also available.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Steel: Böhler K460
Edge: Flat Grind
Hardness: 60-61 Hrc
Finish: Acid Patina
Blade Thickness: 4mm / 0.16 in
Blade Length: 55mm / 2.16 in
Total Length: 155mm / 6.10 in
Total Weight: N/A

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

KEY FEATURES
  • Neutral Tip Index makes it a good stabber despite its looks
  • Will easily penetrate organic medium and most clothing
  • More Neutral Handle allows a variety of Grip Orientations.
  • Secure Ergonomic Grip with Minimal Protrusions
  • 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.

G10 Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $260.00 / R2500.00

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

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

Exotic Wood Scales – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $280.00 / R2800.00

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

Steel Trainer Versions can be made to match the Live Blade, priced from $120.00 / R1200.00

Availability:

The Yokai is made to order. Each order is completed to the customer’s specifications and preferences.

Occasionally completed versions may become available. It’s best to keep an eye on Instagram or Facebook to catch these sales offers.

HANDLE OPTIONS:

Synthetic Scales

Black 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.

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 Scales

Hardwoods or Stabilized Exotic Burls are used to create exquisite scales. The types of wood available for making scales varies and depends on what is available at the time. Typically species like African Blackwood, Ebony, American Walnut and Wild Olive are what is preferred, however more exotic and figured varieties like Oak Burl, and Spalted species are also available. It’s best to ask if you have a favourite.

Exotic Wood Scales are shaped and contoured ergonomically in our unique Tsuka or Tsunami Pattern, given a simple grooved pattern, or polished smooth. Classic Checkering is also available as an option on certain hardwoods.

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.

MOUNTING OPTIONS:

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.