The Chimera – Tier 2 Custom

The Chimera – Tier 2 Custom


The Chimera is one of our earliest designs. A larger, more robust Pikal style knife that dominates the encounter. This Tier 2 Custom version allows you to decide a multitude of aesthetic options and comfort choices! Build your dream Shrike here!

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The Chimera is a stalwart of our stable, a larger Pikal knife that follows our design philosophy of being extremely robust in order to dominate the encounter.

The Chimera suits the user with a larger hand and has been described as a “bull dozer”,  featuring an extremely robust point designed to penetrate through tough materials and keep going. Like other Pikal knives, the Chimera has an ergonomic handle designed to index well and prevent snagging when drawing under duress from concealed positions.

The edge of the Chimera has been flat ground by hand to create a fine cutting edge that cleaves easily through organic soft tissue. The blade also features an indent on the ricasso, acting as a placement for the supporting hand when doing double handed drag cuts.

The Tier 2 Custom Chimera gives you the option of choosing a multitude of mostly aesthetic options to build your own, personal knife. You can make it as simple or as complex as you like! You also get to select from sheathing and mounting options to fine-tune the knife to your personal carry style. For an in-depth look at all choices available to you, head to the Tier 2 Custom Options page.

We only make provision for a limited number of Tier 2 Custom Chimera blades per month. We do this to ensure that we do not take on too many custom orders at one time, so that we can ensure the work is not only of a very high standard, but also gets completed on time. In general build time is estimated at 4-8 weeks. The range is mainly depending on the complexity – Synthetic scale handles are the simplest and quickest, while tsukamaki takes a lot longer. Likewise, materials we have offered are generally what we keep on hand and what is readily available. However occasional delays can happen – we will always keep you apprised if this is the case.

Specifications & Options

Steel: 80CRV2
Hardness: 61Hrc
Overall Length: 190mm / 7.50″
Blade Length: 95mm / 3.35″
Blade Thickness: 5.6mm / 0.22″
Edge Geometry: Flat Ground

Blade Finish: Matte Black Cerakote | Satin Hot Blued | High Polish Hot Blued
Handle Style: Synthetic Scales | Wood Burl Scales | Tsukamaki
Handle Pattern: Various Options
Sheath Material: Kydex
Sheath Styles: Full Sheath | Fold-Over Sheath | Pocket Hook Sheath
Mounting: No Mount | DCC 5.1 HLR Gear Clip | Ulti-Clip | Soft Loop
Design: Gen 3



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