The Chimera – Tier 2 Custom
The Chimera is one of our earliest designs. A larger, more robust Pikal style knife that dominates the encounter. Use the options to define and build your dream Chimera here!
58 in stock
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, and has been described as a “Bull-Dozer” by many of its proponents.
The blade configuration can be selected, allowing you to choose from Double or Single Edge variants, which can influence the robustness of the tip. Single Edge is tougher, while Double Edge offers greater penetration, with a Single Edge with Swedge option falling somewhere in the middle. 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 heavy, double handed drag cuts.
The handle is on the larger side, suited more for bigger hands, but is ergonomically considered much like its smaller brother, the Shrike. It also features the finger choil which adds extra retention for security, but can also act as an index on the draw.
The 2023 Custom Chimera comes with a variety of options allowing you to fine-tune your knife with some precision. The range of choices are largely aesthetic, but some like the Blade Configuration can tweak performance in one direction, and also allows for legal considerations in your jurisdiction, if you need it to be Single Edge, for example. There are a staggering number of possible configurations at your disposal allowing you to define whether your Custom Chimera is a simple, functional tool, or a functional yet finely finished heirloom quality piece that can be handed down to future generations.
For 2023 we have made provision to produce just 60 Chimera. We are a small custom shop with limitations of how many knives we can produce per year. We have put our focus on producing high quality individually tailored defensive knives and as such this means we can only make a limited number each year. The average Build Time for our knives is 4-8 weeks, depending on the configuration, but this does NOT include waiting time in the queue, or shipping transit time at completion. Before starting on this journey we encourage you to familiarise yourself with our Tier 2 Custom Build process, so that you are aware of everything that goes into making your Divine Companion
Deposits & Part Payments
You can now place an order by paying a 50% Deposit. The balance payment can be paid in the following month, or settled in full anytime you wish during this period from your Account page. Orders will not ship until paid in full.
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