The Ronin Tsukamaki series is our mid tier level for Tsukamaki handles. Ronin Knives offer a higher level of finishing on both the blades as well as handle fittings, with more exotic materials and a wider range of tuskaito and samegawa colour options.
The Ronin Tsukamaki range makes use of either Satin Blued or Mirror Blued blade finishes, and also incorporates etched Hamon’s with the inclusion W2 steel blades. Handle materials range from Carbon Fiber to buffalo horn, bone and titanium, with metal liners for added colour. The Ronin Tsukamaki knives are wrapped in the traditional methods, very tightly using Silk or leather Tsukaito and washi paper hishigami so that they are fully functional and usable for EDC. Although you could also lacquer or resin coat the handles, this is a choice we leave up to the user as it can discolour silk ito and affect the aesthetic quality.
The Ronin Chimera is a custom model and not typically available outside of custom commissions. These blades ‘s are free hand ground from thick stock 80CRV2 or W2 in either a double edge configuration or a single edge with swedge, favouring the Pikal orientation heavily. The Chimera is a bigger Pikal with its roots in being a the Shrike’s bigger cousin, following on with our philosophy of stout blades designed to drive through tough materials, the Chimera is built robustly to handle whatever is put in its path.
The Chimera is ergonomically considered and is indexed for use in the Pukal grip, with the tip aligning perfectly with the knuckles of the hand, making targeting feel natural. The handle is not too long, but sized for medium to larger hands, and ensures minimal risk of snagging on clothes during accessing, and reducing the possibility of injuring yourself during stripping actions.
This Custom Chimera CH049 is very interesting example of the Ronin Series. The blade is a double edge grind with a satin blued finish for a silk appearance. The handle is dressed with a beautiful combination of colours and materials. The base copper with satin polished bone fittings and copper accent pins. The Samegawa panel is black lacquered and the wrap is completed with Azuki (dark red) tsukaito. This Ronin Chimera comes with our Tier 1 style Kydex Sheath which can be fitted out with Soft Loop for OWB mounting or DCC HLR Clips for IWB mounts.