THE CHIMERA

THE CHIMERA

The Chimera is an iconic design related to the Shrike. The indented ricasso gives the Chimera its distinctive profile, and the larger and longer blade gives it some extra reach. It is a bigger knife for bigger hands, but does it with grace.

A Noteworthy Omen...

The Chimera is one of our earliest designs. Putting a larger, more robust Pikal knife into a manageable profile.

The Chimera blade is available in two configurations. Either as a single edge Pikal blade with a swedge on the spine. The Swedge adds a distal taper to the spine, giving the blade a finer point but still keeping it more robust than the second option, which is a full double edge.

The other notable design feature of the Chimera is the large indented ricasso area which creates its iconic profile. This has the dual purpose of reducing the width of the blade but also acting as a placement for the user’s second hand in the instance of performing a double handed drag cut.

The Chimera is both a formidable defensive edged weapon for those in need of something with a larger profile, but also elegant enough in its design to be an exquisite looking Divine Companion.

SPECIFICATIONS

Overall Length: 180mm / 7.10 in

Blade Length: 75mm / 2.95 in

Blade Thickness: ~5mm / 0.20 in

Hardness: 60-61 Hrc

Edge Geometry: Flat (Single) / Hybrid (Double)

Sheath: Kydex

Total Weight: N/A

Designer: Gavin Coleman

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 when held in Pikal Grip
  • Will easily penetrate organic medium and most clothing
  • Double Edge Option adds some versatility in Forward Grip
  • Single Edge Option offers naturally Reinforced 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.
OPTIONS

BLADE OPTIONS:

Blade Steel:
Bohler K460 | M390

Blade Configuration:
Single Edge w/ Swedge | Double Edge

Blade Finish (May be depending on Blade Steel Chosen):
Satin Oxide | Satin Blued | High Polish Blued | High Polish Patinated

HANDLE OPTIONS:

Carbon Fiber Scales:
Patterns: Tsuka Pattern | Tsunami Pattern | Grooved Pattern | Kobayashi
Liners: Brass | Copper | Bronze | Shibuichi | Shakudo
Pins: Carbon Fiber | Brass | Copper | Bronze | Titanium | Mosaic

Wood & Burls:
Species: Walnut Burl | Elm Burl | Roobos Burl | Japanese Maple Burl | African Blackwood | Ancient Bog Oak
Patterns: Chequered | Kobayashi
Liners: Brass | Copper | Bronze | Shibuichi | Shakudo
Pins: Brass | Copper | Bronze | Titanium | Mosaic

Tsukamaki:
Ito: Black Silk | Brown Silk | Burgundy Silk | Navy Silk | Gold Silk | Dark Green Silk | White Silk | Black Nubuck | Brown Nubuck | Black Leather | Brown Leather
Samegawa: White (Natural) | Antiqued | Black | Crimson | Gold
Fittings: Carbon Fiber | Black Buffalo Horn | Red Buffalo Horn | Bone | Titanium | Shibuichi | Shakudo
Liners: Synthetic Black | Brass | Copper | Bronze | Shibuichi | Shakudo
Fitting Pins: Carbon Fiber | Stainless Steel | Brass | Titanium | Mosaic

MOUNTING:
Kydex Sheath: Full | Fold-Over | Pocket Hook

The Sheath is supplied with both IWB Clip & Soft Loops to mount in your preference.

ORDERING YOUR CHIMERA

PRICING:

The Chimera is priced from $400.00 + Shipping (DHL)

Final specifications and options will determine the final, actual price.

ORDERING:

If you are interested in ordering The Chimera, custom made to your own specifications, please get in touch! Someone from our team will be delighted to send you a Prospectus and discuss your requirements.

We Will be Delighted to Discuss Your Requirements