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.
Although the Chimera is available in two blade configurations, the Single Edged variant with a supporting Swedge is where the Chimera excels. It is a big knife meant to penetrate and puncture through material. The Double Edged version is equally capable of this, but the single edge is more robust and sturdy, making it a tank in the hand.
Like the Shrike, the Chimera follows our philosophy of being a hardy and robust defensive weapon where toughness is preferred over sharpness. While the edge is perfectly capable of cutting, the Chimera is not a delicate tool, and is ground to a Zero Convex edge to give the best of both sharpness and durability.
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 it also has its own elegance and a surprising amount of grace for a knife its size.
Overall Length: 180mm / 7.10 in
Blade Length: 75mm / 2.95 in
Blade Thickness: ~5mm / 0.20 in
Hardness: 60-61 Hrc
Edge Geometry: Zero Convex Grind
Edge Rating: Robust
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.
- Neutral Tip Index when held in Pikal Grip
- Will easily penetrate organic medium and most clothing
- Single Edge Option offers naturally Reinforced Tip
- Secure Ergonomic Grip with Minimal Protrusions
- Handle Free of Snag Points for Both Access & Stripping Actions
- Made from Robust Stock with a Robust Edge to Withstand the Rigors of Combat
Single Edge w/ Swedge | Double Edge
The Chimera is available in all of our Custom Tier’s.
To find out more about our Custom Tier system please click here.
Tier 1 Restrictions:
Tier 2 Restrictions:
Not available in Aogami Steel
Tier 3 Restrictions:
ORDERING YOUR CHIMERA
The Chimera is priced from $300.00 + Shipping
Final specifications and options will determine the final, actual price.
If you are interested in ordering The Chimera, custom made to your own specifications, please get in touch!