Spartan Blades produce some of the best outdoor knives here in the U.S. and we’ve covered a couple of their folding knives already here at Knife Newsroom. It’s about time we took at look at one of their equally impressive fixed blade offerings. Enter, the Spartan Blades Ronin Shinto. Along with a badass name, this fixed blade is specially designed as a high functioning combat knife.

It features a nearly 6” CPM-S35VN recurve blade available with a DLC or ZrN coating. It’s plenty wide and features a finger choil for precise control in tactical situations. Overall, it feels heavy enough to get some great force behind it and it’s quite balanced in hand.

For an excellent grip, the Ronin Shinto features textured G-10 handles scales. They have grooves near the blade that allows for a pinch grip. A standard finger groove keeps everything nice and ergonomic. It also comes with an attached paracord lanyard and a MOLLE compatible lined nylon sheath.

We read from Spartan Blades that the name Shinto means “The practice of establishing a connection between the ways of the old and the ways of the new.” It was designed by Tu Lam, a retired Green Beret. He served alongside the founders of Spartan Blades in Okinawa and now works with an organization that trains top tier military and law enforcement personnel in the world of knife combat techniques. To say he knows his stuff would be an understatement.

Spartan Blades Ronin Shinto Details

  • CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Tungsten DLC or ZrN Flat Dark Earth Coatings
  • 5.625” Recurve Blade
  • Full Tang
  • G-10 Handles
  • Nylon MOLLE Sheath
  • 8.93 oz.
  • 10.5” Overall
  • Made in the USA

It’s all about being ready for any task in any environment with the tactical Spartan Blades Ronin Shinto. Having a knife that can handle such tough use makes this one a no-brainer. It’ll set you back $350, but this finely crafted knife is built to last. To check one out just click any link in the article or the button below.

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