Anyone who has used the Ronin Shinto knife can attest to its high quality, comfortable feel, balance, secure grip, and cutting power of the recurve blade. Former Special Force operators Tu Lam and Curtis Iovito, the designers of the Spartan Ronin Shinto, ingeniously blended vintage and contemporary knife designs in an outstanding work of art. The Ronin Tactics knife has a 5.625" long fixed re-curve steel blade of hardness 58-60 HRC. It features a canvas Micarta handle, flat black or flat dark earth blade, and a nylon or Kydex sheath. Tu Lam was a sniper before retiring from the Special Forces.