Spyderco Ronin 2, 4.08" CTS BD1 Wharncliffe Fixed Blade, Black G10 Handle - FB09GP2
A direct descendant of Michael Janich's original Ronin design and close cousin of the Yojimbo 2 folding knife, the Ronin 2 is based on a custom knife Janich commissioned from knifemaker Mickey Yurco. Its blade is crafted from Carpenter CTS BD1--a vacuum-melted stainless steel that is highly corrosion resistant and holds an excellent edge. Deep hollow-ground bevels on each side of the wharncliffe blade define a perfectly straight cutting edge, enabling it to cut with full power all the way to the point while leaving its spine thick and strong.
To ensure maximum strength and a deft balance, the Ronin 2 features a skeletonized full tang capped by thin textured black G-10 scales that guarantee a positive grip while allowing the knife to be easily carried and concealed. At the junction of the handle and blade, the tapered, ergonomic profile of the handle flares to create a very effective integral guard that protects the user's hand from sliding forward onto the edge.
For maximum versatility, the Ronin 2 comes equipped with a custom-molded Boltaron sheath and a G-Clip attachment that supports both belt carry and clip-style inside-the-waistband carry. The G-Clip is also configurable for vertical, horizontal, or diagonally canted carry and can be attached to both faces of the symmetrical sheath.
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From the Glesser Family and the Spyderco Crew:
Since starting Spyderco we've been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.
We didn't go into business to rake in a mountain of dough we're here for more selfish reasons- indulging our passion for creating knives. Spyderco is definitely out of the norm in the knife industry in our dedication to researching and developing fresh, improved and better performing materials all with function and reliability being key.
Someone once said to Sal Glesser, Spyderco's owner, "You must design in the dark because your knives look so strange." True again. Our recognizable appearance is a result of designing ergonomic functional tools rather than applying lipstick and nylons to a pocketknife. We may look curious, homely, whatever, but we'll never be called unusable or undependable.
Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials.
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