This week we’re spotlighting the new and improved Ronin model, Spyderco’s Ronin 2 fixed blade. Former NSA agent, current martial artist, and all-around weapons expert Michael Janich designed this fixed blade to be the ultimate self defense tool, a feat he’s admirably achieved.

Janich popularized the wharncliffe blade shape on the original Ronin, and it’s back with a vengeance on this updated model. We’ve got a 4″ blade with a straight cutting edge and hollow grind, this time made from CTS-BD1 stainless steel, which is extremely resistant to corrosion. This thing has unbelievable cutting power.

The full tang makes for a very sturdy construction, and the understated guard ensures your hand is well protected from the blade. The thin G-10 scales provide an assured grip, and the chamfering around their edges means a total lack of hotspots. This is about as comfortable as it gets.

The package includes a custom-molded Boltaron sheath, which the knife locks into very securely. The versatile G-clip attachment clips to the belt or allows for any number of discreet inside-the-waistband carry styles.

Overall, the Ronin 2 from Spyderco is a more than worthy follow-up to the original, and the perfect choice for a self-defense EDC. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit