Hisshou Means “Certain Victory.” Shinbu Means “Divine Valor.” And Sakimori means…”Noble Defender.” These are the modern embodiment of the close-quarters battle sword of the Samurai. Veteran and current martial arts practitioner/instructor James Williams developed these fixed blade knife designs to meet user specific requests of coalition forces overseas for a more powerful tactical tool. These knives are deployed when the operator’s firearms cannot be used, as often happens in entry and search operations. These fixed blade knives are designed for multiple carry options (all come with a versatile Kydex and/or Molded PVC sheath) to suit the operator. Each knife has its own advantages of size with their full-tang dual grind, high-carbon steel Tanto blades in a high satin finish. These are high performance blades that necessitate the need to keep the blade well maintained. We recommend you keep these blades (in particular) well oiled to be ready in the field at a moment’s notice. James followed centuries of Japanese tradition in designing these classic cord-wrapped handles with ray skin underlays, which compares well to more modern handle materials, giving excellent grip under all conditions. Sheaths are custom-fitted molded PVC with their own convertible belt-mounting system. Grip detents and flaired entry lips allow the knives to be resheathed securely with one hand. A belt clip can be attached, and there is also a quick-release retaining strap. The Hisshou®, Shinbu™ and Sakimori™ knives command great respect, and are truly meant for today’s military professional. Dimensions Open Overall Length 10.5 inches Weight 9.1 ounces Blade Length 5.76 inches Thickness 0.24 inches Material 01 Tool Steel Blade-HRC 56-58 Finish High Satin Grind Flat Grind Style Modified Tanto Edge Plain Handle Material Cord Wrapped with Ray Skin Underlays Carry Carry System Kydex Sheath Weight 3.4 ounces
CRKT was one of the first knife brands we picked up, that was due to the innovative designs and quality this knife line had. Below is a bit of information on this line, we hope you enjoy. CRKT® (Columbia River Knife and Tool®) was founded in 1994. From day one, CRKT put innovation and integrity first. They made a commitment to build knives and tools that would inspire and endure. CRKT collaborates with the best designers in the world and operates on a simple principle: that the greatest thing they can give their customers is Confidence in Hand. Columbia River Knife and Tool collaborates with many leading knifemakers, inventors and industrial designers who are among the most respected craftsmen and artists in the industry. They take great pride in their custom knives and CRKT production work, and they look forward to creating tha best knifes in the world. Designers like: Ed Van Hoy A.G. Russell James Williams Russ Kommer and Ken Onion Many more designers are here with CRKT, and we hope you enjoy all their fine work!