Proven on Missions. Ready to be transported anywhere. A new compact version of the Otanashi noh Ken™, this folding tactical knife features the manual LAWKS® safety innovation to perform its duty at the highest level, when you need it most. James Williams of Encinitas, CA is the designer behind the Shizuka noh Ken™. A veteran and martial arts practitioner/instructor who teaches special operations teams worldwide, his knives have become staples for military Special Forces and tactical Law Enforcement professionals. The new compact version is easier to carry, more concealable, and is the perfect complement to your personal defense tools. In use by Special Operations warriors even before its introduction to the public, this design has proven extremely effective in high-risk environments. The knife, that’s name translates to “hidden blade”, features a classic Osaraku style blade shape made famous by the 16th century Samurai warlord Takeda Shingen. This modified tanto blade design provides you with an efficient and effective cutting tool and shows up when called upon for deep penetrating and slashing duties. At 3.75″ it’s the perfect size for practical defense security wherever it’s put to use. Structural integrity is paramount with this blade. That’s why the knife comes with the manual LAWKS® safety innovation. LAWKS® sets a pin against the frame lock, creating a virtual fixed blade that is safer and less likely to fail than most locks in hard use situations. Just fully deploy the blade, slide the LAWKS® lever forward to engage the safety system and it’s game on. When you’re done, slide the lever back, disengage the frame lock, and fold the blade into the closed position. The Shizuka noh Ken™ also comes with a G10 handle for unmatched grip and a clip that allows for deep inconspicuous carry. You’d expect nothing less from a designer who has extensive classical Samurai training. When you need a tactical folding knife that’s compact in size but packed with defensive power against any bad guys, reach for the Shizuka noh Ken™. Dimensions Open Overall Length 8.25 inches Closed Length 4.55 inches Weight 4.2 ounces Blade Length 3.625 inches Thickness 0.15 inches Material AUS8A Blade-HRC 57-59 Finish Black Corrosion Resistant Coating Grind Flat Style Modified Tanto Edge Plain Handle Material Front: G10Back: 420J2 Stainless Steel Lock Type Frame Lock Safety System LAWKS Carry Carry System 2 Position Clip, Tip up Carry
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!