Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) is based right here in the USA in Tualatin Oregon. Since 1984 CRKT has been offering a vast line of knives and tools for just about every imaginable application and industry. Their knives and tools can be seen on the belts of knowledgeable professionals because of their rugged dependability and reliability. All of CRKT's offerings are built on advanced machinery to ensure you have the very best they have to offer. With an excellent warranty and a strong dedication to their customers Columbia River Knife & Tool will earn you loyalty on your first purchase.
James Williams, the designer of the Hissatsu, is a former Army officer and martial arts practitioner/instructor with over 40 years of experience. He knows cutlery as President of Bugei Trading Company, producer of fine Samurai swords. As one who has trained tactical law enforcement and military forces for the SureFire Institute, he has developed a unique and powerful approach to unarmed combatives. His system of defensive tactics, known as The System of Tactical Strategy, has its origins in the ancient Samurai military systems as well as the Russian military art of Systema.
A key part of this system is the Hissatsu based on an old Japanese design. The unique shape of the blade, made famous by the legendary Samurai warlord Takeda Shingen, provides enormous penetrating power and superior slashing capability in one blade, which works with the natural motion of the body. James arrived at this modern version as a backup weapon for close-quarters combat. This is a focused single-purpose knife for use in anti-terrorist/close-quarters battle (CQB) environments, either as a primary or a secondary weapon to augment the handgun in the hands of trained professionals.
The Hissatsu's dual grind Tanto blade is 440A stainless steel, high satin finished.
The handle is in a traditional Japanese pattern, but is Twin-Fused, double injection-molded with a high-impact polypropylene core, butt and hilt, and a non-slip Kraton handle surface. Oyatsubo, the emperor node on the omote (outside/public side) of the tuska (handle), allows you to know which direction the blade is facing, even in compromised lighting conditions, by touch.
Specifications and Features:
Blade Length: 7.125"
Overall Length: 12.25"
Sheath Length: 9.25"
Sheath Width: 2.25"
Sheath Weight: 3.6 oz