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  • Let us be clear: the Hisshou™, designed by James Williams, is a specialized tool that is intended for military personnel and special forces operators.
  • James developed this design to meet the specific requests of coalition forces overseas for a more powerful tactical tool than his CRKT Hissatsu™, which is in wide use.
  • Historically, military swords have been sized to fit the fighting environment.
  • Long swords, such as the English broad sword and Japanese katana, could only be used effectively on open fields of battle.
  • Fighting in close or confined quarters required shorter swords, such as the sailor’s cutlass and the Japanese wakizashi, which is similar in size to the Hisshou.
  • The Hisshou comes into play when the operator’s firearms cannot be used, as often happens in entry and search operations.
  • It is designed for multiple carry options depending on the choice of the operator.
  • The Hisshou’s 13” full-tang dual grind Tanto blade is YK-30 high-carbon steel, high satin finished.
  • The long, tapered tip grind is designed for maximum slashing power combined with superior penetration.
  • At 16.4 ounces, the Hisshou also offers superior slashing ability as compared to the Hissatsu.
  • James has followed centuries of Japanese tradition in designing the classic cord-wrapped handle with ray skin underlays, which compares very well to more modern handle materials, giving excellent grip under all conditions.
  • We have designed a custom Kydex® sheath with a patented* quick-release belt-mounting system for the Hisshou.
  • The sheath has detents which grip the knife securely and wide entry lips which allow the knife to be returned to the sheath with one hand.
  • The belt clip can be attached with the Chicago screws provided for vertical or horizontal carry.
  • Simply press in the injection-molded nylon retaining clip for instant attachment or release.
  • The Hisshou demands respect, and is certainly not a sport or work knife, but it can truly be a lifesaver for the military professional.
  • This is a knife that would have been carried by the Samurai.
  • Specs:
    • Blade: 
      • High Satin finish, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
      • Length: 13.0” (330 mm)
      • Thickness: 0.26” (6.5 mm)
      • Steel: YK-30, 57-59 HRC
    • Knife:
      • Overall length: 18.38” (467 mm)
      • Weight: 16.4 oz. (465 g)
    • Hisshou Sheath: (included with knife)
      • Material: Kydex
      • Overall length: 13.75” (349 mm)
      • Width: 2.50” (64 mm)
      • Weight: 7.0 oz. (198 g)
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