The CRKT Hisshou Fixed Blade Knife by James Williams Design is not an everyday carry knife - it's a specialized tactical tool that is intended for military personnel and special forces operators, a powerful fixed-blade knife made for CQB situations. Veteran knifemaker James Williams developed this blade in response to requests from coalition forces overseas for a more powerful tactical tool than his widely used CRKT Hissatsu. The resulting CRKT Hisshou Knife is meant as a backup when the operator's firearms cannot be used, as often happens in entry and search operations. The knife is designed for multiple carry options, depending on the operator's preferences. The CRKT Hisshou has a 13" full-tang dual grind Tanto blade that is made of YK-30 high-carbon steel, with a high satin finish. The long, tapered tip grind is designed for maximum power, enhanced by the knife's beefy 16.4 ounce weight.
The CRKT James Williams Hisshou Knife draws on military history for its design principles, wherein military swords have been sized to fit the environment. Long swords, such as the English broad sword and Japanese katana, could only be used effectively in the open, while confined quarters required shorter swords, such as the sailor's cutlass and the Japanese wakizashi, which is similar in size to the CRKT Hisshou. 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. The CRKT Hisshou Fixed Blade Knife 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.
The belt clip can be attached with the Chicago screws provided for vertical carry. Simply press in the injection-molded nylon retaining clip for instant attachment or release. The CRKT Hisshou Tactical Knife also includes custom Kydex sheath with a patented quick-release belt-mounting system. The knife 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.