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For immediate release.

Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015

Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail:

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010

The CRKT® Hissatsu™ professional close-quarters tactical knife/sheath

system is available in three finishes and a trainer.

James Williams, designer of the Hissatsu™, is a former Army officer and martial arts

practitioner/instructor with over 49 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 Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT) ® 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. For

those who prefer a nonreflective finish, the Hissatsu is available with a black EDP blade

or in Desert Tan dress with titanium nitride blade coating.

To aid in law enforcement and military training, a Hissatsu Trainer is now available

with a blue handle and aluminum blade with a rounded trainer edge.

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.

The custom injection-molded Zytel® sheaths (in matching black, Desert Tan or blue)

grip the knife firmly, and have removable belt clips which can be attached high or low,

vertical or horizontal with the black two-piece screws provided. There are also holes and

slots for carry on belts, webbing or equipment.

The Hissatsu is intended for use only by trained law enforcement and military tactical

team professionals. Enormous power in a light, flat package makes for easy carry with

many options for placement on tactical gear.


Hissatsu models are exceptional values with an MSRP of $109.99 for the working

models and $69.99 for the trainer, all complete with sheaths.

The Hissatsu is available in retail clampacks as the 2907DC and 2907KC.




High Satin Finish, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Length: 7.125” (181 mm)

Thickness: 0.20” (5.1 mm)

Steel: 440A, 55-57 HRC


Overall length: 12.25” (311 mm)


7.9 oz. (224 g)


Black EDP Finish, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


8.0 oz. (227 g)


$109.99 US

Sheath for 2907 and 2907K (included with knife)


Black Zytel

Overall length:

9.25” (235 mm)


2.25” (57 mm)


3.6 oz. (102 g)


Desert Tan Titanium Nitride Finish, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


8.0 oz. (227 g)


$109.99 US

Sheath for 2907D: (included with knife)


Desert Tan Zytel

Hissatsu Trainer

Natural Aluminum Finish, Rounded Trainer Edge

Length: 7.125” (181 mm)

Thickness: 0.20” (5.1 mm)

Aluminum: 6061

Overall length: 12.25” (311 mm)

4.1 oz. (116 g)

$69.99 US






Sheath for 2907T: (included with knife)


Blue Zytel


All CRKT knives are protected by the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Columbia River Knife & Tool is dedicated to producing knives, tools, and accessories

of uncompromising quality and selling them at affordable prices. CRKT products are

distributed through specialty retail, sporting goods and cutlery stores that offer customers

knowledgeable service and are available from or other reputable web site


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