Hisshou Means "Certain Victory." Shinbu Means "Divine Valor." And Sakimori means..."Noble Defender."
These are the modern embodiment of the close-quarters battle sword of the Samurai.
Veteran and current martial arts practitioner/instructor James Williams developed these fixed blade knife designs to meet user specific requests of coalition forces overseas for a more powerful tactical tool. These knives are deployed when the operator's firearms cannot be used, as often happens in entry and search operations.
These fixed blade knives are designed for multiple carry options (all come with a versatile Kydex and/or Molded PVC sheath) to suit the operator.
Each knife has its own advantages of size with their full-tang dual grind, high-carbon steel Tanto blades in a high satin finish. These are high performance blades that necessitate the need to keep the blade well maintained. We recommend you keep these blades (in particular) well oiled to be ready in the field at a moment's notice.
James followed centuries of Japanese tradition in designing these classic cord-wrapped handles with ray skin underlays, which compares well to more modern handle materials, giving excellent grip under all conditions. Sheaths are custom-fitted molded PVC with their own convertible belt-mounting system. Grip detents and flaired entry lips allow the knives to be resheathed securely with one hand. A belt clip can be attached, and there is also a quick-release retaining strap.
The Hisshou®, Shinbu™ and Sakimori™ knives command great respect, and are truly meant for
today's military professional.
The quality of this knife is excellent. It is a fit with my hand and will do some work. This is a heavy knife that will not fail in lateral force situations. This knife is sharp to cut thru cloths jackets and body cover. The design is pleasing and truly simple as all good Japanese steel.I have confidence that this knife will not fail me.
2014-05-21 Bullard, TX
I was initially hesitant to spend the money, but I am now glad I did. This is an exceptional weapon for serious defense. Great tactical design, fit and feel. Quality is outstanding. Simply stated, this knife will be my weapon system in the event my pistol becomes inoperative.
2014-04-28 Neptune, NJ
Hisshou, shinbu, sakimori, I have all 3 and would never sell them. Also have Hissatsu folder and straight blade. Also fine blades with a pretty much single purpose. James Williams is not playing games with his designs. One day I will be able to afford something from bugei. Thanks for the great work you do for the serious New Yorker. Ed Curry, Neptune, N.J. (firstname.lastname@example.org) AIRBORNE
2014-03-04 Salem, OR
Fantastic knife. Craftsmanship and attention to detail are unsurpassed. I bought one as a gift and then had to buy one for myself. Cannot imagine anyone being disappointed.