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The Shinbu comes into play when the operator's firearms cannot be used, as often happens in entry and search operations. The Shinbu 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 13.3 ounces and a 9.25" blade, the Shinbu also offers superior slashing ability as compared to the Hissatsu.
- Full Tang, Dual Grind, Premium High Carbon Steel Blade
- Traditional Style Cord Wrapped Handle
- Boltaron® Sheath w/Molle Compatible Convertible Belt Clip System
|Blade Length||9.25" (234.95 mm)|
|Blade Thickness||0.23" (5.92 mm)|
|Overall Length||14.75" (374.65 mm)|
|Weight||13.30 oz. (377.05g)|
|Style||Fixed Blade Knife w/Sheath|
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.
These knives come into play when the operator's firearms cannot be used, as often happens in entry and search operations. They are designed for multiple carry options depending on the choice of the operator.
The Shinbu 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 13.3 ounces and a 9.25" blade, the Shinbu also offers superior slashing ability as compared to the Hissatsu.
James has followed centuries of Japanese tradition in designing these classic cord-wrapped handles, which compares very well to more modern handle materials, giving excellent grip under all conditions. The blade of the Shinbu is laser engraved with Japanese kanji characters that signify "Divine Valor."
We have designed custom-fitted Boltaron® sheaths with a convertible belt mounting system for the Shinbu. 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. A belt clip can be attached with the Chicago screws provided for vertical carry. There is also a quick-release retaining strap.
Each of these knives comes in a custom dark lacquered wooden box for presentation and storage.
The Shinbu demands respect and can truly be a lifesaver for the military professional. These are knives that would have been carried by the Samurai.
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You don’t want to mess with Sensei James Williams. Trust us. A former U.S. Army officer with more than 50 years of experience in the martial arts, he developed The System of Strategy. It’s a unique approach to unarmed combat that he teaches to Special Operations units and law enforcement worldwide. When he is armed, though, you’ll find him brandishing blades he’s created, like the Hisshou® and Hissatsu™ fixed blades, the Shizuka noh Ken™, and the now-legendary Hissatsu™ folder.