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INAZUMA NO KEN™

Designed by James Williams in Vass, North Carolina
Strikes like lightning.

Knifemaker James Williams’ longstanding history and knowledge of hand-to-hand combat sets the bar for his tactical knife creations—and the Inazuma No Ken™ is no exception to the rule. Inspired by the Otanashi noh Ken™ and the Hissatsu™ Folder, James brings us another Japanese-inspired knife with a name that translates to “lightning sword.” Merging three remarkable innovations—Ken Onion’s Assisted Opening and Flavio Ikoma’s IKBS™ Ball Bearing Pivot System and Deadbolt® lock—stand back as it quickly and smoothly deploys, locking into place to withstand even the toughest jobs. You’ll see soon enough how it’s rightfully earned its namesake.
  • Strong And Simple: Deadbolt® lock provides incredible strength and it's easy to use
  • Assisted Opening: Flipper deploys the blade fast
  • Smooth Opening: IKBS™ ball bearing pivot deploys the blade smooth
  • Superior Performance: D2 blade steel for excellent edge retention
  • Exceptional Grip: G10 handle provides grip in all conditions
  • Low Profile: Deep carry clip rides low in the pocket
$125.00
Lifetime Warranty
 
Specifications
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Blade Length3.68" (93.35 mm)
Blade EdgePlain
Blade SteelD2
Blade FinishStonewash
Blade Thickness0.13" (3.18 mm)
Overall Length8.63" (219.08 mm)
Closed Length4.91" (124.61 mm)
Weight6.20 oz. (175.77 g)
HandleG10
StyleFolding Knife w/Deadbolt® Lock
U.S. Patent No. 9,833,912
Innovations
Strikes like lightning. Knifemaker James Williams’ longstanding history and knowledge of hand-to-hand combat sets the bar for his tactical knife creations—and the Inazuma No Ken™ is no exception to the rule. Inspired by the Otanashi noh Ken™ and the Hissatsu™ Folder, James brings us another Japanese-inspired knife with a name that translates to “lightning sword.” Merging three remarkable innovations—Ken Onion’s Assisted Opening and Flavio Ikoma’s IKBS™ Ball Bearing Pivot System and Deadbolt® lock—stand back as it quickly and smoothly deploys, locking into place to withstand even the toughest jobs. You’ll see soon enough how it’s rightfully earned its namesake.

What happens when you take traditional, classical weaponry and use modern day technology to improve it tenfold? You won’t have to wonder much longer, because knife designer James Williams has done exactly that with the Inazuma No Ken™. With a name that translates to “lightning sword”, the tactical, combat-inspired folding knife is a true force not to be trifled with. Drawn from the influence of a classical Japanese sword, this modern carry honors the tried-and-true ways of traditional combat while impressively designed to withstand the nature of today’s battlefield.

Featuring Ken Onion’s award-winning Assisted Opening, the tough D2 steel snaps open at super high speed—and since it’s enhanced with IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system, the blade deploys lightning fast with a smooth rotation. Ready to accommodate both left or right handed holds, the G10 handle’s textured surface adds another element of control so your grip doesn’t fail you no matter the weather conditions you’re venturing into. Topping it all off, the Inazuma No Ken™ features a super strong locking mechanism thanks to Deadbolt® innovation, delivering even more powerful precision whenever it’s time to slash or cut through a surface.

When it’s time to stow away, the Inazuma no Ken™ can be clipped to your belt, making it one of our go-to combat companions. With grip and blade strength that won’t fail you, the Inazuma no Ken™ is your personal bolt of lightning.

How Assisted Opening Works
It's held securely closed in your pocket, but initiate the deployment, and part way through the rotation the blade opens at impressive speed for simple, powerful, one-handed opening.

How Deadbolt® Works
Steel bolts interlock with the blade when it’s deployed to yield incredible strength. A prominent button sits at the pivot point for simple, intuitive disengagement without fingers crossing the path of the blade.

James Williams

Vass, North Carolina 

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.

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