Columbia River 2910 Hisshou 13" YK-30 High-Carbon, High Satin Finished Blade, Gift Box


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Part #: CR2910 | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2910: Hisshou™
Columbia River

The name means "certain victory." It is the modern embodiment of the close-quarters sword of the Samurai.

Let us be clear: the Hisshou™, designed by James Williams, is a specialized tool that is intended for military personnel and special forces operators. James developed this design to meet the specific requests of coalition forces overseas for a more powerful tactical tool than his CRKT Hissatsu™, which is in wide use.

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.

The Hisshou comes into play when the operator's firearms cannot be used, as often happens in entry and search operations. It is designed for multiple carry options depending on the choice of the operator.

The Hisshou's 13" full-tang 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 16.4 ounces, the Hisshou also offers superior slashing ability as compared to the Hissatsu.

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.
We have designed a custom Kydex® sheath with a patented* quick-release belt-mounting system for the Hisshou. 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.

The belt clip can be attached with the Chicago screws provided for vertical or horizontal carry. Simply press in the injection-molded nylon retaining clip for instant attachment or release.

The Hisshou 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.

  • Knife:
    • 2910: High Satin finish, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
    • Blade: Length: 13.0" (330 mm)
    • Thickness: 0.26" (6.5 mm)
    • Steel: YK-30, 57-59 HRC
    • Knife: Overall length: 18.38" (467 mm)
    • Weight: 16.4 oz. (465 g)
  • Sheath:
    • Hisshou Sheath: (included with knife, preliminary specifications)
    • Material: Kydex
    • Overall length: 13.75" (349 mm)
    • Width: 2.50" (64 mm)
    • Weight: 7.0 oz. (198 g)
  • Made in China
*Note: Shipping on this item will be at least $9.90 (for U.S. orders) due to the weight of this item. International shipments would start at a higher rate.*

About the Knife Designer
James Williams is a former U.S. Army officer with over 45 years of experience in numerous martial arts disciplines. He knows cutlery as President of Bugei Trading Company, producer of fine Samurai swords. He is an expert in both ancient and modern martial arts and has developed The System of Strategy, a unique approach to unarmed combatives based on the ancient samurai system of close quarters combat. He is internationally known as a trainer of special operations units, government agencies, and law enforcement organizations, both foreign and domestic. James teaches combatives, self-defense, low-light tactics, and firearms. James is the designer of the Hisshou, Hissatsu Fixed Blade and Folder. He comments, that for tactical purposes, "The fixed blade is superior to the folder in every respect. Our goal with the Hissatsu Folder was not to replace the fixed blade knife, but rather to offer the best alternative possible when circumstances demand other options."
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5 out of 5
Feb 06, 2018
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
“That’s not a knife mate... THIS is a knife!”
He** yes!Waited a long time to buy this one because I, not being a Navy Seal or Ninja, really don’t have a practical use for this big#ss knife.However, now that I have it here I really love it even more than before.Weight is above average but of course this probably can be explained by it being a huge blade, just feels great.The handle with the cord wrapping is just right for perfect grip, one cord between each finger..Not natively English here, but I hope you know what I mean.Nicely detailed, sharp as.. oh well.. I could shave, with it but I don’t want to lose my head.So I now sometimes grab it to use it as the most epic letter opener ever..Brought to you in a Beautiful display box to have it displayed very nicely, until the day of the Zombie Apocalypse!Then the Kydex sheath will do nicely..One tiny thing though; The sheath doesn’t really hold the blade very hard, so if you plan using this in the field, check or fix this, or beware of flying blades!
5 out of 5
Licensed Civilian
carry friendly state.
Jun 11, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness, Materials, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Weight, Finish, None
Beautiful Niche Blade
This is a beautiful blade, and it functions extremely well if you ever get into a cutting contest with your buddies at a cookout. I can see certain soldiers carrying this on their packs (BUT IT IS VERY VERY FLASHY), and it definitely is a great self defense tool against a home invader if you didn't have access to a firearm. The knife would not hold up well to trail use, and is NOT a Machete. It is incredibly difficult to carry a blade of this type concealed for a normal sized person, and I am a huge proponent of felt not seen when it comes to blades for self defense on the street. This is a great large live blade for FMA (Kali, Escrima, Arnis, etc.). This is a very large razor sharp knife. Be safe.
5 out of 5
Delon F
hollywood F.FL.
May 26, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
bad man with a bad kinfe
this knife is so outstanding and worth the money that I. buy two of the and fhey are both good for out doors .
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