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James Williams Sakimori


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James Williams Sakimori knife. Modern embodiment of the legendary samurai tanto. Overall 10.5 inches, 01 tool steel, satin finish, kydex sheath.

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James Williams Sakimori

Based on samurai tanto.

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.

Sakimori Dimensions
Open Overall Length 10.5 inches
Weight 9.1 ounces

Sakimori Blade
Length 5.76 inches
Thickness 0.24 inches
Material 01 Tool Steel
Blade-HRC 56-58
Finish High Satin
Grind Flat Grind
Style Modified Tanto
Edge Plain

Sakimori Handle
Material Cord Wrapped with Ray Skin Underlays

Sakimori Carry System
Carry System Kydex Sheath
Weight 3.4 ounces


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