CRKT 2906 Otanashi noh Ken Combat Folder - 4.52" Blade - CUTLERY SHOPPE

CRKT 2906 Otanashi noh Ken Combat Folder - 4.52" Blade

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CRKT 2906 Otanashi noh Ken Combat Folder - 4.52" Blade

As a veteran and current martial arts practitioner/instructor, James Williams knows cutlery—especially the tactical variety. So, it's no surprise that his Hissatsu™ knife designs have quickly become mainstays within the military Special Forces and tactical Law Enforcement communities across the globe. Whether a folding or fixed blade knife variation, these are focused, single-purpose knives, for use in close quarters battle (CQB) environments, either as a primary or a secondary weapon to augment the handgun in the hands of well-trained professionals.
The Otanashi noh Ken™ was designed by James Williams per a request from SOCOM for a larger, thinner, folding combat knife that was easy to carry and conceal. The Osoraku style blade, made famous by the 16th century Samurai warlord Takeda Shingen, is efficient and effective. This knife has a longer blade than the Hissatsu™ Folder and yet is slimmer to carry than the popular Heiho folding knife.
The Otanashi noh Ken™ and Hissatsu™ knife designs were developed for exceptional penetrating ability in tactical use situations.
The clip allows deep, inconspicuous, carry and the frame lock design is for strength and simplicity in operations.
James Williams' work with worldwide military Special Operations and his extensive classical Samurai training means that this knife is designed to perform at the highest level, when you need it most.

  • Category End Use: EDC/Tactical/Military/Law Enforcement
  • Blade Steel: AUS8
  • Rc Hardness: 58-59
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Handle Material: Black G-10
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Safety System: LAWKS
  • Pocket Clip: Black, Tip-Up
  • Length Open: 10.13"
  • Blade Length: 4.52"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16"
  • Length Closed: "
  • Weight: 6.4 oz.
  • Made in: Taiwan

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  • 5
    The Best Knife CRKT Makes..

    Posted by CelticCross74 on Apr 1st 2015

    I usually cannot stand CRKT. But after reading a couple of reviews and really digging the blade shape I thought I would give the Otanashi a shot. Boy am I glad I did! The Otanashi Noh Ken is one of the best knife purchases I have ever made. At under $100 it easily stands shoulder to shoulder with my $300 high end production knives. The AUS 8 used in the Otanashi's blade is the toughest AUS 8 I have ever seen.

    Out of the box it wasnt all that sharp. After a 40 minute ride on my Sharpmaker it is and remains scalpel sharp. This is a BIG knife! The blade alone is just over 4.5 inches! The blade locks up bank vault solid on the handles impressive framelock. The LAWKS system to me is useless. The LAWKS metal clip is no thicker than a paper clip. If you are doing such a heavy task that you feel you need it then use a fixed blade.

    Never did I think that a knife would come along that is this HUGE yet folds into such a slim package. Along with the excellent deep carry clip this beast easily disappears into almost any pocket. The thumb disk on the blade is pretty large and easy to use. The blade is long and heavy enough that once you learn its heft you can throw out the blade to lock up with a strong wrist movement.

    This knife is meant for one thing, self defense. The damage this beast can do in one blow is astonishing. Yet the knife is so heavy duty I have put it to EDC use many times. Just be careful about who you pull this monster out around you may scare them to death!

    Cutlery Shoppe has the best price for the Otanashi I have seen, BUY IT!