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Hisshou by James Williams

Hisshou by James Williams

 

Hisshou by James Williams

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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.

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Paul Howe-Combat Shooting and Tactics
James Williams new knife/short sword is the perfect tool to compliment the soldier in close quarter battle situations. Without a handgun, soldiers can now deliver immediate devastating and deadly force to an enemy in close quarter battle environments should the need arise. Light for its weight, the Hisshou is strong and fast and can either stab creating massive and deep entry wounds or slash and sever. Being a former field soldier, I have also used it for light brush work to ensure it would hold up to the demands. It performed without missing a beat.

Paul Howe-Combat Shooting and Tactics (http://www.combatshootingandtactics.com/)

Steve Mattoon Master Instructor
The Hisshou in my early opinion (I have only had mine a few weeks) is a combat blade of exceptional value to anyone using it in a close combat role. I am working on getting to three thousand strokes of varying protocols before really jumping in with what I consider facts, but at this point (Over 1300 strokes)I can safely say that at 18.5 inches with a 3/4 inch curve the Hisshou is an awesome cutting weapon. The 12.5 inch blade is heavier than the handle and can deliver leveraged power that will cut through any human defense I know of. The point is a penetrater that will; I believe penetrate almost any clothing in existence (I have not yet tested on body armor) I have used knives and swords my entire life and currently rate the Hisshou as one of the best short swords I have used. The weapon is long but can still be readily concealed with proper harnessing and can be instantly drawn.
I have had to use knives twice in combat in my career and I believe that the Hisshou will become one of the most feared of fighting short swords, I know it was not designed as a true short sword but in my humble opinion that is what it is. If carrying one and finding ones self in close range combat users will quickly find the balance, non slip handle, blade weight and design will allow even marginally trained fighters to hold their own against multiple opponents. A strike that scores on a human arm or leg will be an incapacitating strike that will not be recovered from. I will add to what I have said here once I have had my Hisshou long enough to where it has become a part of me and not the new “Friend” that it is now…Great job, Thank you.

Steve Mattoon Master Instructor http://www.teamnsa.com/