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Columbia River 2906 Otanashi noh Ken Folding Knife 4.52" Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: CR2906
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2906: 2906 Otanashi noh Ken - James Williams Design
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.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 10.13 inches
    • Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 4.52 inches
    • Thickness: 0.16 inches
    • Material: AUS 8
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: Bead Blast (Black Corrosion Resistant Coating)
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Clip Point
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: Black G10
  • Lock
    • Type: Frame Lock
    • Safety System: LAWKS
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 1 Position Clip

UPC Code: 794023290608

AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Son Of The Alamo
Aug 25, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
The BEST self-defence Blade
I have been looking for years for a self-defence folding blade that didn't look or feel like an EDC pocket folder. While reading a book by one of my favorite authors, Brad Thor, he mentions a knife used by a CIA operative. His description of the CRKT Otanashi Noh Ken made me investigate the knife. I ordered one, and On arrival, I knew it was the blade I had been seeking. Lightweight for the blade length, strong lockup, black. Perfect. Read ACT OF WAR. Great book, and you will buy one for the same reasons I and Brad Thor consider it one of the most deadly pocket weapons available.
5 out of 5
Mar 16, 2015
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
Awesome for EDC, super slim, needle sharp out of the box. Literally a combat knife u can carry in your pocket
5 out of 5
Donnie P.
Nov 13, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
Self defense great blade shape and was able to get the knife razor sharp with wicked edge and strop I like the thin profile ,I wish the lock opened a little easier
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