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


MSRP* : $150.00 | You Save* : $54.05 (36%)
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

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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.
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.
Columbia River CRKT 2906 Otanashi noh Ken Folding Knife 4.52" Blade, G10 Handlesrated 4.526 stars out of 5 (19 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT 2906 Otanashi noh Ken Folding Knife 4.52" Blade, G10 Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
James P
Baltimore, Md
Mar 14, 2017
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Excellent Value - Solid Defensive Weapon
I am not a collector. I have a ZT0300 that is too heavy at over 8oz, and too thick to carry sometimes. I wanted a lighter, slimmer knife for self defense, in the $100 range. This fits the bill. Its a purpose designed knife. Obvious slashing and stabbing capability. The lock is very tight when you first get it, but keep playing with it, it loosens up great. I've had it a few weeks and its very easy to open and close. The blade was not as sharp as I like when it arrived. I sharpened it on a stone and its great now; it shaves hair very readily. The LAWKS, feature was tight when it first arrived, but it has loosened up well and is easy to enable and disable, although, I cannot imagine having the time to activate it in a defensive situation unless you constantly practice enabling it when you draw the knife and make that part of your muscle memory similar to deactivating a safety on a hand gun. The pocket clip sits on the end and the knife rides very deep. I carry it in my waistband and sometimes its difficult to present rapidly. Practice this maneuver a lot; this is the most important technique to master in a defensive scenario when you're reacting to someone else. The design and handle allows for a wide variety of grips. The knife is long enough to be used as an impact weapon if closed.
Columbia River CRKT 2906 Otanashi noh Ken Folding Knife 4.52" Blade, G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
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.
Columbia River CRKT 2906 Otanashi noh Ken Folding Knife 4.52" Blade, G10 Handles
rated 5 stars 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
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