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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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Description
CR2906: 2906 Otanashi noh Ken - James Williams Design
CRKT
 
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.
Specifications
  • 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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Rbl
europe
Jul 15, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Weight, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: None
excellent
excellent for EDC, realy slim profile, very sharp out the box. james williams sure knows how to make them.
5 out of 5
Rbl
sweden
Jun 21, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
perfect
once again james williams deliver a perfect cqc knife. 5 star excellent
5 out of 5
James T
Midland, Texas
Apr 07, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, None
SuperCool
Not a huge CRKT fan, but... I came across the smaller CRKT Heiho and immediately liked it. So, I investigated the Otanashi Noh Ken large folder with G10 handles. This knife, like I said, Is supercool. The action is smooth, the blade is solid and heavy, all with great G10 scales. It is no light-weight. One feels extremely confident with the knife in hand. You can flick the blade open like lightening. Very impressive offering from Columbia River. The only negative for me is the blade lock. It is functional, but could use some refining. Not a deal killer though, this is a great knife.
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