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. The Hisshou's is a full-tang dual grind Tanto blade with a high satin finished. The long, tapered tip grind is designed for maximum slashing power combined with superior penetration. The Hisshou also offers superior slashing ability as compared to the Hissatsu. This classic cord-wrapped handle with ray skin under lays, which compares very well to more modern handle materials, giving excellent grip under all conditions. A custom Kydex sheath with a patented quick-release belt-mounting system. 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 carry. Simply press in the injection-moulded 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.