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Swords Of The East prides itself in only carrying the best samurai swords, katana, knives, tanto, wakizashi, and martial arts accessories. The Shinbu is an excellent new addition to our line of quality edged weapons.

It is an extremely versatile weapon that is highly durable and functional. You will find that this is a trusty companion at any time. This is a really unique tanto / knife combination.

Let us be clear: the Shinbu, designed by James Williams, are specialized tools intended for military personnel and special forces operators. James developed the 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 like 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 isshou.

These knives come into play when guns cannot be used, as often happens in entry and search operations. They are designed for multiple carry options depending on the choice of the user.

The Shinbu 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 ability. At 13.3 ounces and a 9.25" blade, the Shinbu also offers superior slashing ability as compared to the Hissatsu.

James has followed centuries of Japanese tradition in designing these classic cord-wrapped handles with ray skin underlays, which compares very well to more modern handle materials, giving excellent grip under all conditions.

We have designed custom-fitted KydexÃî sheaths with a convertible beltmounting system for the Shinbu. The sheath has detents which grip the knife securely providing good grip and wide entry lips which allow the knife to be returned to the sheath with one hand. A belt clip can be attached with the Chicago screws provided for vertical carry. There is also a quick-release retaining strap.

Each of these knives comes in a custom dark lacquered wooden box for presentation and storage which make it a real showcase piece.

The Shinbu demands respect and they can truly be a lifesaver for the military professional or the serious tanto, knife, or sword collector. These are knives that would have been carried by the Samurai.

Open Overall Length 14.75 inches
Weight 13.3 ounces

Length 9.25 inches
Thickness 0.233 inches
Material YK-30
Blade-HRC 57-59
Finish Satin
Grind Flat
Style Modified Tanto
Edge Plain

Material Cord Wrap over Sting Ray

Carry System Kydex Sheath

Full Tang Yes
Presentation Box Yes

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