In feudal Japan one of the most highly coveted titles among a lord’s high-ranking retainers was "Hatamoto". The fortunate Samurai on who this distinctive honor was bestowed was allowed immediate access to his lord, day and night, and was deemed trustworthy enough to wear his sword in his lord’s presence.
Like its namesake, the Hatamoto™ was designed to be a knife worthy of great respect and trust. A knife you will treasure for years and one you can bet your life on in a pinch. The blade has been precision hollow ground out of our famous San Mai III® blade, 25% stronger than any other stainless steel in the world. For piercing power it features a modified tanto point (first popularized by Lynn Thompson in the early 1980’s). It pierces like a dagger yet remains remarkably resistant to bending or breaking. For cutting power, the edge is subtlety curved and ground thin and honed to razor keenness so it will "bite" with even moderate pressure and deliver dramatically deep, gaping cuts with full power blows.
To have this remarkable blade come alive in your hand we have crafted a simple yet highly efficient handle that will accommodate a wide variety of grip styles. For strength, rigidity and security, we have resolutely insisted on thick Titanium liners for the frame and overlaid them with high friction G-10 scales that have been reinforced by forged Titanium bolsters. All handle components have been bolted together with the latest in high strength fasteners to form one homogenous unit of great strength and moderate weight.
Lock strength is absolutely critical in a knife like the Hatamoto™, that’s why we have equipped it with the most reliable leaf spring locking mechanism on the market. Made of Titanium and fitted to extremely close tolerances, it has proven almost impervious to the stress and shock that would destroy a lesser knife costing even three or four times as much.
Quick access and convenient carry are also attributes of the finest tactical folders so we have outfitted the Hatamoto™ with a sleek yet effective pocket clip and thumb stud for lightning fast opening.
- Blade Thick: 4mm
- Blade Length: 4"
- Handle: 5" long G-10 w/titanium bolsters
- Overall length: 9"
- Weight: 6.3 oz
- Steel: San Mai III®
- Polished Stainless Steel Pocket Clip