It's a rough life, I swear it is. I mean, when you have to review gear like this:
Released today is Brad Thor's "Code of Conduct," in which the above short sword (really, it's too big to be considered a tanto) plays a role. Thor's Scot Harvath is a counterterrorism operative who relies on real-world gear (Thor knows his stuff!) to save the day. Thor detailed his experiences in an upcoming issue of Shooting Illustrated, and the Shinbu is one of the tools utilized.
Check out the linked article, and give "Code of Conduct" a read - you won't be disappointed!
That is all.