The CRKT Hissatsu Folder Tactical Knife is a design by James Williams, who is actively involved in teaching Military special operations and government security professionals. These military professionals must at times perform their daily high-risk duties in environments which do not allow them to carry firearms or a large fixed blade knife such as the standard CRKT Hissatsu Fixed Blade Knife. At training sessions and demonstrations, they have asked James to design a folding knife with the defensive power of the Hissatsu that can be a concealed carry in a pocket or clipped comfortably under a jacket. The result is the CRKT Hissatsu Folder Knife.
This CRKT Knife features a blade length of 3.875", which is safely under the legal limit in most jurisdictions, while blade finish is in a non-reflective black coating. The Columbia River Folding Hissatsu Knife features a blade shape that is a classical Samurai design which gives outstanding power and performance. CRKT has used premium AUS 8 stainless steel for the optimum in strength and edge-holding ability with very good stain resistance. For rapid deployment, the CRKT Hissatsu Folder incorporates the patented OutBurst assisted opening mechanism which instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30°. To meet jurisdictional regulations, the OutBurst mechanism can be quickly disabled with a single setscrew. As the blade is opened it locks automatically with our patented AutoLAWKS safety. This makes the CRKT Hissatsu Folder Knife a virtual fixed blade, which is important in high-stress rapid-deployment situations.
The CRKT Folder Hissatsu Knife uses a heavy-duty version of CRKT's stainless steel InterFrame build with beefy 0.059" 420J2 stainless steel liners, one locking, and black glass filled nylon scales, textured to provide a secure grip. A thumb disk allows rapid opening with either hand, and the custom black stainless steel clip can be quickly and easily mounted right- or left-handed with a single screw, yielding a knife that is truly ambidextrous. Here's a tactical knife for the professional that is overbuilt to last. For those who have a need to use it, the CRKT Hissatsu Folder Compact Tactical Knife is as much defensive security as you can find in a tactical folder.