CRKT 5500K Halligan K.I.S.S. in the Dark, Black, 2.25" Plain Tanto Blade, Frame Lock, Stainless Steel Handle

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CRKT 5500K Halligan K.I.S.S. in the Dark, Black, 2.25" Plain Tanto Blade, Frame Lock, Stainless Steel Handle
CRKT 5500K Halligan K.I.S.S. in the Dark, Black, 2.25" Plain Tanto Blade, Frame Lock, Stainless Steel Handle
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The CRKT K.I.S.S. in the Dark is designed by the late Ed Halligan, who was only the second major knifemaker to work with the then relatively new brand. According to legend, the original K.I.S.S. was introduced at the Shot Show in 1997. Within a few days of the show, a year's worth of the knife had sold out.

So how could one knife help establish a new brand as one of the major knife companies? It's simple.

Standing for Keep It Super Simple, the K.I.S.S. revels in simplicity while eschewing all the bells and whistles found in many modern pocket knives. Instead of adding unnecessary features, the K.I.S.S. is a barebones folder with a lot to offer.

The K.I.S.S. in the Dark has a 2.25-inch modified tanto blade with a bead-blasted finish. The 3Cr13 stainless steel with all-black coating is more than adequate as material for the blade and steel frame. That same frame also acts as a locking mechanism for the blade.

When closed, the blade is folded against the minimalist handle with such a precise fit you'll wonder how they do it. Even though the blade is exposed, the design and seals of the frame allow you to carry it around without concern.

Along with a pocket clip that could double as a money clip, the K.I.S.S. in the Dark is a knife that conforms to your needs. Despite being around for nearly 20 years, the philosophy of keeping it simple is as effective as ever.

Model Number: 5500K
Catalog Number: 15327
Specifications
Closed Length 3.5 inches
Blade Length 2.25 inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (AUS6M)
Blade Edge Plain
Point Tanto
Lock Type Frame lock
Handle Material Stainless Steel
Total Length 5.75 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included No
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 2.2 ounces
Handle Color Black

Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), is a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories founded in 1994.

CRKT means Quality. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available, and quality is controlled from beginning to end. Knives are built the way they should be built—without compromising quality in any part of their creation. CRKT accessories are crafted to the same standards as the knives, so that each sheath, for example, lives up to the customers’ high expectations.

Sport & Work Knives

CRKT continues to "think outside the box" by seeking out new and unique designs and mechanisms, just when everyone in the industry thinks they have seen it all. For example, the company is introducing the tiny McGinnis Shrimp, the

Gekkota Pocket and Golf, the ExiTool, Ta-Bar Tool, Norfork Diver and Whitewater, and Klecker NIRK— all exciting and unusual. At the same time, it continues to broaden it’s traditional knife models, including for the first time, Classic pocket knives, as well as the Centofante Tribute, Carson M4-02 series, and the Delegate and Vertex lines.

More natural and premium materials.

CRKT is continuing to specify the natural and premium materials that are common in the best custom knives, including more knives

with layered Micarta, G10, stag, jig bone, white bone, ram horn, and hardwoods such as thuya root, cocobolo, ebony, walnut, and burl.

CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty: This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship. If one of our knives ever breaks or fails because of material or manufacturing defect, we’ll replace the knife. This warranty runs as long as you own your knife. Coverage ends if you sell or otherwise transfer the knife to someone else, or if your CRKT knife is modified in any way.

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