Columbia River Hissatsu Assisted Opening Folding Knife

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James Williams is actively involved in teaching Military special operations and government security professionals who 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 Hissatsu™. At training sessions and demonstrations, they have asked James to design a folder 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. Blade length is 3.875", which is safely under the legal limit in most jurisdictions, while blade finish is non-reflective black Teflon® coating.

The blade shape is a classical Samurai design which gives outstanding penetrating power as well as exceptional slashing performance. We have used our premium AUS 8 stainless steel for the optimum in strength and edge-holding ability with very good stain resistance.

For rapid deployment, we have incorporated our patented(1) OutBurst™ Assisted Opening mechanism which instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees. To meet jurisdictional regulations, the OutBurst mechanism can be quickly disabled with a single setscrew. Our 2903Q model is a conventional non-Assisted Openinger intended for those regions where Assisted Opening is out of the question.

As the blade is opened it locks automatically with our patented(2) AutoLAWKS™ safety. This makes the Hissatsu Folder a virtual fixed blade, which is important in high-stress rapid-deployment situations.

We have used a heavy-duty version of our stainless steel InterFrame build with beefy 0.059" 420J2 stainless steel liners, one locking, and black Zytel® scales, textured to provide a secure grip. A thumb disk allows rapid opening with either hand, and the custom Teflon®-plated 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, this is as much defensive security as you can find in a tactical folder.

•2903: Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, OutBurst Assisted Opening

•Blade: Length: 3.875" (9.8 cm)

•Thickness: 0.15" (0.38 cm)

•Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC

•Closed: Handle length: 5.0" (12.7 cm)

•Open: Overall length: 8.75" (22.2 cm)

•Weight: 5.8 oz. (164 g)

Model Number: 2903
Catalog Number: 313549
Specifications
Closed Length 5 inches
Blade Length 3.875 inches
Blade Material Stainless Steel (AUS8)
Blade Edge Plain
Point Drop Point
Lock Type AutoLAWKS
Assisted Open Yes
Handle Material Stainless Steel, zytel
Total Length 8.75 inches
Blade Color Black
Sheath Included No
Pocket Clip Included Yes
Knife Type Folding
Knife Weight 5.8 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.

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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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Customer Reviews

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By Charles D. from Lawton, OK
January 22, 2014

This is the best of this type knife I've been able to purchase.

By Cory M. from Elliot Lake
January 9, 2014

I was surprised how difficult it was to manipulate the release mechanism on the knife. You have to use a significant amount of force and the movement is minutely , it took some getting use to. A CRTK knife that has the simple extruding toggle on the side is far easier to open. Nonetheless is beautifully constructed and has a superior pointed tip.

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