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™. They asked James to design a folder with the defensive power of the Hissatsu that could be carried in a pocket or clipped under a jacket.
The result is the CRKT Heiho. This model incorporates our OutBurst® assisted opening mechanism, which instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees.
The Heiho uses our stainless steel InterFrame build with stainless steel liners, one locking, and textured G10® scales that are machined with Japanese kanji characters that signify ôStrategy- system of strategy." A thumb disk allows rapid opening with either hand, and the custom stainless steel clip can be quickly and easily mounted right- or left-handed with a single screw, yielding knives that are truly ambidextrous.
The satin-finished 3.125" blade is easy to conceal carry. It weighs only 3.6 ounces. Because some operators prefer it, we have used our patented* LAWKS®, the Lake and Walker Knife Safety innovation. LAWKS® sets a pin between the locking liner and the frame. This pin acts as an additional layer of safety, so the locking liner is less likely to disengage during use. To engage the safety, push the LAWKS® lever forward. To close the knife, pull the LAWKS® lever back, slide the locking liner over, and fold the blade into the closed position.
This tactical folder is overbuilt to last. For those who have a need to use them, this is as much defensive security as you can find in a small tactical folder.
I recently bought 3 crkt blades having never owned one before. As an industrial designer I'm extremely impressed with crkt's products, this one especially. Definitely my favorite of the 3 I
bought. The blade deployed really fast but it wasn't until I took a good look at the blade that I realized that I was going to leave with it. The knife has such a unique shape and is made very well. I would buy this again without question.
2014-05-14 hubertus, WI
Bought this knife for one purpose and one purpose only. For the penetration. Although one day an accident occurred, in which i dropped the knife on my soft wood floor and a 1/4 inch of the tip broke off. Since this was a "misuse" it was not under warranty and not being a blade expert i could not repair it myself. So now i am stuck with a sharp knife with no tip.
2014-02-22 Tomball, TX
Love the look and feel of this knife. Very original. I did have a problem with the thumb disk being so close to the frame, made it difficult to deploy and put my thumb in harm's way when I was able to deploy it. I filed down the disk at an angle and now it's much easier to deploy. Other than that this knife is a beauty.
2014-02-11 Bellingham, WA
This is the first CRKT knife I have purchased and owned and I am very satisfied with it. It's a high quality, durable blade. The knife has a nice look and feel to it and it's quick to open and easily concealable. I would recommend this to anybody.
2014-01-04 Freehold, NJ
Truly, a fantastic knife. I am impressed how solid it locks up. Very satisfied with the quality and engineering thought put into this knife.
2013-08-01 greenwood, IN
Fantastic knife, really glad I bought it. You should too.