Number of Reviews: 39
Oregon City, OR
I would consider myself as a bit of a knife collector and I have just recently started to take notice of CRKT this is the second knife I have bought from them in the last month or so and I couldn't be happier with CRKT's service and quality.
This knife just looks and feels tactical. I mean the size of the bolt alone says Bring IT. Not to mention how fast it opens with a strong secure locking sound this knife is a must have for any tactical knife fan.
nice enough knife, but its too stiff. the handle is a little large for the size of the blade, also.
I like the way it operates, except for the amount of force it takes to get it open. I am used to big knives, and have big hands, but this one started to give me callouses on my thumb trying to open it. was going to give to my Dad for Fathers Day but I think I'll just keep it because there is no way he could open it, hes 70 years old.
I've owned more tactical knives than most. Just picked one of these up...It's rocket fast opening and lock-up SOLD me on the spot This is not for the timid Enjoyed James Williams video and was educational. I am retired LE...wished these were available back in late 70's and 80's...I carried a knife ALWAYS Hope to see more of Mr. Williams and his designs in the future. Jeff-
First of all the knife is a great design....Saying that I am having a lot of trouble even getting it open at this point. The spring tension is very tight and will not allow the knife to come out of the handle with all of my strength. Looks like I will be dealing with CRKT customer service on this blade. ***CRKT RESPONSE - We appreciate the feedback Stephen. A popular misconception in the marketplace is that the Hissatsu Folder is "easy" to open or opens with ease. The Hissatsu Folder is a purpose driven knife, designed to deploy quickly, and built for professional use. There is an excellent video about the knife made by the Designer, James Williams here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsJf0OTwwzI If you are still unsatisfied with the knife, please let us know and we can get the situation resolved for you. Thanks again, CRKT
This knife is a mean piece of work worth the high rating. The outburst blade system flies open with an intimidating click, you feel the force of inertia as the large blade snaps into place and the entire handle buzzes for a moment from the outburst spring. The pocket clip is twice the width and length of my other CRKT knifes so it holds firmly. When folded the tip fits just a millimeter or so into the open sided handle – you can actually poke your finger on the blade tip with it folded in the handle if you try so watch it. The blade has a CRKT logo on one side and the other side has a ‘Hissatsu Folder’ stamp with some nice kanji symbols which I believe say ‘Product of Taiwan’. This is a folder that provides a great sense of security.
i own this knife, and am very happy with it's design and function, overall. easy to carry, easy to open, and very sturdy. however, i really wish to god they have used a different steel, as AUS 8 is a very, very ho-hum steel in terms of edge retention. a knife of this quality should have had something a little more high-performance. moreover, the grind creates a very beefy edge -- CRKT could learn something here from their oregon competitors. if i manage to replicate the blade is a better steel, i will.
Now that's a knife Just bought one as an early father's day gift to myself. I was a little surprised at how big it is and was concerned about its weight - two things I omitted when shopping for it. However, once I got it in my pocket, it was fine - just noticeable. The edge is razor sharp and action is crisp. The quality of this knife is fantastic for the money. Well worth it. Great job CRKT
After purchasing a number of tactical folders, I finally found one that truly fits the demands of my everyday environment. That does not mean I am recommending this as an EDC knife. My work requires me to travel across the US and spend days walking around some of the highest crime areas in major cities...alone and in abandoned housing projects. The Hissatsu provides a serious, formidable self defense option that I hope I will never have to use. The knife design is practical for last resort CQB where semi-concealment is desired.The quality is better than anything I have seen for the price, even in knives costing twice the amount of the Hissatsu.The Outburst deployment system is near perfection, and the lockup is fixed-blade solid. If you are looking for a self-defense folder, this is it
I'm sure it will be awesome.
I really like this knife. bought it for every day carry as self defense tool and for miscellaneous tasks. glad crkt changed the handle from zytel to glass filled nylon, which is probably not as good as g10, but definitely offers a secure grip deploys easily. it can be delicately placed in dress pants pocket without tearing it up like g10. I am waiting for winter to see if it deploys reliably and quickly with cold, dry hands, but i feel confident. I had to sharpen the blade as it came pretty dull out of the box. I believe i reshaped the angle to a steeper angle, but it shaves hair now. i tightened up the bolt the blade pivots on to eliminate the tiny bit of side to side play it had. The knife feels solid and I'm sure will function well if called upon. Good knife at $100