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Hissatsu Folder - Designed by James Williams

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(HissatsuFolder) Hissatsu Folder - Designed by James Williams
(HissatsuFolder) Hissatsu Folder - Designed by James Williams
(HissatsuFolder) Hissatsu Folder - Designed by James Williams
(HissatsuFolder) Hissatsu Folder - Designed by James Williams
(HissatsuFolder) Hissatsu Folder - Designed by James Williams
(HissatsuFolder) Hissatsu Folder - Designed by James Williams
(HissatsuFolder) Hissatsu Folder - Designed by James Williams
HissatsuFolder description
When Danger Unfolds, It Does Too.

A folding tactical knife with patented OutBurst® assisted opening and AutoLAWKS™ safety, this knife is ready when the action heats up.

The Hissatsu™ Folder was designed by James Williams, of Encinitas, CA for times when a military special operations or security professional are in environments where they need to be discreet to ensure their own safety. Firing off loud firearms or carrying large blades while performing high-risk duties isn't always an option. Now there is an alternative: the Hissatsu™ Folder. This tactical folding knife can be concealed in a pocket or clipped comfortably under a jacket, and later be deployed for a whole lot of defensive power.

The blade shape is a classical Samurai modified tanto design that gives outstanding penetrating power as well as exceptional slashing performance. It features a premium AUS 8 stainless steel blade for optimal strength and edge-holding ability with good corrosion resistance. Meanwhile, a non-reflective black coating helps it keep a low profile during dark conditions. With a blade length of 3.875" it's safely under the legal limit in most jurisdictions, but it goes way over on performance.

Like you, the knife is ready to spring into defense mode after being opened approximately 30º with our patented OutBurst®assisted opening mechanism. This knife also features AutoLAWKS, the Lake and Walker Knife Safety innovation taken to the next level. AutoLAWKS automatically 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 close the knife, pull the AutoLAWKS red button lever back, slide the locking liner over, and fold the blade into the closed position.. To meet jurisdictional regulations, the OutBurst® spring mechanism can be easily disabled with a single set screw.

The handle has a few tricks up its heavy-duty sleeve too with a beefy InterFrame build with stainless steel liners that locks on one side and black glass-reinforced nylon scales that are 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.

This is a tactical folder for the professional that's overbuilt to last a lifetime.

U.S. Patent No. 7,437,822

Also available:

Hissatsu™ Fixed Blade Satin Finish (2907)

Hissatsu™ Fixed Blade Black (2907K)

Hissatsu™ Fixed Blade Tan (2907D)

Hissatsu™ Fixed Blade Trainer (2907T)

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No. of ratings: 8
 4.5/5.0 Stars  
Number of Reviews: 7
  • 2015-08-07
    Winfield, KS
awesome knife, very sharp blade it's a little hard to open up with the torsion bar and it does kind of hurt my thumb but it can be removed and be opened even faster

  • 2015-06-28
    twentynine palms, CA
I've been a fan of CRKT for years, and this beautiful knife was well worth every penny. My last knife was the M1-13k by Greg Lightfoot, I didn't think anything could compare to that. I was pleasantly mistaken. Williams produced a work of tactical art. I'm going to be a customer for the rest of my life. No other manufacturer has impressed me or taken the abuse better. The Hissatsu is awesome. Like a tank and a kitana had a baby. Thank you guys, I'll be back when it's time to retire this guy. I love CRKT.

  • 2015-03-12
    Long Beach, CA
I got this as a Christmas gift a few years ago. Man what a great knife I've carried many knives over the years and this is by far the best pocket-clipped folding knife I've ever owned. It's intended for one main use--defense. But I've used it for many different applications and it always came through. It is a little bulky sitting on your side but, on the other hand, you always know it's there in case of emergency and that's why I wanted it. Opening and closing took a little practice but once you get it down, it's like art. And the sound it makes when opening is comparable to pumping a shotgun. I also love that the pocket clip can be switched to the other side. That's an important aspect for us lefties. Sadly, I lost it about a year ago and life hasn't been the same...

  • 2014-01-11
    Hackensack, NJ
I recieved this knife a number of years ago as a present, and it has been on my side faithfully for almost 3 years. The outburst took a little time to get used to but eventually I had it down to second nature. Unfortunately for me, I was using it at a fire scene and the locking liner became bent and now I cannot close it unless using a pair of pliers. Overall it holds an edge fantasticly and I have no complaints other than the locking liner bent after years of use and has rendered the knife completely usless -- Anthony CRKT Response: First off Anthony, thank you for your service, we appreciate all the the hardworking fire fighters out there do. It sounds like this knife has served you well and we would hate to see you without one. Our Customer Service department will reach out to you and get you a replacement. Thank you again for your service!

  • 2013-07-29
    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.

  • 2013-06-08
    Sarasota, FL
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.

  • 2013-06-02
    Nashville, TN
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-

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Product Specifications
Open Overall Length8.75 inches
Closed Length5 inches
Weight5.8 ounces

Length3.875 inches
Thickness0.16 inches
MaterialAUS 8
FinishTactical Black Matte
StyleModified Tanto

MaterialGlass Filled Nylon

TypeLocking Liner
Safety SystemAutoLAWKS

Carry System2 Position

PatentU.S. Patent 7,437,822,

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James Williams
James Williams is a former U.S. Army officer with over 45 years of experience in numerous martial arts disciplines. He knows cutlery as President of Bugei Trading Company.
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