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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 automated liner 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 features our automated liner safety innovation which 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 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: 5
 4.8/5.0 Stars  
Number of Reviews: 6
  • 2016-08-25
    Boise, ID
First of all I would like to say this was by far the best knife I have ever owned,it served me well while I was deployed on multiple missions in the ARMY I picked mine up at the PX just before deployment and was sad when it got destroyed after an IED went off under our vehical it saved my life it stoped a fist sized fragment from punching through my body armor, sadly I havnt been able to replace it I kind wish I had insurance on it lol.

  • 2016-08-09
    Iselin, NJ
First off thank you CRKT for sending me the free pocket clip for my Hissatsu folder only after just writing a letter asking where I could purchase one. A little loyalty goes a long way To make a long story short,i misplaced the pocket clip after moving from house to apartment,had nothing to do with product defect. I bought the knife right around the time it came out. For me this is not a utility blade. I would only use it as a backup self defense weapon that can easily be concealed. I keep the blade razor sharp and unused after discovering that it's a terrible utility blade. But that's not what its for.Between the handle ergos and blade shape this is one of the best defensive folders It just happens to be in a good price range.The blade steel is perfect if the knife is used as intended.

  • 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!

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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 SystemAutomated Liner Safety

Carry System2 Position

PatentU.S. Patent7,437,822,

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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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