Number of Reviews: 9
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.
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...
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!
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.