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Hissatsu Folder PR

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release.

Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015

Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: info@crkt.com

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010

The CRKT® Hissatsu™ Folders are knives designed for politically

sensitive environments in which professionals cannot carry either

firearms or the Hissatsu™ fixed blade.

Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) is proud of the success of the Hissatsu™

Folders designed by James Williams.

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 Hissatsu™ Folder line. Both sizes incorporate our patented

OutBurst® assisted opening mechanism, which instantly springs the blade fully open after you

have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees. If required, the OutBurst mechanism can be

quickly disabled with a single setscrew.

Both sizes also use our stainless steel InterFrame build with stainless steel liners, one

locking, and black Zytel® scales, textured to provide a secure grip. 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.

Hissatsu™ Folder. On our larger model, blade length is 3.875”, safely under the legal limit

in most jurisdictions. The blade shape is a classical Samurai design which gives outstanding

penetrating power as well as exceptional slashing performance. Blade steel is AUS 8 stainless

steel with nonreflective black coating.

As the blade is opened it locks automatically with our patented1 AutoLAWKS™ safety.

This makes the Hissatsu Folder a virtual fixed blade instantly, which is important in high-

stress rapid-deployment situations.

Hissatsu™ 2 Folder. New this year, our smaller model has a satin-finished 3.125” blade for

easier concealed carry. It weighs only 3.6 ounces. Because some operators prefer it, we have

used our patented2 LAWKS® safety on the Hissatsu 2. It creates a virtual fixed blade when the

LAWKS lever is actuated after the blade is opened and locked. It offers maximum penetrating

power in a compact package.

These tactical folders for professionals are overbuilt to last. For those who have a need to

use them, this is as much defensive security as you can find in a tactical folder.

MSRP is for the smaller model 2900 is only $69.99, while the larger 2903 is $99.99.

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1. U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822

2. U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808

Specifications

Hissatsu™ 2 Folder

2900:

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, LAWKS Safety

Blade:

Length: 3.125” (79 mm)

Thickness: 0.122” (3.1 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC

Closed:

Handle length: 4.0” (102 mm)

Open:

Overall length: 7.00” (178 mm)

Weight:

3.6 oz. (102 g)

MSRP:

$69.99 US

Hissatsu™ Folder

2903:

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, AutoLAWKS Safety

Blade:

Length: 3.875” (98 mm)

Thickness: 0.15” (3.8 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC

Closed:

Handle length: 5.0” (127 mm)

Open:

Overall length: 8.75” (222 mm)

Weight:

5.8 oz. (164 g)

MSRP:

$99.99 US

All CRKT knives are protected by the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Columbia River Knife & Tool is dedicated to producing knives, tools, and accessories

of uncompromising quality and selling them at affordable prices. CRKT products are

distributed through specialty retail, sporting goods and cutlery stores that offer customers

knowledgeable service and are available from www.crkt.com or other reputable web site

purveyors.

www.crkt.com

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