K.I.S.S. Two-Timer PR
For immediate release.
Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010
Ed Halligan meets Ed Van Hoy in a high-tech collaboration
resulting in the award-winning dual-blade K.I.S.S.® Two-Timer™
with LAWKS® safety.
Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) is proud to note that its K.I.S.S.® Two-Timer™
was voted the Most Innovative Imported Design at the 2007 Blade Show & International
Cutlery Fair, sponsored by Blade Magazine, held June 8 to 10, 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia.
CRKT President Rod Bremer remarked, “We are especially proud that this honor was
awarded by the vote of our colleagues in the knife and tool industry. The product is the
result of a surprising collaboration between two of the industry’s most creative custom
One day Ed Van Hoy was looking at a CRKT Original K.I.S.S.® knife designed by Ed
Halligan. A light came on in his head. He saw a cool way to add a second blade, and sent a
handmade sample knife to us. Because both Eds are successful custom knife designers for
CRKT, we did the gentlemanly thing, called Ed Halligan, and got the two of them together.
It’s a tribute to Ed Halligan that as the designer of the original, and most successful and
copied two-piece knife ever, he was willing to collaborate to make his brainchild even more
sophisticated. Soon the K.I.S.S.® Two-Timer™ was born.
There was much work to be done. The Eds had to design a detent mechanism that would
allow both the large blade and small blade to open and lock independently.
The result is a unique frame lock folder with two blades. The 2.375” large blade is Tanto-
inspired with a Chisel-Point grind on the front and flat on the backside—so that when the
blade is closed onto its handle/frame, the precision fit effectively “seals” the cutting edge to
the frame. The small 2.125” drop point pen knife blade folds perfectly into a CNC-machined
relief in the larger blade.
We asked the Eds to incorporate the patented* LAWKS® safety on the larger blade. When
the LAWKS lever is pushed forward with a flick of the thumb, the knife becomes a strong
knife, and the frame lock is virtually impossible to release by the most vigorous use until
the LAWKS lever is retracted.
A milled slot is used to one-hand open the large blade. The small blade is opened by
pressing the extended blade tang with the finger. Both blades can be closed with one hand,
simply by releasing the LAWKS® lever and frame lock.
The large blade, frame, and custom stainless steel pocket/money clip are 420J2 stainless
steel in bright vibratory finish. The smaller blade is 420J2 stainless steel with a bead-blast
So there you have it, the most sophisticated K.I.S.S. knife ever built, with one hefty blade
for tough jobs, one small blade for detail tasks. And it’s still a thin and lightweight personal
key fob and money clip knife, just like the Original K.I.S.S.
Two blades. Too cool. Proof that two Eds are better than one. And you get the benefits of
both for only $59.99 MSRP.
*U.S. Patent No. 5,596,808
Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
Length: 2.375” (60 mm)
Thickness: 0.18” (4.5 mm)
Steel: 420J2, 51-53 HRC
Length: 2.125” (54 mm)
Thickness: 0.08” (0.2 cm)
Steel: 420J2, 51-53 HRC
Handle length: 3.50” (89 mm)
Overall length: 6.00” (152 mm)
Overall length: 5.75” (146 mm)
3.0 oz. (85 g)
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
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