Number of Reviews: 7
I have the original KISS and a RMJ Chogan THawk, with which I a very pleased.
This is a terrific knife and was "paper cutting" and "shaving" sharp out of the box.
My only complaint is that I don't like release buttons that place fingers in the path of the blade.
Other than that, an outstanding EDC blade.
A really cool looking knife, but that's about it. Not near as sharp as expected, and it actually failed after a few months of use. Granted, I need to keep my hands occupied and I often find myself opening and closing whichever EDC I have on me that day, but after only a month or two of having this knife in my rotation, the little button that is used to push out the lock had worn down to the point where there wasn't enough material left for it to contact the lock, push it out of the way and allow the knife to open. Just a really cool looking paperweight now. No gimmicky opening technology for me in the future.
Pros: Fast, Thin, light, strong, sharp and useful.
Cons: Not for every hand type.
With a little practice this blade FLASHES out. However there is a trick to this and I must say I have larger, fairly strong hands. Because the knife is so thin and relatively small, I kind of have to keep my fingers tight and back along the handle (I wouldn't recommend removing the clip for this reason as it gives a place for the fingers to grip/rest) because if they protrude in front of the back of the blade it inhibits the assist action. Along with this I find the lower part of my thumb/palm I have to keep pulled away as otherwise it overlaps the back of the blade.
This is a great knife if you can get it on sale. Not sure I would pay full price for it. It's my new money clip :) (An unforeseen use)
Love it. Fits nice in my hand, I love that it honed on one side. The spring assist is awesome.
Virginia Beach, VA
Just purchased this knife from a local outdoors shop. Love it. It's very thin so it hardly takes up room in my pocket, and it's easy to open and close with one hand. I agree about the FireSafe stud. It's easy to get hung on when reaching in my pocket. But it's still a very well-crafted knife.
Fantastic knife. I have an original Tanto K.I.S.S. to hold next to it and the progression is awesome. The blade came razor sharp and all the parts fit with an intricate precision the I have trouble putting down. Only gripe about it is the FireSafe stud. Although it works great, it nearly doubles the thickness of the knife and catches the back of my hand all the time when it's clipped in my pocket.
All in all, a great addition to my collection.
kiss ass? really @crkt