Number of Reviews: 15
New Market, AL
Just got my Otanashi noh Ken in today. What a beautiful knife It really looks like it means serious business.
It does not have a spring assist like the Hissatsu that I previously purchased and was getting used to. That caught me off guard a little. I almost let my thumb get into the business end of it, expecting it to flip open on its own after pushing on the thumb screw a little, the first time that I opened it. That would not have been pretty.
After cracking the blade open, this knife opens very smartly and easily with a small flick of the wrist.
CRKT, please include some opening instructions in the box to keep some poor soul, like myself, from learning the hard way.
This knife is extremely sharp, like a razor, out of the box and like the Hissatsu,the quality is more than obvious.
Have had mine for 19 months... LOVE IT
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Would be wonderful without the black finish. Polished from stem to stern would be most impressive.
I'll buy a few when that happens.
My previous review basically said i love this knive and it is my #1 defensive carry blade,except the blade tip can and will come in contact with and cut your finger when drawing it from your pocket.I mentioned my concern on the edgeobserver.com and he suggested my knive may have a QT problem.I contacted CRKT and was immediately sent a new Otanashi Noh Ken and it is perfect, as well as perfectly safe on the fingers in reguard to the closed tip and finger contact.Huzzah, CRKT on wonderful customer service.This knive is popular for good reason,and so is CRKT.
One of the best knives I own. First off, I don't see how the tip of the blade protrudes out of the handle when folded: not even a little. I'm not going to worry about that, at least in mine. It's sharp, holds it's edge a long time and looks awesome too. It's pretty much having a foldable pocket katana. Not many knives I have owned felt like a pocket SWORD. It's not big though either. It's the perfect size for my pockets. The Clip is also perfect. Another plus is the second locking mechanism. It's awesome to have it there just in case. I haven't used it yet but i know it'll always be there for me. Great job CRKT.
new bedford, MA
I concur w/ Kenneth that handle should be extended to avoid the occurrence of finger laceration ..happened to me twice in a cargo pocket...otherwise an excellent knife ...ceg133
I just bought 2 of these knives, one for my friend and one for myself...I have been a fan of CRKT knives for some time and I have several different models. I have to say that i am impressed and love the slim design and unique blade shape. The fact it is low profile in my pocket is great as well. When I'm on duty, I love having this knife on me, whether it is on the street or when I'm working overseas.
Capistrano Beach, CA
Like the design and materials. Easy to carry
Let me start by saying, I LOVE almost every CRKT product ive bought or handled. The exception you ask??? This knife, the materials are awesome, the blade is WICKED and ive had mine for just iver a week and there is aready play in the blade. Now, I carry and use my knives my job requires a good blade. But this Knife just doesn't seem up to the task advertised, I mean if this knife was designed for SOCOM like they say I would imagine it would stay tight for longer than a week, especially for the price. Overall, on a scale of 1 to 10 im saying 6, because to me the fit and finish just isnt there. I'll be going back to my M16-T ive had that for three years and its still rock solid. Also, i'd be happy to trade the otanashi for the hissatsu im thinking the problem is the frame lock. ***CRKT RESPONSE - Thank you for your feedback. We have not had any issues with the Otanashi noh Ken, so we are surprised to hear. We will reach out to your directly to help resolve (maybe the pivot screw needs tightening or something?) and thank you again for your feedback, it is helpful. CRKT
Great knife the opening is a little stiff at first, but is VERY smooth. Super slim profile, and sits very very low in the pocket The texture is superb and never feels like it's going to slip out of your hand. on the down side, I've never been a fan of tip up carry, but as long as you keep it in your pocket with the blade side back, you'll be fine. I was keeping mine in a cargo pocket, like the ones you find on BDUs, and I noticed that it would open up when i ran or jumped over objects, so I moved it to a more traditional pocket and haven't had a problem since. I'm also not a fan of locking systems on my knifes, and I was planning on removing it from this knife when i got it, but after using it for about a month now, I've seen that it's not going to lock unless you REALY want it to.