Number of Reviews: 11
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.
Typical CRKT quality however deployment for me was not too easy, very stiff and hard to open. Manually working the knife opening and it is getting better. All I have shown the knife to wants one.
Great design and balance. The blade deployment is even better than I expected and the slim profile is not noticeable or bulky in the pocket. I love it.
Overall good knife and design. Significantly larger than the Hissatsu. By that, I mean this guy is huge Much slimmer than the Hissatsu and rides very low in the pocket--which is awesome for concealment.
Would have enjoyed the assisted opening system similar to the Hissatsu and Heiho, but size may have been an issue.
Used the NUTNFANCY discount code and got it for a real sweet price My only complaint (in accordance with Nutnfancy Logic) is that the knife needs more jimping. Nowhere near the in hand traction of a Zero Tolerance or Spyderco folder. I would see this being more of an issue with a wet knife, or with gloved hands.
The OTANASHI NOH KEN is both well made and easy to deploy and carry.I believe the handle should be extended by about an 1/8 in as the tip of the blade is exposed when folded with a very real possibility of injury when withdrawing this knife from your pocket.A VERY Real probability of injury,requiring stitches in my case but truly even greater injury in other cases.I like this knife but feel this situation could be ameliorated with a trivial design modification.