Number of Reviews: 6
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.
I've owned a lot of crkt knives in my life. But now I have the Otanashi noh ken. James Williams has done it again with this knife. Don't miss understand I love the HeihoHissatsu . Lets say I have a new love in Otanashi noh ken Thank you CRKT and James Williams Great Work. KBR