There's nothing like the real thing. The Original K.I.S.S.®, family is the revolutionary high-tech statement by Knifemakers' Guild member and K.I.S.S. designer "Daddy K.I.S.S." Ed Halligan. It stands for "Keep It Super Simple."
Delilah's P.E.C.K.® in the Dark (or Precision Engineered Compact Knife) is our smaller black-on-black model with a tough black plating for those who prefer the tactical look. It's Ed's baby, weighing less than 1 oz. and only 2.625 inches long when closed. Just think of it as a sweet little K.I.S.S. When open, the graceful 1.75" Razor-Sharp Wharncliffe blade is a high-performance cutting tool suited for hundreds of daily tasks.
A thumb stud is used to one-hand open the blade, and as the blade is fully rotated open, the frame lock snaps crisply in behind the blade to give a sound lockup. The blade can be closed with one hand, simply by releasing the frame lock.
The blade features a Wharncliffe grind on the front and flat on the backsideso that when the blade is closed onto its handle/frame, the precision fit effectively "seals" the cutting edge to the frame, even though it's exposed. Both blade and frame are 420J2 stainless steel.
The design of the K.I.S.S. series pocket/money clip permits them to be used in a variety of ways: clipped to the pocket; as a money clip knife; and with split-ring or lanyard, as a key chain knife.
In the wake of the success of the K.I.S.S. and P.E.C.K., a flock of imitators has appeared; none offers the simple elegance of Ed Halligan's original design, and none offers the value of CRKT quality manufacturing. In fact, the more Ed's design is imitated, the better it looks.
This is the best knife that I've ever owned. Hands down. It keeps an edge and is versatile and reliable. I was in the service and I used it in the field. I've gotten them for friends as gifts and even given one away to a civilian who warned us of an IED. I believe a knife to be a very personal gift. I read once that giving a weapon to someone means that you trust them with your life (or at least that you trust them enough not to kill you which says a lot depending on the circumstances between you and one receiving the gift). I keep one in by boot at all times. It fits perfectly and in my line of work currently it has been incredibly useful and it gives me peace of mind knowing that it's there.
2014-07-14 Dallas, TX
Really love the simplicity and portability of this knife. And it's small, lightweight and unobtrusive, easily carried in a suit. I use it as a money clip at times as well. I've bought a few for my clients too.
2013-10-29 Lakewood, CO
I have had a couple of these before, lost them.A word to the wise, these knives are freaking sharp, so be careful