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5500K.I.S.S.®Keep. It. Super. Simple.

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K.I.S.S.® Keep. It. Super. Simple. vertical profile
K.I.S.S.® Keep. It. Super. Simple. profile horizontal
K.I.S.S.® Keep. It. Super. Simple. angled tip
K.I.S.S.® Keep. It. Super. Simple. angled back
K.I.S.S.® Keep. It. Super. Simple. angled feature highlight


Gray / 3Cr13MoV Steel / Stainless Steel Handle

There's nothing like the real thing.

The original K.I.S.S.®, with its Tanto-inspired blade and bead-blast finish, 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."

The Original K.I.S.S.® blade shape is Tanto-inspired—Chisel-Point grind on the front and flat on the backside—so 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 Razor-Sharp and Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edge grinds are available. Both blade and frame are 3CR13 stainless steel in a fine bead-blast finish.
  • K.I.S.S.® – Keep. It. Super. Simple.
  • Less Is More Innovative two-piece design
  • Minimizes Reflectivity Bead blast finish reduces reflection
Ed Halligan portrait

DesignerEd HalliganOcean Springs, Mississippi

The second knifemaker to ever work with us, "Big Daddy K.I.S.S." knew his way around CRKT® headquarters and a 747. After years using tools as an aircraft mechanic, Ed founded Halligan Knives in 1985. He went on to earn a Mastersmith rating from the American Bladesmithing Society and invented the often imitated, never duplicated, legendary, K.I.S.S.® (Keep it Super Simple) knife series. Ed passed in 2014. His immeasurable contribution to knife-craft is greatly celebrated... and deeply missed.

Designer Bio