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Columbia River Hissatsu Folding 3.875" Blade w/OutBurst Assisted Opener

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Part Number: CR2903
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CR2903: Hissatsu Folder

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge, OutBurst assisted opening
Blade: Length: 3.875” (9.8 cm)
Thickness: 0.15” (0.38 cm)
Steel: AUS 8, 56-58 HRC
Closed: Handle length: 5.0” (12.7 cm)
Open: Overall length: 8.75” (22.2 cm)
Weight: 5.8 oz. (164 g)

James Williams is actively involved in teaching Military special operations and government security professionals who must at times perform their daily high-risk duties in environments which do not allow them to carry firearms or a large fixed blade knife such as the Hissatsu™. At training sessions and demonstrations, they have asked James to design a folder with the defensive power of the Hissatsu that can be a concealed carry in a pocket or clipped comfortably under a jacket. The result is the CRKT Hissatsu™ Folder. Blade length is 3.875”, which is safely under the legal limit in most jurisdictions, while blade finish is non-reflective black Teflon® coating.

The blade shape is a classical Samurai design which gives outstanding penetrating power as well as exceptional slashing performance. We have used our premium AUS 8 stainless steel for the optimum in strength and edge-holding ability with very good stain resistance.

For rapid deployment, patented (1) OutBurst™ assisted opening mechanism which instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees. To meet jurisdictional regulations, the OutBurst mechanism can be quickly disabled with a single set screw. Our 2903Q model is a conventional non-assisted opener intended for those regions where assisted opening is out of the question.

As the blade is opened it locks automatically with our patented (2) AutoLAWKS™ safety. This makes the Hissatsu Folder a virtual fixed blade, which is important in high-stress rapid-deployment situations.

A heavy-duty version of our stainless steel InterFrame build with beefy 0.059” 420J2 stainless steel liners, one locking, and black Zytel® scales, textured to provide a secure grip. A thumb disk allows rapid opening with either hand, and the custom Teflon®-plated stainless steel clip can be quickly and easily mounted right- or left-handed with a single screw, yielding a knife that is truly ambidextrous.

Here’s a tactical knife for the professional that is overbuilt to last. For those who have a need to use it, this is as much defensive security as you can find in a tactical folder.

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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5 out of 5
Mar 27, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use
Cons: None
Good blade
I bought this knife to carry during early morning jogs and overall protection. While I haven't stabbed any car doors, thrown it at trees or attacked cardboard cut outs of bad guys with it, the knife seems sturdy and well built. It's almost overbuilt, and that's a good thing in my opinion. There seems to be enough heft and handle length that you could probably use the end of the handle as a striker as well. The knife arrived a couple of days earlier than I expected. As always, KnifeCenter's service was top notch.
5 out of 5
lyons, ny
Aug 14, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight
sweet knife
This is a great knife given steel quality, where it was made and price point. I've owned now my third one. Others I was so confident in that I gifted them to others after they seen it. The last one lasted me 3 yes b4 a friend took it when I was ready to retire it. The knives are a bit bulky 8oz. In pocket not really concealable unless in sturdy coat pocket doesn't hide well in suit coat as it noticably weighs down one side because of size. Otherwise smooth lock up and resilient.
5 out of 5
Mar 01, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Perhaps The Ultimate CQB Folder
I wish that the CRKT Hissatsu Folder had been available for carry back in the day when I served on active duty in infantry units. This veritable beast of a penetrator is a brilliant design. Effusive thanks are due both to the original designer and highly respected industry trainer James Williams and to CRKT for making such a superb CQB folder available for sale. As a 100 per cent Disabled American Veteran who uses a Canemasters hickory cane for balance and support when hiking and walking, carrying the Hissatsu gives me the highest degree of confidence that any lion mugger who views me (wrongly) as a limping wildebeest on the plains of the Serengeti will put on the brakes if I am ever compelled to deploy the Hissatsu to afford myself a tangible, visible implement for self protection. Due to military service-connected arm, hand and shoulder injuries that create daily challenges related to movement range, strength and speed, I chose to remove the Outburst (tm) auto assist opening Spring to enable super smooth and effortless manual opening. I found the Outburst (tm) auto assist opening feature to be stiff and uncomfortable to operate, even after extensive practice. I also worried that the Outburst (tm) auto assist opening feature might become extremely difficult to actuate in the event of an unexpected close range assault that would create enormous stress negatively affecting fine motor skills. Sometimes, simple is indeed better. The CRKT Hissatsu is perhaps the ultimate CQB folder. Why not call Knifecenter today and arrange to have a brand new Hissatsu folder sent muy pronto to your favorite airman, coast guardsman, contractor, Marine, sailor or soldier serving in harm's way in Afghanistan or in any other combat zone? Contrary to the opinion of Pentagon pinhead wonks, knives do save lives. In fact, the British Ministry of Defence is now placing renewed emphasis on bayonet issuance and practice, based on extensive interviews conducted with British soldiers and British Royal Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who had engaged in hand to hand combat with fanatical jihadis. Finally, thank you, KCI, for your ongoing, steadfast support of our nation's military personnel. Your patriotism is deeply appreciated by all of us who have had the honor of wearing a military uniform of any branch of service of the USA in defense of liberty.
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