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Columbia River Hissatsu Folding 3.875" Blade w/OutBurst Assisted Opener - 2903

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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
Dec 07, 2014
Pros: Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
I initially gave this knife a pissy review, I have since spoken to people who have serious combat credentials and I retract my previous review . These people know what they are talking about so its a beast, spring is a bit strong but thats just me .
4 out of 5
Sep 19, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Good Knife
Read a lot of reviews of how sharp this knife was from the factory. Mine would not cut hair at all, however I was able to sharpen the blade to razor sharpness without much difficulty. Otherwise I like the features such as the blade shape and the assisted opening. Quality is good for the price, just don't expect Benchmade quality. You get what you pay for.
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.
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