The CRKT Heiho was born out of a challenge to knife designer and martial arts instructor James Williams.
Williams had designed the CRKT Hissatsu -- based on an old Japanese fixed blade -- for use by tactical law enforcement and military forces. However, some special operations and government security professionals are not allowed to carry a large fixed blade, so he set out to create a low-profile folder that could be used in hostile environments.
The result is the Heiho.
This folder is not your typical defensive knife. It has a Japanese-inspired style with a 3.125-inch blade that masterfully combines penetrating power with slashing capabilities. When a sufficient amount of pressure is applied to the thumb disk, the blade springs to life with the Outburst assisted-opening mechanism.
Within the handle is a stainless steel InterFrame build that provides additional strength and toughness. The outer scales are textured G-10 machined with Japanese kanji characters that signify "Strategy - system of strategy."
Because reliability in a locking mechanism is important, the liner-locking system on the Heiho is reinforced with the CRKT locking liner safety innovation that pushes a pin between the liner and the frame to prevent accidental closure.
It also comes with a reversible tip-up pocket clip, so you can carry this versatile folder anywhere.
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Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), is a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories founded in 1994.
CRKT means Quality. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available, and quality is controlled from beginning to end. Knives are built the way they should be built�?without compromising quality in any part of their creation. CRKT accessories are crafted to the same standards as the knives, so that each sheath, for example, lives up to the customers�? high expectations.
Sport & Work Knives
CRKT continues to 'think outside the box' by seeking out new and unique designs and mechanisms, just when everyone in the industry thinks they have seen it all. For example, the company is introducing the tiny McGinnis Shrimp, the
Gekkota Pocket and Golf, the ExiTool, Ta-Bar Tool, Norfork Diver and Whitewater, and Klecker NIRK�? all exciting and unusual. At the same time, it continues to broaden it�?s traditional knife models, including for the first time, Classic pocket knives, as well as the Centofante Tribute, Carson M4-02 series, and the Delegate and Vertex lines.
More natural and premium materials.
CRKT is continuing to specify the natural and premium materials that are common in the best custom knives, including more knives
with layered Micarta, G10, stag, jig bone, white bone, ram horn, and hardwoods such as thuya root, cocobolo, ebony, walnut, and burl.
CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty: This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship. If one of our knives ever breaks or fails because of material or manufacturing defect, we�?ll replace the knife. This warranty runs as long as you own your knife. Coverage ends if you sell or otherwise transfer the knife to someone else, or if your CRKT knife is modified in any way.