Columbia River - Sampson's K.I.S.S.
After the overwhelming acceptance of CRKTs original patented K.I.S.S.® knife, we had one common request, especially from the law enforcement community: Its a great knife. But wed like one just a little bigger. So here is Sampsons K.I.S.S., again designed and engineered by Ed Halligan, Knifemakers Guild Member.
Its just a big K.I.S.S., but one that fills the hand better, for improved control and comfort when tackling bigger cutting tasks.
The two major componentsblade and frameare still precision fine blanked for superior fit and smooth operation.
The K.I.S.S. Frame Lock design still offers the secure, safe and strong blade lock that serves not only as part of the frame, but also as the handle itself. 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 guarantee a sound lock-up. The blade can be closed with one-hand by simply releasing the Frame Lock.
Two blade shapes are offered, and both are available in Razor-Sharp or Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point serrated edges. The Tanto-inspired blade shape offers maximum strength, while the spear point design is more versatile for intricate cutting jobs.
When the blades are closed onto their handle/frame, the precision fit effectively seals the cutting edge to the frame, even though its exposed. Both blade and frame are AUS 6M stainless steel and are fine bead-blast finished, as is the pocket/money clip and other hardware.
The K.I.S.S. pocket/money clip allows it to be clipped to the pocket; to a belt, or to webbing.
- Knife Type: Easy Open
- Blade Type: Spear Point
- Blade Edge: Plain
- Blade Length: 3"
- Closed Length: 4"
- Blade Color: Silver
- Blade Material: Stainless
- Handle Color: Silver
- Handle Material: Stainless
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.