Like all folding knives in the K.I.S.S. family, Ed Halligan’s unique two-piece construction features an integral frame lock and a breakthrough design that seals the cutting edge against the handle.
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 give a sound lockup. The blade can be closed with one hand, simply by releasing the frame lock.
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.
The design of the K.I.S.S. series pocket/money clip permits them to be used in a variety of ways: clipped to the pocket; as a money clip knife; and with split-ring or lanyard, as a key chain knife.
In the wake of the success of the K.I.S.S., a flock of imitators has appeared; none offers the simple elegance of Ed Halligan’s original design, and none offers the value of CRKT® quality manufacturing. In fact, the more Ed’s design is imitated, the better it looks.
- K.I.S.S. – Keep. It. Super. Simple.
- Innovative Two-Piece Design: Blade and Frame
- Triple Point™ Serrations
|Blade Length||2.250″ (57.15 mm)|
|Blade Edge||Combination w/Triple Point™ Serrations|
|Blade Finish||Bead Blast|
|Blade Thickness||0.12″ (3.05 mm)|
|Overall Length||5.75″ (146.05 mm)|
|Closed Length||3.5″ (88.9 mm)|
|Weight||2.3 oz. (65.2g)|
|Style||Folding Knife w/Frame Lock|