The distinctive blade shape is classical Samurai which gives outstanding penetrating power as well as slashing performance. A stainless steel Inter- Frame build with a liner lock, polished G10 scales, ambidextrous thumb-disk opener, and stainless steel carry-clip round out the make up of this defensive folder. The Heiho makes full use of our patented OutBurst assisted opening mechanism, and if required, can be quickly disabled easily. The Heiho also incorporates our patented LAWKS safety. This locks the blade in the fully open position making this folding knife a virtual fixed blade. The innovative and patented Veff Serrations are a welcome addition to the Heiho. Veff Serrations superior rope, fiber, and technical cutting ability is well documented and exclusively offered by CRKT.
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Submitted By: Stephen C. On 12/31/2015
As typical to all Columbia River (CRKT) knives, this knife is well made and does not disappoint. The handle is G10 material, machined to a smooth surface on both sides with a slight flair outward at both ends. The pocket clip is a discreetly sized black colored clip, which slips easily over your pocket material holding the knife securely in place, in a tip down position. The pocket clip is easily changed to the othe side of the handle to allow left or right pocket use.
The assisted opening is very robust, with a thumb disk mounted on the top of the blade to start the opening of the blade up to the point that the assisted opening takes over. Blade opens very fast, and the liner lock engages solidly when the blade is fully opened, fixing the blade in place. There is also a locking device located where the blade and handle meet, that can be activated by the index finger of the same hand that is holding the knife after it has opened, which locks the blade in place, preventing the possibility of the liner lock being accidentally pushed aside during heavy use, and the blade being able to close unexpectedly.
The blade is a thick polished stainless steel blade with a very aggressive serrated portion for aproximately 1/2 the blade length. The knife arrived very sharp and usable right out of the box.
The knife has become a favorite.
[5 of 5 Stars]