Manufacturer: Columbia River Knife & Tool 5510K
The Original K.I.S.S., with its Tanto-inspired blade and bead-blast finish, is the revolutionary high-tech statement by Knifemakers' Guild member and K.I.S.S. designer "Daddy K.I.S.S." Ed Halligan. It stands for "Keep It Super Simple." It's one honey of a knife, precision fine blanked for superior fit and smooth operation. Features an integral frame lock, and a breakthrough design which 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 420J2 stainless steel in a fine bead-blast finish.
The K.I.S.S. in the Dark features blade, frame, clip and hardware in black non-reflective plating that is tough and long lasting.
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.
Specifications and Features:
Open Overall Length: 5.75 inches
Closed Length: 3.5 inches
Weight: 2.3 ounces
Blade Length: 2.25 inches
Blade Thickness: 0.12 inches
Blade Material: 420J2
Finish: Black Non-Reflective Coating
Handle Material: 420J2 Steel
Integral Frame Lock
Carry System: 1 Position Clip