James Williams is actively involved in teaching Military special operations and government security professionals who must at times perform their daily high-risk duties in environments which do not allow them to carry firearms or a large fixed blade knife such as the Hissatsu. They asked James to design a folder with the defensive power of the Hissatsu that could be carried in a pocket or clipped under a jacket.
The result is the CRKT Heiho Folder line. Models incorporate our OutBurst assisted opening mechanism, which instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees. If required, the OutBurst mechanism can be quickly disabled with a single setscrew.
Model 2901 uses a stainless steel InterFrame build with stainless steel liners, one locking, and black G10 scales, textured to provide a secure grip. A thumb disk allows rapid opening with either hand, and the custom Teflon-plated stainless steel clip can be quickly and easily mounted right- or left-handed with a single screw, yielding knives that are truly ambidextrous.
Heiho Folder. New this year, our smaller model has a satin-finished 3.125" blade for easier concealed carry. It weighs only 3.6 ounces. Because some operators prefer it, we have used the patented* LAWKS safety. It creates a virtual fixed blade when the LAWKS lever is actuated after the blade is opened and locked. It offers maximum penetrating power in a compact package.
These tactical folders for professionals are overbuilt to last. For those who have a need to use them, this is as much defensive security as you can find in a small tactical folder. * U.S. Patent No. 5,596,808
It's small, it's elegant, it's razor sharp and it's beautifully made. For such a small knife, the first time you flick it open in front of someone, it commands their attention. The only downside at all is that it does take a bit of practice to open quickly, but that's an easy trade off for the slim and easily pocketable size.