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. This model incorporates our OutBurst assisted opening mechanism, which instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees.
Model 2900 uses our stainless steel InterFrame build with stainless steel liners, one locking, and black G10l scales, textured to provide a secure grip. A thumb disk allows rapid opening with either hand, and the custom stainless steel clip can be quickly and easily mounted right- or left-handed with a single screw, yielding knives that are truly ambidextrous.
The satin-finished 3.125" blade is easy to conceal carry. It weighs only 3.6 ounces. Because some operators prefer it, we have used our patented* LAWKS safety on the Heiho. 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.
This tactical folder is 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
- Open Overall Length: 7 inches
- Closed Length: 4 inches
- Weight: 3.6 ounces
- Length: 3.125 inches
- Thickness: 0.122 inches
- Material: AUS 8
- Blade-HRC: 58-59
- Finish: Satin
- Grind: Hollow
- Style: Dual Grind Modified Tanto
- Edge: Plain
Columbia River Knife & Tool Heiho Folder Knife