Heiho™ - Designed by Alan Folts in Melbourne, Florida
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.
The Heiho uses our stainless steel InterFrame build with stainless steel liners, one locking, and textured G10® scales that are machined with Japanese kanji characters that signify ôStrategy- system of strategy." 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 CRKT® locking liner safety innovation adds an ingenious layer of safety to your folding knife. The safety sets a pin between the locking liner and the frame. This pin acts as an additional layer of safety, so the locking liner is less likely to disengage during use.
To engage the safety, push the manual safety lever forward. To close the knife, pull the manual lever back, slide the locking liner over, and fold the blade into the closed position. Many CRKT® folders feature this innovative safety system.
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.