Article number: K-CR5500D
A legend lives on in this exclusive recreation of a timeless design. This commemorative folder is a careful re-issue of the original K.I.S.S.® knife, a design that became a pillar of the CRKT® house we built. There are only 200 in production and this is a CRKT.com exclusive. Honor one of the greatest late American knife designers by proudly displaying this rare collectible.
K.I.S.S.® written out is "Keep It Super Simple" and this knife rings true. It's modeled after the late Ed Halligan's original design and built with only two major components: the blade simply sits against the frame. As the story goes, Ed first etched this design on an airplane napkin while flying home from a knife show. Today, there are many copycats, but Ed's re-mains the only true original.
Ed, who was based in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, is remembered by those who knew him during his years of service working on planes for the US Air Force and Delta Airlines. He's deeply missed within the knife community and will live on in his enduring influence on CRKT® and the industry as a whole. We honor his memory the best we know how—with a limited edition, carefully reconstructed version of his groundbreaking design.
We didn't take the recreation of this classic design lightly. The blade is made with premium Damasteel® Damascus steel which consists of RWL34 and PMC27 steel twisted together. The handle is made of remarkably lightweight titanium, and features a frame lock for safety. Finally, the Damascus Hugin Pattern on the plain-edge blade ties the look together in a way that would have suited Ed's minimalist taste, but stands out boldly in-hand.
It's a knife that does its part to remember one of the greats while reminding us why we're so proudly CRKT®.
Open Overall Length: 14,66cm
Closed Length: 8,89cm
Material: Damasteel DS93X - RWL34 and PMC27
Finish: Acid Etched
Style: Hugin Pattern
Handle Material: Titanium
Lock Type: Frame Lock