There's nothing like the real thing. The Original K.I.S.S.®, family 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
Delilah's P.E.C.K.® (or Precision Engineered Compact Knife) is Ed's baby,
weighing less than 1 oz. and only 2.625 inches long when closed. Just
think of it as a sweet little K.I.S.S. When open, the graceful 1.75"
Razor-Sharp Wharncliffe blade is a high-performance cutting tool suited
for hundreds of daily tasks.
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 blade features a Wharncliffe 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 blade and frame are 420J2 stainless steel in a
fine bead-blast finish.
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.
In the wake of the success of the K.I.S.S. and P.E.C.K., a flock of
imitators has appeared; none offers the simple elegance of Ed Halligan's
original design, and none offers the value of CRKT quality manufacturing.
In fact, the more Ed's design is imitated, the better it looks.
Blade: Length: 1.75" (44 mm)
Thickness: 0.10" (2.5 mm)
Steel: 420J2, 52-55 HRC
Closed: Handle length: 2.625" (67 mm)
Open: Overall length: 4.25" (108 mm)
Weight: 0.9 oz. (26 g)