Columbia River K.I.S.S. ASSist Knife
Historic Range: $48.99-$69.99
Reviewers Paid: $25.00
I love this pocket knife. With the KISS ASSist it opens almost like a switchblade and it is extremely sharp.
- Fast opening
- Very sharp and holds an edge
- Cool looking with its exposed blade when closed
- The push button sticks out pretty far and scrapes my hand when carrying it in my pocket using the pocket clip
This is a really cool knife. I have the tanto-style blade with partial serration. Opening and closing is all single handed and the KISS Assist mechanism opens the blade really quickly. I've had it about a year and have only had to sharpen it a couple of times.
The only drawback I've seen is the push button used for opening the blade sticks out a bit and when I carry the knife in my pocket using the pocket clip, I scrape the back of my hand on that button when getting something out of my pocket. The pocket clip is removable but I like it there because it adds a little girth to the handle area and makes it easier to open the blade because you can lock your fingers around the clip.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25 from Sierra Trading Post