CRKT Koji Hara Ichi

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Hey, I just bought one of these from a member off of BladeForums. As I looked at it, I kinda realized it was almost like the kershaw scallion in size. It opened just as fast with the assisted opening, but the thing about the Ichi is that the assisted opening can be taken off. Anyways, I kept the Assisted opening on my open, it opens just as fast as a leek, scallion, or any kershaw assisted opening knives. But, closing the knife is what made the big difference. In the leek, there is actually quite a bit resistance there when you're trying to close the leek. But for the Ichi, there is practically no resistance at all. It's smooth opening and closing all the way. :jerkit: I guess, if you're looking for a smaller, compact, assisted opening EDC, the Ichi is the way to go. There are those that probably disagree, but I like the knife a lot.

Here's a picture of the knife in black.
http://www.knifecenter.com/knifecenter/crk/images/1070k.jpg
 
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I have one and I never ever carried it. It's so small that it is quite difficult to hold while you flick it open. IMO assisted opening loses all it's appeal when you have to use a thumbstud to do it.

In fact mine went missing a few months ago and I haven't even bothered to look, I don't really care if I find it.

Just wanted to share my personal experience, glad you are enjoying yours :thumbup:
 
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i have one too, but never carried it like Dekz. some would consider it a good EDC, which if u sit at a desk all day and need it to open letters, thats fine and dandy. i EDC a Benchmade Presidio pardue or Mini Rukus personally.
its a great little knife nonetheless and the outburst assit is always fun.
 
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