The Original K.I.S.S., with its Tanto-inspired blade and bead-blast finish, is the revolutionary high-tech statement by Knifemaker designer Ed Halligan. It stands for "Keep It Super Simple." The unique two-piece construction features an integral frame lock and a breakthrough design which seals the cutting edge against the handle. 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 shape is Tanto-inspired, Chisel-Point 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. The design of the K.I.S.S. 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.