The CRKT Hirin is Columbia River Knife & Tool’s new ultra-premium folding knife. Designed by acclaimed knifemaker Dew Hara the Hirin™ is an Italian-made, limited-edition, collectors’ knife. Hirin means “flying ring” in Japanese, symbolic of the rising sun.


The Hirin™ features a large dagger-shaped blade, sharp on just a single edge, made with Super Dense Twist™ Damasteel® for superior cutting performance and incredible durability. The detailed acid-etch pattern of the blade combined with the knife’s sleek symmetrical form and overall skeleton construction delivers an otherworldly feel to the knife.

CRKT Hirin folder, open

The CRKT Hirin features a single-edge Damasteel blade.


The handle of the Hirin™ is crafted from titanium for maximum strength with minimal weight. It’s complemented by a Damasteel® pocket clip that can be mounted for right- or left-handed tip-up carry. A flipper style folder with liner lock, the Hirin™ operates around the vaunted IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system for silky smooth and fast deployment. Accents such as bead blasted set screws and an anodized bronze back spacer add to its futuristic appearance.

“The Hirin combines unmatched craftsmanship with unprecedented vision to result in simply the finest knife we’ve ever produced,” said Doug Flagg, CRKT VP of Marketing and Innovation.


Hailing from Seki, Japan, Dew Hara is the son of Koji Hara, the world-renowned knifemaker known for his incredibly high-end, artistic knives. In crafting the Hirin™, Dew drew from over seven centuries of local knifemaking tradition, but also looked to the future. The knife was inspired by his childhood love of science fiction and starships.

An impressive international collaboration, the Hirin™ is manufactured by Lionsteel Knives in Maniago, Italy, a small town with a rich history of producing some of the best blades in the world.

The new Hirin™ is limited to 300 pieces. For more information, go to And be sure to check back with for more of the latest news from the knife industry.

CRKT Hirin closed

The CRKT Hirin features a skeletonized titanium handle.


Model: CRKT Hirin™

Type: Folding knife

Overall Length: 8.69 inches

Blade Length: 3.39 inches

Steel: Super Dense Twist™ Damasteel® with acid-etch finish

Blade Thickness: 0.12 inch

Closed Length: 5.26 inches

Lock Mechanism: Liner lock

Weight: 5.9 ounces

Handle: Titanium

MSRP: $500