Our goal in producing this new folder is to combine all of our recent technological advances in one heavy-duty tactical folder. We call it the Fire Spark™, and it is primarily intended for law enforcement and military professionals, although it also makes a fine general-purpose sport and work folder for those who want to carry a large knife.
The innovative construction starts with our rigid InterFrame build with stainless steel liners, one locking. We add 6061 aluminum scales, which are CNC machined to receive black textured G10 inlays. The handle is a full 4.75" long to be comfortable for those with large hands, or when wearing gloves, and features four finger choils to give optimum grip. The cross section is flat enough for in-pocket carry. Finally, there is a strong stainless steel back spacer that extends to the butt, which culminates in a "skull cracker" pointed tip. The back spacer is relieved to allow a double lanyard loop to be cut in the stainless steel liners.
The blade on the Fire Spark is a modified tactical spear point design with a Razor-Sharp edge, high hollow grind and swedged top edge for penetration. Blade steel is premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel.
The Tactical model 1050K is finished in non reflective black oxide on blade, frame, three-position stainless steel clip, and hardware.
We have combined our OutBurst® assisted opening with our patent-pending1 Fire Safe™ mechanism. When closed, the blade is safely locked by the Fire Safe pin. It cannot be opened until the thumb stud is firmly pressed and nudged outward. Then the blade springs open instantly for use. The system assures fast opening action even in cold weather and when wearing gloves.
Finally, to maintain lockup in high-stress situations, we've incorporated the patented2 LAWKS®, the Lake and Walker Knife Safety innovation. LAWKS® sets a pin between the locking liner and the frame. This pin acts as an additional layer of safety, so the locking liner is less likely to disengage during use. To engage the safety, push the LAWKS® lever forward. To close the knife, pull the LAWKS® lever back, slide the locking liner over, and fold the blade into the closed position.
The Fire Spark is the most fully featured tactical folder we have ever offered, and it is also a great value.
Awesome knife. I was glad to see my local snap-on rep offer this. I keep one in pocket and one in tackle box. Razor Sharp edge and I love the locking blade.
2015-01-26 Lakr Havasu City, AZ
First, let me say I'm not big on "Made in China" knives. However, I do like this knife and it seems to be of good quality. It looks nice, feels good and was extremely sharp out of the box. My only complaint is the "assisted" opening seems a little erratic. My first two times, it worked very well. After that, it works sometimes and sometimes it doesn't. I'm hoping it will get better with practice. I wish the release button was a little larger and not quite as sharp. If the opening was not so quirky, I would have given it five stars.
2014-10-09 Emmaus, PA
Fine knife with one draw back. The Fire safe pin doesn't always align with the pass- thru hole making it difficult to open. I cannot recommend this for quick deployment situations. This may be a defect with my knife only but this is review of my knife ***CRKT RESPONSE - This is a defect in this knife and CRKT reached out to the customer for a replacement. **