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PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release.

Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015

Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: info@crkt.com

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010

The new CRKT® Fire Spark™ combines everything we know about

folders, including Fire Safe™ and OutBurst® assisted opening, and the

LAWKS® safety.

At Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®), 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.

Two models are available. The Tactical 1050K is finished in non reflective black oxide on

blade, frame, three-position stainless steel clip, and hardware. We also offer the Sport 1050,

which has a high satin blade finish, silver anodized frames, and polished three-position

stainless steel clip.

We have combined our patented 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 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® safety, which effectively converts the folder into a virtual fixed blade when the

LAWKS lever is pressed forward.

The Fire Spark is the most fully featured tactical folder we have ever offered, and it is also a

great value, with an MSRP of only $69.99 for the bright-finished model 1050, and $79.99 for

the all-black model 1050K.

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Satin Blade, Silver Anodized Frame, Black Scales,

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

$69.99 US

Black Oxide Blade, Frame, and Hardware, Black Scales,

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

$79.99 US

Length: 3.875” (98 mm)

Thickness: 0.121” (3.1 mm)

Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC

Handle length: 4.75” (121 mm)

Overall length: 8.63” (219 mm)

5.3 oz. (150 g)

1050:

MSRP:

1050K:

MSRP:

Blade:

Closed:

Open:

Weight:

1. Patent pending

2. U.S. Patent No. 5,596,808

Specifications

Fire Spark™

All CRKT knives are protected by the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Columbia River Knife & Tool is dedicated to producing knives, tools, and accessories

of uncompromising quality and selling them at affordable prices. CRKT products are

distributed through specialty retail, sporting goods and cutlery stores that offer customers

knowledgeable service and are available from www.crkt.com or other reputable web site

purveyors.

www.crkt.com

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