Number of Reviews: 14
I have owned one of these for 4 years. I love it. I have carried it everyday, and used it countless times. I just recently "lost" my first knife. I ordered another, and loved it just as much as my first one. Then I turned around, and found my old knife. I have placed the new one in reserve, and have gone back to using my original one. The older knife doesn't open as fast, and is quite a bit easier to close. Those things both come with constant use. This knife is fantastic. It has been by my side through four years of military service, and a one deployment. I carry it every day at my new job climbing cellphone towers. The custom serration is hard to sharpen, but cuts very well even once scuffed up pretty good.
I am thus far very disappointed with the fire safe thumb stud operation on my new Ignitor. While the Outburst assist is incredible, getting the spring to kick-in has been an uncomfortable chore. Perhaps my particular knife is defective, but the thumb stud requires a significant (i.e., painful) amount of force in order to disengage the lock pin. And, unlike in the promotional video, where the opening is a smooth one-step motion, on my knife I have to take two deliberate steps. I typically need to deploy more than once in a session, so the thumb stud ends up hurting my thumb and I shy away from using this otherwise stellar knife. I wish I had bought for myself (instead of a gift) so that I could return it/exchange it. CRKT Response: If this was a gift it is still covered under our warranty policy and you are able to send it in for repair/replacement
Just purchased the CRKT IGNITOR. After trying out many different brands I made the decision to purchase the CRKT IGNITOR because of the combination edge and comfortable fit for my small hands. I was extremely impressed with the safety lock which keeps the blade closed so that I'm not fearful that the blade will accidently open. However, I was a little disappointed to see "manufactured in China" on the back of a product from a company that is based out of Oregon. I am one of many consumers who would proudly pay more for an American Blade. My main complaint about this product is the imperfection on the tips of the serration--not only were the imperfections on the display at the store but also on the item I later purchased. The IGNITOR looks promising for this Alaskan fisheries researcher.
I confess to being a knife-ophile and the Ignitor is one of the very best I own. This model is good pocket size and always handy for a variety of tasks. When I wrote CRKT telling them I wished to remove the clip and asking them what tool I needed, they sent me the proper tool for free. Now, that's my kind of customer service.
As others have noted the blade keeps a fine edge and the Outburst opening mechanism is both safe and awesome. Incidentally, and not nearly as important as the other observations, it is a damn good looking knife and I have had several compliments on that.
My father brought home one of these a while back and I was instantly jealous. Naturally I went out and got an ignitor-t as soon as possible. Then I got another one.. and another. Needless to say, I love the ignitor. The opening mechanism is smooth and authoritative. The blade is sharp and holds an edge as well as you could expect. The veff serration is the most effective I've ever used, and it's much easier to sharpen than any other type of serration I've ever come across. I've paid as little as $25 and as much as $35.. but even if I paid full retail I wouldn't disappointed. It's a great carry knife at a price that won't make you cry if you happen to lose it. In fact.. I think I'm going to go buy another one..
San Antonio, TX
The Ignitor by CRKT is probably one of the finest pocket knives on the market. That said, I have carried knives since the 1950. Some issued by the military and some that I have bought. I have had the old Cuda and the new Cuda which were quite and served their purpose.
Recently I have used the CRKT Thundbird which opens with the trigger finger and had the Tanto blade. Outside of it being a very heavy knife and a little hard to sharpen I found that it held an edge and gave great service.
The Ignitor is light weight ,great metal and the serrated part of the blade is the best I have ever used. It cuts though things like hot butter. About six swipes of a Redhead 600 grit diamond rod and the straight edge was as sharp as a razor. With a couple swipes of the CRKT Viff Shaping kit on the serrated part of the blade and your knife is a scary knife. The opening mechanism works smoothly and the package is a delight to carry.
It's a little expensive ,but well worth the money.
The open assist did the same to me. Then the button literally fell out of the knife and was lost in my carpet. It took a rag and a pair of pliers to finally get it open. Now its in my dad's garage permanently open. I had it less than 2 days, and because your company had a good reputation I threw the receipt away, so the store won't honor my return. $60 is not a lot for a knife, but I like to buy a cheaper version of a knife brand before I purchase a more expensive model. I have never been more disappointed in a knife in my life. I have over 80 knives from Cold Steel to Boker, SOG,Gerber and now some very expensive custom knives. I will not recommend your knives to anyone. $60 is not a lot ,but it should still last more than a day. ***CRKT RESPONSE - Thank you for your feedback Robert. We'll have customer service reach out to you to help resolve this for you. We appreciate your information. CRKT
I purchased this knife because of the open-assist and slim profile. Unfortunately, the tension rod that helps spring open the knife grinds against the rounded base of the knife so hard that I cannot open it without using 2 hands Even after going out and buying Teflon lubricant, the problem gets worse every time I open the knife. If there is one thing I do love, it is the Fire Safe thumb stud. That part is pure genius I would not recommend this knife or any other "open-assist" knife after my experience with the Ignitor. Tom ***CRKT RESPONSE - Thank you for your feedback Tom. We'll have customer service reach out to you now to resolve.
Just purchased last week, feels good in hand, very sharp blade, but overall, pretty disappointed. Does not open easily, sore thumb trying to get it to open. I understand how to open it, but it is becoming increasingly difficult. Added some oil, but it didn’t seem to make a difference. If I didn’t have to use two hands to open it, I would love it. ‘Fire Safe’ looks like great idea, but it is not working for me. I wanted an EDC but this knife will just sit in a drawer. ***CRKT RESPONSE - Thank you for the feedback Paul. We appreciate hearing from our customer base. We'll have customer service reach out to you now to see if we can help resolve for you. Thanks again, CRKT
I have had this knife as a daily carry for about 2 years now. I still love it.
There is still no play between the blade and the handle at the main pivot. The spring-assist, liner lock and FireSafe lock still work like new. It closes straight so the blade won't nick the inside of the scales.
The knife has a thin profile so it fits in your pocket well. It is balanced well and just feels good to hold.
I love the grind on the blade, it is difficult to find a "regular" blade anymore with everyone trying to make pocket kukris or saws.
This is probably my most favorite folding knife I have ever owned and I'm happy they are still in production.
The pocket clip snags on objects and bends easily.
The spring-assist takes a bit to learn, but then opens easily.