Number of Reviews: 15
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.
got this a couple months back almost razor sharp....found out the hard way closing it and my thumb was in the way. with use the assist started to get slow. cleaned the pivot point with some hopes #9 and it seems faster than ever. i would recommend to anyone that is looking for a new knife.
I also purchased this knife in May, while visiting Smokey mountain knife works. I really liked the different serrated edge. My assist also became hard to work. I bought this knife for everyday carry, but now it just sits in a drawer. I have bought several crkt and all have been great, but really not happy with this model. At best it gets a 3 star rating because it is a crkt knife. Would be a 5 if it worked. ***CRKT RESPONSE - Thank you for your feedback. Reaching out to you to see if we can resolve the problem for you. Thanks again, CRKT
I recently purchased this knife, and was extremely happy for the first few days. Then the "outburst assist" didn't burst or assist... After 2 weeks this has become just another folder, except that the thumb button will not work single-handedly, thus making it a two handed opening procedure to deploy the blade. I do like the blade, but not enough to recommend this knife. ***CRKT RESPONSE - We are reaching back out to you as our customer we want to make this right for you. Thank you for posting your feedback and you'll see an email from "email@example.com" to help you out. Thank you. CRKT
La Crosse, WI
Overall I thought it was a decent knife, but I was disappointed with the edge. I found it to be pretty dull, especially on the back half of the knife. I ended up having to pull out my course stones and put a whole new edge on the thing. Other than that its been a good knife
I recently became a proud owner of another CRKT knife and I have to say WOW Another outstanding knife from CRKT Fits the pocket superbly and the operation of opening the blade is very fast and smooth. I would highly recommend this knife to anyone looking for a quality built blade I would give it 10 stars if it were possible Thank you CRKT not only for this knife but for ALL of your quality knives you make