FIRE SPARK™
1050

FIRE SPARK™

Designed by Matthew Lerch in Sussex, Wisconsin
Our goal in producing this folding knife was to combine innovations in assisted opening and safety in one heavy-duty tactical knife. We call it the Fire Spark™. 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.
  • Outburst® Assisted Opening
  • Fire Safe® Thumb Stud Actuation
  • Locking Liner Safety
$89.99
Rating:
86% of 100
Lifetime Warranty
 
Specifications
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Blade Length3.875" (98.43 mm)
Blade EdgePlain
Blade Steel8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC
Blade FinishSatin
Blade Thickness0.121" (3.07 mm)
Closed Length4.75" (120.65 mm)
Weight5.3 oz
HandleAluminum w/G10 Inlay
StyleFolding Knife w/Locking Liner
Overall Length8.63" (219.2 mm)
U.S. Patent Nos. 7,918,028
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 sport model 1050 has a high satin blade finish, silver anodized frames, and polished three-position stainless steel clip.

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.

The CRKT® locking liner safety innovation adds an ingenious layer of safety to your folding knife. The safety 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 manual safety lever forward. To close the knife, pull the manual lever back, slide the locking liner over, and fold the blade into the closed position. Many CRKT® folders feature this innovative safety system.

The Fire Spark is the most fully featured tactical folder we have ever offered, and it is also a great value.
Matthew Lerch

Matthew Lerch

Sussex, Wisconsin 

What happens when you cross art and mechanics? You get something that looks like Matthew Lerch. Trained initially as a jeweler/watchmaker, he progressed into manufacturing and tool making. Now he has a few patents under his belt for innovations, like the Fire Safe®, and has been honored with some prestigious awards including the Buster Warenski award. Matt views knives as functional art, as evidenced in his Moxie™ and Blade Show award-winning Endorser™ design.

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