The 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 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
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
nonreflective 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
The Fire Spark is the most fully featured tactical folder we have ever
offered, and it is also a great value.
The OutBurst assisted opening mechanism cannot be actuated until you
rotate the Fire Safe disk and nudge it.
The butt features a lanyard loop and stainless steel back spacer ending
in a pointed “skull cracker” tip.
1050: Satin Blade, Silver Anodized
Frame, Black Scales,
Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
Blade: Length: 3.875” (98 mm)
Thickness: 0.121” (3.1 mm)
Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC
Closed: Handle length: 4.75” (121 mm)
Open: Overall length: 8.63” (219 mm)
Weight: 5.3 oz. (150 g)