CRKT 1050K Fire Spark OUTBURST Assist Folder
CRKT's goal in producing this new folder is to combine all of the recent technological advances in one heavy-duty tactical folder. They 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. CRKT adds black anodized 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 model 1050K features a non-reflective black oxide finish on the blade, frame, three-position stainless steel clip and hardware.
CRKT has combined their OutBurst® assisted opening with their patent-pending 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.
Finally, to maintain lockup in high-stress situations, they've incorporated the patented 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 that CRKT has ever offered, and like all their knives is also a great value for the money.
- Category End Use: EDC/Tactical/Military/Law Enforcement
- Blade Steel: 8Cr14MoV
- Rc Hardness: 58-59
- Blade Style: Modified Spear Point
- Handle Material: Black Oxide Finished Aluminum w/Black G-10 Inlay
- Lock Type: Locking Liner
- Safety System: LAWKS
- Pocket Clip: Black Oxide Finish Stainless Steel, Three Position
- Length Open: 8.63"
- Blade Length: 3.875"
- Blade Thickness: 0.121"
- Length Closed: 4.75"
- Weight: 5.3 oz.
- Made in: China