Tool Review: CRKT Ignitor knife

The Columbia River Knife & Tool Ignitor Knife includes a titanium nitride blade and black scales, with a combination razor-sharp and veff serrated cutting edge. This knife combines CRKT's patented OutBurst assisted opening with the patent-pending Fire...


The Columbia River Knife & Tool Ignitor Knife includes a titanium nitride blade and black scales, with a combination razor-sharp and veff serrated cutting edge. This knife combines CRKT's patented OutBurst assisted opening with the patent-pending Fire Safe mechanism. When closed, the blade is safely locked by the Fire Safe pin. It cannot be opened until the safety button on the end of the thumb stud is firmly depressed and the thumb stud is nudged outward. Then the blade springs open instantly for use. Designed for right-hand opening, and includes a removeable stainless steel clip.

The Review

Tom Karagianis of Tarkus Automotive Repair in Milwaukee, Wis. Tested out the Ignitor knife from CRKT. Tom thought the tools were very easy to use, and he really liked the sharpness of the tool, including the serrated edge.

“The Ignitor T is nice and sharp, and holds its sharpness more than any of the other knives in the shop.”

He used the tool mostly for utility purposes around the shop.

“It comes in handy for cutting hose, opening boxes, stuff like that,” says Tom.

Tom liked the belt clip, and said the knife stays in place when he’s moving around his shop.

“It's got a nice clip on it that stays on your pocket if you want to carry it,” he says.

Tom also liked the aesthetic look of the knife.

“I liked the dulled stainless (steel) look. Almost looks like gunmetal-grade finish,” says Tom. “It’s very military-looking.”

Tom says the Ignitor has held it’s sharpness and he prefers it over any other knives he owns.

When asked on a scale of one to ten, what Tom would rate this knife, he says “Out of all the knives I have, I’d give it a 10.”

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