Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
I wait a long while, sometimes a year or more, before I even consider writing a review, and then only if I think the product extremely good and well worth the price, or bad enough to alert others. I own close to 75 pocket knives, usually carrying two, a general purpose folding work knife and a tactical folder. The Fire spark is my tactical folding EDC over several knives many times the cost in my collection. As you read the review keep in mind that I am a large man with large hands and have found that having the proper size and shape handle on a knife makes a world of difference - and can make or break the knife review. I never leave home during the week for work, and/or urban excursions without the Fire Spark. For weekend warrior yard work, bush crafting and outdoors, the fixed blades get deployed :-) I did have trouble, as others have seemed to, getting used to the OutBurst assisted opening mechanism, however once my learning curve was worked through it became more or less a permanent part of my daily dress. The assist mechanism is one of my two favorite, the other being a Kershaw SpeedSafe Chive. The ability to lock the blade open with LAWKS is an added plus along with the the blade that takes, retains an edge well, and has a wicked point. This blade is not for prying... that is what my work blade is for... a CRKT Graham folding Razel with a 3.14 inch blade. Unfortunate that it has been discontinued. What a beautiful, hard use work horse.