Reviewed by Hiking Harry from Lewiston, ME on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I collect knives and give them as gifts, so I am always looking for the latest gadget. This is a decent knife, but is rather heavy and considering the weight, it is all in the handle as the blade is quite short. There is a lot going on visually, but it seems to be mostly for looks, as all of that heavy pivot hardware does not made it open any smoother or faster than other comparably priced knives.
It certainly is well designed and well made, with a good sturdy lock but I found it "clunky" and cumbersome to open and close compared with many better knives. It also felt too small in the hand when opened to be an effective tool. Too heavy, too small, odd combination. Someone may find this to be an ideal knife, but I carry one every day for work and would not reach for this one with so many other good ones to choose from. CRKT is a reputable brand, with many fine offerings, but this one lost my interest after five minutes. I prefer the CRKT Onion Ripple and the Kershaw Leek, both lighter knives that open more smoothly.
Reviewed by Robert from Utah on Monday, August 12, 2013
I have had the On Fire for just less than a year, in that time I have had to tighten the small black screws on the top of the knife at least a half dozen times. The most recent time the screw was all the way out and found it in the bottom of my pocket. I love the assisted opening, it holds an edge well, the screws just don't stay tight.