Reviewed by Jack the knife 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.
Reviewed by Mike from Indiana on Monday, January 21, 2013
Quality of this knife exceeded my expectations. Have been carrying it since I received it. Great design. Blade is awesome. Easy to open and close. Size just right and comfortable to carry with pocket clip.
Reviewed by billw from houston from houston, tx on Monday, January 21, 2013
The axle that the blade is attached to is too big. When you try and flip out the blade with your thumb, you can run it along the blade. The little notch on the blade needs to be bigger or closer to the axle.