CRKT Knives is a proudly American company, based out of Oregon. Their slogan is "Confidence in Hand" and it's a promise they take very seriously. With several patents for safety lock and opening systems, CRKT innovations are designed to enable decisive action in challenging situations. Their OUTBURST® Assisted Opening allows for quick one hand opening, with spring action once knife has been opened 20-30 degrees. Their LAWKS® Knife Safety is an additional manual safety pin that adds an extra layer of protection against disengagement. Both OUTBURST® and LAWKS® can be found on the CRKT Fire Spark folding knife. To learn more about these and other patents, visit the CRKT Innovations page.