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CRKT Van Hoy Snap Fire

In line with what we’ve come to expect from CRKT, the Van Hoy Snap Fire is a visually stunning lock design. The centerpiece of the design is a stainless steel wheel with small serrations at the edge and covered in a spectral titanium nitride coating.

CRKT Van Hoy Snap Fire

Blade Length: 2.375 in (6 cm)
Closed Length: 3.8 in (9.7 cm)
Open Overall Length: 6.2 in (15.8 cm)

It is this fascinating design element, the wheel, which allows the user effortless, one-handed access to the 2.375 inch blade. Rotating the wheel disengages the compression lock, and drops the blade in a fluid motion. There’s a high-quality safety in place so that the user doesn’t inadvertently disengage the blade. The blade is a modified drop point, and CRKT finishes it with bead-blasted grey Teflon plating. It’s available either as a straight edge or as a partially serrated edge. The handle is grey anodized aluminum, and handle length is 3.8 inches. Overall length is 6.2 inches, and overall weight is 3 ounces.

Knife aficionados are generally happy overall with the knives sold by the Columbia River Knife & Tool Company. That’s certainly the case here. CRKT knives often favor visual design over functionality, but people buy from CKRT aware of this. The Van Hoy Snap Fire manages to be both. It looks great, and it has a design and a blade edge that holds up to abuse. It may be a little too flashy of a design for the person who expects to use their knife every day.

Many of CKRT’s knives are limited runs. That’s the case with the CRKT Van Hoy Snap Fire, which CRKT has discontinued. That’s both a good and a bad thing. The good is that consumers can buy this already aggressively priced knife at bargain prices. The bad news is that there’s only a limited number, and if fitting it into your budget is an issue, it may not be there for you when you’re ready to purchase it.

CRKT Van Hoy Snap Fire Demo