Everyday Carry Knife: CRKT Squid

Everyday Carry Knife: CRKT 2490 Squid

I have carried CRKT knives for years, so I can attest to the quality of their knives. I am pretty hard on equipment, and their knives have stood up exceptionally well to the beating I give them. This is why I am happy to present to you this rock solid everyday carry knife from CRKT. This is a real workhorse knife. It isn’t overly large, so it is perfect for a wide range of tasks. And with its all metal construction, you won’t have to worry about parts failing. They have already beat it up with rocks to get the amazing finish, so it will stand up to whatever you dish out!

I love the strength and the simplicity of the design. This is definitely not a show knife, and that is exactly what I like about it. It will do whatever job you need it to do, any day of the week. And at roughly $16 on Amazon, you can’t get much more of a deal for your money!

Go ahead and read up  on the specifications and learn a bit more about the Squid, and then come back here and grab your own!

Blade Length 2.14″ (54.36 mm)
Blade Edge Plain
Blade Steel 8Cr13MoV, 58-60 HRC
Blade Finish Stonewash
Blade Thickness 0.11″ (2.79 mm)
Closed Length 4.490″ (114.05 mm)
Weight 3.4 oz
Handle Stainless Steel w/Stonewash
Style Folding Knife w/Frame Lock
Overall Length 5.71″ (145.03 mm)


Product Details
  • Equipped with a frame lock for safety
  • Friction grooves on the drop-point blade for a secure grip
  • Internal frame lock and deep pocket clip for a secure carry
  • Stonewash drop point 8Cr13MoV blade
  • Designed by Lucas Burnley
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


About the designer

When you ask Lucas what drew him to the knife world as a teenager he’ll tell you it was stories of survival, off path adventures with his father and a healthy dose of action movies. Over the years, he has experimented with a broad range of styles to artfully combine classical examples with modern materials and techniques such as with his Obake knife. Lucas believes knives are a personal expression of independence.

It’s a pistol of a knife: it obliterates tasks.

This Lucas Burnley-designed everyday carry knife is compact in stature but packs some heat in the features department. It comes with a frame lock for safety, and friction grooves on the drop-point blade for a secure grip. Be careful where you point it.

The Squid is an everyday carry folding knife from designer Lucas Burnley in Orleans, Massachusetts. Based on the concept of a compact pistol, it’s small in size and big on ability. Don’t let the 2.14 inch blade fool you; this is a full-on, tactically inspired knife that’s ready to take on your largest cutting challenges. By keeping it wide at nearly one inch and using the drop-point style, Burnley was able to give the blade a good balance of tip strength and point geometry for utility tasks, packing all the functionality of a full-size tactical folder, into an easy to carry, compact design.

Just like any good gun, you want something that’ll keep you safe. That’s why the Squid comes with an internal frame lock and deep pocket clip for a secure carry. When you’re ready for this knife to see some action, use the thumb stud to deploy the blade.

So go ahead and bring this sidearm with you wherever you go. Just remember, it’s loaded.

About Columbia River Knife and Tool

CRKT (Columbia River Knife and Tool) offers a broad line of knives and tools for sport, work, professional, and lifestyle activities. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems. Founded in 1994, CRKT is the industry’s premier brand of knives, tools, and lifestyle accessories, with a reputation for innovative design.

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