CRKT Burnley Squid Frame Lock Knife Natural G-10 (2.25" SW D2)

This Blade HQ Exclusive CRKT Burnley Squid comes with a natural G-10 scale, a stonewashed D2 steel blade. It's a stellar knife that's an everyday carry workhorse.


  • Stonewashed spear point blade made of D2 steel.
  • Dual thumb stud opener.
  • Jade, natural G-10 scale and stainless steel handle.
  • Stainless steel frame lock.
  • Tip-up pocket clip.


Based on Lucas Burnley's popular compact custom knife, the CRKT Squid is bound to be a hit, not just because of its accessibility, but also for the value and performance factors that CRKT brings to the table. This knife has a handle designed for added grip, and keeping the knife as a whole a lightweight everyday carry. The blade is topped off with jimping/grooves for more control and stability through cuts and slices.

CRKT folding knives are versatile, modern, and perfect for all manner of cutting tasks and chores!

Item #BHQ-107739
MSRP: $49.99
Our Price: $34.95
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  • Overall Length: 5.75"
  • Blade Length: 2.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: D2
  • Hardness: 58-60 RC
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 3.50"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.34"
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: Jade
  • Weight: 2.65 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Brand: CRKT
  • Model: Squid
  • Designer: Lucas Burnley
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Natural G-10 Squid
sofia m. on Dec 19, 2021

I have always loved the design and build quality of this knife. The natural G-10 handle look so good and feels great to hold.

Compact EDC with BIG value
STEVEN G. on Dec 26, 2020

For $35, you can't beat the Squid. In natural G10 and D2 steel, this Lucas Burnley design has easily become an EDC favorite. Its small size allows it to be easily carried as a secondary knife, which is usually in my shirt pocket. I'm still trying to decide if I want to dye the scale; however, I really like the clean look that the lighter shade of green creates in unison with the stainless steel frame (on the pocket clip side). I'm usually not a fan of different scale materials/colors, but it seems to really work in this instance. With my medium/large hand, I'm able to get a 3-finger grip on the knife. There's a well-placed lanyard hole at the butt. Maybe adding a little paracord tail might provide just a little more purchase, thus just a little more control and leverage when digging in for a cut. When a non-knife person asks for a knife, I'm more likely to hand them this little guy over one of my larger more expensive knives. The thumb stud flipper action isn't as amazing as I'd hope, but it gets better with practice. Reverse flipping (using the index finger on the thumb stud on the other side) seems to work best for me. If you're considering the Squid, keep in mind, we've all spent $40 on worse things, so go for it! Best of success with your EDC and remember to enjoy the slice!

One of the Greats!
Grace C. on Nov 26, 2020

I absolutely love this knife! It's by far the best one that I've gotten!

tiny buy mighty Squid, great steel
Paulo C. on Nov 3, 2020

Action great for a small blade, phosphor bronze washers. D2 blade strops up shaving sharp. G-10 scale knocks down weight considerably, but not as colorful/jade as photos show; more muted/neutral, should take dye nicely. Fits perfectly in jeans coin pocket. Perfect size for office carry, not likely to scare anyone upon use.

Nice Second Squid
Antonio M. on Oct 23, 2020

This is my second Squid and I love it. I can confirm it is supplied with bronze washers. My other Squid is the base Stainless Steel model and is my go-to for serious home projects. The new Squid sports D2 and is significantly lighter.

Great little affordable edc
Amy W. on Oct 19, 2020

Very happy with this little knife! This one came with bronze washers, Nice surprise!

Solid value for the money
RYAN J. on Oct 14, 2022

Simple frame lock folder with a blade just above 2 inches. I find the design attractive, I like the rounded spine, the blade profile, and the easy rounded jimpings. The real value for me is the better than usual D2 steel and bronze washers. You don't often see that in a $35 knife. The g10 scale on one side is not my preference, but it's fine. As others note, the color is more dull than is pictured here. Sharpness was ok out of the box, but I touched it up to my preference and it slices nicely. My one main knock is that the action is so tight that it's a real bear to open with one hand. I'll try to oil and loosen if needed, and it may well break itself in a bit anyway. At the end of the day it's about as good as you'll get in a $35 EDC knife though.

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An ok carry knife
George K. on Aug 30, 2022

Good materials. Action is stiff and the frame lock can be challenging to the thumbnail. All in all it’s ok for the price.

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