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CRKT Burnley Squid Frame Lock Knife (2.25" Stonewash) 2490

MSRP: $34.99
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Item #BHQ-27254

Specifications

  • Overall Length:5.75"
  • Blade Length:2.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.34"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:3.50 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:CRKT
  • Model:Squid
  • Model Number:2490
  • Designer:Lucas Burnley
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:5.75"
  • Blade Length:2.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.34"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:3.50 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:CRKT
  • Model:Squid
  • Model Number:2490
  • Designer:Lucas Burnley
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

Based on Lucas Burnley's popular compact custom knife, the 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 model has a stonewash finished handle and blade. The stainless steel handle sports a strong frame lock and a low profile pocket clip. Thumb studs are utilized to deploy the spear point blade, which has jimping/grooves for added grip.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Pretty good
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Sully C.
10-13-2019
Itís a bit chunkier than I initially thought. The size is good, donít get me wrong, but I thought it would be skinnier. The lockup is great, but itís hard to flick open without loosening the pivot. I may have gotten a bad apple though. I took it apart and found a kinda bent washer (no hope of fixing that). Putting an edge on the squid is extremely easy, and it holds it for a surprisingly long time for 8cr13mov.
Tough, cheap, great starter knife
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Kiyoshi Y.
10-04-2019
Initially I disliked this knife so after receiving it as a gift I made it my edc/work knife. The more I carried it, however, the more it demonstrated it's tremendous tenacity. It has taken a lot of hard use from everyday cutting task like packages and boxes, food preparation, and even medium use in the outdoors. The blade requires relatively frequent sharpening but given the price one can't complain. I personally appreciate the stonewashed finish because I'm not worried about damaging it, and the construction is solid. The knife only developed a tiny bit of vertical blade play after a particularly hard knock. I still carry this knife today almost two years later and respect it more every week. Overall fantastic little knife and something I would recommend to anyone.
Great knife, steel leaves something to desire
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Allen G.
10-01-2019
Love the price point and the size, but the heavy weight and knife steel leaves it in the drawer for the most part nowadays.
gateway knife
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Jose L.
08-05-2019
1st knife i bought and edc'd for a good while. Reliable and feels good in hand. Makes for a great gift.
Paying it Forward
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Kelly R.
05-02-2019
I've already written a review, but after several more days I just can't say enough good things about this knife. I had the black stonewash and ordered the stonewashed from you guys. I ended up gifting the one I got from you to a young man who works in a warehouse whose knife recently broke. I told him that there would be no hard feelings if he felt it wouldn't work for him at work and that he could keep it regardless. I am not an expert by any means, but I told him I would help him find a new, good knife for work if the Squid didn't work out. He absolutely loves it! Thank you again for the amazing recommendation and thank you CRKT and Lucas Burnley for an amazing little knife.
Absolutely love this knife!
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Vladimir F.
04-19-2019
I have just received the Squid and I absolutely loved from the moment I touched it. It feels sold, hefty and rugged. The action is really good. It's very sharp out of the box, but the cutting edge is not super smooth. Cuts paper and shaves hair just fine.

The whole knife does not feel cheap and $20 I paid for it seems more than reasonable.

Deep carry clip is excellent and rides pretty low (could be lower, though).

The shape is great for ergonomics. It's a great small EDC knife. I've been EDCing Kershaw Scallion and I really enjoy that knife, but the torsion bar broke on it (after almost 10 years!) and while I am waiting on replacement from Kershaw I wanted a replacement of similar size. I think Squid has a much better blade shape. I really never cared for recurve on the scallion and I sharpened most of it away. I think Squid will become my new EDC of this size. Just love it!
Perfect
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Jacob E.
03-14-2019
This knife is basically the embodiment of the EDC knife. Perfect blade length, light, deep carry clip. Easy and fast deployment if you need it fast and easy one hand open and close. I love this so much. Itís one of the 4 knives that I carry every day.
Hard to beat for the $$$
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Adam B.
03-05-2019
For the price you pay this knife certainly wonít disappoint. Solid lock up and a decent edge on the blade. I keep this knife in my bag at all times as a backup.
An EDC Staple!
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Tyler B.
07-19-2018
This, in my opinion, possesses the quality and value for your money that is on par with the Spyderco Tenacious. For 20 dollars, you get a completely stainless steel frame lock with a workhorse design and infinite functionality. Its small size belies its ability to complete most every day tasks. Fortunately, it is not intimidating to those who do not share our love of tools and for the most part it is legal in nearly any place you should choose to go. Surprisingly, it actually came razor sharp. I've gotten more cuts with this than my Spyderco Manix 2 as I did not expect it to be that razor sharp. Buy it, you certainly will not be disappointed. Lastly, it makes a perfect and wallet friendly gift!
Great Knife
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John R.
11-28-2015
At twenty dollars I didn't expect much. I thought "huh a full steel framelock for such a low price. Why not?" But what I got was alot more than I expected. The squid has become one of my most used edc knives. I'm never afraid to use and abuse it, and it's held up remarkably well. (p.s. loosened the pivot about a quarter turn and it flicks open like a charm. Blade is still rock solid with no wobble.)
So good!
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Jesse B.
05-23-2015
As the title says, this knife is so good! Great ergos, fit and finish is amazing, blades centered, sharp as heck!

You will not find a better knife at this price range.
Awesome utility blade!
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Steven M.
05-18-2015
Great little knife for small cutting and package opening. I use it as a small backup folder for small tasks. Works great and razor sharp! Great ergonomics with no issues! Try it out! Only $20 on Blade HQ!! What a steal!
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

Based on Lucas Burnley's popular compact custom knife, the 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 model has a stonewash finished handle and blade. The stainless steel handle sports a strong frame lock and a low profile pocket clip. Thumb studs are utilized to deploy the spear point blade, which has jimping/grooves for added grip.

Read More
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:5.75"
  • Blade Length:2.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:8Cr13MoV
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.50"
  • Handle Thickness:0.34"
  • Handle Material:Stainless Steel
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:3.50 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:CRKT
  • Model:Squid
  • Model Number:2490
  • Designer:Lucas Burnley
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

Pretty good
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Sully C.
10-13-2019
Itís a bit chunkier than I initially thought. The size is good, donít get me wrong, but I thought it would be skinnier. The lockup is great, but itís hard to flick open without loosening the pivot. I may have gotten a bad apple though. I took it apart and found a kinda bent washer (no hope of fixing that). Putting an edge on the squid is extremely easy, and it holds it for a surprisingly long time for 8cr13mov.
Tough, cheap, great starter knife
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Kiyoshi Y.
10-04-2019
Initially I disliked this knife so after receiving it as a gift I made it my edc/work knife. The more I carried it, however, the more it demonstrated it's tremendous tenacity. It has taken a lot of hard use from everyday cutting task like packages and boxes, food preparation, and even medium use in the outdoors. The blade requires relatively frequent sharpening but given the price one can't complain. I personally appreciate the stonewashed finish because I'm not worried about damaging it, and the construction is solid. The knife only developed a tiny bit of vertical blade play after a particularly hard knock. I still carry this knife today almost two years later and respect it more every week. Overall fantastic little knife and something I would recommend to anyone.
Great knife, steel leaves something to desire
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Allen G.
10-01-2019
Love the price point and the size, but the heavy weight and knife steel leaves it in the drawer for the most part nowadays.
gateway knife
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Jose L.
08-05-2019
1st knife i bought and edc'd for a good while. Reliable and feels good in hand. Makes for a great gift.
Paying it Forward
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Kelly R.
05-02-2019
I've already written a review, but after several more days I just can't say enough good things about this knife. I had the black stonewash and ordered the stonewashed from you guys. I ended up gifting the one I got from you to a young man who works in a warehouse whose knife recently broke. I told him that there would be no hard feelings if he felt it wouldn't work for him at work and that he could keep it regardless. I am not an expert by any means, but I told him I would help him find a new, good knife for work if the Squid didn't work out. He absolutely loves it! Thank you again for the amazing recommendation and thank you CRKT and Lucas Burnley for an amazing little knife.
Absolutely love this knife!
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Vladimir F.
04-19-2019
I have just received the Squid and I absolutely loved from the moment I touched it. It feels sold, hefty and rugged. The action is really good. It's very sharp out of the box, but the cutting edge is not super smooth. Cuts paper and shaves hair just fine.

The whole knife does not feel cheap and $20 I paid for it seems more than reasonable.

Deep carry clip is excellent and rides pretty low (could be lower, though).

The shape is great for ergonomics. It's a great small EDC knife. I've been EDCing Kershaw Scallion and I really enjoy that knife, but the torsion bar broke on it (after almost 10 years!) and while I am waiting on replacement from Kershaw I wanted a replacement of similar size. I think Squid has a much better blade shape. I really never cared for recurve on the scallion and I sharpened most of it away. I think Squid will become my new EDC of this size. Just love it!
Perfect
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Jacob E.
03-14-2019
This knife is basically the embodiment of the EDC knife. Perfect blade length, light, deep carry clip. Easy and fast deployment if you need it fast and easy one hand open and close. I love this so much. Itís one of the 4 knives that I carry every day.
Hard to beat for the $$$
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Adam B.
03-05-2019
For the price you pay this knife certainly wonít disappoint. Solid lock up and a decent edge on the blade. I keep this knife in my bag at all times as a backup.
An EDC Staple!
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Tyler B.
07-19-2018
This, in my opinion, possesses the quality and value for your money that is on par with the Spyderco Tenacious. For 20 dollars, you get a completely stainless steel frame lock with a workhorse design and infinite functionality. Its small size belies its ability to complete most every day tasks. Fortunately, it is not intimidating to those who do not share our love of tools and for the most part it is legal in nearly any place you should choose to go. Surprisingly, it actually came razor sharp. I've gotten more cuts with this than my Spyderco Manix 2 as I did not expect it to be that razor sharp. Buy it, you certainly will not be disappointed. Lastly, it makes a perfect and wallet friendly gift!
Great Knife
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John R.
11-28-2015
At twenty dollars I didn't expect much. I thought "huh a full steel framelock for such a low price. Why not?" But what I got was alot more than I expected. The squid has become one of my most used edc knives. I'm never afraid to use and abuse it, and it's held up remarkably well. (p.s. loosened the pivot about a quarter turn and it flicks open like a charm. Blade is still rock solid with no wobble.)
So good!
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Jesse B.
05-23-2015
As the title says, this knife is so good! Great ergos, fit and finish is amazing, blades centered, sharp as heck!

You will not find a better knife at this price range.
Awesome utility blade!
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Steven M.
05-18-2015
Great little knife for small cutting and package opening. I use it as a small backup folder for small tasks. Works great and razor sharp! Great ergonomics with no issues! Try it out! Only $20 on Blade HQ!! What a steal!
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