CRKT Burnley Squid Frame Lock Knife Stainless Steel (2.25" SW) 2490

Item #BHQ-27254
MSRP: $39.99
Our Price: $25.95
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  • 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: 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

  • Spear point blade made of 8Cr13MoV steel with a stonewash finish.
  • Dual thumb stud opener.
  • Stainless steel handle.
  • Stonewashed frame lock.
  • Durable pocket clip for tip-up carry.


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 black 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.

CRKT Knives (Columbia River Knife & Tool) knives are a great way to make your knife collection shine. Find your newest addition at Blade HQ today!

Customer Reviews

An EDC Staple!
Tyler B. on Jul 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!

Love These Knives
JASON H. on Apr 1, 2020

I own both the silver and all black stonewashed versions of these knives and love them. I remove the pocket clips, tie a small leather lanyard to the end, and use them mostly as secondary/fifth pocket carries along with a full size folder. There’s nothing bad to say about these knives: they’re inexpensive, super versatile in that despite their small size they can take a beating due to their simplistic and stout design, and they are cute enough that people not used to being around knives won’t feel threatened when you pull one out in a meeting. Lastly, these are the perfect gift knives as they’re very fun and easy to modify for some personalization if you’re into that sort of the thing, and inexpensive enough that you won’t go broke. I hope CRKT makes these forever.

Paying it Forward
Kelly R. on May 2, 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.

Awesome utility blade!
Steven M. on May 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!

Tough, cheap, great starter knife
Kiyoshi Y. on Oct 4, 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.

So good!
Jesse B. on May 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.

Jacob E. on Mar 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. It’s one of the 4 knives that I carry every day.

Absolutely love this knife!
Vladimir F. on Apr 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!

GDPR G. on Nov 28, 2015

Hard to beat for the $$$
Adam B. on Mar 5, 2019

For the price you pay this knife certainly won’t disappoint. Solid lock up and a decent edge on the blade. I keep this knife in my bag at all times as a backup.

Great knife, steel leaves something to desire
Allen G. on Oct 1, 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
Jose L. on Aug 5, 2019

1st knife i bought and edc'd for a good while. Reliable and feels good in hand. Makes for a great gift.

Pretty good
Sully C. on Oct 13, 2019

It’s a bit chunkier than I initially thought. The size is good, don’t get me wrong, but I thought it would be skinnier. The lockup is great, but it’s 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.

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