CRKT Burnley Squid XM Assisted Opening Knife Black G-10 (3" Black SW)


  • Black stonewashed drop point blade made of D2 steel.
  • Spring assisted flipper opener with bearing pivot.
  • Black G-10 handle with black stonewashed steel frame.
  • Stainless steel frame lock mechanism.
  • Tip-up deep-carry pocket clip.


The CRKT Squid XM is a Lucas Burnley design that is the bigger brother of the popular CRKT Squid Series. This knife is designed to be used. The blade has a long portion of straight edge that will be easy to sharpen and will chew through packaging like nothing else. Near the point of the blade, a small section of belly makes precise, slicing cuts with ease.

If you like speed, check out more CRKT Assisted Knives!

Item #BHQ-138960
MSRP: $69.99
Our Price: $49.95
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  • Overall Length: 7.00"
  • Blade Length: 3.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.10"
  • Blade Material: D2
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Black Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.00"
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 3.60 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Spring Assisted
  • Opener: Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Pivot Type: Bearings
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Brand: CRKT
  • Model: Squid XM
  • Model Number: 2495K
  • Designer: Lucas Burnley
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

CRKT Squid is a great D2 Flipper!
Lucas J. on Jul 28, 2023

I have smaller hands, I've had the Holey Squid for a good bit and it's just a bit too small, so I decided to "pull the trigger" on this Squid XM and boy oh boy am I happy with it! .75" blade increase and only .5" handle increase compared to my old holey EDC AND it comes in the wonderfully sharp and durable d2 steel, which from my understanding is a great budget oriented steel. Love the g-10 and steel handle, provides an insane amount of grip. Excellent deal for $45 shipped, plus I even paid the extra $10 for an engraving, which didnt even slow down the shipping process! Seriously happy, can't recommend this knife enough.

much better than the regular SM Squid
Kevin H. on Jan 4, 2023

the SM squid did not open well for me. This opens great with the assisted and thumb stud, the larger blade is perfect size. Sits well in pocket and hand, sharp out of the box.

Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet ([email protected])? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ
My New EDC
Jim W. on Nov 19, 2022

I owned the original Squid, loved the wide blade profile, but it was a little bit of work to get it opened quickly with one hand, at least compared to a few of my other knives. I always thought assisted opening would be a great feature. Then CRKT did it, so I bought it. I'd never had any complaints, still don't, about the size. Then the XM came along. Still an extremely reasonable price, and I thought I'd give it a try. The extra blade mass seems to open just slightly slower than the shorter lighter models, but it's still handy. I've always been impressed with CRKT customer service, have carried various M16 models for years, but this has been my new favorite. Even several months in, the honeymoon is not over. While they've got some new cool stuff, I don't see anything likely to replace my favorite anytime soon. You just can't go wrong with the Squid XM.

Xtra medium ehh?
Chad N. on Feb 11, 2022

First off the size is a welcome plus for the little squids, I have average size hands and can get a full 4 finger grip The action is very similar to the assisted squids, slightly less punchy but very direct The blade came a hair off center loosend the pivot screw quarter turn fix that Pocket clip is well a clip, definitely not going to slide out of pocket The scale is kinda lacking feels little to thin ? Definitely the one draw back to the XM but I have a feeling after market will soon fix that. Lanyard loop is nicely positioned and adds a good look Blade lock up is tight and zero blade play Over all I'd give it a 9/10 New daily for sure

Budget Drop Bear
Pontus N. on May 22, 2023

Great knife, especially for the money. The blade shape is VERY similar to the Kizer Drop Bear, but 1/4 the price. Very smooth assisted opening. Love the CRKT stonewash finish. My only 'complaint' is that I would have preferred all-steel scales. It doesn't look like there are currently aftermarket scales available (for the XM anyway), but I'll be keeping my eye open.

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