It's back. But bigger. Years ago designer Lucas Burnley brought the iconic Squid to life. Skyrocketing in popularity as a fan-favorite compact carry, the folding knife became a top choice for those looking to strike the right balance of simplicity, performance, and functionality. Now, Lucas takes a new stab at reimagining this time-honored design, bringing us the larger SQUID XM. Still checking the box of being a versatile everyday carry, the longer blade length handles tasks both big and small--and is now recognized as a bit more "extra medium" in size.
Designed by Lucas Burnley, the Squid was conceptualized as powerful in performance, but equally adaptable to everyday challenges. Whether being put to work at home, the garage, or in the office, the Squid could go with you anywhere. Following the release of the original design, Lucas hasn't stopped receiving interest from fans asking him to reimagine the popular blade as slightly larger. And in true Lucas fashion, the knife designer got to work to see what was possible. Now introducing the SQUID XM, Lucas delivers a creation that's just as iconic as the original, while still leading with functionality and user-friendly simplicity.
Perfecting how this latest version would scale, Lucas didn't skip over any details--
ensuring that the 'extra medium' was just as seamless in how it performs. Just like its predecessor, the SQUID XM features a drop-point style blade, achieving an excellent balance of tip strength and point geometry for utility tasks. When you're ready to put it to work, Ken Onion's Assisted Opening deploys the blade in the blink of an eye, with the IKBS ball bearing pivot system creating a super smooth rotation.
After the durable D2 blade has fulfilled its duty, you can rest easy stowing it away in your pocket--its internal frame lock and deep pocket clip, making it a secure carry for on-the-go transport.
|Handle Material||Stainless Steel, G-10|
|Lock Type||Frame lock|
|Pocket Clip Included||Yes|
Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), is a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories founded in 1994.
CRKT means Quality. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available, and quality is controlled from beginning to end. Knives are built the way they should be built�?without compromising quality in any part of their creation. CRKT accessories are crafted to the same standards as the knives, so that each sheath, for example, lives up to the customers�? high expectations.
Sport & Work Knives
CRKT continues to 'think outside the box' by seeking out new and unique designs and mechanisms, just when everyone in the industry thinks they have seen it all. For example, the company is introducing the tiny McGinnis Shrimp, the
Gekkota Pocket and Golf, the ExiTool, Ta-Bar Tool, Norfork Diver and Whitewater, and Klecker NIRK�? all exciting and unusual. At the same time, it continues to broaden it�?s traditional knife models, including for the first time, Classic pocket knives, as well as the Centofante Tribute, Carson M4-02 series, and the Delegate and Vertex lines.
More natural and premium materials.
CRKT is continuing to specify the natural and premium materials that are common in the best custom knives, including more knives
with layered Micarta, G10, stag, jig bone, white bone, ram horn, and hardwoods such as thuya root, cocobolo, ebony, walnut, and burl.
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