The Squid™ is known as the ideal everyday carry knife, skillfully combining simplicity, usability, and performance. Neither bold nor flashy, it's the humble light-duty truck of the knife world.
However, renowned designer Lucas Burnley has reforged it into a smaller, more nimble version in the CRKT Squid™ Compact.
Despite being the most diminutive knife in the family, the Squid™ Compact is packed with advanced features. Assisted Opening propels the blade open with a flick of the thumb, and IKBS™ bearings ensure smooth opening and closing every time.
Built to last, the high-carbon steel blade is easy to sharpen, and the stainless steel handle provides strength to endure for a lifetime and gives the knife some reassuring heft in your hand. As an everyday carry (EDC), the Squid™ Compact is designed to fit effortlessly into your life.
The low-profile clip lets you slip it comfortably and securely into your pocket or use the lanyard hole to attach it to a keyring. From the work site to the campsite to home, this is the take-anywhere tool for all those times you've thought, "If only I had a knife on me."
How Assisted Opening Works
Held securely closed in your pocket, but when you initiate the deployment and partway through the rotation, the blade opens at a remarkable speed for a simple, powerful, one-handed opening.
Blade Length - 1.75" (44.40mm)
Blade Edge - Plain
Steel - 8Cr13MoV
Blade Finish - Stonewash
Blade Thickness - 0.11" (2.69mm)
Overall Length - 4.65" (118.01mm)
Closed Length - 2.93" (74.42 mm)
Weight - 2.8oz (79.38g)
Handle - Stainless Steel
Style - Assited Folding Knife with Frame Lock