Designed by Special Ops veteran Darrin William Sirois as part of the Forged by War series, the CRKT Xan transitions from tactical to daily carry with ease. It’s a fast thumb stud flicker, and an outstanding looking full-sized EDC.
The Xan features a bead blasted 3.67” 1.4116 stainless-steel clip point blade with a blade thickness of 0.13”. It’s an Outburst Spring Assisted thumb stud opener for a fast action. It has jimping along the thumb ramp and a very slight recurve along the edge.
This framelock has a layered G-10 and carbon fiber front handle that’s finely textured for a good grip. The back handle is bead blast finished stainless steel. Lock up on this knife is very good, with no discernable movement. It has a lanyard hole and a reversible right carry pocket clip. It’s 4.84” closed, 8.5” overall, and weighs about 4.9 ounces.
- 1.4116 Stainless-Steel, Bead Blast Finished
- 3.67” Clip Point
- 0.13” Blade Thickness
- Outburst Spring Assisted
- Ambidextrous Thumb Studs
- Carbon Fiber and G-10 Front Handle
- Bead Blasted Stainless-Steel Back Handle
- Lanyard Hole
- Reversible Pocket Clip
- 4.9 Ounces
- 4.84” Closed
- 8.5” Overall
The CRKT Xan is a fast, spring assisted thumb stud opener. It’s a full-sized EDC that makes an excellent addition to any pocketknife collection. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
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