CRKT’s Newest Knife Is Inspired By Dia De Los Muertos And Is A Sexy, Exciting Folder Designed By Michael Rodriguez.
In honor of Dia de Los Muertos, knife designer, and former Green Beret, Michael Rodriguez has created a knife to honor the holiday, his heritage, and his military service.
The new Xolotl Black from CRKT is named for the Aztec god of fire and lightning who ferries the deceased on their journey to the afterlife. It features all-black features from the coffin-shaped G10 handle to the liners and EDP-coated blade to give the blade a sleek, dark look.
The blade is made from 1.4116 steel and is 3.64 inches in length. Overall, the piece is 8.64 inches long.
The flipper not only deploys the blade quickly but also acts as a cross guard to help provide a secure grip on the knife. The coffin-shaped handle features 21 ribs, which symbolize Rodriguez’s 21 years of military service.
The knife is also a part of CRKT’s Forged By War program which donates of a portion of the money from every Xolotl Black sold and donates it to the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, of which Rodriguez is the president and CEO.
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