Squid Industries Krake Raken V3 Trainer - Black Aluminum Handle / "Inked Black" Finished Stainless Steel Blade / Bushing System

Squid Industries Krake Raken V3 Trainer - Black Aluminum Handle / "Inked Black" Finished Stainless Steel Blade / Bushing System

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The Krake Raken V2.5 model (formerly known as the Kraken), has 7075 aluminum alloy handles and AEB-L stainless steel blades.

The highly anticipated Krake Raken balisong butterfly knife offers the first live-blade bali from Squid Industries. It features all of the precision-engineered smoothness of a Squid trainer, updated with a beautifully finished trainer blade. The channel constructed aluminum handles are built with rounded edges, a crowned spine, and bushings. The Krake Raken has been upgraded from 6061 to a 7075 aluminum alloy, which boasts a higher strength and is more durable to drops and use.

This second iteration of the Krake Raken integrates an improved aesthetic and performance. The handle ends have been rounded to decrease damage from drops and the handle texturing is now deeper, providing a better grip. The zen pins have been upgraded with harder steel to preserve the gap between the handles, and the bushing system has been redesigned to further reduce—or even negate—handle play.

*Manufactured and assembled in the USA

  • 4.50" Trainer Blade in AEB-L Stainless Steel w/ a Black finish
  • Aluminum Handle for a lightweight and strong balison w/ deep texturing for a better grip
  • An upgraded bushing system design eliminates any handle play
  • Made in USA
Blade Material: AEB-L
Blade Style: Trainer
Blade Length: 4.50"
Overall Length: 10.125"
Handle Length: 5.625"
Handle Material: Aluminum
Lock System: Latchless
Weight: 4.33 ounces
Pocket Clip: Right or Left Hand
Country of Origin: USA

Collections: Butterfly KnivesSquid Industries

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
John Garrison
Squid Industries Krake Raken V3 Trainer

The Squid Industries Krake Raken V3 Trainer is a remarkable butterfly knife trainer that combines sleek design, excellent craftsmanship, and smooth performance. With its black aluminum handle, "Inked Black" finished stainless steel blade, and efficient bushing system, it offers an impressive overall package for butterfly knife enthusiasts.

First and foremost, the design of the Krake Raken V3 Trainer is truly eye-catching. The black aluminum handle gives it a distinct, modern look that exudes sophistication. The "Inked Black" finished stainless steel blade adds a touch of elegance and reinforces the knife's overall aesthetic appeal. Whether you're an avid collector or a skilled flipper, this trainer is sure to turn heads and impress those around you.

Craftsmanship is where the Krake Raken V3 Trainer truly shines. Squid Industries is known for its attention to detail, and it's evident in every aspect of this knife. The build quality is exceptional, with precise machining and tight tolerances, ensuring a solid and reliable flipping experience. The materials used are of high quality, contributing to the knife's durability and longevity.

One of the standout features of the Krake Raken V3 Trainer is its bushing system. The bushings play a crucial role in the smoothness and stability of the flipping action. With the bushing system in place, the trainer feels incredibly fluid and responsive during flips, allowing for more precise maneuvers and tricks. Whether you're a beginner learning the basics or an advanced flipper pushing the boundaries, the bushing system enhances the overall flipping experience.

However, it's worth noting that the Krake Raken V3 Trainer is designed specifically as a trainer and does not have a sharpened blade. While this ensures safety during practice, it may disappoint those looking for a functional butterfly knife. Additionally, the black finish on the blade can wear off over time with extensive use, revealing the stainless steel underneath. While this doesn't affect the performance, it may detract from the knife's appearance.

In conclusion, the Squid Industries Krake Raken V3 Trainer is a top-tier butterfly knife trainer that delivers on both form and function. Its sleek design, impeccable craftsmanship, and efficient bushing system make it a joy to flip and practice with. Whether you're a seasoned flipper or just starting out, this trainer offers an excellent platform for honing your skills. Despite minor concerns about blade finish and functionality limitations, the Krake Raken V3 Trainer remains a highly recommended choice for butterfly knife enthusiasts.