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Squid Industries Knives

Inked Tanto Krake Raken V3

Inked Tanto Krake Raken V3

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Regular price $295.00 USD
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The Krake Raken is the industry standard premium butterfly knife. Every component is precision machined with state-of-the-art technology and hand-assembled by expert craftsmen. Incredible durability, refined balance, and buttery smoothness are all guaranteed with the Krake Raken.


The Krake Raken V3 (formerly known as the Kraken), is the industry leading butterfly knife that sets the gold standard for competitive flipping. The Krake Raken has several blade options including the Tanto, Bowie, Weehawk, and Trainer.

The Krake Raken balisong butterfly knife, first introduced in 2019, is the first live-blade offering from Squid Industries. It features 7075 aluminum alloy channel handles and an AEB-L stainless steel blade. The Krake Raken is engineered for optimal ergonomics and grip with a machined texture, tapered handles, and a crowned spine.

For those who are looking to EDC (every day carry) their Krake Raken, check out the Anchor. This innovative device functions as both a detachable latch and pocket clip so that your knife stays together and secured while in your pocket.

Version History:

V1: Released June 2019. First Production units debuted at Blade Show Atlanta

V2: Released August 2020. Increased the texture and jimping and significantly improved the bushing system.

V2.5: Released June 2021: Added a groove along the side of the handle for additional control and grip.

V3: Released February 2023: Updated the tang area to reduce pinching and increased the texture and jimping depth for more grip. The Trainer blade was also updated to a new tanto profile.


You'll find the following premium features on our Krake Rake Trainer:

  • High-strength 7075 aluminum alloy channel handles in zen pin configuration
  • AEB-L Stainless blade with crowned spine and elegant satin finish
  • Mathematically calculated weight distribution for the ultimate balance
  • Precision-tuned bushing system
  • Additional side milling including jimping for optimal grip
  • Rounded, tapered handles for control and strengthened durability
  • Upgradeable with the Squid Industries Anchor



Total Length (Open Position) 10.05”
Total Length (Closed Position) 5.875”
Handle Length 5.55"
Handle Thickness 0.500” to .420”
Blade Length
Weight 4.31 oz.
Handle Material 7075 T6511 High Strength Aluminum Alloy
Handle Finish Type II Hard Anodized
Blade Material AEB-L Heat-Treated Stainless
Blade Finish Satin
Pin Design Zen Pin
Pivot Design Bushing Pivot System
Handle Design Channel
Latch Design None
Balance Profile Neutral


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Performance Pentagon

Rating System

Grip: Tactility and degree of control

Balance: Distribution of the weight in relation to optimal flipping

Durability: Longevity rating and overall resistance to damage

Tolerances: Accuracy and preciseness of the tuning and handle play

Noise: Sound level during flipping

Rating out of 10

Balance: 10 Durability:6


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Anodized Satin Finish in a Wide Array of Colors


Anodized Satin Finish in a Wide Array of Colors

Precision Bushing System

Professionally tuned bushings with perfect flipping tolerances and ultra smooth handle swing

Rust Resistant AEB-L Steel

Rounded spine and chamfered tang for a comfortable flipping experience. Various blade shapes with unique balance profiles

Aircraft grade 7075 AL

Light yet perfectly balanced Impact resistant handles with machined texture and jimping for enhanced grip.