Columbia River CRKT 2265 Michael Rodriguez Xolotl Flipper Knife 3.643" Satin Spear Point Blade, Black G10 Handles
CR2265: 2265 Xolotl, Designed by Michael Rodriguez
Inspired by an ancient Aztec deity, built for the modern world. Adorned in detail yet powerfully simple, the Xolotl - pronounced "show-low-tl" - is an everyday carry folding knife with a tactical spirit. It hardly occupies more space than a fountain pen but comes out swinging with a fast flipper opening and a sleek, spear-point blade. From the 14th century battlefield to the modern pocket, the Xolotl is the knife to have on hand.
Channeling his heritage, veteran Michael Rodriguez designed the Xolotl in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Drawing inspiration from the deity Xolotl, Michael crafted the grippy G10 skeleton-like handle to pay homage to the god's legendary purpose: to transport souls to the afterlife. Take a closer look and you'll see 21 ribs—one for each of his years of service.
The blade has one sharp and one false edge that converge in a strong spear point best for fine slicing. A solid flipper is designed for fast opening and a liner lock holds the blade firmly in place even amid hard use. A detailed sternum-shaped clip carries the Aztecan story and allows for a discreet carry in a pocket or on MOLLE systems.
Channel the lore of an underworld deity with the Xolotl.
About the Forged By War program
In 2013, Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, designer of elite, military, tactical tomahawks, approached CRKT with the news that he had been working with a few combat veterans that had returned from war with varying degrees of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
To help work through their challenges, they have been designing and forging steel into custom tools. Drawing from their experience earned in combat situations, they have been creating tools they wished they had available to them on the battlefield.
CRKT cares deeply about our returning veterans and they saw a way to give back to the community that created them. In 2016, they launched the Forged By War program.
These are mission ready tools, designed by veterans, with 10% of the CRKT net profits of the program donated to the veterans' charity of choice.
Mission ready tools that are Forged By War.
- Flipper Opening for Fast Deployment
- Textured G10 Handle for Secure Grip
- Adjustable Clip for Left and Right Hand Carry
- Blade Length: 3.643" (92.53 mm)
- Closed Length: 5.256" (133.5 mm)
- Overall Length: 8.938" (227.03 mm)
- Blade Material: 1.4116 Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3.18 mm)
- Blade Style: Spear Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Black G10
- Liner Material: Stainless Steel
- Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
- Pocket Clip: Deep Carry (Tip-Down, Right/Left Carry)
- Weight: 4.0 oz. (113.4 g)
- Designer: Michael Rodriguez
- Made in Taiwan