Spyderco Kelly McCann Canis Folding Knife 3.36" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles - C248CFP


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J. Kelly McCann is one of the world's leading experts in counterterrorism, anti-terrorism, close combat, and all aspects of personal and corporate security. With more than four decades of operational and training experience in 65 countries, he's developed some hard-earned opinions on personal-defense weapons and tactics. Those insights are the foundation of his Canis design from Spyderco.

Named after a genus of the Caninae subfamily, which contains wolves, dogs, coyotes and jackals, the Canis is a no-nonsense folding knife intended for a broad range of applications. While it was unapologetically designed to excel as a personal-protection tool, it is equally at home as a utilitarian, everyday carry folder. In fact, in many ways, its unique blade design represents a quantum leap forward in functionality and strength.

Like a traditional Wharncliffe, the Canis' unorthodox blade has a perfectly straight cutting edge that allows it to cut with full pressure all the way to the point. However, unlike conventional Wharncliffes, the primary bevels of the Canis' blade are significantly narrower. This unique grind lowers the top of the bevel—where it meets the full thickness of the blade—so it is closer to the cutting edge. The result is a thick, reinforced point that is substantially stronger than the tips of most Wharncliffe blades.

Typically, shorter bevels mean a thicker, less efficient edge geometry. The Canis overcomes this challenge with deep, hollow-ground bevels that minimize its "behind-the-edge" blade thickness. It also adds a mid-blade swedge (unsharpened bevel) that trims the blade's weight and reduces its friction as is passes through the material being cut—much like the diamond-shaped cross-section of Japanese Samurai swords. The synergy of these design elements combines high-performance blade geometry, the versatility and cutting power of a Wharncliffe profile, and the strength advantages of a reinforced point.

Crafted from CPM S30V stainless steel, the Canis' blade also features a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole that provides outstanding leverage for swift, one-handed opening with either hand. A section of jimping (textured grooves) above the hole also bridges the juncture of the blade and handle to provide a non-slip thumb purchase for users who favor a saber grip.

To ensure maximum control and a rock-solid grip during use, the Canis' ergonomic handle flares at both ends, while offering a hand-filling palm swell in the middle. This highly refined shape "brackets" the user's hand, locking it in place and providing a highly functional integral guard. Peel-ply-textured carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scales provide additional traction for a non-slip grip and add to the knife's stunning looks. Skeletonized stainless steel liners provide superior structural strength and form the backbone of the knife's sturdy Compression Lock mechanism. The liners are nested within the scales to keep the Canis thin and pocket friendly and work in concert with the knife's open-backed construction to reduce its overall weight while simplifying cleaning and maintenance.

To keep the Canis poised for immediate access and support all possible carry options and deployment preferences, it features a versatile four-position pocket clip. It also includes a generously sized lined lanyard hole for the easy attachment of fobs and security lanyards.

The Canis is a truly exceptional folding knife that reflects Kelly McCann's unparalleled operational experience and his insights as one of the world's most respected close-combat trainers. Spyderco is extremely proud to have collaborated with McCann on this design and they are excited to add it to their product line.


  • Blade Length: 3.36" (85 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.72" (120 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.03" (204 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.36" (85 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.110" (2.8 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Wharncliffe
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Handle Material: Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Locking Mechanism: Compression Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up/Down, Right/Left Carry)
  • Model Number: C248CFP
  • Model Name: Canis
  • Designer: Kelly McCann
  • Weight: 3.9 oz. (111 g)
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 716104014002

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Carbon Fiber Handles
Carbon Fiber Handles Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.
S30V Stainless Steel
S30V Stainless Steel A hardened wear and corrosion resistant stainless steel developed in collaboration with Chris Reeve. It is known for its improved sharpness and toughness. This is a premium grade steel only used in high end knives. Composition: Carbon 1.45%, Chromium 14.00%, Vanadium 4.00%, Molybdenum 2.00%
Spyderco Kelly McCann Canis Folding Knife 3.36" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Spyderco Kelly McCann Canis Folding Knife 3.36" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
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James A.
Farmington New Mexico
Jun 22, 2020
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, None
My first impression was very good the fit and finish is good. And man it is sharp right out if the box and it feels good in your hand. The shape of the blade is different and I like that. On the down side I think it's a bit over priced $192.00 is a bit high and everyone talks about the Taichung plant putting out such great knives and they are good but my Golden Colorado Spyderco's are smoother with no sharp edges(the Spydy hole) and I believe in USA 🇺🇸 products. Thank you Spyderco for making a great product. James A.
Spyderco Kelly McCann Canis Folding Knife 3.36" S30V Satin Plain Blade, Peel-Ply Carbon Fiber/G10 Laminate Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Atlanta, GA
Jun 03, 2020
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Everything is right about this knife.
This knife looks mean. It looks aggressive. It's sharp enough to split a hair right out of the box. The blade is a little weighty, which makes for very solid openings. It also allows the knife to close using only gravity when disengaging the compression lock. There is no break-in period with this knife. I've only had smooth openings from the very first flick. This knife is built solidly. And it's thin enough that I forget that it's on my waist. To be honest with you all (as well as myself), I think this knife has become my favorite knife. Nothing looks like it, nothing sounds like it, nothing feels like it.
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