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Discover the Canis, a remarkable folding knife designed in collaboration with J. Kelly McCann, a globally recognized expert in counterterrorism, anti-terrorism, and close combat. McCann's extensive operational and training experience, spanning over four decades and 65 countries, is the driving force behind the Canis design by Spyderco,  available at


Named after the Caninae subfamily, which includes wolves, dogs, coyotes, and jackals, the Canis is a no-nonsense folding knife engineered for diverse applications. While its primary focus is personal protection, the Canis seamlessly transitions into a versatile everyday carry folder, representing a significant leap forward in functionality and strength.


The Canis features an unorthodox blade design with a straight cutting edge, reminiscent of a traditional Wharncliffe, but with narrower primary bevels. This unique grind positions the top of the bevel closer to the cutting edge, resulting in a reinforced point that surpasses the strength of conventional Wharncliffe blades.

Deep, hollow-ground bevels and a mid-blade swedge enhance the efficiency of the edge geometry, offering high performance, cutting power, and a reinforced point.

Crafted from CPM S30V stainless steel, the blade boasts a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole for easy one-handed opening. Jimping above the hole ensures a non-slip thumb purchase, catering to users who prefer a saber grip. The handle, designed for maximum control, features flared ends, a hand-filling palm swell, and peel-ply-textured carbon fiber/G-10 laminate scales for a secure grip and striking aesthetics.


To maintain a rock-solid grip, the Canis incorporates skeletonized stainless steel liners and a sturdy Compression Lock mechanism. The four-position pocket clip and lined lanyard hole offer versatile carry options, while the open-backed construction reduces weight and simplifies maintenance.




  • 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


Experience the Canis, a folding knife that encapsulates Kelly McCann's operational expertise and Spyderco's commitment to exceptional design, available exclusively at

Spyderco C248CFP Canis Warncliffe Carbon Fiber G10

SKU: 0716104014002
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