Cressi has in its history launched extremely high quality spearfishing knives, among which the Cressi Killer Knife, still available in the Italian Company‘s offer. This year, finally, Cressi has launched a new knife with extremely interesting characteristics which were missing from the product line. The new Cressi Lizard knife, in fact, is complete with the system for the extraction of stranded shafts and their straightening. Let’s analyze the Cressi Lizard complete characteristics.

Design and technical solutions

The Cressi Lizard knife is extremely well finished. The blade is positioned between two glass loaded Nylon covers which make the handle. Their surface is rough for better grip. Such “cheeks” can be dismantled by unscrewing three screws, a solution that helps cleaning the blade from time to time. The handle is available in three nice colours: black, red and green.

Knife connection to the sheath

The connection of the knife to the sheath is obtained with two lateral elastic levers on the handle that can be pressed to release the knife. This is not a new solution on the market, still is seems to be very well done.

Shaft extraction and straightening systems

The central part of the handle is drilled, with a profile which goes from an hexagonal shape to a more elongated one. In the wider hexagonal hole the shaft can be inserted. If this is done from the rear end, the one with the flat surface which normally connect to the release mechanism, it can be inserted along the narrower passage and blocked. Once this is done, the knife can be rotated to extract a stranded shaft. If the shaft is inserted in the hexagonal hole from the tip, the knife can be then positioned in the exact point where a shaft is bent, and be used as a lever to flex the shaft and straighten it back to its original shape. Both solutions are extremely helpful during the spearfishing action.

The rear of the blade, sticking out of the handle, has a hole to connect a line to the knife and eventually have an additional security system to avoid losing the Cressi Lizard.


The sheath is well designed and made in a slightly flexible plastic material. It has two elastic adjustable bands with buckles. The two bands are intended to be connected to the calf, and have different lengths: shorter to be positioned on the side of the ankle, and longer in the upper part towards the knee.

Dimensions and materials

With the measures made by AP, the Cressi Lizard knife in its sheath has a length of 21.3 cm. The length of only the knife is 21 cm. The blade is 10.3 cm long and 2.5 cm wide.


One side has a linear blade, while the other side has a toothed one of 5 cm. Such profile has a wide and two narrow teeth solution, which is considered the most effective and a little more expensive to produce. The maximum thickness of the balde is 3.8 mm.

The material of the blade is a 1.14116 martensitic stainless steel, also known as X50CrMoV steel, the hardness is hrc 55/56, for an extremely sharp and honed blade. Such steel has a good balance of carbon and chromium, which makes it particularly resistant to corrosion. It is also good enough to maintain a very sharp edge, even though the hrc 55/56 hardness is not too high, so the blade will be easy to sharpen, and such process will have to be done from time to time.


The grip is 10.4 cm long and 3.3 cm wide, considering the glass loaded Nylon part. If we also consider the system used to secure the knife in the sheath, the width goes up to 4.2 cm.