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Columbia River Carson M16-14D Folder 3.94" Combo Tanto Blade, Desert Tan, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: CRM1614D
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRKT M16-14D Desert Tactical Folder, Desert Tan Aluminum Handle with single stainless liner and LAWKS safety.
Partially Serrated Tanto Blade with Tan Nitride Coating and "Carson Flipper"
Feature Four-way clip, for versatile carry.
Blade: Overall Length - 3.94" (10.0 cm)
Cutting Edge - 3.88" (9.9 cm)
Thickness - 0.14" (0.35 cm)
Hardness - 57-58 HRC
Handle: Closed Length -5.31" (13.5 cm)
Weight: 4.9 oz. (139g)
The M16-04 and 14 are full-size working knives that feature the "Carson Flipper" extension to the blade which speeds opening and acts as an additional blade guard. One hand opening and closing is velvet smooth, the result of Teflon¨ bearings. The ambidextrous thumb stud with checkered surface provides instant access in any circumstance. Every model features a removable bead blast finish Stainless Steel pocket clip. All models of the M16 series are perfectly balanced, and every detail has a working purpose.
Kit Carson, Knifemaker's Guild Member, and designer of the M16 Series, designs for function, not fad. Heft any M16 and you'll know what that means. For example, wide blade design for multiple and difficult tasks. Sure-grip contoured handles of 6061T6 Hard Anodized Aluminum with a perimeter radius for a comfortable grip with or without work gloves. Stainless Steel locking liner with friction grooves, for positive locking with limited access for superior safety. AUS8 Stainless Steel blades, chosen for edge retention and durability, in non-reflective fine bead blast finish. Razor-Sharp or Combined TriplePoint (TM) Serrated edges for rugged cutting tasks that break down standard cutting edges.
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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orange beach alabama
Feb 24, 2016
I keep coming back to this knife, it's beefy, sturdy and although at first I wasn't keen to the chisel grind, it has now become my favorite. Once you learn how to sharpen this blade it will become your best friend. I have several knives, this is probably the cheapest, but it is the best. I like the ease of sharpening, how well it slices and I've even used it while diving, due to forgetting my dive knife. It has gathered a little rust but thats to be expected. This is simply a knife that is designed to be used hard.
5 out of 5
Don M.
Oct 10, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Handle Feel, None
Very nice knife.
First I'd like to say, Rest in Peace to Harold "Kit" Carson who designed this knife and many other great knives including my favorite fixed blade of all, the Intrepid. I recently bought this knife and an M16-14T (Titanium), I love the flipper action on these knives, the blade steel is fine, AUS 8 is a good steel (most Spyderco's in the 1990's eary 2000's were AUS 8 bladed knives), do not let "steel snobs" tell you differently, if you treat this knife like a knife and do not pry or screw with it the edge should last you a while, besides AUS 8 is sort of easy to sharpen. CRKT Taiwan produces very high quality knives, The handles on this model are a bit slippery and need some more texture, the anodizized finish is perfect. The blade is extremely sharp, ths blade finish is nicely done. A few cons though: The slickness of the handles, and the knurling on the piviot screw tears up my hand when I reach into the pocket that I keep the knife in. I mainly purchased the two knives as EDC's I wanted the Ti for dress occasions and the Desert for knocking around and as a defense knife in the city and the trails. This is a folder you cannot go wrong with, do not be fooled by the name, the place of manufacture or the price.
5 out of 5
Panama, CA
Sep 03, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
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I live in Panama CA. I ordered my Carson M16-14D online, and received it in about 10 days. It was just as I hoped it would be from only seeing it on line. Had a few questions which were promptly answered. I really haven't had a chance to use it,but I know that it will be up to anything I need to do on my hikes on the nature trails in the mountains and jungles of Panama. It's my first tactical and will be my EDC.
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