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Columbia River Carson M16-14DSFG Special Forces 3.875" Tanto Combo Blade, Desert Tan, G10 Handles

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Part Number: CRM1614DSFG
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRM1614DSFG: Carson Special Forces - Tan G10 Handle - Combo Edge
Columbia River Knife & Tool

Introducing another line of military knives for desert environments: our premium-quality G10 folders at a value price.

After the success of process of developing our new line of Carson special forces G10 M16® and M21™ models, it became apparent that there was a demand for these models from coalition forces serving in desert environments.

Just like their black tactical counterparts, these knives share a unique design offering a combination of Carson SF series features requested by military procurement specialists. All have combined Razor-Sharp and Veff™ Serrated edges. The open build allows two Carson Flippers to be incorporated, resulting in a true hilt— up to now rare in folding knives.

Blade and scales are non-reflective Desert Tan. Premium 8Cr14 stainless steel blades receive titanium nitride coating for maximum corrosion resistance. Kit’s trademark dual checkered thumb studs are standard. On all models, one-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth.

The open InterFrame build uses Desert Tan scales of G10, and stainless steel liners with friction grooves. G10 is often preferred for its aggressive gripping texture, light weight, and the insulating properties which make it cooler in heat and warmer in cold than metal.

All models feature our exclusive patented* AutoLAWKS™ safety, which automatically turns the folders into fixed blades when the blade is opened and locked.

All knives in this series are equipped with clip options that allow four-position carry on belts or webbing— tip up, tip down, left or right. (Caution: These knives are not designed for tip-up in-pocket carry.)

They are special knives, designed by the military for special forces desert use.


  • Blade: Length: 3.875” (9.8 cm)
  • Thickness: 0.14” (0.35 cm)
  • Steel: 8Cr14, 58-59 HRC
  • Closed: Handle length: 5.25” (13.3 cm)
  • Open: Overall length: 9.25” (23.5 cm)
  • Weight: 5.9 oz. (167 g)
About the Knife Designer
Kit Carson of Vine Grove, Kentucky, is a retired professional soldier, rising to the level of Sergeant Major. He has made knives for 30 years and has been a full-time knifemaker since 1993. He is a voting member of the Knifemakers’ Guild. Kit has been an avid hunter and fisherman for over 40 years, growing up enjoying the woods and trout streams in the mountains of north Georgia. About his philosophy of knife design, he says: “I strive to follow form and function in the knives I design and build. My reputation has been built around solid working knives, both fixed blade and folders. All the time spent outdoors as a young man and the time spent around the world with the Army has strongly influenced the knives I create.” Nothing reflects this approach more than the Carson Design of our M16 series, which is built for function, not to follow fads. This highly successful knife series was named one of the Top 10 Factory Tactical Folders of the Decade by Blade magazine. The M16-14M recently won a comparison test conducted by Germany’s Messer magazine.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel
Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Fort Campbell, KY
Aug 04, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: None
Have carried this knife for the past 3 years everyday
Great knife, bought this knife after graduating Army Infantry OSUT at Fort Benning in 2013. Been carrying it everyday. Through using and abusing it I have been nothing but impressed. Has withstood immense use and abuse, yet still is able to be sharpened and use. Highly recommend and will buy another if this thing ever gets lost ( because it wont break!)
5 out of 5
Apr 08, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
perfect tatical pocket Knife
Works perfect for what I need
4 out of 5
John S
Mar 29, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Blade Material, None
Decent knife
This is overall a good knife. Looks very nice. Very sharp out of the box. I use it as an EDC during work. So it gets heavy use with different materials. The only minus is how easily the knife serrations got chipped and worn out.
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