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Columbia River Carson M16-14SFG Special Forces Folder 3.875" Combo Tanto Blade, G10 Handles

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Part Number: CRM1614SFG
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRM1614SFG: Carson M16 Special Forces - Tanto Combo Edge - Black G10 Handle
Columbia River Knife & Tool

Special knives designed with military special forces in mind, the M16-SF's are "folding fixed blades." G10 InterFrame build.

These knives share a unique design offering a combination of Carson M16 Series features requested by military procurement specialists. The dual grind Tanto blades were specified because they offer maximum strength. The open build allows two Carson Flippers to be incorporated, resulting in a true hilt— very rare in folding knives.

Blade, frame and hardware are non-reflective tactical black. Blades receive black 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.

All SF models feature our exclusive patented* AutoLAWKS™ automatic safety, which turns the folders into virtual fixed blades automatically.

Our aluminum frame SFs feature contoured scales of textured, hard anodized 6061 T6 aluminum, with a perimeter radius for a comfortable grip with or without gloves, stainless steel liners with friction grooves, and premium AUS 8 stainless steel blades. Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges are standard

These G10 models feature scales of black G10, stainless steel liners with friction grooves, and premium 8Cr14 stainless steel blades with our exclusive Combination Veff™ Serrations. G10 is often preferred for its aggressive gripping texture, light weight, and superior insulating properties.

All knives in this series are equipped with clip options that allow four-position carry on belts or webbing. Caution: These knives are not designed for tip-up in-pocket carry. They are special knives, designed by the military for special forces use.


  • Blade: Length: 3.875” (9.8 cm)
  • Thickness: 0.14” (0.35 cm)
  • Steel: 8Cr14, 58-59 HRC
  • Closed: Handle length: 5.375” (13.7 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.
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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4 out of 5
Nov 28, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Weight
Descent knife and has a mid hard steel. It has a very safe lock and i love the G10 scales and its durable feel. However, its stud is not good at all in any eay and will not be used to open because it is buried in the grips. Its problem is the dual flippers on the blade, you only need one, the other is for looks and effects your ergonomics. It is heavy and feels well made. I would reccomend the knife.
3 out of 5
Venice K
Dallas, TX
Nov 23, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Blade doesn't stay sharp
I've been using this knife as my EDC for a short period of time (5 days now) and overall I've been really happy with the knife except it doesn't stay sharp at all which is very disappointing to me. Overall I enjoy it a lot I love the flippers and locking feature is nice but I just wish the it stayed sharp especially the serrations.
5 out of 5
Sep 23, 2014
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Solid, large tactical EDC that does it all.
Tactical self-defence EDC, on the large side. This particular model is probably one of the best of the series for this purpose, due to the G10 handles (very grippy, they make the knife safer to use) and the double Carson flipper which basically functions as a very effective hilt: they are right to say that this is rare in folding knives. I have other knives in the M16/M21 series designed by the late Kit Carson and thus I can easily compare. Tanto point and Veff serrations (they are more effective than normal serrations) do make this knife a scary looking mean machine that delivers cutting and piercing performance, too. Some people dislike both the LAWKS and the AUTOLAWKS additional lock feature but I do not: I own CRKT knives with both versions and I must say that an extra layer of locking safety can never be a bad thing; you probably just need to get used to it and find a way to disengage it easily and without too much hassle... I did find my way with this knife. I recommend it if you need a self-defense folding knife that does it all and do not mind the larger size.
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