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Columbia River Carson M16-14ZSF Folder 3.875" Combo Tanto Blade, Nylon Handles

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Part Number: CRM1614ZSF
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
Retail Price: $89.99
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CRM1614ZSF: Carson M16-14ZSF Folder
The service men and women of the coalition forces in the Middle East and Afghanistan require cutting tools that can stand up to the harsh demands of the desert. Our Carson Desert Tactical Folders have been developed specifically to blend into the desert environment. 

Our M16®-14ZSFmodel features our super rigid InterFrame build with 420J2 stainless steel liners, threaded stainless steel back spacers, and Desert Camo pattern glass filled nylon scales. The blade is a non-reflective bead-blast finished AUS 8 stainless steel. It blends and almost disappears in the desert. 

Our tactical SF model features two Carson Flippers, resulting in a true hilt when the blade is opened. Our Big Dog glass filled nylon version has a 3.875" (98 mm) blade and full-size handle with a pommel which is exceptionally powerful in tactical situations. Weight is a hefty 6.3 oz. (179 g). 

It features our exclusive patented* AutoLAWKS™ safety, which automatically turns the folder into a fixed blade when the blade is opened and locked. 

One-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth, the result of precision tolerances and lubrous washers at the blade pivot. The dual ambidextrous thumb studs with checkered surfaces provide instant access in any circumstance. 

The blade has Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 9.25 inches
    • Closed Length: 5.375 inches
    • Weight: 6.3 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.875 inches
    • Thickness: 0.14 inches
    • Material: AUS 8
    • Blade-HRC: 55-57
    • Finish: Bead-Blast
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Tanto
    • Edge: Triple-Point Serrations
  • Handle
    • Material: Glass Filled Nylon
    • Liner: 420J2
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
    • Safety System: AutoLAWKS
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 4 Position Clip
  • Features
    • Flipper: Yes
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 794023131680

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.462 (13 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Sep 07, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Type, Handle Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Excellent value
I'm intending to use this folder as my new camper and outdoor knife when going walkabout. My old folders (a $10 admittedly shonky chinese number) lock mechanism failed, so I was looking for something a little bit more secure, so that was my primary concern since the old one almost took a finger off as it failed. After some abusive testing with this knife (chopping heavily into some wood) I don't think I have to worry about that with this one. It feels very sturdy and the lawk functionality works pretty well even though I'm a leftie. I'm pretty happy with the steel (for the price) as well and it seems to hold its edge reasonably well. I've cut some paper and cardboard and done some (admittedly feeble) woodwork with it and the factory sharpening lasted quite a while before I had to sharpen it. I won't be doing too much of that with this blade, the tanto blade is poorly suited for such. I like the heft and how easy it opens. Mind you, it's quite big for a folder and looks quite intimidating; if that's a pro or a con is up to the user, but I like the look if it. The pocket clip leaves quite a bit of the knife visible in the pocket however and is unfortunately very stiff, so I've ordered a deep carry titanium clip for it.
5 out of 5
Old Vet
Sep 12, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath, None
Exceptional value
I have the "OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM" logo version of this beast and I want to keep i for my grandson. I like the heft of this knife and use the new one as my everyday carry knife. It works hard all day and handles anything I throw at it.
3 out of 5
Apr 02, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight
OK! Not great, not bad
First thing I noticed was how unbalanced the knife was when opened, the blade weighs at least double the handle! I feel like it would be awkward to wield in a stressful emergency situation and prefer my Spyderco knives for EDC use instead. Not necessarily a bad knife, just not the one for me. Also the edge is sharpened on only one side, not sure what kind of steel was used for the blade. For the cost, it is a desirable knife for my collection.
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