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Columbia River Carson M21-14SF Special Forces 3.875" Combo Blade, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: CRM2114SF
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description
CRM2114SF: M21-14SF - Combo Edge - Designed by Kit Carson
CRKT
 
Our aluminum InterFrame build SF folders share a unique design offering a combination of Carson Series features requested by military procurement specialists. The deep-bellied spear point 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. 

M21™-14SF Aluminum. Our production aluminum frame SF is based on Kit Carson's custom designs, with contoured handles of black, hard anodized 6061 T6 aluminum, with a perimeter radius. Stainless steel locking liners with friction grooves give positive locking. Blade steel is AUS 8 stainless with a Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edge. 

Blade, frame and hardware are non-reflective tactical black. The blade receives a black titanium nitride coating for maximum corrosion resistance. Kit's trademark dual checkered thumb studs are standard. One-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth. 

It also features our exclusive patented (1) AutoLAWKS™ automatic safety, which turns the folder into a virtual fixed blade automatically. 

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. 

1. U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822
Specifications
  • Dimensions
  • Open Overall Length: 9.25 inches
  • Closed Length: 5.375 inches
  • Weight: 5.7 ounces
  • Blade
  • Length: 3.875 inches
  • Thickness: 0.14 inches
  • Material: AUS 8
  • Blade-HRC: 58-59
  • Finish: Titanium Nitride
  • Grind: Hollow
  • Style: Deep-Bellied Spear Point
  • Edge: Triple-Point Serrations
  • Handle
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Liner: 420J2
  • Lock
  • Type: Locking Liner
  • Safety System: AutoLAWKS
  • Carry
  • Carry System: 4 Position Clip
  • Features
  • Flipper: Yes

UPC Code: 794023211450

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.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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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Vincenzo
Belgium
Sep 23, 2014
Pros: Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Supercar on poor tires.
I own several M16/M21 knives and this was probably the most expensive of them all. It shares with his large and small brothers many of the winning features of this fortunate series, except, alas, one, which turned out to be pretty crucial for me: the handle quality. The handle is made of solid aluminium but, maybe due to the particular texturing they chose to apply to it, it feels quite slippery, with a strange "soapy" feeling to it. It is a very personal thing, probably... but it does spoil the overall impression of the knife for me. The blade did not come super sharp to me: it was ok but I expected more, since I have cheaper knives that are much sharper. It is a large folder so it really would have needed a "grippier" handle: as it is, although a winner in almost every other department, it does feel a bit unsafe to use.
5 out of 5
Bailey
Milwaukee
Aug 07, 2013
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
Great Knife!
Awesome folder, kept its edge for a decent amount of time, fairly easy to resharpen, my go to EDC knife now, replaced a Kershaw. High quality construction, handle is ok, not sure if I should have gone with G10, this plain stuff works ok.
4 out of 5
Judasd
Somewhere
Aug 16, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, Lock Type, Handle Feel, None
M21-14SF
The only downside to this knife is that the handles are a bit slippery. In hindsight i would have gone with the G10 version of this knife. Other than that i love it. Super fast opening and very smooth action. The AutoLAWKS is a pain. Regular LAWKS doesn't bother me but the Auto version is the first thing i am going to remove.
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