Columbia River Knife and Tool M21-12GD Desert Tan Serrated Edge Knife
Product Description Just like their black tactical SF counterparts, these Desert G10 knives share a unique design offering a combination of Carson Special Forces series features requested by military procurement specialists. All have combined Razor-Sharp and patented* Veff Serrated edges. Blades are available in several styles and are titanium nitride coated for corrosion resistance. The open InterFrame build uses stainless steel liners with Desert Tan G10 scales with their optimum gripping texture and inherent insulating properties making them cooler to the touch in hot environments. All knives in this series are equipped with four-position carry options on belts or webbing (Caution: These knives are not designed for tip-up in-pocket carry). Now you can match your professional knife with your desert surroundings without compromising tool quality. Amazon.com Titanium nitrade coated for corrosion resistance (view larger). Just like their black tactical SF counterparts, this Desert M21-12GD folding knife from Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) shares a unique design offering a combination of Carson Special Forces series features requested by military procurement specialists. It also has a combined razor-sharp and patented Veff serrated edge. The open InterFrame build uses stainless steel liners with Desert Tan G10 scales with their optimum gripping texture and inherent insulating properties, making them cooler to the touch in hot environments. All knives in this series are equipped with four-position carry options on belts or webbing. (Note: These knives are not designed for tip-up in-pocket carry.) Now you can match your professional knife with your desert surroundings without compromising tool quality. Kit Carson, designer of the M21 Series, became famous for his titanium frame M16 customs. True to Kit’s custom design in all details, the production M16 models have been taken a step further with the addition of CRKT’s exclusive patented AutoLAWKS safety, which automatically turns the folders into virtual fixed blades when the blade is opened and locked. AutoLAWKS safety system (view larger). AutoLAWKS Knife Safety An automatic safety mechanism for folding knives, AutoLAWKS was invented by Columbia River Knife & Tool as an enhancement to Ron Lake and Michael Walker’s design to prevent the locking liner from accidentally releasing when the knife is open and locked. As the folder blade is locked in place by the locking liner, the spring-loaded AutoLAWKS lever rotates forward, and the metal tang comes between the locking liner and frame to ensure that the folder is a virtual fixed blade. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to accidentally release the liner lock when the AutoLAWKS lever is activated and if the blade pivot is properly adjusted. Designer Info 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. Specifications Blade Material & Finish 8Cr14MoV stainless steel with tan Ti-Nitride finish Blade Style & Edge Deep-bellied spear point with combo edge (razor-sharp and Veff serrations) Handle Material Tan G10 scales Lock Mechanism AutoLAWKS, dual-thumb studs for ambidextrous opening Dimensions Open length 7.25 inches Closed length 4.25 inches Blade length 3.125 inches Weight 3.8 ounces About Columbia River Knife & Tool Founded by Rod Bremer in 1994 and based in Oregon, Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) offers a broad line of sport, work, and professional knives and tools that are purpose driven designs. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available. And the most innovative custom knife makers and designers in the industry have created CRKT knife, tool and accessory products. M21-12GD Desert Tan Combo Edge Folding Knife At a Glance Desert tan G10 scales with optimum gripping texture and inherent insulating properties Combined razor-sharp and Veff serrated edge Patented AutoLAWKS safety system Quick and smooth one-handed opening and closing Designed by Kit Carson Backed by a limited lifetime warranty Razor-sharp plain edge combined with Veff serrations (view larger).