After the success of our M16 Special Forces series, we received requests from professional knife users in the military and law enforcement for the larger “Big Dog” size with a more versatile blade shape. We talked to the designer of the series, retired Sergeant Major and Knifemakers’ Guild member Kit Carson, and the M21™ special forces series is the result.
The blade is similar in shape to the Carson M21, but with the addition of a second Carson Flipper on top, resulting in a true hilt. The blade grind is a deep-bellied spear point with a Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edge on the M21-14SF model.
In addition to the original model with InterFrame build and aluminum scales, for 2008 we’re offering this knife as the M21-14SFG with InterFrame build, G10 scales, and our exclusive Veff™ Serrations. We use premium blade steel on both models. A black titanium nitride blade coating protects against corrosion and gives a low-reflectance finish.
The series features our patented* AutoLAWKS™ safety, which provides fully automatic actuation. It immediately turns the folder into a fixed blade when the blade is opened and locked. The safety still allows the quick and smooth one-hand opening and closing that our Carson series is known for. The ambidextrous thumb studs with checkered surfaces provide instant access.
M21™-14SF Aluminum. Our production aluminum frame SFs are based on Kit Carson’s custom designs, with contoured handles of textured, 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.
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.)
The M21-14SF series is a true advance in tactical locking liner folders, and is today an even better value.
M21-14SF: Aluminum Scales,
Deep-bellied spear point blade, Combined Razor-Sharp &
Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge
Blade: Length: 3.875” (9.8 cm)
Thickness: 0.14” (0.35 cm)
Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC
Closed: Handle length: 5.375” (13.7 cm)
Open: Overall length: 9.25” (23.5 cm)
Weight: 5.7 oz. (162 g)