In the process of developing our line of Carson special forces G10 M21™ models, it became apparent that there was a demand for these models from coalition forces serving in desert environments. These models have Desert Tan blade and scales.
The M21-14DSFG Big Dog G10 is our hefty utility version, with a 3.875" (98 mm) deep-bellied blade and full-size handle with butt pommel. It weighs 5.5 oz. (156 g).
Just like its black tactical counterpart, this knife shares a unique design offering a combination of Carson SF series features requested by military procurement specialists. It has a combined Razor-Sharp and patented (1) Veff™ Serrated edge. The open build allows two Carson Flippers to be incorporated, resulting in a true hilt up to now rare in folding knives.
Blade and scales are non-reflective Desert Tan. The premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel blade receives a 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.
The open InterFrame build uses Desert Tan scales of G10, and stainless steel liners with friction grooves. G10 is often preferred for its aggressive gripping texture, light weight, and the insulating properties which make it cooler in heat and warmer in cold than metal.
It also features our exclusive patented (2) AutoLAWKS™ safety, which automatically turns the folder into a fixed blade when the blade is opened and locked.
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.)
They are special knives, designed by the military for special forces desert use. 1. U.S. Patent No. D559,939
2. U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822
Make no doubt, this is a large folder. However, the weight is reasonable and it's thin. It is not an "assisted" opening type, but if you flick your wrist while using the flicker the blade deploys reliably. The blade is very sharp, the quality of fit and finish is very good, and the dual flickers make for a real hilt. My only real complaint is the AutoLAWKS feature. It's unnecessary for most uses and I wish it was a manual lock rather than automatic. It's the only reason I gave it four stars.
2014-08-27 Sammamish, WA
The knife is really good. It's easy to operate. Happy to have it
2013-12-04 Zimmerman, MN
Wow This knife is awesome. Heavy duty all around. Snaps open smoothly and locks open with a snap sound. I like the G10 handles, smooth yet grippy. The VEFF serations are wickedly sharp. Spear point blade with upper and lower knurled ear flippers are also heavy duty. Feels great in my big hand. This is a serious knife. Im very happy to own it, so will you.
2013-07-12 Elkhart, IN
I LOVE this knife it is the best folder I have, my regular every day carry was the Kershaw Leek, it is a good every day carry knife but for the money this is the biggest beefiest knife on the market your gonna get KNIFE COLLECTORS: this is a MUST buy
2013-05-22 Santa Clarita, CA
very light on the handle great blade very sturdy great lock system looks great with the desert color
2012-07-21 Downers Grove, IL
This is my second CRKT knife the first was a gift. I liked it so much I ordered the M21 which is slightly larger and heavier but performs flawlessly.I carry it on my boat and the veff serations cut line effortlessly.