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M21 Aluminum PR


For immediate release.

Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015

Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail:

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 19, 2010

The popular CRKT® Carson M21™: when you want a powerful,

deep-bellied spear point blade in an aluminum-handled folder.

When a series like Kit Carson’s aluminum-handled line has been so successful, it is

bound to spark calls for variations. In this case, the request was for a deep-bellied spear

point blade with recurve. As soon as we at Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) saw

the first sketches, we knew we should offer it in two sizes similar to the “Little Bulldog”

and “Big Dog.”

The swedged and recurved blade is ground to a spear point shape, using premium AUS 8

stainless steel in nonreflective frost finish to offer superior edge retention. The grind

incorporates a false top edge and deep belly, yet retains a full width central spine for most of

its length for maximum strength. We offer both Razor-Sharp and Combined Razor-Sharp and

Triple-Point™ Serrated edge grinds.

Lubrous washers at the blade pivot assure velvety-smooth one-hand opening and closing,

using Kit Carson’s trademark dual checkered thumb studs which also act as a blade stop.

M21™ models feature the very popular “Carson Flipper” blade extension, which aids

opening and acts as an additional blade guard.

Kit Carson’s open build uses contoured handles of 6061 T6 aluminum, hard anodized

charcoal gray. They are CNC machined with a perimeter radius for a comfortable grip with or

without work gloves, skeletonized to reduce weight. There is a single stainless steel locking

liner with friction grooves for positive locking.

We have also incorporated our patented* AutoLAWKS™ automatic knife safety into all

M21 models, which converts them into strong knives when their blades are open and


Every model features a removable stainless steel clothing/gear clip. All

fasteners, including the clip screws, are Torx®.

So there you have it. If you love the Carson line, but your work tasks demand a deep-bellied

blade, the M21 is the series for you. Same premium build, same functional features, same long

life, same excellent value.

The M21-02 and M21-12 have an MSRP of only $79.99, while the M21-04 and

M21-14 are priced at $89.99 MSRP, a whole lot of quality knife for the price.

One larger M21 is available in retail clampack as the M21-14C.


*U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822


M21™ Aluminum


Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge


Length: 3.00” (76 mm)

Thickness: 0.12” (3.0 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC


Handle length: 4.25” (108 mm)


Overall length: 7.25” (184 mm)


3.2 oz. (91 g)


$79.99 US


Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge


Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge


Length: 3.875” (98 mm)

Thickness: 0.14” (3.5 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC


Handle length: 5.375” (137 mm)


Overall length: 9.25” (235 mm)


5.5 oz. (156 g)


$89.99 US

All CRKT knives are protected by the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Columbia River Knife & Tool is dedicated to producing knives, tools, and accessories

of uncompromising quality and selling them at affordable prices. CRKT products are

distributed through specialty retail, sporting goods and cutlery stores that offer customers

knowledgeable service and are available from or other reputable web site


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