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M21 Special Forces 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® Special Forces M21™ with its deep-bellied blade is

available in both aluminum and G10 InterFrame builds.

After the success of the Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) 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 Master Sergeant 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, we also offer

this knife as the M21-14SFG with InterFrame build, G10 scales, and our exclusive patented1

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 patented2 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 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.

M21™-14SFG G10. This model features a stainless steel InterFrame build with black G10

scales. Many operators prefer G10 because of its aggressive texture, light weight, and

insulating properties in very hot and cold conditions. Now you have a choice. Blade steel is

8Cr14MoV 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. The M21-14SF is

an outstanding value with MSRP of $129.99. The M21-14SFG is an incredible value at

only $79.99 MSRP.


The M21-14SF is available in retail clampack as the M21-14SFC.

1. U.S. Patent No. D559,939

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


M21™ Special Forces Aluminum

M21™-14SF: Deep-bellied spear point blade,

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)


5.7 oz. (162 g)


$129.99 US

M21™ Special Forces G10


G10 Scales, Deep-bellied spear point blade, Combined Razor-Sharp

& Veff Serrated Cutting Edge


Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC


6.1 oz. (173 g)


$79.99 US

(All G10 model dimensions are similar to the aluminum models.)

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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