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Columbia River M21-04G Carson Design 3.875" Plain Edge Blade G10 Handles

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Part Number: CRM2104G
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRM2104G: Carson M21™ G10 - Plain Edge
Columbia River Knife & Tool

We did it again. This G10 work knife series features premium materials, build, and finishes--all at a value price.

It began like a Christmas wish list. What if we could build Kit Carson’s M21™ series just the way a custom knifemaker would: with a G10 and stainless steel InterFrame build and a titanium nitride-coated premium stainless steel blade? What if we could bring it in at a very competitive value price? Just like a kid on Christmas morning, we got everything we wanted. And so can you.

Choose from two sizes, just like our original M21 aluminum series, in your choice of Razor-Sharp or our exclusive Combined Razor-Sharp and Veff™ Serrated edge grinds.

The swedged and recurved spear point blades are made of premium 8Cr14 stainless steel with a non-reflective black titanium nitride finish which gives maximum corrosion resistance.

There are many reasons custom knifemakers choose an InterFrame build with stainless steel liners and G10 scales in preference to aluminum or even titanium scales. First, the aggressive G10 texture gives unparalleled grip. Second, it is very strong. Third, it is lightweight. And finally, G10 is an insulator with a low specific heat. Therefore, it is cooler to grip in the beating desert sun, and warmer to grip at subfreezing temperatures.

These M21 models also feature the very popular “Carson Flipper” blade extension, which aids opening and acts as an additional blade guard.

Unlike the typical custom knifemaker, we are able to engineer our patented* AutoLAWKS™ automatic knife safety into all M21 models, which converts them into virtual fixed blades when their blades are open and locked.

As is standard practice on CRKT folders, Teflon® bearings 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.

Every model features a removable Teflon®-plated stainless steel clothing/gear clip. All fasteners, including the clip screws, are Torx®. Liners, hardware and clip are black oxide coated.

So there you have the M21 G10 series. We call it a “premium value line.” Everything you could ask for in a custom-quality work knife at a great price. Does that make us feel jolly? Ho, ho, ho!

Specifications

  • Blade: Length: 3.875” (9.8 cm)
  • Thickness: 0.14” (0.35 cm)
  • Steel: 8Cr14, 58-59 HRC
  • Closed: Handle length: 5.375” (13.7 cm)
  • Open: Overall length: 9.25” (23.5 cm)
  • Weight: 5.9 oz. (167 g)
About the Knife Designer
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. He is a voting member of the Knifemakers’ Guild. Kit has been an avid hunter and fisherman for over 40 years, growing up enjoying the woods and trout streams in the mountains of north Georgia. About his philosophy of knife design, he says: “I strive to follow form and function in the knives I design and build. My reputation has been built around solid working knives, both fixed blade and folders. All the time spent outdoors as a young man and the time spent around the world with the Army has strongly influenced the knives I create.” Nothing reflects this approach more than the Carson Design of our M16 series, which is built for function, not to follow fads. This highly successful knife series was named one of the Top 10 Factory Tactical Folders of the Decade by Blade magazine. The M16-14M recently won a comparison test conducted by Germany’s Messer magazine.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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5 out of 5
Drew
Annapolis, MD
Apr 01, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Sheath, None
Nice knife.
I carry this blade for e.d.c. and I'm impressed with the way it performs. It opens effortlessly and locks up nicely. The only con I can think of is that out of the box every screw needed to be tightened. But over all I am happy with my CRKT M21-04G.
4 out of 5
D.
Ga
Jan 10, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Great knife, but...
I got this knife this past Christmas (2013), and it is amazing. The textured G10 handle scales are really aggressive so if you don't have calluses on your hands you will. The knife was extremely sharp out of the box. My only problem is that this is marketed as a "hard use folder." No. For such a large and rugged folder it has a tip that is much too acute and a bevel that is way too fine. I was hoping that I could have a folder that could handle outdoor work and that I can carry everyday and that's just not the case. I'm afraid ill chip it if I use it for what I want to. Oh well, at the very least its good insurance when you're heading to a bad part of town. Great knife overall. I just wish it had a wider point and bevel.
5 out of 5
Ahmed Issa
Jeddah, Al
Feb 28, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
great
great
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