Columbia River CRKT M16-14ZSF Carson Flipper 3.875" Bead Blast Combo Tanto Blade, Desert Tan GFN Handles


MSRP* : $99.99 | You Save* : $36.04 (36%)
Part #: CRM1614ZSF | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRM1614ZSF: Carson M16-14ZSF Folder


The service men and women of the coalition forces in the Middle East and Afghanistan require cutting tools that can stand up to the harsh demands of the desert. Our Carson Desert Tactical Folders have been developed specifically to blend into the desert environment. 

Our M16®-14ZSFmodel features our super rigid InterFrame build with 420J2 stainless steel liners, threaded stainless steel back spacers, and Desert Camo pattern glass filled nylon scales. The blade is a non-reflective bead-blast finished AUS 8 stainless steel. It blends and almost disappears in the desert. 

Our tactical SF model features two Carson Flippers, resulting in a true hilt when the blade is opened. Our Big Dog glass filled nylon version has a 3.875" (98 mm) blade and full-size handle with a pommel which is exceptionally powerful in tactical situations. Weight is a hefty 6.3 oz. (179 g). 

It features our exclusive patented* AutoLAWKS™ safety, which automatically turns the folder into a fixed blade when the blade is opened and locked. 

One-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth, the result of precision tolerances and lubrous washers at the blade pivot. The dual ambidextrous thumb studs with checkered surfaces provide instant access in any circumstance.

The blade has Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges.


  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 9.25 inches
    • Closed Length: 5.375 inches
    • Weight: 6.3 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.875 inches
    • Thickness: 0.14 inches
    • Material: AUS 8
    • Blade-HRC: 55-57
    • Finish: Bead-Blast
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Tanto
    • Edge: Triple-Point Serrations
  • Handle
    • Material: Glass Filled Nylon
    • Liner: 420J2
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
    • Safety System: AutoLAWKS
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 4 Position Clip
  • Features
    • Flipper: Yes
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 794023131680

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Columbia River (CRKT), CRKT M16 Series, 420 Blade Steel, Synthetic Handle Material, Folding Knives, Folding Knives Liner Locks

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Columbia River CRKT M16-14ZSF Carson Flipper 3.875" Bead Blast Combo Tanto Blade, Desert Tan GFN Handlesrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (14 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT M16-14ZSF Carson Flipper 3.875" Bead Blast Combo Tanto Blade, Desert Tan GFN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Elgin, Il
Feb 24, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
great self defens design
I've had this knife over a year maybe two, I don't keep track of stuff like that. However, since I bought it it has been in my left pocket. I have a Glock on my right hip or a Kahr in my right pocket, so as my back up weapon i trust it completely, but, most of all is the 'flippers' which is the only knife I've seen with finger guards on both sides. Thus it presents some protection from an adversary, but more importantly they prevent my fingers from slipping forward on a stab. But even more importantly ( I carry it blade pointing up and the blade to my rear). When I draw it from my pocket I hook the flipper on my pocket and the knife is opened. Thus I can bring it into service very quickly. I'm not a great fan of Aus8 but I can keep it sharp. I'd prefer a harder steel like Maxamet or s110. It's an attractive knife, and when it's open it has the shape of a shark, The clip works very well, the lockup is tight. Mine shows no sign of rust and as understand it the Aus8 shouldn't rust.
Columbia River CRKT M16-14ZSF Carson Flipper 3.875" Bead Blast Combo Tanto Blade, Desert Tan GFN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Sep 07, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Type, Handle Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Excellent value
I'm intending to use this folder as my new camper and outdoor knife when going walkabout.My old folders (a $10 admittedly shonky chinese number) lock mechanism failed, so I was looking for something a little bit more secure, so that was my primary concern since the old one almost took a finger off as it failed.After some abusive testing with this knife (chopping heavily into some wood) I don't think I have to worry about that with this one. It feels very sturdy and the lawk functionality works pretty well even though I'm a leftie.I'm pretty happy with the steel (for the price) as well and it seems to hold its edge reasonably well. I've cut some paper and cardboard and done some (admittedly feeble) woodwork with it and the factory sharpening lasted quite a while before I had to sharpen it. I won't be doing too much of that with this blade, the tanto blade is poorly suited for such.I like the heft and how easy it opens. Mind you, it's quite big for a folder and looks quite intimidating; if that's a pro or a con is up to the user, but I like the look if it. The pocket clip leaves quite a bit of the knife visible in the pocket however and is unfortunately very stiff, so I've ordered a deep carry titanium clip for it.
Columbia River CRKT M16-14ZSF Carson Flipper 3.875" Bead Blast Combo Tanto Blade, Desert Tan GFN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Old Vet
Sep 12, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath, None
Exceptional value
I have the "OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM" logo version of this beast and I want to keep i for my grandson. I like the heft of this knife and use the new one as my everyday carry knife. It works hard all day and handles anything I throw at it.
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