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Columbia River M21-12 Carson Design Combo Edge 3" Blade Aluminum

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Part Number: CRM2112
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
Retail Price: $89.99
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These new swedged and recurved blade are ground to a spear point shape, using premium AUS 8 stainless steel in non-reflective 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 width for maximum strength.
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.
The M21 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.
Columbia River has also incorporated the patented Lake And Walker Knife Safety (LAWKS®) into the M21 models, which converts them into virtual fixed blades when engaged.
Every model features a removable Teflon plated stainless steel pocket clip.
Carson M21
M2112: Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge
Blade: Overall length: 3.12" (7.9 cm)
Cutting edge: 3.00" (7.6 cm)
Thickness: 0.12" (0.30 cm)
Steel: AUS 8, 57-58 HRC
Handle: Closed length: 4.25" (10.8 cm)
Weight: 3.3 oz. (94 g)
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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Rain Dancer
Apr 12, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
great solid blade
solid work knife. aluminum handles do not destroy your pants! tip down carry only though. auto-lawks is easy to get used to. Much sturdier tool then the small CRKT M16 series. Get one! Great solid early lock up.
4 out of 5
Rick From Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
May 28, 2010
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Great Knife
A wonderful folder! This knife has a great blade with an excellant shape and is very useful.It would be very interesting to see this knife in a fixed blade version as well. The size of this knife is good(I wouldn't want it any smaller) but if it was in 3.25" or 3.5" it would be even better. The only con about this knife- as the previous reviewer-Happycamper-pointed out is the pocket clip. For some reason on this model CRKT decided to mount the pocket clip below the axis instead of above it and it just doesn't work as well. I too experience the pocket clip being so tight it tears up your pants pocket and more of the knife is exposed above the pocket. Comparitively the CRKT M-16 series which mounts the clip above the axis is much easier to remove quickly, stays secure in your pocket and doesn't tear up your clothes. Other than that the knife is great-it opens quickly, has a strong lock up, it stays razor sharp and the L.A.W.K.S lock makes it even more solid. A great buy for the money.
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