Columbia River M21-14DSFG Carson Special Forces Flipper 3.875" Combo Blade, Desert Tan, G10 Handles


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Part #: CRM2114DSFG | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRM2114DSFG: Carson Special Forces - Tan G10 Handle - Combo Edge
Columbia River Knife & Tool

Introducing another line of military knives for desert environments: our premium-quality G10 folders at a value price.

After the success of process of developing our new line of Carson special forces G10 M16 and M21 models, it became apparent that there was a demand for these models from coalition forces serving in desert environments.

Just like their black tactical counterparts, these knives share a unique design offering a combination of Carson SF series features requested by military procurement specialists. All have combined Razor-Sharp and Veff Serrated edges. The open build allows two Carson Flippers to be incorporated, resulting in a true hilt— up to now rare in folding knives.

Blade and scales are non-reflective Desert Tan. Premium 8Cr14 stainless steel blades receive titanium nitride coating for maximum corrosion resistance. Kit's trademark dual checkered thumb studs are standard. On all models, one-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth.

The open InterFrame build uses Desert Tan scales of G10, and stainless steel liners with friction grooves. G10 is often preferred for its aggressive gripping texture, light weight, and the insulating properties which make it cooler in heat and warmer in cold than metal.

All models feature our exclusive patented* AutoLAWKS safety, which automatically turns the folders into fixed blades when the blade is opened and locked.

M21-14DSFG G10.This is the choice for those who prefer the M21 deep-bellied blade shape. The blade is also 3.875" (9.8 cm) long, and the handle is the same size and shape as on the larger M16-14DSFG.

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.)

They are special knives, designed by the military for special forces desert use.


  • Blade: Length: 3.875" (9.8 cm)
  • Thickness: 0.14" (0.35 cm)
  • Steel: 8Cr14, 58-59 HRC
  • Closed: Handle length: 5.25" (13.3 cm)
  • Open: Overall length: 9.25" (23.5 cm)
  • Weight: 6.1 oz. (173 g)
  • Made in China
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.
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel
Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
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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Dan'l Boone
Apr 15, 2014
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
Pretty nice
After about a year and a half this knife is still great. But the veff serrations get messed up with one use I was cutting a hay bale apart and I wanted to try the serrations for a test they cut the baleing twine fine but the edge got rolled, they work fine its just cosmetic. I am planning on becoming a cop and I was looking at the M21-14 with the regular type of serrations and in black for carrying instead. The knife is great I love it but I wish CRKT made a tan M21 with regular serrations if your looking for a EDC get this or the M21 aluminum with regular serrations 4and stars because of the veff serrations being weak
4 out of 5
Dan'l Boone
Jun 02, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: None
Bad to the Bone
This knife is great the veff serrations are super sharp. I have skinned bear with this knife and if you have ever skinned bear before you know what happens to the blade. The flippers are way affective for the blade. The clip is tight at first but after a few days it loosens up. The auto-lawk is not a problem it is easy to use and becomes muscle memory. This knife is not to big!!!!
5 out of 5
Bruce T S
Algona Iowa
Apr 25, 2012
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
It's become myEDC knife. I used it more for opening boxes and cutting apart cardboard for recycling than it's intended rough duty use The Veff serrations are scary sharp and so far have remained that way. I would reccomend it to a friend....I did find it a minor challenge closing the blade initially as the manipulation of the double blade lock is unique but with use it became second nature. In retrospect I now realize the advantage of a double lock to keep all my digits attached.
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