It began like a Christmas wish list. What if we could build Kit Carson's M21™ series just the way a custom knife maker 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.
The smaller size M21-02G and M21-12G models make excellent every day carries. They're available in your choice of Razor-Sharp or our exclusive Combined Razor-Sharp and patented Veff™ Serrated edge grinds.
The swaged and recurved spear point blades are made of premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel with a non-reflective black titanium nitride finish which gives maximum corrosion resistance.
There are many reasons custom knife makers 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 knife maker, we are able to engineer our patented (2) 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, lubricious washers 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 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.
Open Overall Length: 7.25 inches
Closed Length: 4.25 inches
Weight: 3.8 ounces
Length: 3.125 inches
Thickness: 0.12 inches
Finish: Titanium Nitride
Style: Deep-Bellied Spear Point
Type: Locking Liner
Safety System: AutoLAWKS
Carry System: 2 Position Clip
Flipper one-hand ambidextrous opening system
U.S. Patent No. D559,939
U.S. Patent No's. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822