In the process of developing CRKT 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. So here are three models with Desert Tan blade and scales.
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 patented1 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 nonreflective Desert Tan. Premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel blades receive titanium nitride coating for maximum corrosion resistance. Kit's trademark dual checkered thumb studs are standard. On all models, onehand 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 CRKT exclusive patented2 AutoLAWKS safety, which automatically turns the folders into fixed blades when the blade is opened and locked.
M16-13DSFG Slim Profile G10. This model features a 3.50" (89 mm) dual grind Tanto blade and is ideal when weight and bulk must be kept to a minimum. It weighs only 4.0 ounces.
M16-14DSFG Big Dog G10. This is CRKT hefty utility version, with a 3.99" (101 mm) dual grind Tanto blade and full-size handle with butt pommel. It weighs 5.9 oz. (167 g).
M21-14DSFG G10. This is the choice for those who prefer the M21 deep-bellied blade shape. The blade is also 3.99" (101 mm) 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.