M21™ series just the way a custom knifemaker would: with a G10 and stainless steel InterFrame build and a titanium nitride-coated premium stainless steel blade.
The swedged and recurved spear point blades are made of premium 8Cr14 stainless steel with a non-reflective titanium nitride finish which gives maximum corrosion resistance.
There are many reasons custom knifemakers 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. All M21 models come with AutoLAWKS™ automatic knife safety which converts them into virtual fixed blades when the blade is open and locked.As is standard practice on CRKT folders, 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. Every model features a removable Teflon®-plated 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. CRKT calls it the “premium value line.” Everything you could ask for in a custom-quality work knife at a great price.
Blade: Length: 3.00” (7.6 cm) COMBO EDGE.
Thickness: 0.12” (0.30 cm)
Steel: 8Cr14, 58-59 HRC
Closed: Handle length: 4.25” (10.8 cm)
Open: Overall length: 7.25” (18.4 cm)
Weight: 3.8 oz. (108 g)