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
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
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
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