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Columbia River CRKT M21-02G Carson Flipper 3" Gray Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles


MSRP* : $69.99 | You Save* : $25.04 (36%)
Part #: CRM2102G | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRM2102G: Carson M21-02G
Columbia River Knife & Tool

We did it again. This G10 work knife series features premium materials, build, and finishes--all at a value price.

It began like a Christmas wish list. What if we could buildKit Carson's M21™ series just the way a custom knifemaker would: with aG10 and stainless steel InterFrame build and a titanium nitride-coatedpremium stainless steel blade? What if we could bring it in at a verycompetitive value price? Just like a kid on Christmas morning, we goteverything we wanted. And so can you.

Choose from twosizes, just like our original M21 aluminum series, in your choice ofRazor-Sharp or our exclusive Combined Razor-Sharp and Veff™ Serratededge grinds.

The swedged and recurved spear pointblades are made of premium 8Cr14 stainless steel with a non-reflective gray titanium nitride finish which gives maximum corrosion resistance.

There are many reasons custom knifemakers choose anInterFrame build with stainless steel liners and G10 scales inpreference to aluminum or even titanium scales. First, the aggressiveG10 texture gives unparalleled grip. Second, it is very strong. Third,it is lightweight. And finally, G10 is an insulator with a low specificheat. Therefore, it is cooler to grip in the beating desert sun, andwarmer to grip at subfreezing temperatures.

These M21models also feature the very popular "Carson Flipper" blade extension,which aids opening and acts as an additional blade guard.

Unlikethe typical custom knifemaker, we are able to engineer our patented*AutoLAWKS™ automatic knife safety into all M21 models, which convertsthem into virtual fixed blades when their blades are open and locked.

Asis standard practice on CRKT folders, Teflon® bearings at the bladepivot assure velvety-smooth one-hand opening and closing, using KitCarson's trademark dual checkered thumb studs which also act as a bladestop.

Every model features a removable Teflon®-platedstainless steel clothing/gear clip. All fasteners, including the clipscrews, are Torx®. Liners, hardware and clip are black oxide coated.

Sothere 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 greatprice. Does that make us feel jolly? Ho, ho, ho!


  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 7.25 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.25 inches
    • Weight: 3.8 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3 inches
    • Thickness: 0.12 inches
    • Material: 8Cr14MoV
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: Titanium Nitride
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Deep-Bellied Spear Point
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: G10
    • Liner: 2CR13
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
    • Safety System: AutoLAWKS
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 2 Position Clip
  • Features
    • Flipper: Yes
    • Patent: U.S. Patents 5,596,808 7,437,822
  • 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.

UPC Code: 794023001846

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.
Columbia River CRKT M21-02G Carson Flipper 3" Gray Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles4.417 (12 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT M21-02G Carson Flipper 3" Gray Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
5 out of 5
David T. A
Feb 03, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, None
100% satisfaction
Good design, well made....
Columbia River CRKT M21-02G Carson Flipper 3" Gray Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
5 out of 5
David A. T.
Mataró, Catalonia,
Nov 04, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, None
Another very good product from CRKT and Mr. Carson...
I like CRKT for its design, quality and Price. The main feature for me, is "Carson flipper" the one hand open system. IMHO the best, better than circles or ovals on blade... (;I own other CRKT folder knives: M16-14Z and M16-01KZ.I use to remove the AutoLAWKS spring, because I don't like to "disconnect" 2 locks every time than I have to fold my knife.99% times that I'm using my knife, I cut: cardboard box, rope, tape, paper, Wood, meals... its not heavy work, if I have to do it, simply manually engages the LAWKS or use a tool...This knife will be my EDC pocket knife, and for that purpose is perfect in size and weight...Thank you KNIFECENTER for your service.
Columbia River CRKT M21-02G Carson Flipper 3" Gray Plain Blade, Black G10 Handles
4 out of 5
Apr 18, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Lock Type, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material
Very good for that price
Very good knife for that price. Awesome design of handle and blade itself. Excellent flipping and feeling, when u r holding it (got a small hand, I admit). However not so sharp as i wanna to and it's not so easy to close it, not because extra lock (easy to learn how to close it with one hand just trying an hour), but because of notching on the liner. And a tough clip.
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