When a series like Kit Carson's aluminum-handled line has been so successful, it is bound to spark calls for variations. In this case, the request was for a deep-bellied spear point blade with recurve. We call the hefty M21-04 and M21-14 models with 3.875" blades, "Big Dogs."
The swedged and recurved blade is ground to a spear point shape, using premium AUS 8 stainless steel in non-reflective frost finish to offer superior edge retention. The grind incorporates a false top edge and deep belly, yet retains a full width central spine for most of its length for maximum strength. Kit Carson's open build uses contoured handles of 6061 T6 aluminum, hard anodized charcoal gray. They are CNC machined with a perimeter radius for a comfortable grip with or without work gloves, skeletonized to reduce weight. There is a single stainless steel locking liner with friction grooves for positive locking.
It also features our automated liner safety. Automated liner safety is the locking liner safety innovation taken to the next level. The automated liner safety sets a pin between the locking liner and the frame. This pin acts as an additional layer of safety, so the locking liner is less likely to disengage during use.
Blade Length: 3.99" (101.35 mm)
Blade Steel: AUS 8
Blade Finish: Bead Blast
Blade Thickness: 0.14" (3.56 mm)
Overall Length: 9.25" (234.95 mm)
Closed Length: 5.375" (136.53 mm)
Weight: 5.5 oz. (155.92g)
Style: Folding Knife w/Locking Liner
Blade Edge: Combination w/Triple Point Serrations