These knives share a unique design offering a combination of M16 Aluminum Series features requested by a military procurement specialist. The dual grind Tanto-style combination edge blades were specified because they offer maximum strength. The M16 open build allows two Carson Flippers to be incorporated, resulting in a true hilt - very rare in folding knives. Blade, frame and hardware are all non-reflective black.
The SFs also feature the patented Lake And Walker Knife Safety (LAWKS), which effectively turns the folders into fixed blades when actuated.
The result is a design that gets blasť knife enthusiasts suddenly excited. When open, with LAWKS actuated, it offers the strength, rigidity and safety of a hilted fixed blade. Release the LAWKS lever, release the locking liner, and it folds to an easily carried length. You have the advantages of a fixed blade without the disadvantage of a costly sheath carry system.
M16-14SF Big Dog. This is the hefty utility version, with a 3.875" (9.8 cm) blade and full size handle with butt pommel which is exceptionally useful in tactical situations. Weight is kept to 5.4 oz. (153 g).
The CRKT production aluminum frame SFs are based on Kit Carson's custom M16 design. They feature contoured handles of textured, black, hard anodized 6061 T6 aluminum, with a perimeter radius for a comfortable grip with or without gloves. Stainless steel locking liners with friction grooves, for positive locking. AUS 8 stainless steel blades, chosen for edge retention and durability, with non-reflective black titanium nitride coating for maximum corrosion resistance. Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point Serrated edges for rugged cutting tasks.
One-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth, the result of precision tolerances and lubrous washers. The ambidextrous thumb stud with checkered surface provides instant access in any circumstance. Each knife comes with two stainless steel black corrosion resistant clothing/gear clips, extra screws and a Torx tool, allowing four position carry on belts or webbing - tip up, tip down, left or right.