CRKT M16-13DSFG Special Forces DESERT Tanto with VEFF Serrations
Designed by Kit Carson in Vine Grove, Kentucky
In the process of developingCRKT’s line of Carson special forces G10 M16® models, it became apparent that there was a demand for these models from coalition forces serving in desert environments. This knife shares a unique design offering a combination of Carson SF series features requested by military procurement specialists. It has a combined Razor-Sharp Veff™ Serrated edge. The open build allows two Carson Flippers to be incorporated, resulting in a true hilt— up to now rare in folding knives.
The M16-13DSFG Slim Profile G10 features a 3.50″ (89 mm) dual grind Tanto blade and is ideal when weight and bulk must be kept to a minimum. It weighs only 4.0 ounces.
Just like it’s black tactical counterpart, this knife shares a unique design offering a combination of Carson SF series features requested by military procurement specialists. It has a combined Razor-Sharp and patented (1) Veff™ Serrated edge. 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. 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.
The M16-13DSFG 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.
To close the knife, pull the red buttoned safety lever back, slide the locking liner over, and fold the blade into the closed position. Want one of the most secure safety systems on the market? The choice is automatic.
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 desert use.
- Automated Liner Safety
- Veff Serrations™
- Titanium Nitride Blade Finish
- AutoLAWKS Safety Mechanism
- Deep-Bellied Spear Point with Triple Point Serrations
- Aluminum handle w/ 420J2 liner
- Blade, frame and hardware are non-reflective tactical black
Blade Length: 3.5″ (88.9 mm)
Blade Edge: Combination
Blade Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 56-59 HRC
Blade Finish: Titanium Nitride
Blade Thickness: 0.12″ (3.05 mm)
Closed Length: 4.75″ (120.65 mm)
Weight: 4 oz (113 g)
Style: Folding Knife w/Locking Liner
Overall Length: 8.25″ (209.55 mm)