CRKT 3.875" Partially Serrated Tanto Blade Desert Big Dog Folding Knife Textured Handle Desert Tan

Columbia River Knife & Tool
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Specifications and features:
3.875" partially serrated Tanto blade
0.14" thick
AUS 8 stainless steel, 56-58 HRC
5.375" handle
9.25" overall length open
Non reflective, titanium nitride coated blade
Corrosion resistant
Textured handle
6061 T6 aluminum frame
Stainless steel locking liner with friction grooves
Coated bearings at blade pivot
Dual ambidextrous thumb studs
Checkered surface
One handed open and close
LAWKS safety mechanism
Two stainless steel plated gear clips, hardware, and Torx tool included
5.3 ounces
Desert tan handle and blade
Limited factory warranty

For warranty issues, contact 800-891-3100 or

Desert Big Dog Knife -
The Desert Tactical Folders were designed by Kit Carson. They are special Desert Operator's versions of some of his M16 designs-made to blend and almost disappear in the desert environment. The Desert Tactical Folder is the Desert Big Dog M16 knife. It features a 3.94" partially serrated tanto blade made of AUS 8 stainless steel, .14" thick, with a Rockwell hardness of 57-58. The blade has a non reflective Desert Tan titanium nitride coat, dual checkered thumb studs, and the Carson Flipper for ambidextrous one hand opening. The contoured aluminum handle, 5.31" closed, has a stainless steel liner lock, and the Lake and Walker Knife Safety. The handle is hard anodized Desert Tan, and is drilled to lessen weight. This knife includes a side to side-end to end reversible stainless steel pocket clip. The Desert Big Dog M16 knife weighs 4.9 ounces.

Serrated Blade -
A serrated blade has a cutting edge that has many small points of contact with the material being cut. By having less conta ct area than a smooth blade, the applied force at each point of contact is relatively greater and the points of contact are at a sharper angle to the material being cut.

Tanto Blade -
This knife blade was inspired by the shape of the Japanese sword blades. The point to this style blade is in line with the spine of the blade. The tanto has a reinforced point which is thick and strong and is good for heavy duty stabbing cuts.

AUS 8 -
A Japanese made medium carbon, high chromium stainless steel, which offers a good balance of toughness, edge sharpness and corrosion resistance.

Many CRKT folders feature the patented Lake and Walker Knife Safety system. This system converts folders into virtual fixed blades when the blade is opened and locked, and when the LAWKS lever is slid forward. To fold the knife, simply slide the lever back, and release the liner.

Ambidextrous -
Using both hands with equal ease. Pertaining to knives, it is a knife that is not solely designed for a left or right handed person but can be used with equal ease by both hands.

Titanium Nitride -
Extremely hard ceramic material, often used as a coating on titanium alloys, steel, carbide, and aluminum components to improve the substrate's surface properties.

Item#: 20-CR-M16-14D