M21-04 Folding Knife
M21-04 by American Columbia River Knife and Tool company if an excellent successor to the popular, many years in production, M16 and M18 models. The knife retains the general concept and materials, but is bigger, more durable and more universal.
construction is based on a tempered aerospace aluminium
skeleton, covered with G10 linings as well as a steel plate that fulfills the
role of a lock and additional support for the blade rotation axis. The grip is
comfortable, durable and due to its ribbing and semi-open construction makes
cleaning of the knife mechanism easier. Corrugated blade pin that enters the
grip creates a comfortable thumb support.
G10 linings provide stable grip in any conditions, even during high humidity or cold.
Recurve-drop-point blade was made from mat, 8Cr14, stainless steel with a hollow edge. The blade features a double-sided peg so that it can be easily operated using either right or left hand. Furthermore, the blade has a flipper that when even slightly pushed with a finger in combination with dynamic wrist movement will rapidly unfold the knife. Once unfolded, the flipper fulfils the role of an additional guard for our fingers.
The blade is kept in the unfolded position by liner-lock, which is additional safeguarded by AUTO-LAWKS system. The lever of automatic lock is located in the front, on the right side of the grip - locking is automatic, the lever is used only for disabling the safety.
Comfortable, every day carrying of the knife is possible thanks to the clip on the grip that allows for the attachment of the knife to a belt or an edge of a pocket.
Recommended for members of uniformed services and all people looking for a strong, folding knife that will be ideal for EDC as well as an efficient weapon.