Customer Reviews Of:
CRKT Carson M21-04 Folding Pocket Knife - Straight Edge, Aluminum Handle

Closeouts. A versatile favorite for everyday carry, CRKT's M21-04 folding pocket knife features a corrosion-resistant, partially serrated AUS 8 stainless steel blade and an aluminum open-build handle.

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  • Reviewed by Mike from The Great Basin on Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    Very well made knife.

    It is a relatively large knife for a folder, yet surprising lightweight and slim for its size. I have carried this knife many times and did not have any unusually noticeable weight or bulk. Much more convenient to carry and less obtrusive than a fixed blade knife.

    While it works great as an EDC knife its size would make it a useful camping knife.

    The blade is very sharp

    The flipper on the Carson line is the best design that I have used, works well with my hand.

    The action (pivot) is very smooth and the tension is easily adjustable with a flat blade driver.

    CRKT's AutoLAWKS™ system works as advertised. The blade locks really solid, yet can be released with a deliberate action from the gripping hand. I believe it would be difficult to accidentally release the blade while using the knife.

    There seems to be some variation on the mounting options for the pocket clip. On my particular knife there are two mounting points at either end of the same side of the knife. One reviewer has reported only one option (as pictured by STP), and another has reported four mounting locations. I have submitted a pic of my knife on which the second set of mounting holes is visible.

    The only negative I've found is that I've liked this line of knives so much I have purchased multiple variations! I've found that I've started "collecting" the different models I've found on this site. My favorite for EDC is the M21-12 (currently for sale as the "M21" here at STP). Thankfully STP's prices have greatly eased the sting of my "issue".
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by kmtirish from colorado springs colorado on Monday, October 27, 2014
    This is a great knife for EDC. Its very light and durable, it comes razor sharp straight out of the box and is is a great value.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Thorsten from Iowa on Saturday, August 23, 2014
    I was looking for a folder that is a full size knife (4 inch blade) but still compact and light enough to carry with ease and this knife fits the bill. I use it in the outdoors where I don't like to carry a fixed blade on my belt. This knife goes into my pocket and I hardly feel the weight - although it is a little heavier (5.5 ounces) than the smaller folders I have. The lock is rock solid and the steel holds a sharp edge for a long time.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dave from Colorado on Sunday, August 3, 2014
    Comes out of the box razor sharp. Solid lockup and hefty weight make this knife feel like a heavy duty cutting tool. Surprisingly capable for EDC, it's not too heavy or large to be worn comfortably in a pair of jeans. Clip is not moveable for tip-up carry. But so far that's the only thing I'd change about this impressive value.
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