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Columbia River Knife and Tool M16-10KZ 3-Inch Black Folding Knife

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  • AutoLAWK patented automatic knife safety which actuates automatically
  • 3-inch AUS 4 stainless steel
  • Zytel black handle
  • Tanto blade
  • Removable stainless steel clip
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Technical Details
Part Number M16-Z
Item Weight2.2 ounces
Product Dimensions4.8 x 1.5 x 1.2 inches
OriginMade in USA
Item model numberM16-10KZ
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
ColorBlack
MaterialAUS 4
Item Package Quantity1
Number Of Pieces1
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
Warranty DescriptionLifetime
  
Additional Information
ASINB0017UV9W0
Best Sellers Rank #2,582 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
  
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Carson M16-10KZ made by Columbia River Knife and Tool is a scaled down version of the M16. This black Zytel handled everyday knife has the AutoLAWKS system which automatically converts them into virtual fixed blades when opened. The 3-inch AUS 4 black stainless steel tanto blade has a razor sharp edge that allows easy resharpening and holds a great edge. The easy one handed opening and closing is as velvet smooth as the larger models the result of Teflon bearings at the blade pivot.

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Strong, lightweight Columbia River M16 - 10KZ Knife. Columbia River built the M16-10KZ to be a multi-purpose marvel you'll reach for again and again. That means it not only has the strength to handle a variety of tasks, but also to take the sort of everyday knocks and abuse that would send most knives to the scrap heap, yet still delivers peak performance. AUS-4 high-carbon stainless steel black-coated tanto blade; Rigid but lightweight frame and handle; "Carson Flipper" opens blade fast and doubles as blade guard when open; Smooth and serrated combo cutting edge.; Blade measures 3"l., overall measures 7 1/8"l. Weighs 2 3/10 ozs.; Order today for doorstep delivery! WARNING: You must be 18 or older to purchase Cutlery. Cutlery cannot be shipped to Marin, Napa, Ventura and Yolo counties, CA; D.C.; MA or Puerto Rico. Please check your State, County and City laws for restrictions before ordering Cutlery. Columbia River M16-10KZ Knife

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The CRKT M16 10KZ is an amazing knife.
uniman2
This model is not big enough to be a fighting knife, but is great for daily use or small enough to fit most tackle/tool kits.
Zebulawn
The flipper is easy to use, has a smooth action, and allows for lightning fast, switchblade-like opening.
Deveus

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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Deveus on May 25, 2009
The M16-10KZ is a very well designed knife. I carry a cold steel ti-lite 6" a lot of the time, but when I want something smaller and more innocuous I carry this knife.

BLADE: The AUS 4 stainless blade features a combo edge, half straight, half serrated, and a tanto point. I'm a big fan of tantos, lots of penetrating power and stronger than a clip point. It holds an edge well, though not as well as its larger AUS 8 counterparts such as the M16-14SF(Columbia River Knife and Tool's M16-14SF Big Dog Aluminum Tanto Blade Combo Edge Knife). If you're looking for a larger blade for heavier jobs, I'd recommend the 14SF. The 10KZ, however, is a great tool to have in your back pocket for every day jobs. The thumb stud on this knife is poorly positioned in my opinion - it's difficult to get enough leverage to open the knife - however this is of little consequence because of the excellent carson flipper on the back. The flipper is easy to use, has a smooth action, and allows for lightning fast, switchblade-like opening. It also doubles as a finger guard when the knife is open, definitely one of the best design features on this folder.

LOCK: This knife features CRKT's AutoLAWKS locking mechinism, which has an extra lever that prevents the liner lock from being accidentally closed. A lot of people dislike this feature, saying it makes one-handed closing of the knife difficult, but after a little practice I've had no problem with it, closing it just as easily as any regular liner lock. The AutoLAWKS provides extra safety and I see it as a plus. It's tight and opens with a satisfying click. There is no play whatsoever.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By D. Ely on March 2, 2010
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Let me start of by saying that CRKT makes some of the best knives out there and the Kit Carson designed M-16 is a fine example of the quality you can expect from CRKT.

The blade is a 3" high-carbon Tanto-style blade with a triple-point serrated edge. The blade is surprisingly sharp right out of the box. Most knives in this price range usually require some good bit of sharpening when you first get them, but the M-16 was almost razor sharp when I got it. A few passes with a Diamond stone and it was good to go.

The Carson Flipper is really the gem feature of this knife. It allows you to flip open the knife with the speed of a switchblade. The flipper also rotates down into a blade guard position which helps to protect against finger slippage. The knife opens incredibly quickly and locks firmly into position.

The second feature I really like about this knife is the AutoLAWKS safety that is built into the knife. This is basically a red safety knob that you have to pull back in order to close the knife. This prevents the knife from accidently closing on itself. It is a great feature that adds a cool tactical feel to the knife.
The frame consists of a stainless steel liner frame with Zytel back spacers. It is all held together with Torx screws including the Teflon-plated stainless steel clip.

Zytel is basically a super dense nylon with varying amount of fiberglass added to the mix. It feels much harder than normal plastic and the folks at Dupont say Zytel is super durable and abrasion resistant, but I would a little careful if your hands are wet or covered with any type of material that could cause the knife to slip out.

My two dings for the knife are this:

They advertise the size of the knife as 4" closed and 7.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By wenwayne on August 1, 2013
Great little knife, sharp and does not take up too much space in my pocket.
As for the customer service, they are excellent!
1. I have two of these. The older one was made in Taiwan, but the new one was from China. I called and ask if I could get one that is made in Taiwan and they said no problem, just send it back for replacement.

2. I lost the pivot screw on one of the knifes, went to their web site, fill out the parts order form and within a week, I got the screw free of charge. Now, that is customer service.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Boland on January 14, 2014
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I have had CRKT knives in the past and know that they are a quality brand. This was my first 'M-16' and I was VERY impressed. It had a superb width that made it feel more natural in my hand than most folders. The partial serration is a must, as I'm sure any knife guys out there know. The tanto is a personal choice, but you can't beat it for prying at things. What really sold me, however, was the 'safety' the knife has. CRKT has a fancy name for it, but it's basically that. Granted, the drawback is that it is extremely difficult to close one handed, but the secure feeling of having that safety engaged is worth it- to a factor of 10! Twisting or prying cuts I'd never have attempted w/o a 'safety' I went into with abandon with this knife. Weigh the pros and cons yourself - to me, it's a no-brainer.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bowman on October 9, 2009
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I ordered this knife because I wanted to know the quality of CRKT. I want to say that this is one pleasant suprise. The Carson Flipper works so well you might think this is an automatic. The knife is not large so it might not fit large hands. It is small enough to fit in a pocket without being noticed. The Zytel handle is very lightweight. I was quite surpised at how sharp this knife was out of the box. It is, by far, the sharpest out of the box I have bought. This is a nice knife and I will say CRKT is producing quality knives.
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