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Harold "Kit" Carson is a Retired Sgt. Major and high profile member of the Knifemakers’ Guild. So he feels equally comfortable in the field or creating blades that can excel in it. Case in point: He designed the wildly successful M16 series named one of the Top 10 Tactical Folders of the Decade by Blade Magazine. True to his philosophy, they’re built for function, not fad. Since Kit is not one to talk about himself, we’ll tell you that he was also a 2012 Cutlery Hall of Fame inductee. Sadly, Kit passed away in 2014. A custom knifemaker, generous heart, and a designer mentor for over 40 years, he is greatly missed by all in the knife and tool community. Kit Carson's designs live on as a testament to his indomitable talent.
If It Still Looks This Good a Year From Now, We Want It Back.
This everyday carry pocket knife is designed just like the tactical version that inspired it—to be used. That's why it’s overbuilt with an open build frame, high carbon stainless steel blade, and the signature Carson Flipper. Admire it. Then put it to work.
The M16 Z everyday carry series was designed by Vine Grove, Kentucky's legendary custom knifemaker and retired Sgt. Major Harold "Kit" Carson. After years of crafting knives for military use, he answered the call when it came to creating one for the civilian population. Now people everywhere have a blade that’s ready for the line of duty in whatever capacity they see fit.
An affordable everyday carry knife, the M16-10KZ features a dual hollow grind tanto-style blade available in plain edge and Triple-Point serrated edges similar to our "Big Dog" tactical M16 models. The result is maximum blade strength and ability to saw through cord, webbing, nets or vegetation quickly. It also comes loaded with a distinctive black frame and hardware with a non-reflective tactically inspired look. But at this price, you won’t feel guilty if you leave it at a job site somewhere as night sets in.
The blade opens easily when you need it most. Just put your finger on the Carson Flipper. Flick your wrist. Then it all locks into place with the AutoLAWKS safety that automatically actuates when the blades is open. It’s goodbye folder and hello fixed blade when locked. You’re safe and sound and ready to go.
Once you’re done with the task, pull the AutoLAWKS red pin back, slide the locking liner over, and fold it back up. The handle features easy-to-grip glass-reinforced nylon scales and a stainless steel lined InterFrame. Assembled with glass-reinforced nylon back spacers and Torx fasteners as well, the handle is rigid and offers excellent toughness and resistance to solvents. A one position, stainless steel pocket clip rounds out the features. Hold on and be ready to put this knife through anything.
U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822
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M16-01KZ Black Spear Point (M16-01KZ)
M16-10Z Tanto with Triple Point Serrations (M16-10Z)
M16-02Z Tanto (M16-02Z)
M16-12Z Tanto with Triple Point Serrations (M16-12Z)
M16-03ZZ Spear Point (M16-03Z)
M16-13Z Spear Point with Triple Point Serrations (M16-13Z)
M16-04Z Large Tanto (M16-04Z)
M16-14ZZ Large Tanto with Triple Point Serrations (M16-14Z)
CRKT (Columbia River Knife & Tool) offers a broad line of knives and tools for sport, work, professional, and lifestyle activities. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems. Founded in 1994, CRKT is the industry’s premier brand of knives, tools, and lifestyle accessories, with a reputation for innovative design.
This knife appears to be a great steal, but in fact is very disappointing when purchased. It is much smaller than demonstrated in the videos and the "one handed closing... Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Grant Palmer
EDC on me at all times. Has a 2 stage safety for closure which is either a huge positive or a giant annoyance depending on your prefence.great knife for the price.Published 11 days ago by Timothy P.
The best knife I have owned. I use it daily and it holds up to everything I put it through. Stays sharp too!Published 13 days ago by Hadley Giesler
Fantastic knife for a number of reasons:
-Great locking mechanism
-Mid grade steel
-Very slim blade profile... Read more
Awesome product. Great for any collection. Item arrived fast and on time.Published 14 days ago by ByteMe2Day
CRKT makes quality knives. Folding takes a little getting used to but it is secure when open. Size is perfect for pocket carry without bulk. Great knife.Published 16 days ago by Jamo
Light. Sharp. Well made. The flipper action is slow. Doesn't fully open the blade every time. Nice sharp blade and very light for an every day carry. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Brian Romans
Showed up on time and works great. Sometimes the hinge can be a little stiffPublished 1 month ago by param