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2013 M16-04A PR

M16 ® -04A PR


For immediate release.

Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015

Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail:

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 1, 2013

The Legendary CRKT M16® Folder Just Went Auto!

CRKT® has been making the Kit Carson designed M16® Series of high-performance folding knives for over a decade. This robust design platform has become widely recognized as a rock solid ôgo to" cutting tool throughout professional and military services the world over.

And now, CRKT is offering the M16®-04A automatic opener! This all business cutting tool gets its superior lineage straight from the M16® design. Its 4.0" modified tanto blade readily opens in a flash with the push of the auto release button. In addition, the auto mechanism features a patented* safety on the handle spine, which effectively locks the release button in both the blade-open and blade-closed positions. The signature M16® handle design is profile contoured and purposefully skeletonized for mobility and secure grip. CRKT has done a nice job in fitting so much top-shelf performance into such a sleek, duty ready tool.

These MADE IN USA automatic knives are being offered as a limited production and are restricted to Armed Forces suppliers only. Blades are CPM154 (58-60 HRC) steel with DLC coating for superior performance protection. Handles are 6061 Type III anodized aluminum in matte black color. Knives come with removable stainless steel carry-clip.

Overall, the M16®-04A is definitely one ôhigh-speed, low-drag" knife design that will serve you quite well no matter your mission.

* U.S. Patent No. 5,822,866

The M16®-04A automatic knife manufacturer's suggested retail price is $300.00.


M16 ® -04A Auto: Black, Modified Tanto Blade, Razor Sharp Cutting Edge

Blade: Length: 4.0" (101 mm)

Thickness: 0.15" (3.8 mm)

Steel: CPM154, 58-60 HRC

Closed: Handle Length: 5.25" (134 mm)

Open: Overall Length: 9.25" (235 mm)

Weight: 4.8 oz. (133 g)

MSRP: $300.00 US

This Knife is Only Available Through Authorized Distributors.

CRKT knives, tools, and accessories are covered by exceptional warranties, which are fully detailed in the company catalog and website. For more information, call (503) 685-5015 or (800) 891-3100 or fax (503) 682-9680, or write Columbia River Knife & Tool, 18348 SW 126th Place, Tualatin, OR 97062. Reach them via e-mail at Their web site is

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