The M16 SS EDC Series - A proven knife design platform made simple, made tough, and made affordable.
If you are a fan of the Kit Carson designed M16 tactical folding knives you are going to want to check out these stainless steel (SS) variations.
Handles are shaped and contoured in the same confident grip M16 style, but are crafted of a retro
flavored stainless steel. Handles are all finished in a classic black oxide finish. These folders are available in several blade style options including cutting edge configurations, each with their own user advantages to offer. Blades also feature the Carson Flipper for quick and convenient blade actuationand the flipper doubles as an effective blade guard in the open position.
Blade lock up is secured through the traditional framelock mechanism.
The M16-SS EDC Series is a straight up, "no frills" every day carry folder design that kicks butt in pure performance and value.
Just received the M16-01S and like the feel and size. The blade is well retained by the ball indent. I have always liked the adjustment screw on the M16 series. The frame lock is new to me and from what I see it looks very secure due to the thickness of the frame that engages the blade. The blade shape and sharpness is great.
I'm disappointed by the difficulty in reclosing the blade. It is near impossible to "one hand" closing the blade due to the tension and strength of frame lock. Aggravating the situation is the lack of adequate notching on the frame lock for the thumb to engage and the smooth finish of the scale that forms the lock.