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M16-10KZ - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson

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(M16-10KZ) M16-10KZ - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-10KZ) M16-10KZ - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-10KZ) M16-10KZ - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-10KZ) M16-10KZ - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-10KZ) M16-10KZ - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-10KZ) M16-10KZ - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
M16-10KZ description
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 Master Sergent 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, the Lake and Walker Knife Safety innovation taken to the next level. AutoLAWKS automatically sets a pin between the locking liner and the frame. This pin acts as an additional layer of safety, so the locking liner is less likely to disengage during use. To close the knife, pull the AutoLAWKS red button lever back, slide the locking liner over, and fold the blade into the closed position.. 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 No 7,437,822

Also available:

M16®-01Z Spear Point (M16-01Z)

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)

M16-10KZ ratings and reviews
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No. of ratings: 20
 4.5/5.0 Stars  
Number of Reviews: 26
  • 2015-10-19
    Erie, PA
Great little carry knife for when you don't want something as obtrusive as this knife's big brother hanging out of your pocket. Well presented and packaged and I was able to have the blade engraved with no issues.

  • 2015-10-08
    Clinton, NC
I bought this for my husbands birthday present. Wonderful knife, he loved it Also, great service through the site

  • 2015-07-21
    Dinuba, CA
I lost my old CRKT knife and looked for a long time to find the right replacement. I thought I would try this one. Well, I LOVE this little guy. It fits in my pocket and doesn't bother my phone or my hand. I love the flip style opening and lock. I wont buy a knife with out it.

  • 2015-01-23
    Chisago City, MN
Let me just say, that I spent countless hours looking for a knife. I came upon this one, and it fits all my needs. CRKT has really blown it out of the water with this one. personally, I really like the auto locks system. It ensures that the blade remains open. Since I am a lefty, I really appreciate that the clip can be reversed. It really is hard to find many knives that do that. The quality is all there I absolutely love the flipper design, as it works perfectly ( after working it in and lubricating it) :) 10/10

  • 2014-08-21
    Moriarty, NM
Had this knife for 6 years, It's a good knife but I was wondering, Do you sell the Glass breaker for this as an aftermarket part?

  • 2014-07-19
    Mesquite, TX
What a fantastic knife. There's a short list of things that are ALWAYS in my pockets when I leave my house. My keys, my wallet, my phone and one of my M16-10KZs. This knife has handled every task with ease. Buy a couple. Don't just get one. I promise, you'll love it that much. Thank you, Kit. Thank you, CRKT.

  • 2014-03-20
    Newton, AL
Great knife. I am a retired, 27 year, Army Medic and Nurse. I bought the knife while in the Army. I have used it in peace time and in Combat. Performed awesomely Good Cric. tool. Cuts throught he skin with percision. Recommend it to any and all who are looking for a knife to add to a medic bag, or bugout bag or to just carry everyday Thanks for a great knife Kit knows his stuff

  • 2014-01-19
    Williamsburg, VA
I've bought two of this knife as well as other knives from CRKT and this is definitely my favorite. I use it for everything. It was sharp and ready to use. I love this knife and would highly recommend this knife to any knife rookie or expert.

  • 2014-01-19
    whitmore lake, MI
Great knife, durable, well put together. Would buy as a gift for others and will certainly buy another CRKT. Awesome customer service.

  • 2013-12-27
    N. Redington Beach, FL
Knife was given as a gift. It was smaller than expected by the recipient, so make sure you check the measurements. The receiver was pleased by the capability of the knife. He just thought the handle would be the same size as previous handle with larger blade. Shipping was fast

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M16-10KZ - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson

Item Number: M16-10KZ
Price: $49.99
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Product Specifications
Open Overall Length7.125 inches
Closed Length4 inches
Weight2.3 ounces

Length3 inches
Thickness0.08 inches
EdgeTriple-Point Serrations

MaterialGlass Filled Nylon

TypeLocking Liner
Safety SystemAutoLAWKS

Carry System1 Position Clip

PatentU.S. Patent 7,437,822

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Kit Carson
Kit Carson of Vine Grove, Kentucky, is a retired professional soldier, rising to the level of Master Sergeant. He has made knives for 30 years and has been a full-time knifemaker since 1993.
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