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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
Here is Kit Carson's M16® Every Day Carry (EDC) with our glass filled nylon InterFrame build. Our knife users told us, "We want an affordable work knife that we can give hard use without feeling guilty, and one that won't break us up if we leave it on a job site or drop it in the river."

We heard you. So we set about to make the Z EDC the best value in the work and sport knife world.

That starts with textured glass filled nylon scales and a dual 2CR13 stainless steel liner InterFrame. Assembled with glass filled nylon back spacers and Torx® fasteners, the result is amazingly rigid. Glass filled nylon offers excellent toughness and resistance to solvents. Lubrous washers at the blade pivot and an adjustable pivot screw allow for perfect blade action.

The blade is 8CR15MoV high-carbon stainless steel which gives an ideal combination of toughness and edge-holding ability in a work knife, and also allows easy field-sharpening.

The M16®-10KZ features a dual hollow grind Tanto-style blade with Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point Serrated edges similar to our "Big Dog" M16 models. The result is maximum blade strength and ability to saw through cord, webbing, nets or vegetation quickly. It has a black EDP blade, black frame and hardware for a non-flective tactical look.

Of course, it features the Carson Flipper, which speeds opening of the blade and acts as a blade guard when the blade is open.

The real breakthrough was our ability to engineer our patented* AutoLAWKS knife safety into all models, which automatically actuates when the blades are open, making these folders into virtual fixed blades when locked.

Add to these features the standard removable stainless steel clothing/gear clip plus the CRKT limited lifetime warranty, and you have one of the truly great knife values of our time.

*U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822

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No. of ratings: 26
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Number of Reviews: 39
  • 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

  • 2013-12-24
    stafford, VA
Just bought this knife and I love it. I am a huge fan of CRKT knives. I used to own the fire department version of the M16. Unfortunately I lost it somewhere and now I'm very sad. I carried that knife on duty for 5 years and it never lost its edge. I can't find the exact version of it anywhere. I think it may have had the AUS 8 steel that helped it keep its edge so well. CRKT- what is the best way to find this knife? Is what I said about the steel type accurate? Please help I want my old knife back CRKT Resplons: The FD knives were discontinued a while ago but you could look on the internet to see if anyone has them still. unfortunately we no longer have them in stock. You are correct that this blade had the AUS8 steel.

  • 2013-11-24
Bought this as a gift for my husband. He has several CRKT folding knives but this will be his first Tanto.

  • 2013-09-24
I haven't had it long and I'm not a knife expert, but I find it really amazing and easy to use. I would highly recommend it to anyone and it didn't take long to order

  • 2013-09-12
    San Antonio, FL
Used this knife every day for a year or so. It was great until the anti-fold mechanism failed while I was using it. Almost got a slice. The mechanism might be too strong for the shell it is encased in. The side popped and allowed the blade to fold partially. Now the mechanism is iffy. I can't trust it anymore. It may have been a defective unit, so I will be contacting CRKT today to see if they have any opinion on the matter. In summary I would say that like everything else the knife does have its limitations.

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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. Patents 5,596,808 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 Sergeant Major. He has made knives for 30 years and has been a full-time knifemaker since 1993.
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