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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 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

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)



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No. of ratings: 25
 4.5/5.0 Stars  
 
 
 
Number of Reviews: 38
  • 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
    HARRISBURG, PA
Bought this as a gift for my husband. He has several CRKT folding knives but this will be his first Tanto.

  • 2013-09-24
    COOS BAY, OR
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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Product Specifications
Dimensions
Open Overall Length7.125 inches
Closed Length4 inches
Weight2.3 ounces

Blade
Length3 inches
Thickness0.08 inches
Material8Cr15MoV
Blade-HRC58-59
FinishEDP
GrindHollow
StyleTanto
EdgeTriple-Point Serrations

Handle
MaterialGlass Filled Nylon
Liner2CR13

Lock
TypeLocking Liner
Safety SystemAutoLAWKS

Carry
Carry System1 Position Clip

Features
FlipperYes
PatentU.S. Patents 5,596,808 7,437,822

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DESIGNER CORNER
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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