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M16-10Z - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson

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(M16-10Z) M16-10Z - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-10Z) M16-10Z - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-10Z) M16-10Z - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-10Z) M16-10Z - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
M16-10Z 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 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 AUS 8CR15MoV high-carbon stainless steel with a bead-blast finish, which gives an ideal combination of toughness and edge-holding ability in a work knife, and also allows easy field-sharpening.

The M16®-10Z 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.

Of course, if 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: 6
 4.5/5.0 Stars  
Number of Reviews: 7
  • 2015-02-19
    cockeysville, MD
This is a solid, well made knife, however the handle is *skinny* I don't have giant hands, I typically carry a Spyderco Delica wave

  • 2014-12-26
    Willow Grove, PA
This blade was given to me as a tip for working on a customers car. And stolen about a month ago Such an amazingly functional device Held an edge like none I've ever owned. The lockback, and its safety, were amazingly well thought out. Definitely going to buy one outright for myself, once I save enough money to do so

  • 2013-07-29
    Ravenna, MI
This is my first CRKT and I purchased it based on a friends recommendation. He has an earlier model which has a wider blade and is a little longer. So far it has proven to be a really good knife. I really liked the safety on the blade lock mechanism, that is what sold it for me, and I have been having trouble with it but he said that after using it for awhile that would get easier to use.

  • 2013-03-02
    Virginia Beach, VA
I have to say, this is a very enjoyable knife. It's a great EDC knife. Can't think of a downside.

  • 2013-01-17
    Gettysburg, PA
This is a great knife. I have had an earlier model for many years and used it very hard. It is still easy to keep sharp and is the envy of all my friends. I bought this one as a gift and I hope he gets as much use out of it as I do mine.

  • 2012-05-18
    Dahlonega, GA
This is my second CRKT knife and my first Carson model. I haven't had much time to use this knife extensively but so far I love it. The build quality is exceptional. The opening action is smooth, the knife is very solid, and it was sharp out of the box. I'm certain this knife could take quite a beating. My only concern is that my knife arrived with some small flecks of what appears to be rust on the CRKT side of the blade.Apart from that, great knife

  • 2012-04-15
    Shrewsbury, VT
This is the third M-16 that I have purchased. I enjoy the operation and the design of the locking mechanism. The fact that it holds an edge even with the hard use that I put it through daily is even more important. I have given them as gifts to my sons. I give it a 5 rating. Richmond Shrewsbury VT 4/15/2012

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M16-10Z - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson

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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 Master Sergeant. He has made knives for 30 years and has been a full-time knifemaker since 1993.
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