After the incredible success of Kit Carson's original aluminum M16® Series, we began to get comments like this, "I love my M16 Big Dog, but I wish I had a bit more compact size that I could carry every day, both on the job and at leisure." These requests reached the point that we could not ignore them, so here they are: the M16® EDC (Every Day Carry).
The M16-10KE features British Racing Green handles and a non-reflective black titanium nitride coated blade. It has a Tanto-style blade with dual hollow grinds and Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges. It offers maximum strength in a blade of this size.
We took the opportunity to incorporate our patented* AutoLAWKS™ automatic safety, an advanced version of the Lake And Walker Knife Safety, into the M16-10KE, which automatically converts it into a virtual fixed blade when opened.
We have made the contoured handles long enough for real work tasks. They are still 6061 T6 hard anodized aluminum, CNC machined with a perimeter radius for comfort. A stainless steel locking liner with friction grooves gives positive locking.
As in the larger models, premium AUS 8 stainless steel was chosen for blade steel, for its edge retention and durability.
It features the "Carson Flipper" extension to the blade, which aids opening and acts as an additional blade guard.
One-hand opening and closing is as velvet smooth as the larger M16 models, the result of lubrous washers at the blade pivot. The ambidextrous thumb studs with checkered surface provide instant access in any circumstance.
The M16-10KE also has a removable black stainless steel clothing/gear clip.
Not novelties, but real work kniveshigh-performing little guys, like jockeys and featherweight boxers. And they can still be a handful.