Register/Log In My Account
Home > Archive > M16-10KE - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson

M16-10KE - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson

Not yet rated.      Sign in to review.
M16-10KE description
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.

This knife also features our automated liner safety innovation which 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 red button lever back, slide the locking liner over, and fold the blade into the closed position.

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 knives—high-performing little guys, like jockeys and featherweight boxers. And they can still be a handful.

*U.S. Patent No. 7,437,822
M16-10KE ratings and reviews
Users must be registered & logged in to rate/review a product.

Be the first to rate this product!

Add to Wishlist

M16-10KE - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson

Item Number: M16-10KE
Price: $79.99

Product Specifications
Open Overall Length7.125 inches
Closed Length4 inches
Weight2 ounces

Length3 inches
Thickness0.08 inches
MaterialAUS 8
FinishBlack Titanium Nitride
EdgeTiple-Point Serrations


TypeLocking Liner
Safety SystemAutomated Liner Safety

Carry System1 Position Clip

PatentU.S. Patent 7,437,822

Product Information
Product Accessories
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.
More Info
Company Information
Email Sign Up
Sign up for email news and
specials and receive a coupon code for 10% off your next order.
CRKT | Facebook
CRKT | Instagram
CRKT | Youtube
CRKT | Twitter