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M16-12M - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson

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M16-12M description
Those with a military background know what it means to earn the rank of Sergeant Major. After Kit Carson retired from the U.S. Army at that rank, he became a custom knifemaker, and began making his custom M16® models for his former colleagues.

His M16®-12M model is identical in construction to the popular CRKT aluminum M16, offering the same sure-grip contoured handles of 6061 T6 aluminum, hard anodized in Olive Drab. The stainless steel locking liners with friction grooves are also black.

The blade is imprinted with Gary Paul Johnston's 1* (one-ass-to-risk) reminder logo. It features an AUS 8 stainless steel blade with Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point Serrated edges, chosen for edge retention and durability. Black titanium nitride coating gives superior corrosion resistance. It also features the Carson Flipper extension to the blade, which aids opening and acts as an additional blade guard.

The M16®-12M is a little bulldog, packing a lot of power in a compact package. The dual grind Tanto blade offers maximum strength.

One-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth, the result of lubrous washers at the blade pivot. The ambidextrous thumb stud with checkered surface provides instant access in any circumstance.

It features our patented* AutoLAWKS safety, which automatically turns the folders into fixed blades when the blade is opened and locked.

The M16-12M also has a removable black stainless steel clothing/gear clip.

In 2004, Germany's Messer magazine conducted an exhaustive comparison test of six leading tactical folders. On the basis of blade and pivot strength, retention of cutting edge, action, and value, Messer's editors declared, "The Columbia River M16 took the award . . . The quality control of this knife was flawless."

If you serve in the military, be careful out there! Carry one of the 1* M16 folders. Designed for those who serve.

*U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822
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M16-12M - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson

Item Number: M16-12M
 
Price: $89.99
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Product Specifications
Dimensions
Open Overall Length7.375 inches
Closed Length4.25 inches
Weight3.3 ounces

Blade
Length3 inches
Thickness0.12 inches
MaterialAUS 8
Blade-HRC58-59
FinishTitanium Nitride
GrindHollow
StyleTanto
EdgeTriple-Point Serrations

Handle
MaterialAluminum
Liner420J2

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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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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