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M16-12ZE E.R. - Tanto - Orange Handle - Combo Edge - Designed by Kit Carson

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M16-12ZE description
Emergency Services Personnel take their jobs seriously so it only makes sense that they expect the same out of their tools. By taking feedback from service professionals, we took several favored designs and enhanced their performance qualities even more through materials and features geared for heavy use and tough service.

The renowned Kit Carson designed M16® knife series provides several optimum professional tool platforms from which we further developed products for your specialized needs. Whether it's the M16®-12ZE, the M16®-13ZE, or the M16®-14ZER—know that you can count on their full potential when you need it most. From the orange brightly colored reinforced glass filled nylon scales to the AutoLAWKS™ blade safety, they are ready for tough duty. All of the knives also have a tungsten carbide window breaker, seat belt cutter, and serrated edges for superior rope and fiber cutting, setting the tone as an industry standard for emergency service tools.

We think the E.R. Knives series is the best value available for daily duty carry.
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No. of ratings: 5
 5.0/5.0 Stars  
Number of Reviews: 9
  • 2013-10-24
    Osterville, MA
Carry the knife every day and although i do not use it in a works setting I find it's ease of use, sharpness, locking safe=ty features, wieght and length to be perfect for a daily carrying knife

  • 2013-09-18
    Colorado Springs, CO
This knife became my daily carry knife. I like the size and the ease of opening. The orange handle is a nice option. I am becoming a fan of tanto style blades this one of the few folders I own with that style of blade it is handy.

  • 2013-02-20
    Westminster, CO
Perfect knife, love the color, easy to use, very sharp and durable.

  • 2012-10-22
    Washington, DC
great knife. opens quickly and is super sharp. just got it but can tell it's solid and will stand up to some abuse.

  • 2012-08-06
    fort kent, ME
i may have over paid for this knife through snap on but i freekin love it. wicked sharp from the get go blade is easy to clean have not had to use the glass breaker yet but the blade opens very fast. its a little bigger than i prefer but im definatly getting used to it.

  • 2012-07-25
    Holly, MI
I just received the BLACK version of this knife. I LOVE IT It opens fast. I oiled it with a zoom spout, oil(TURBINE). Now it opens like spring assisted. I am an Asphalt truck driver. It I lift my 30 yard

  • 2012-07-20
Pros- I work as a Field paramedic, so a dependable knife is a must. This knife is study, not too big, and not too small (fits in the trauma shear slot of pants). The finish and texture of the handle is excellent. Handling of the knife when using PPE concurrent with bodily fluids (blood, etcetera) does not impact the grip of the knife. Con- Takes about a week of use to break in the lock release.

  • 2012-07-10
    Hollywood, FL
The fit and finish are terrific. The feel is great. I'm left handed so the fact that this knife is ambi makes it even better. Great Knife.

  • 2012-05-10
    Kenosha, WI
One star off because the thumb buttons dont work for opening the blade. The seat belt cutter does, and very well. Perfect size and weight. Breaking in may help with the buttons, but after a few Weeks way to stiff. ***CRKT RESPONSE - The M16 is designed in such a way to incorporate the Carson Flipper for smooth, fast, one handed deployment. CRKT

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M16-12ZE E.R. - Tanto - Orange Handle - Combo Edge - Designed by Kit Carson

Item Number: M16-12ZE
Price: $89.99
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Product Specifications
Open Overall Length7.375 inches
Closed Length4.375 inches
Weight3.6 ounces

Length3 inches
Thickness0.118 inches
MaterialAUS 8

MaterialGlass Filled Nylon

TypeLocking Liner

Carry System2 Position Clip

Glass BreakerYes
Belt CutterYes
PatentU.S. Patent Nos 5,596,808 and 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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