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M16-12ZLEK - Kit Carson Design

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(M16-12ZLEK) M16-12ZLEK - Kit Carson Design
M16-12ZLEK description
We have produced Kit Carson's popular M16® line in many variations over the past decade. Our glass filled nylon version has built the largest user base of all. These knives are built for function, not fad, and they are exceptional values.

Our new M16 ZLEK line uses our very successful InterFrame construction, with tough, textured glass filled nylon scales over a 420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame and solid glass filled nylon back spacers. We assemble the handle with superior offset Torx® fasteners.

For professional use, we've added a seat belt cutter to the Carson Flipper, and a tungsten carbide window breaker at the butt. Automobile side windows shatter with one quick whack from the butt of the knife.

All components receive a tough tactical black coating. The Flipper can be pressed for fast one-hand opening, and creates a blade guard when open. We use our premium AUS 8 high-carbon stainless steel for the blades, which have Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges to easily cut rope, cord, canvas, and vegetation.

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.

M16®-12ZLEK. This is our smaller Tanto-blade version. The very strong blade grind makes a compact and versatile rescue folder. A black stainless steel two-position pocket/gear clip is included.

Full professional features. Non-reflective black finish. Exceptional affordability.
Kit Carson rides again.

US Patent No. 9,038,223

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No. of ratings: 4
 4.8/5.0 Stars  
Number of Reviews: 3
  • 2016-01-17
    Houston, TX
Best knife I've ever owned

  • 2015-04-21
    Glendale, AZ
This is my everyday carry knife. I love the feel of it

  • 2014-07-09
This knife has exceeded my expectations time and time again. Excellent retention in sharpness, durable like a juggernaut, and the additional safety tools (belt cutter/window breaker) are perfectly functional when needed in an emergency. I am completely impressed by this knife as I have never had anything else like it. Great feel, balance, security, and highly recommended.

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M16-12ZLEK - Kit Carson Design

Item Number: M16-12ZLEK
Price: $89.99
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Product Specifications
Open Overall Length7.31 inches
Closed Length4.375 inches
Weight3.6 ounces

Length3 inches
Thickness0.118 inches
MaterialAUS 8
FinishBlack Ti-Nitride

MaterialGlass Filled Nylon

TypeLocking Liner

Carry System2 Position Clip

Glass BreakerYes
Belt CutterYes
PatentU.S. Patent 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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