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M16-13DSFG - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson

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(M16-13DSFG) M16-13DSFG - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-13DSFG) M16-13DSFG - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-13DSFG) M16-13DSFG - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-13DSFG) M16-13DSFG - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-13DSFG) M16-13DSFG - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
M16-13DSFG description
In the process of developing our line of Carson special forces G10 M16® models, it became apparent that there was a demand for these models from coalition forces serving in desert environments. These models have Desert Tan blade and scales.

The M16®-13DSFG Slim Profile G10 features a 3.50" (89 mm) dual grind Tanto blade and is ideal when weight and bulk must be kept to a minimum. It weighs only 4.0 ounces.

Just like it's black tactical counterpart, this knife shares a unique design offering a combination of Carson SF series features requested by military procurement specialists. It has a combined Razor-Sharp and patented (1) Veff Serrated edge. The open build allows two Carson Flippers to be incorporated, resulting in a true hilt— up to now rare in folding knives.

Blade and scales are non-reflective Desert Tan. Premium 8Cr14 stainless steel blades receive titanium nitride coating for maximum corrosion resistance. Kit's trademark dual checkered thumb studs are standard. One-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth.

The open InterFrame build uses Desert Tan scales of G10, and stainless steel liners with friction grooves. G10 is often preferred for its aggressive gripping texture, light weight, and the insulating properties which make it cooler in heat and warmer in cold than metal.

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.

All knives in this series are equipped with clip options that allow four-position carry on belts or webbing— tip up, tip down, left or right. (Caution: These knives are not designed for tip-up in-pocket carry.)

They are special knives, designed by the military for special forces desert use.

1. U.S. Patent No. D559,939 2. U.S. Patent No. 7,437,822

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Number of Reviews: 3
  • 2014-07-19
    Cincinnati, OH
I was looking for a smaller knife to carry not only for personal defense but also for everyday usage. I found this and decided to give it a shot, and I am very pleased. The quality is top notch and it has a very sturdy lock and it is easy to open. It also is low profile enough to fit in a pocket without being deliberately noticed. I would highly recommend this.

  • 2014-04-11
    Madison, WI
Great knife. Smaller than I expected, but I've carried the M16-14SFG for years so I'm use to bigger knives. I was under the impression that the blade was just smaller. This is a more reasonable size for a large EDC. I still prefer the 14 in my work pants, but the 13 doesn't produce as noticeable of a bulge in jeans as the 14. This was also m first Desert Tan knife. I don't like the blade color. The G10 handle looks great, but the blade has a gold hue. Almost wish I could swap a black blade into the tan handle. Overall it's a great knife and I'm happy with the money spent.

  • 2014-01-26
    Queen Creek, AZ
This is my 2nd CRKT. I was so impressed with the M16-01KZ I "needed" another knife. When it arrived I was surprised how large it is. I read the measurements before I ordered, but it is surprisingly more substantial than I was expecting. It came sharp and all the screws were tight. The larger flipper worked well with gloves at the range this morning as well. Excellent product.

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M16-13DSFG - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson

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Product Specifications
Open Overall Length8.25 inches
Closed Length4.75 inches
Weight4 ounces

Length3.5 inches
Thickness0.12 inches
FinishTitanium Nitride
EdgeVeff Serrations


TypeLocking Liner
Safety SystemAutomated Liner Safety

Carry System4 Position Clip

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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