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M16-13SF - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson

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(M16-13SF) M16-13SF - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-13SF) M16-13SF - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-13SF) M16-13SF - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-13SF) M16-13SF - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-13SF) M16-13SF - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
(M16-13SF) M16-13SF - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
M16-13SF description
Our aluminum InterFrame build SF folders share a unique design offering a combination of Carson M16 Series features requested by military procurement specialists. The dual grind Tanto blades were specified because they offer maximum strength. The open build allows two Carson Flippers to be incorporated, resulting in a true hilt— very rare in folding knives.

The M16®-13SF Slim Profile Aluminum features a 3.50" (89 mm) dual grind Tanto blade and is ideal when weight and bulk must be kept to a minimum.

Blade, frame and hardware are non-reflective tactical black. The blade receives a black 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.

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.

Our aluminum frame SF features contoured scales of textured, hard anodized 6061 T6 aluminum, with a perimeter radius for a comfortable grip with or without gloves, stainless steel liners with friction grooves, and premium AUS 8 stainless steel blades. Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point Serrated edges are standard.

All knives in this series are equipped with clip options that allow four-position carry on belts or webbing. Caution: These knives are not designed for tip-up in-pocket carry. They are special knives, designed by the military for special forces use.

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

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Number of Reviews: 4
  • 2016-09-15
    Berkeley, CA
I am a happy purchaser of the M16-13SF Tanto. I like the versatility of the clip positions, and the guards and locking system give confidence. Nicely made, light, slim, and a welcome addition to my collection. A great design

  • 2015-08-22
    Half Moon Bay, CA
I've been a proud owner of M21-14SF folding knife with the integrated hilt and wanted to upgrade my international daily carry (Smith and Wesson "Oasis": shorter, less material, more international law friendly) with the M16-13SF. The M16-13SF is an awesome upgrade. With a slimmer profile than the Smith and Wesson "Oasis", as well as the integrated hilt and sophisticated safety locking mechanism, this one's a winner. Also significantly lighter weight that my previous blade while maintaining a nice solid feel while open

  • 2015-01-11
    west concord, MN
just got this knife from a friend one of the best that i ever owen and had i have had many of crkt knifes and this one is the best i love the weight and feel and holds a great edge

  • 2014-05-04
    Peekskill, NY
This is my most favorite EDC that I have. I love the design, how sharp it is, its weight, and how smoothly the blade opens up. My only gripe was that I had to buy a tool set to modify the position of the clip (blade up). Wish the screws on the clip used regular Philips head screws instead of the star/hex type.

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Product Specifications
Open Overall Length8.25 inches
Closed Length4.75 inches
Weight3.5 ounces

Length3.5 inches
Thickness0.1 inches
MaterialAUS 8
FinishTitanium Nitride
EdgeTriple-Point 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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