Kit Carson, designer of the M16® Series, became famous for his titanium frame M16 customs. True to Kit's custom design in all details, the production M16T models have been taken a step further with the addition of 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.
The handles, which form the open-build frame, are CNC machined from titanium. The result is a better strength-to-weight ratio than steel or aluminum, and an almost indestructible frame. The titanium frame is minimally ceramic bead-blast finished to enhance grip. The single 420J2 stainless steel locking liner with friction grooves provides positive locking.
The blade is AUS 8 stainless steel, chosen for edge retention and durability, in non-reflective fine bead blast finish, with a Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edge. This steel can handle the most rugged cutting tasks and still be field sharpened.
Of course, this model features the signature "Carson Flipper" extension to the blade, which aids opening and acts as an additional blade guard.
The slim profile M16®-13T has a spear point blade, a very popular slender shape that is ideal for a variety of carry positions.
Faithful replicas. Premium quality. Precise. Smooth. Amazing value for those who want the ultimate M16. Kit Carson still marvels at how well our production titaniums compare to his customs.
I rate this one right up there with my $200-$600 knives in my collection. It's in my regular EDC rotation and has functioned perfectly. Great lockup, holds an edge, easy to sharpen when it does need touched up, blade is centered, and the flipper action is super smooth super fast, it's light, and plus it's just a great looking knife It's one of the favorites in my collection.
2014-08-02 Wilmington, NC
This is a very impressive knife. It is light weight, very sturdy and tight. The finish is excellent and the blade appears flawless. This knife is a 5 star piece of craftsmanship. Thanks