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®-14ZERknow 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.
No. of ratings: 3
Number of Reviews: 4
I love this knife I usually don't like serrations, but the serrations on this knife are great I found out by slicing my thumb while stripping wire. ^_^ Great knife, flipper is awesome and helps get the blade out fast. While washing it out after a salty water experience, I had the misfortune to drop one of the washers down my sink drain. CRKT, is there anyway I can get a parts diagram or dimensions of the metal washer that goes between the blade and metal side wall?
***CRKT RESPONSE - You can order all replacement parts for our knives and tools at this link at no cost to you - www.crkt.com/replacementparts
I received my M16-14ZLEK, the other day. Mine is BLACK. The easy flip, deployment, using the Seat Cutter/Hilt. I put a few drops, of zoom spout, oil on the hinge poimy, and it opens like glass. I drive a Semi-tractor, with a 30, yard trailer, full of HOT ASPHALT, in tow. If I flip it on it's side, by lifting up my box, I may be unable to open my door, and may have to break open my side window. After looking into my new knife, I feel CONFIDENT, that I would, be able to break the window, with the CARBIDE, MUCH. I RECOMMEND this knife to anyone who needs to DEPEND, on their knife.
oak park, IL
I'm fairly critical of knives in general having 15 years of experience in the medical and military communities. This is a great product. The first thing that struck me with CRKT's M16-13ZE is the quality of the knife. The blade is made of quality steel and is razor sharp. With a proper amount of thickness to the blade and a good grind out of the box this knife has a durable edge that is easy to maintain. Handle is made of a slip resistant material. Even in wet conditions wearing vinyl gloves the knife doesn't easily slip. I really like the fact that the flipper / seat-belt cutter doubles as a blade guard. It's a very simple and elegant design that lets me open the knife nearly instantly and once open the safety keeps it open.
New Market, AL
if youre a firefighter/emt in need of a good duty knife go elsewhere. the knife has rusted in the first 6 months of owning it and the "seatbelt cutter" couldnt cut a seatbelt if someone life depended on it....oh wait it does when seconds count this knife has failed me. should have just spend the extra money to get the benchmade it's my own fault for trying to save some money.
***CRKT RESPONSE - Thank you for your review, we appreciate the feedback. We do recommend keeping a 3 in 1 oil on the blade of the performance steels for the long term maintenance of the knife. Blade steels will rust (yes, including Benchmade) often if they are in a humid working environment. In regards to the selt belt cutter please consult the CRKT Rescue Tools for Professionals
video. Our rescue tools are designed by Professional Firefighter James McGowan and extensively tested for use. We will reach out to you now to open the line of communication with you to see if there is anything we can do to help resolve and improve your experience with CRKT. Thanks again for letting us know and we appreciate the feedback. CRKT