Number of Reviews: 10
This knife has a very nice balance to it. I also love how the blade opens like silk. All in all a great knife, however there is one detail that should be noted. The blade is very sharp and holds an edge well. The steel however is very prone to rust, especially on the exposed portions of the blade. After about 12 hours of owning this knife it had developed rust spots. They are small and could have been easily overlooked, nonetheless, due to the blade's coated surface any rust that forms causes damage. Seeing that this most likely was caused by having the knife in a pocket while walking our dog, I am now nervous to carry this knife. ***CRKT RESPONSE - Thank you for your feedback Jeffrey. It is true that all stainless steels can rust. That is true of CRKT knives and tools and of our competitors. We often let people know that the way to properly maintain your blade is to keep a light coat of oil on the steel for long term care and maintenance of the knife. We have a Steel Facts section on our website where there is much more information available. We'll reach out to you directly to help and again we appreciate the feedback. CRKT
Pearl River, LA
I have owned one of these since June of 2010 and have been throughly impressed with it. I has never let me down, from the swamps of South Louisiana, to the deserts of Nevada, to the Alaskan North, to South Korea, and Singapore. This knife has seen some miles and is still as smooth as ever. Being military I will be picking up the auto version of this knife soon as well.
Recently i acquired this knife for my birthday and i have to say i love it. This is my first REAL knife... normally i just buy cheap knifes at gas stations. i was looking at other knives like benchmade and camillus...but in the end i decided to go with this after looking at it in person and handling it. I was able to shave with it right out of the box( that's a first for me to)
let me just say this knife has been awesome so far and hopefully it stays that way...
good job CRKT i'm a new fan
Vero Beach, FL
I bought this knife yesterday at a local gun/knife show. Having previous knowledge and use of CRKT products, I did not hesitate to purchase this knife. It was purchased at a great price, and would not hesitate to tell one and all about your great products. Your M16-04Z came very sharp out of the box, more so than a lot of other knives I've purchased. That said, I still had to five it my own personal touch up, and can now if need be shave with this knife..however unlikely that maybe, but ya never know grin. I now plan on making this my everyday carry do all knife, I have no fear that it wont fail, or the blade come loose, but know that I do give my knives a good workout. It will be a pleasure working with this one..great build, great knife, from a great company.
CAMP VERDE, AZ
great knife was a gift so don't get to use it much but i know the owner is very happy with it
This is the 5th M16 I have purchased. The previous 4 knives went to Iraq with Proud American and British Soldiers. You gotta lower the price for me this is getting to be expensive. The 2 British Soldiers fell in love with the ease of opening. They are not allowed to have knives like this in England. 2 of my son-in-laws are currently in Iraq and they love the knives also. Obviously I am a big fan of the M16. Its the only knife I'll ever carry.
This knife was a little larger than i had thought but it is razor sharp. Balanced perfectly and strong blade I've really enjoyed this blade i use it every day great knife again great knife. p.s. just noticed m16 14sf but in desert earth sweet
Awesome knife. I had one similar but smaller about 10 years ago, and I loved it. I've got to say that I like this one even more. Some people have said that they don't prefer the Auto Lawks system, but I think that it is an excellent addition.
Carson City, NV
Another excellent CRKT product
Great knife This is my first CKRT purchase and I could not be happier. I was recommended by a good friend after loosing my knife in Alaska. It fits great in my pocket and is more than easy to open with either hand...and I will say I am pretty unskilled with my left hand. Blade came very sharp, and I love the design of the tanto blade. I love the auto lock as well for some added safety.