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M16 EDC Zytel PR

PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release.
Contacts: Rod Bremer, Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail: info@crkt.com



Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— January 15, 2009

The popular M16® EDC Zytel® series with AutoLAWKS™ knife safety is available in your choice of blade styles and finishes.



Kit Carson's M16® designs continue to be the most popular series from Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®), so it was only a matter of time that we filled out the line with a Zytel® InterFrame build version of his Every Day Carry (EDC). Our knife users told us, "The size of the aluminum build EDC is perfect, but we need a more affordable work knife that we can give hard use without feeling guilty, and one that won't break me up if we leave it on a job site or drop it in the river."

We heard you. So we set about to make the Zytel EDCs the best value in the work and sport knife world.

That starts with textured Zytel® scales and a dual 420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame. Assembled with Zytel back spacers and Torx® fasteners, the result is amazingly rigid. Zytel is a fiberglass-filled nylon that offers excellent toughness and resistance to solvents. Lubrous washers at the blade pivot and an adjustable pivot screw allow for perfect blade action.

Blades are AUS 4 high-carbon stainless steel which gives an ideal combination of toughness and edge-holding ability in a work knife, and also allows easy field-sharpening. Standard models have a bead-blast finish, while our very popular "K" models have a black EDP finish

The M16®-01Z uses our popular spear point slim profile blade with a Razor-Sharp edge. It is ideal for fine cutting and carving tasks. The M16®-01KZ is the same design with black EDP blade, black frame and hardware.

The M16®-10Z features a dual hollow grind Tanto-style blade with Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges similar to our "Big Dog" M16 models. The result is maximum blade strength and ability to saw through cord, webbing, nets or vegetation quickly. The M16®-10KZ is again the same design with black EDP blade, black frame and hardware.

Of course, all models feature the Carson Flipper, which speeds opening of the blade and acts as a blade guard when the blade is open.

The real breakthrough was our ability to engineer our patented* AutoLAWKS™ knife safety into all models, which automatically actuates when the blades are open, making these folders into virtual fixed blades when locked.

Add to these features the standard removable stainless steel clothing/gear clip plus the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty, and you have one of the truly great knife values of our time, with MSRPs of only $44.99 for the bead-blast models and $49.99 for the black models.

Models available in retail clampacks are the M16-01ZC, M16-01KZC, M16-10ZC, and M16-10KZC.

*U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822

Specifications

M16®-01Z: Bead-Blast Spear Point Blade, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
MSRP: $44.99 US
 
M16®-01KZ: Black EDP Spear Point Blade, Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge
MSRP: $49.99 US
 
Blade: Length: 3.00" (76 mm)
Thickness: 0.08" (2.0 mm)
Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC
Closed: Handle length: 4.00" (102 mm)
Open: Overall length: 7.125" (181 mm)
Weight: 2.3 oz. (65 g)
 
M16®-10Z: Bead-Blast Tanto Blade, Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point
Serrated Cutting Edge
MSRP: $44.99 US
 
M16®-10KZ: Black EDP Tanto Blade, Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point
Serrated Cutting Edge
MSRP: $49.99 US
Blade: Length: 3.00" (76 mm)
Thickness: 0.08" (2.0 mm)
Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC
Closed: Handle length: 4.00" (102 mm)
Open: Overall length: 7.125" (181 mm)
Weight: 2.3 oz. (65 g)

All CRKT knives are protected by the CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Columbia River Knife & Tool is dedicated to producing knives, tools, and accessories of uncompromising quality and selling them at affordable prices. CRKT products are distributed through specialty retail, sporting goods and cutlery stores that offer customers knowledgeable service and are available from reputable web site purveyors.

For information on the M16 Zytel EDC, other CRKT products, and the name of the CRKT dealer nearest you, call (503) 685-5015 or (800) 891-3100 or fax (503) 682-9680, or write Columbia River Knife & Tool, 18348 SW 126th Place, Tualatin, OR 97062 for a free brochure. Reach us via e-mail at info@crkt.com. Our web site is www.crkt.com.
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