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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 19, 2010

Kit Carson’s titanium-build knife that started the M16® revolution is

available in three popular sizes: E.D.C., Slim Profile, and Big Dog,

all with AutoLAWKS™ safety.

Columbia River Knife & Tool® (CRKT®) announces the continued popularity of their

highly successful M16® knife series with CNC-machined 6AL4V titanium frames.

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 exclusive patented* AutoLAWKS™

safety, which automatically turns the folders into virtual fixed blades when the blade is

opened and locked.

The handles, which form the open-build frame, are CNC machined from 6AL4V

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.

Blades are AUS 8 stainless steel, chosen for edge retention and durability, in non-

reflective fine bead blast finish, with Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated

edges on the two larger sizes. This steel can handle the most rugged cutting tasks and still

be field-sharpened.

Of course, the T models feature the signature “Carson Flipper” extension to the blade,

which aids opening and acts as an additional blade guard.

The M16®-01T is similar to our Every Day Carry M16 spear point models, but in a

titanium build. It is just that much smaller, lighter and slimmer, making it easier to carry.

The slim profile M16®-13T has a spear point blade, a very popular slender shape that is

ideal for a variety of carry positions.

The “Big Dog” M16®-14T is a hefty, full-size working knife with a dual grind

modified Tanto-style blade.

One-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth, the result of lubrous washers at

the blade pivot. The ambidextrous thumb stud with checkered surface provides instant

access in any circumstance. Both models feature a removable stainless steel

clothing/gear clip.

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.

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They are remarkable values when compared to other titanium-build production knives.

MSRP for the M16-14T is $149.99; for the M16-13T, $129.99; and for the M16-01T,

$119.99.

The larger two M16 Titanium models are available in retail clampacks as M16-13TC

and M16-14TC.

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

Specifications

M16® Titanium

M16®-01T

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

Blade:

Length: 3.125” (79 mm)

Thickness: 0.08” (2.0 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC

Closed:

Handle length: 4.00” (102 mm)

Open:

Overall length: 7.125” (181 mm)

Weight:

2.4 oz. (68 g)

MSRP:

$119.99 US

M16®-13T:

Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Blade:

Length: 3.50” (89 mm)

Thickness: 0.10” (2.5 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC

Closed:

Handle length: 4.75” (121 mm)

Open:

Overall length: 8.25” (210 mm)

Weight:

3.4 oz. (96 g)

MSRP:

$129.99 US

M16®-14T:

Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Blade:

Length: 3.875” (98 mm)

Thickness: 0.14” (3.5 mm)

Steel: AUS 8, 58-59 HRC

Closed:

Handle length: 5.375” (137 mm)

Open:

Overall length: 9.25” (235 mm)

Weight:

5.7 oz. (162 g)

MSRP:

$149.99 US

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 www.crkt.com or other reputable web site

purveyors.

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