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M16 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 19, 2010

Kit Carson’s popular M16® Zytel® family of knives offers

great value plus our exclusive patented AutoLAWKS™ automatic knife

safety.

For years, Kit Carson’s M16® designs have been the most popular Columbia River Knife &

Tool® (CRKT®) series. And our Zytel® version has built the largest user base of all. These

knives are built for function, not fad. And they are exceptional values.

They use our very successful InterFrame construction, tough, textured Zytel® scales over a

420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame. We overbuild it for rigidity, using solid Zytel back

spacers. And we assemble the handle with superior offset Torx® fasteners. The handle is

exceptionally rigid and fills the hand perfectly.

We use our tough AUS 4 high-carbon stainless steel for the blades to give greater everyday

utility, and offer both Razor-Sharp and Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated

edges.

All models feature the Carson Flipper, which is not only an aid to opening the blade,

especially when wearing gloves, but acts as a blade guard when the blade is open.

The M16®-02Z and 12Z are tough little bulldogs, with dual grind Tanto-style blades.

The M16®-03Z and 13Z are slimmer designs with spear point blades. They are ideal for a

variety of carry positions.

The hefty M16®-04Z and 14Z Big Dogs offer larger dual grind Tanto-style blades. These

are full-size working knives suited to large hands and heavy-duty tasks.

We’ve also incorporated our patented* AutoLAWKS™ automatic knife safety into all

models, which converts the M16 Zytel series into virtual fixed blades when their blades are

open and locked.

All styles have lubrous washers and a removable stainless steel

clothing/gear clip.

Think of the M16-Zytel as a Clydesdale—ready to rush a knight into battle or pull a beer

wagon. Every day. Day after day.

All M16Z models are exceptional values. The two smaller sizes have an MSRP of

$59.99, while the Big Dog models have an MSRP of $69.99.

Two models are available in retail clampacks as the M16-12ZC and M16-13ZC.

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

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Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Length: 3.00” (76 mm)

Thickness: 0.12” (3.0 mm)

Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC

Handle length: 4.25” (108 mm)

Overall length: 7.375” (187 mm)

3.6 oz. (102 g)

$59.99 US

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Length: 3.50” (89 mm)

Thickness: 0.10” (2.5 mm)

Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC

Handle length: 4.75” (121 mm)

Overall length: 8.25” (210 mm)

3.5 oz. (99 g)

$59.99 US

Razor-Sharp Cutting Edge

Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge

Length: 3.875” (98 mm)

Thickness: 0.14” (3.5 mm)

Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC

Handle length: 5.375” (137 mm)

Overall length: 9.25” (235 mm)

5.9 oz. (167 g)

$69.99 US

Specifications

M16®-Zytel®

M16-02Z:

M16-12Z:

Blade:

Closed:

Open:

Weight:

MSRP:

M16-03Z:

M16-13Z:

Blade:

Closed:

Open:

Weight:

MSRP:

M16-04Z:

M16-14Z:

Blade:

Closed:

Open:

Weight:

MSRP:

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.

www.crkt.com

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