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M4-02 - Designed by Kit Carson

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M4-02 description
Custom knife maker and Knife makers' Guild member Kit Carson is widely known for his M16® design, which we offer in many CRKT production models. But since 1990, Kit's most consistent selling custom model has been his classic M4. In his usual unassuming manner, Kit says, "I guess you'd say it's my flagship custom. It's simple, with form following function. No tricks that look slick but aren't worth a flip in your hand. I've made many variations on it, from exotic collectibles to working tacticals, in maybe 20 versions. But I still get more and more calls to make the M4."

This year we're offering the M4 design in Kit's smaller every day carry (E.D.C.) size. The new M4-02 lightweight model features white bone scales and contrasting black G10 bolsters, hand contoured like a Carson custom.

While we were engineering it, we decided to add some more value by offering our OutBurst® assisted opening. The OutBurst mechanism instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees. M4 models have dual thumb studs for ambidextrous one-hand opening and bronze bearings and lubrous washers at the adjustable blade pivot for smooth, fast action.

The 3.25" blade is a high-hollow-grind drop point of premium 8Cr13MoV stainless steel in a bead-blast finish with a Razor-Sharp edge.

Our heavy-duty InterFrame build is true to Kit's design, with dual stainless steel liners, one locking, and a stainless steel back spacer.

All M4 models have high-mounted pocket/gear clips.

So here you have a friendly E.D.C. knife that fits the hand naturally for all kinds of cutting and carving tasks. Like Kit, it's a bit unassuming, but it's a knife you'll come back to year after year.

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Number of Reviews: 4
  • 2016-08-30
    Decatur, AL
I think the design of this knife is excellent. Its feel very good. It carries very nice. It looks great. Just nothing to complain about. I bought two of them.

  • 2016-07-21
    Hewitt, TX
I just ordered this knife as a gift, but I was so impressed with this piece that I want to order one for myself This is a classy, balanced and well made EDC that for the price should be in everyone's collection.

  • 2015-11-13
    Rancho Cordova, CA
So this is my third CRKT, and I love it I thought I wouldn't like the scales, but over time they start to take on color, and it looks awesome

  • 2014-06-26
    Port Orange, FL
A well designed and manufacturered tool. In future revisions, strongly recommend tweaking the thumb stud. It's too small and sharp - almost unusable. Otherwise, great looking and functional knife.

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M4-02 - Designed by Kit Carson

Item Number: M4-02
Price: $79.99
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Product Specifications
Open Overall Length7 inches
Closed Length3.75 inches
Weight3.3 ounces

Length3.25 inches
Thickness0.121 inches
StyleDrop Point

MaterialWhite Bone G10

TypeLocking Liner

Carry System1 Position Clip


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Kit Carson
Kit Carson of Vine Grove, Kentucky, is a retired professional soldier, rising to the level of Master Sergeant. He has made knives for 30 years and has been a full-time knifemaker since 1993.
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