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 M4™-02W Burled Wood is a deluxe model with burled wood scales and brushed stainless steel bolsters. It's a very classy look.
While we were engineering it, we decided to add some more value by offering our patented OutBurst® assisted opening, and our patented* LAWKS® safety. It creates a virtual fixed blade when actuated after the blade is opened and locked.
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.
Really beautiful knife with a heavy, solid feel in your hand.
2013-06-30 Brighton, MA
I'm not sure where to begin. It looks beautiful, opens and closes smoothly, it's incredibly solid and I'm not afraid of it snapping shut on my fingers. Every time I take it out people ask me where I got it. I love this knife I received it as a gift and I use it every day... Though sometimes I think it's almost to pretty to use.
2013-04-17 HACKETTSTOWN, NJ
Amazing product It has a great weight and feel...the kind of knife the looks beautiful and you'll want to carry. Just what I was looking for.
2013-02-11 shippenville, PA
Got the M4 recently and love it. got the one with the stag handle and looks great, very sharp right out of the box. I keep the small padoza in my pocket and the m4 in my boot. Very pleased with CRKT so far and look forward to future purchases from them. You got a loyal customer in me so far Thanks CRKT
2013-01-08 Spokanae, WA
I bought this on an impulse and was overjoyed. This is my 5th CRRK knife I have purchased and continue to be impressed. This is a great knife, sharp, and extremely handy. Soon to become a gift for all my hunting buddies.
2012-08-05 Denver, CO
The M4 was everything I had hoped it would be. It was my first Kit Carson design purchase, 2nd from CRKT, and I've been nothing but extremely pleased with both. Both are very high quality, good looking knives for fair prices considering the obvious high standards in production. I will absolutely be purchasing from CRKT for many years to come, and definitely look forward to acquiring another Kit Carson. Good stuff.