Kit Carson

Location: Vine Grove, Kentucky | Years Designing: 44

Kit retired as a ranking Master Sergeant and ultimately became a high profile member of the Knifemakers’ Guild. Kit designed the successful M16® knife series named one of the Top 10 Tactical Folders of the Decade by Blade Magazine. Inducted into the Cutlery Hall of Fame in 2012, Kit’s industry influence was felt far and wide. He even mentored such greats as Ken Onion. Kit passed in 2014. The Carson family requests that donations be made to the National Parkinson Foundation at Parkinson.org

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    • New
    M16®-02KS M16®-02KS
    M16®-02KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $59.99
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
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    M16®-03KS M16®-03KS
    M16®-03KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $59.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
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    M16®-04KS M16®-04KS
    M16®-04KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
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  1. SOLD OUT - M16® - 02D COMMEMORATIVE™ SOLD OUT - M16® - 02D COMMEMORATIVE™
    SOLD OUT - M16® - 02D COMMEMORATIVE™

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $300.00
    Out of stock
    • Damasteel® Damascus Steel Blade in a "Dense Twist Pattern"
    • Titanium Handle
    • Frame Lock to secure the blade for safety
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  2. M21™ - 10KSF WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M21™ - 10KSF WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M21™ - 10KSF WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $49.99
    Rating:
    90%
    • Frame Lock w/Dual Hilt
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Oxide Blade Finish
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  3. M16-01KS SPEAR POINT BLACK STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE M16-01KS SPEAR POINT BLACK STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE
    M16-01KS SPEAR POINT BLACK STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $49.99
    Rating:
    85%
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  4. M16® - 01KZ SPEAR POINT BLACK M16® - 01KZ SPEAR POINT BLACK
    M16® - 01KZ SPEAR POINT BLACK

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $49.99
    Rating:
    81%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
    • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  5. M16® - 01S SPEAR POINT STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE M16® - 01S SPEAR POINT STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE
    M16® - 01S SPEAR POINT STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $46.99
    Rating:
    83%
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Carson Flipper Opening
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  6. M16® - 01Z SPEAR POINT M16® - 01Z SPEAR POINT
    M16® - 01Z SPEAR POINT

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $46.99
    Rating:
    83%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  7. M16® - 02S CLASSIC M16® - 02S CLASSIC
    M16® - 02S CLASSIC

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Out of stock
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Aluminum Handles
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  8. M16® - 02Z TANTO M16® - 02Z TANTO
    M16® - 02Z TANTO

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  9. M16® - 03S CLASSIC M16® - 03S CLASSIC
    M16® - 03S CLASSIC

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Aluminum Handles
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  10. M16® - 03Z SPEAR POINT M16® - 03Z SPEAR POINT
    M16® - 03Z SPEAR POINT

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  11. M16® - 04A AUTOMATIC M16® - 04A AUTOMATIC
    M16® - 04A AUTOMATIC

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    • 100% Made in the USA
    • Push Button Automatic Opening w/Patented Safety
    • Lightweight Black Anodized Aluminum Handles
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  12. M16® - 04S CLASSIC M16® - 04S CLASSIC
    M16® - 04S CLASSIC

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $99.99
    Rating:
    80%
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Aluminum Handles
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  13. M16® - 04Z TANTO LARGE M16® - 04Z TANTO LARGE
    M16® - 04Z TANTO LARGE

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  14. M16® - 10KS TANTO BLACK WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE M16® - 10KS TANTO BLACK WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE
    $49.99
    Rating:
    84%
    • Frame Lock
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  15. M16® - 10KSF TANTO BLACK WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE M16® - 10KSF TANTO BLACK WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE
    $49.99
    Rating:
    92%
    • Frame Lock w/Dual Hilt
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  16. M16® - 10KZ TANTO BLACK WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 10KZ TANTO BLACK WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 10KZ TANTO BLACK WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $49.99
    Rating:
    86%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  17. M16® - 10S TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE M16® - 10S TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE
    $46.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
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  18. M16® - 10Z TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 10Z TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 10Z TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $46.99
    Rating:
    94%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  19. M16® - 12Z TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 12Z TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 12Z TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  20. M16® - 12ZLEK TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 12ZLEK TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 12ZLEK TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    91%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Seat Belt Strap Cutter and Tungsten Carbide Window Breaker
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  21. M16® - 13DSFG SPECIAL FORCES DESERT TANTO WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™ M16® - 13DSFG SPECIAL FORCES DESERT TANTO WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™
    M16® - 13DSFG SPECIAL FORCES DESERT TANTO WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    89%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Titanium Nitride Blade Finish
    • Veff Serrations™
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  22. M16® - 13SF SPECIAL FORCES TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 13SF SPECIAL FORCES TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 13SF SPECIAL FORCES TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $110.00
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    94%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ Aluminum Handles
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  23. M16® - 13SFG SPECIAL FORCES TANTO WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™ M16® - 13SFG SPECIAL FORCES TANTO WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™
    M16® - 13SFG SPECIAL FORCES TANTO WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    95%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Veff Serrations™
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ G10 Handles
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  24. M16® - 13T TITANIUM SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 13T TITANIUM SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 13T TITANIUM SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $130.00
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    92%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Carson Flipper and Titanium Handles
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  25. M16® - 13Z SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 13Z SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 13Z SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    Rating:
    95%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  26. M16® - 13ZLEK SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 13ZLEK SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 13ZLEK SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    87%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Seat Belt Strap Cutter and Tungsten Carbide Window Breaker
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  27. M16® -13ZM DESERT SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® -13ZM DESERT SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® -13ZM DESERT SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    93%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handles w/Carson Flipper
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