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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  1. M16®-02KS M16®-02KS
    M16®-02KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $64.99
    Rating:
    80%
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
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  2. M16®-04KS M16®-04KS
    M16®-04KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    Sale Price $49.99 was $79.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
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  3. M40® - 02 M40® - 02
    M40® - 02

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $109.99
    • Innovative Deadbolt® Locking Mechanism is Simple to Use and Provides Incredible Strength
    • Flipper Opening Combined with IKBS™ Ball Bearing Pivot System Deploys the Blade Smooth and Fast
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon and Aluminum Bolster Handle is Strong and Lightweight
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  4. M16® - 02Z TANTO M16® - 02Z TANTO
    M16® - 02Z TANTO

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    Sale Price $43.99 was $69.99
    Rating:
    60%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  5. M16® - 04S CLASSIC M16® - 04S CLASSIC
    M16® - 04S CLASSIC

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $99.99
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    80%
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Aluminum Handles
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  6. M16® - 04Z M16® - 04Z
    M16® - 04Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  7. M16® - 10KS M16® - 10KS
    M16® - 10KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $54.99
    Rating:
    80%
    • Frame Lock
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  8. M16® - 10KZ M16® - 10KZ
    M16® - 10KZ

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $54.99
    Rating:
    86%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  9. M16® - 10S M16® - 10S
    M16® - 10S

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $54.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
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  10. M16® - 10Z M16® - 10Z
    M16® - 10Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $54.99
    Rating:
    94%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  11. M16® - 12Z M16® - 12Z
    M16® - 12Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    Sale Price $44.99 was $69.99
    Rating:
    93%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  12. M16® - 14Z M16® - 14Z
    M16® - 14Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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