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

32 items

    • New
    M16®-04DB M16®-04DB
    M16®-04DB

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $140.00
    • Strong And Simple: Deadbolt® lock provides incredible strength and it's easy to use
    • Assisted Opening: Flipper deploys the blade fast
    • Smooth Opening: IKBS™ ball bearing pivot deploys the blade smooth
    • Superior Performance: D2 blade steel for excellent edge retention
    • Strong and Lightweight: aluminum handle combines strength with minimal weight
    • Low Profile: pocket clip provides secure carry
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    • New
    M16®-02DB M16®-02DB
    M16®-02DB

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $125.00
    • Strong And Simple: Deadbolt® lock provides incredible strength and it's easy to use
    • Assisted Opening: Flipper deploys the blade fast
    • Smooth Opening: IKBS™ ball bearing pivot deploys the blade smooth
    • Superior Performance: D2 blade steel for excellent edge retention
    • Strong and Lightweight: aluminum handle combines strength with minimal weight
    • Low Profile: pocket clip provides secure carry
    Learn More
    • New
    M16®-03DB M16®-03DB
    M16®-03DB

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $125.00
    • Strong And Simple: Deadbolt® lock provides incredible strength and it's easy to use
    • Assisted Opening: Flipper deploys the blade fast
    • Smooth Opening: IKBS™ ball bearing pivot deploys the blade smooth
    • Superior Performance: D2 blade steel for excellent edge retention
    • Strong and Lightweight: aluminum handle combines strength with minimal weight
    • Low Profile: pocket clip provides secure carry
    Learn More
  1. M21™ - 10KSF M21™ - 10KSF
    M21™ - 10KSF

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $44.00
    Rating:
    85%
    • Brute Strength: Frame lock utilizes a thick lock bar to secure the blade
    • Cutting Power: Triple Point™ serrations cut fibrous materials with ease
    • Enhanced Protection: Black oxide finish improves corrosion resistance
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  2. M16® - 13FX M16® - 13FX
    M16® - 13FX

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $75.00
    • Extremely Sharp: Veff Serrations™ provide superior cutting power of rope and straps
    • Exceptional Grip: G10 handle provides grip in all conditions
    • Gear Compatible: Durable thermoplastic sheath with mounting options
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  3. M40® - 15 M40® - 15
    M40® - 15

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $120.00
    • Strong And Simple: Deadbolt® lock provides incredible strength and it's easy to use
    • Smooth Opening: IKBS™ ball bearing pivot deploys the blade smooth
    • Extremely Sharp: Veff Serrations™ provide superior cutting power of rope and straps
    • Strong And Lightweight: Glass reinforced nylon handle is durable and lightweight
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  4. M16® - 10KSF M16® - 10KSF
    M16® - 10KSF

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    Sale Price $39.99 was $54.99
    Rating:
    94%
    • Brute Strength: Frame lock utilizes a thick lock bar to secure the blade
    • Cutting Power: Triple Point™ Serrations cut fibrous materials with ease
    • Enhanced Protection: Black coating improves corrosion resistance
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  5. M16® - 13DSFG M16® - 13DSFG
    M16® - 13DSFG

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    Sale Price $51.99 was $89.99
    Rating:
    89%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Titanium Nitride Blade Finish
    • Veff Serrations™
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  6. M16® - 13ZLEK M16® - 13ZLEK
    M16® - 13ZLEK

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $72.00
    Rating:
    90%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Seat Belt Strap Cutter and Tungsten Carbide Window Breaker
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  7. M16® - 14D M16® - 14D
    M16® - 14D

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $83.00
    Rating:
    93%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Aluminum Handles w/Carson Flipper
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  8. M16® - 14DSFG M16® - 14DSFG
    M16® - 14DSFG

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $83.00
    Rating:
    96%
    • Safe And Secure: Automated liner safety provides extra layer of lock security
    • Enhanced Protection: Titanium nitride finish improves corrosion resistance
    • Extremely Sharp: Veff Serrations™ provide superior cutting power of rope and straps
    Learn More
  9. M16® - 14SF M16® - 14SF
    M16® - 14SF

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $113.00
    Rating:
    93%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ Aluminum Handles
    Learn More
  10. M16® - 14SFG M16® - 14SFG
    M16® - 14SFG

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $83.00
    Rating:
    93%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Veff Serrations™
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ G10 Handles
    Learn More
  11. M16® - 14ZER EMERGENCY RESCUE TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 14ZER EMERGENCY RESCUE TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    $99.99
    Rating:
    92%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Seat Belt Strap Cutter and Tungsten Carbide Window Breaker
    Learn More
  12. M16® - 14ZLEK M16® - 14ZLEK
    M16® - 14ZLEK

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $75.00
    Rating:
    92%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Seat Belt Strap Cutter and Tungsten Carbide Window Breaker
    Learn More
  13. M16® - 14ZSF M16® - 14ZSF
    M16® - 14ZSF

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $75.00
    Rating:
    94%
    • Safe And Secure: Automated liner safety provides extra layer of lock security
    • Cutting Power: Triple Point™ serrations cut fibrous materials with ease
    • Strong And Lightweight: Glass-reinforced nylon handle is durable and lightweight
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  14. M21™ - 02G M21™ - 02G
    M21™ - 02G

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $60.00
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • G10 Handles
    Learn More
  15. M21™ - 04G M21™ - 04G
    M21™ - 04G

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $68.00
    Rating:
    97%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • G10 Handles
    Learn More
  16. M21™ - 12G M21™ - 12G
    M21™ - 12G

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $60.00
    Rating:
    93%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Veff Serrations™
    Learn More
  17. M21™ - 14DSFG M21™ - 14DSFG
    M21™ - 14DSFG

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $83.00
    Rating:
    86%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Titanium Nitride Blade Finish
    • Veff Serrations™
    Learn More
  18. M21™ - 14G M21™ - 14G
    M21™ - 14G

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $68.00
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Veff Serrations™
    Learn More
  19. M21™ - 14SF M21™ - 14SF
    M21™ - 14SF

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    Sale Price $86.99 was $135.00
    Rating:
    92%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ Aluminum Handles
    Learn More
  20. M21™ - 14SFG M21™ - 14SFG
    M21™ - 14SFG

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $83.00
    Rating:
    93%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Veff Serrations™
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ G10 Handles
    Learn More
  21. M21™ - 12SFG M21™ - 12SFG
    M21™ - 12SFG

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $60.00
    • Automated Liner Safety Offers an Extra Layer of Protection
    • Veff Serrations™ Provide Superior Cutting of Rope, Straps, and Fibrous Materials
    • Dual Hilt Prevents Your Hand From Slipping up the Blade
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  22. M16® - 13SFG M16® - 13SFG
    M16® - 13SFG

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $72.00
    Rating:
    96%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Veff Serrations™
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ G10 Handles
    Learn More
    • Discontinued
    M16® - 14T TITANIUM TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 14T TITANIUM TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 14T TITANIUM TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $150.00
    Rating:
    85%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Carson Flipper and Titanium Handles
    Learn More
    • Discontinued
    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
    Rating:
    92%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Carson Flipper and Titanium Handles
    Learn More
    • Discontinued
    M16® - 12ZLEK M16® - 12ZLEK
    M16® - 12ZLEK

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    90%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Seat Belt Strap Cutter and Tungsten Carbide Window Breaker
    Learn More
    • Discontinued
    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
    Rating:
    94%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ Aluminum Handles
    Learn More
    • Discontinued
    M16® - 04A AUTOMATIC M16® - 04A AUTOMATIC
    M16® - 04A AUTOMATIC

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    Rating:
    100%
    • 100% Made in the USA
    • Push Button Automatic Opening w/Patented Safety
    • Lightweight Black Anodized Aluminum Handles
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