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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    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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  1. M16® - 02Z TANTO M16® - 02Z TANTO
    M16® - 02Z TANTO

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    Rating:
    60%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. M16® - 10KS TANTO BLACK WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE M16® - 10KS TANTO BLACK WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE
    $54.99
    Rating:
    78%
    • Frame Lock
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  5. 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

    $54.99
    Rating:
    86%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  6. M16® - 10S TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE M16® - 10S TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE
    $54.99
    Rating:
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    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
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  7. 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

    $54.99
    Rating:
    94%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  8. 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

    Sale Price $44.99 was $69.99
    Rating:
    93%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  9. M16® - 14Z TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 14Z TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 14Z TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

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