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®-03KS M16®-03KS
    M16®-03KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $64.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
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  3. 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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    • Discontinued
    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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    • New
    M40® - 03 M40® - 03
    M40® - 03

    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®-01KS M16®-01KS
    M16®-01KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $54.99
    Rating:
    85%
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  5. M16® - 01KZ M16® - 01KZ
    M16® - 01KZ

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $54.99
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    79%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  6. M16® - 01S M16® - 01S
    M16® - 01S

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $54.99
    Rating:
    88%
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Carson Flipper Opening
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  7. M16® - 01Z M16® - 01Z
    M16® - 01Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $54.99
    Rating:
    83%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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    • Discontinued
    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

    Sale Price $43.99 was $69.99
    Rating:
    60%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  9. M16® - 03S M16® - 03S
    M16® - 03S

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    70%
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Aluminum Handles
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  10. M16® - 03Z M16® - 03Z
    M16® - 03Z

    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

    Rating:
    100%
    • 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
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    80%
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Aluminum Handles
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  13. 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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  14. M21™ - 02G M21™ - 02G
    M21™ - 02G

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • G10 Handles
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  15. M21™ - 04G M21™ - 04G
    M21™ - 04G

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    97%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • G10 Handles
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  16. M4™ - 02 M4™ - 02
    M4™ - 02

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    93%
    • Outburst® Assisted Opening
    • G10 Bolster w/White Bone Handle
    • Satin Blade Finish
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  17. M4™ - 02S M4™ - 02S
    M4™ - 02S

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $99.99
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    85%
    • Outburst® Assisted Opening
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Stainless Steel Bolster w/Red Stag Handle
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  18. M4™ - 02W M4™ - 02W
    M4™ - 02W

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    94%
    • Outburst® Assisted Opening
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Stainless Steel Bolster w/Burl Wood Handle
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