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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  4. M21™ - 10KSF M21™ - 10KSF
    M21™ - 10KSF

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $54.99
    Rating:
    85%
    • Frame Lock w/Dual Hilt
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Oxide Blade Finish
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  5. 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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  6. M16® - 01KZ M16® - 01KZ
    M16® - 01KZ

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $54.99
    Rating:
    79%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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    • 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
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    94%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ Aluminum Handles
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  19. M16® - 13SFG M16® - 13SFG
    M16® - 13SFG

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    96%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Veff Serrations™
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ G10 Handles
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    • 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
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    92%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Carson Flipper and Titanium Handles
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  20. M16® - 13Z M16® - 13Z
    M16® - 13Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    Rating:
    95%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  21. M16® - 13ZLEK M16® - 13ZLEK
    M16® - 13ZLEK

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    89%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Seat Belt Strap Cutter and Tungsten Carbide Window Breaker
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  22. 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

    Sale Price $53.99 was $79.99
    Rating:
    94%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles w/Carson Flipper
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  23. M16® - 14D M16® - 14D
    M16® - 14D

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $99.99
    Rating:
    93%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Aluminum Handles w/Carson Flipper
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  24. M16® - 14DSFG M16® - 14DSFG
    M16® - 14DSFG

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $99.99
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    96%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Titanium Nitride Blade Finish
    • Veff Serrations™
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  25. M16® - 14SF M16® - 14SF
    M16® - 14SF

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $135.00
    Rating:
    93%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ Aluminum Handles
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  26. M16® - 14SFG M16® - 14SFG
    M16® - 14SFG

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $99.99
    Rating:
    93%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Veff Serrations™
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ G10 Handles
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