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

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  1. M16®-03KS M16®-03KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
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  2. M16® - 03S M16® - 03S
    M16® - 03S

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Aluminum Handles
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