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. M16-01KS SPEAR POINT BLACK STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE M16-01KS SPEAR POINT BLACK STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE
    M16-01KS SPEAR POINT BLACK STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $49.99
    Rating:
    85%
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  2. M16® - 01KZ SPEAR POINT BLACK M16® - 01KZ SPEAR POINT BLACK
    M16® - 01KZ SPEAR POINT BLACK

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $49.99
    Rating:
    81%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  3. M16® - 02Z TANTO M16® - 02Z TANTO
    M16® - 02Z TANTO

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  4. M16® - 03S CLASSIC M16® - 03S CLASSIC
    M16® - 03S CLASSIC

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Aluminum Handles
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  5. M16® - 03Z SPEAR POINT M16® - 03Z SPEAR POINT
    M16® - 03Z SPEAR POINT

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. M16® - 10KS TANTO BLACK WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE M16® - 10KS TANTO BLACK WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE
    $49.99
    Rating:
    84%
    • Frame Lock
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  9. M16® - 10KSF TANTO BLACK WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE M16® - 10KSF TANTO BLACK WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE
    $49.99
    Rating:
    92%
    • Frame Lock w/Dual Hilt
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  10. 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

    $49.99
    Rating:
    86%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  11. M16® - 10S TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE M16® - 10S TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE
    $49.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
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  12. 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

    $49.99
    Rating:
    94%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  13. 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

    $69.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  14. M16® - 12ZLEK TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 12ZLEK TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 12ZLEK TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    91%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Seat Belt Strap Cutter and Tungsten Carbide Window Breaker
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  15. M16® - 13SFG SPECIAL FORCES TANTO WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™ M16® - 13SFG SPECIAL FORCES TANTO WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™
    M16® - 13SFG SPECIAL FORCES TANTO WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    95%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Veff Serrations™
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ G10 Handles
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  16. M16® - 13Z SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 13Z SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 13Z SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    Rating:
    95%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  17. M16® - 13ZLEK SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 13ZLEK SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 13ZLEK SPEAR POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    87%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Seat Belt Strap Cutter and Tungsten Carbide Window Breaker
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  18. 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

    $79.99
    Rating:
    93%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles w/Carson Flipper
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  19. M16® - 14D DESERT TANTO COPPER WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 14D DESERT TANTO COPPER WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 14D DESERT TANTO COPPER WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $99.99
    Rating:
    92%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Aluminum Handles w/Carson Flipper
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  20. M16® - 14SF SPECIAL FORCES TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 14SF SPECIAL FORCES TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 14SF SPECIAL FORCES TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $135.00
    Rating:
    94%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ Aluminum Handles
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  21. M16® - 14SFG SPECIAL FORCES TANTO LARGE WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™ M16® - 14SFG SPECIAL FORCES TANTO LARGE WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™
    M16® - 14SFG SPECIAL FORCES TANTO LARGE WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™

    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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  22. M16® - 14ZLEK TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 14ZLEK TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 14ZLEK TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $99.99
    Rating:
    92%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Seat Belt Strap Cutter and Tungsten Carbide Window Breaker
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  23. M16® - 14ZSF DESERT TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 14ZSF DESERT TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 14ZSF DESERT TANTO WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    94%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles w/Dual Hilt
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  24. M21™ - 02G G10 M21™ - 02G G10
    M21™ - 02G G10

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • G10 Handles
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  25. M21™ - 04G G10 LARGE M21™ - 04G G10 LARGE
    M21™ - 04G G10 LARGE

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • G10 Handles
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  26. M21™ - 12G G10 WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™ M21™ - 12G G10 WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™
    M21™ - 12G G10 WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    Rating:
    90%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Veff Serrations™
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  27. M21™ - 14G G10 LARGE WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™ M21™ - 14G G10 LARGE WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™
    M21™ - 14G G10 LARGE WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Veff Serrations™
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  28. M21™ -14SF SPECIAL FORCES DROP POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M21™ -14SF SPECIAL FORCES DROP POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M21™ -14SF SPECIAL FORCES DROP POINT WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $135.00
    Rating:
    91%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Dual Hilt Blade Guard w/ Aluminum Handles
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  29. M21™ -14SFG SPECIAL FORCES DROP POINT WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™ M21™ -14SFG SPECIAL FORCES DROP POINT WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™
    M21™ -14SFG SPECIAL FORCES DROP POINT WITH VEFF SERRATIONS™

    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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  30. M4™ - 02 M4™ - 02
    M4™ - 02

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    93%
    • Outburst® Assisted Opening
    • G10 Bolster w/White Bone Handle
    • Satin Blade Finish
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