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

25 Items

    • New
    M16®-03SS M16®-03SS
    M16®-03SS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $52.00
    • Superior Performance: Sandvik 12C27™ blade steel for excellent edge retention
    • Fast Opening: Flipper deploys the blade fast
    • Ultimate Durability: Stainless steel handle withstands hard use
    • Minimizes Reflectivity: Bead blast finish reduces reflection
    • Brute Strength: Frame lock utilizes a thick lock bar to secure the blade
    • Low Profile: reversible clip option provides secure carry
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    • New
    M16®-02SS M16®-02SS
    M16®-02SS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $52.00
    • Superior Performance: Sandvik 12C27™ blade steel for excellent edge retention
    • Fast Opening: flipper deploys the blade fast
    • Ultimate Durability: stainless steel handle withstands hard use
    • Minimizes Reflectivity: bead blast finish reduces reflection
    • Brute Strength: Frame lock utilizes a thick lock bar to secure the blade
    • Low Profile: reversible clip option provides secure carry
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    • New
    M16®-04SS M16®-04SS
    M16®-04SS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $60.00
    • Fast Opening: flipper deploys the blade fast
    • Superior Performance: Sandvik 12C27™ blade steel for excellent edge retention
    • Ultimate Durability: stainless steel handle withstands hard use
    • Minimizes Reflectivity: bead blast finish reduces reflection
    • Brute Strength: Frame lock utilizes a thick lock bar to secure the blade
    • Low Profile: reversible clip option provides secure carry
    Learn More
    • New
    M16®-04DB M16®-04DB
    M16®-04DB

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $140.00
    • Strong And Simple: Deadbolt® lock provides incredible strength and it's easy to use
    • Assisted Opening: Flipper deploys the blade fast
    • Smooth Opening: IKBS™ ball bearing pivot deploys the blade smooth
    • Superior Performance: D2 blade steel for excellent edge retention
    • Strong and Lightweight: aluminum handle combines strength with minimal weight
    • Low Profile: pocket clip provides secure carry
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    • New
    M16®-02DB M16®-02DB
    M16®-02DB

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $125.00
    • Strong And Simple: Deadbolt® lock provides incredible strength and it's easy to use
    • Assisted Opening: Flipper deploys the blade fast
    • Smooth Opening: IKBS™ ball bearing pivot deploys the blade smooth
    • Superior Performance: D2 blade steel for excellent edge retention
    • Strong and Lightweight: aluminum handle combines strength with minimal weight
    • Low Profile: pocket clip provides secure carry
    Learn More
    • New
    M16®-03DB M16®-03DB
    M16®-03DB

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $125.00
    • Strong And Simple: Deadbolt® lock provides incredible strength and it's easy to use
    • Assisted Opening: Flipper deploys the blade fast
    • Smooth Opening: IKBS™ ball bearing pivot deploys the blade smooth
    • Superior Performance: D2 blade steel for excellent edge retention
    • Strong and Lightweight: aluminum handle combines strength with minimal weight
    • Low Profile: pocket clip provides secure carry
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  1. M16®-01KS M16®-01KS
    M16®-01KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $44.00
    Rating:
    85%
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  2. M16®-01S M16®-01S
    M16®-01S

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $44.00
    Rating:
    88%
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Carson Flipper Opening
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  3. M16® - 01Z M16® - 01Z
    M16® - 01Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $44.00
    Rating:
    83%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  4. 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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  5. M16® - 03S M16® - 03S
    M16® - 03S

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $75.00
    Rating:
    70%
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Aluminum Handles
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  6. M16®-10KS M16®-10KS
    M16®-10KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $44.00
    Rating:
    80%
    • Brute Strength: Frame lock utilizes a thick lock bar to secure the blade
    • Cutting Power: Triple Point™ serrations cut fibrous materials with ease
    • Enhanced Protection: Black coating improves corrosion resistance
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  7. M16® - 10S M16® - 10S
    M16® - 10S

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $44.00
    Rating:
    100%
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
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  8. 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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  9. M16® - 13Z M16® - 13Z
    M16® - 13Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $60.00
    Rating:
    95%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
    Learn More
  10. M16® - 14Z M16® - 14Z
    M16® - 14Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $64.00
    • Safe And Secure: Automated liner safety provides extra layer of lock security
    • Cutting Power: Triple Point™ serrations cut fibrous materials with ease
    • Strong And Lightweight: Glass reinforced nylon handle is durable and lightweight
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  11. M21™ - 14G M21™ - 14G
    M21™ - 14G

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $68.00
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Veff Serrations™
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  12. M4™ - 02 M4™ - 02
    M4™ - 02

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $68.00
    Rating:
    93%
    • Fast Opening: Outburst® assisted opening deploys the blade fast
    • Classic looks: G10 bolster with white bone handle
    • Classy Appearance: Satin finish blade has a modern look
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  13. M4™ - 02S M4™ - 02S
    M4™ - 02S

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $83.00
    Rating:
    85%
    • Fast Opening: Outburst® assisted opening deploys the blade fast
    • Easy Closing: Liner lock can be easily closed with one hand
    • Custom Stylings: Steel bolster with red stag handle has classic look
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  14. M4™ - 02W M4™ - 02W
    M4™ - 02W

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $60.00
    Rating:
    94%
    • Fast Opening: Outburst® assisted opening deploys the blade fast
    • Easy Closing: Liner lock can be easily closed with one hand
    • Custom Stylings: Steel bolster with burl wood handle has classic look
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  15. M16® - 01KZ M16® - 01KZ
    M16® - 01KZ

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $44.00
    Rating:
    79%
    • Safe And Secure: Automated liner safety provides extra layer of lock security
    • Enhanced Protection: Black coating improves corrosion resistance
    • Strong And Lightweight: Glass-reinforced nylon handle is durable and lightweight
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  16. M16® - 03Z M16® - 03Z
    M16® - 03Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $60.00
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
    Learn More
  17. M16® - 04Z M16® - 04Z
    M16® - 04Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $64.00
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
    Learn More
  18. M16® - 10KZ M16® - 10KZ
    M16® - 10KZ

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $44.00
    Rating:
    86%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
    Learn More
  19. M16® - 10Z M16® - 10Z
    M16® - 10Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $44.00
    Rating:
    94%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
    Learn More

25 Items