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. 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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  2. M21™ - 10KSF WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M21™ - 10KSF WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M21™ - 10KSF WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $49.99
    Rating:
    90%
    • Frame Lock w/Dual Hilt
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Oxide Blade Finish
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. M16® - 01S SPEAR POINT STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE M16® - 01S SPEAR POINT STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE
    M16® - 01S SPEAR POINT STAINLESS STEEL HANDLE

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $49.99
    Rating:
    83%
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Carson Flipper Opening
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  6. M16® - 01Z SPEAR POINT M16® - 01Z SPEAR POINT
    M16® - 01Z SPEAR POINT

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $49.99
    Rating:
    83%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  7. 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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  8. M16® - 03S CLASSIC M16® - 03S CLASSIC
    M16® - 03S CLASSIC

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
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    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Aluminum Handles
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. M16® - 14Z TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS M16® - 14Z TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS
    M16® - 14Z TANTO LARGE WITH TRIPLE POINT™ SERRATIONS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. M4™ - 02S M4™ - 02S
    M4™ - 02S

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    85%
    • Outburst® Assisted Opening
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Stainless Steel Bolster w/Red Stag Handle
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  25. M4™ - 02W M4™ - 02W
    M4™ - 02W

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    Rating:
    94%
    • Outburst® Assisted Opening
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Stainless Steel Bolster w/Burl Wood Handle
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