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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. M16® - 10KZ M16® - 10KZ
    M16® - 10KZ

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $54.99
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    86%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
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  13. 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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  14. M16® - 10Z M16® - 10Z
    M16® - 10Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $54.99
    Rating:
    94%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. M16® - 14Z M16® - 14Z
    M16® - 14Z

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Triple Point™ Serrations
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  18. M21™ - 02G M21™ - 02G
    M21™ - 02G

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • G10 Handles
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  19. M21™ - 04G M21™ - 04G
    M21™ - 04G

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    97%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • G10 Handles
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  20. M21™ - 12G M21™ - 12G
    M21™ - 12G

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    Rating:
    93%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Veff Serrations™
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  21. M21™ - 14G M21™ - 14G
    M21™ - 14G

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Veff Serrations™
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  22. M4™ - 02 M4™ - 02
    M4™ - 02

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $89.99
    Rating:
    93%
    • Outburst® Assisted Opening
    • G10 Bolster w/White Bone Handle
    • Satin Blade Finish
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  23. M4™ - 02S M4™ - 02S
    M4™ - 02S

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $99.99
    Out of stock
    Rating:
    85%
    • Outburst® Assisted Opening
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Stainless Steel Bolster w/Red Stag Handle
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  24. M4™ - 02W M4™ - 02W
    M4™ - 02W

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    94%
    • Outburst® Assisted Opening
    • Locking Liner Safety
    • Stainless Steel Bolster w/Burl Wood Handle
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