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®-02KS M16®-02KS
    M16®-02KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $59.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
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  2. M16®-03KS M16®-03KS
    M16®-03KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $59.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
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  3. M16®-04KS M16®-04KS
    M16®-04KS

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $69.99
    Rating:
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    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
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  4. 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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    M40™-03 M40™-03
    M40™-03

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $109.99
    Out of stock
    • Innovative Deadbolt® Locking Mechanism is Simple to Use and Provides Incredible Strength
    • Flipper Opening Combined with IKBS™ Ball Bearing Pivot System Deploys the Blade Smooth and Fast
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon and Aluminum Bolster Handle is Strong and Lightweight
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    M40™-02 M40™-02
    M40™-02

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $109.99
    Out of stock
    • Innovative Deadbolt® Locking Mechanism is Simple to Use and Provides Incredible Strength
    • Flipper Opening Combined with IKBS™ Ball Bearing Pivot System Deploys the Blade Smooth and Fast
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon and Aluminum Bolster Handle is Strong and Lightweight
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  5. 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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  6. M16® - 01KZ SPEAR POINT BLACK M16® - 01KZ SPEAR POINT BLACK
    M16® - 01KZ SPEAR POINT BLACK

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $49.99
    Rating:
    79%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Black Corrosion Resistant EDP Coating
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  7. 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:
    86%
    • Frame Lock
    • Stainless Steel Handles
    • Carson Flipper Opening
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. M16® - 04A AUTOMATIC M16® - 04A AUTOMATIC
    M16® - 04A AUTOMATIC

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    • 100% Made in the USA
    • Push Button Automatic Opening w/Patented Safety
    • Lightweight Black Anodized Aluminum Handles
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  13. 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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  14. M16® - 04Z TANTO LARGE M16® - 04Z TANTO LARGE
    M16® - 04Z TANTO LARGE

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
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    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • Glass Reinforced Nylon Handles
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  15. M21™ - 02G G10 M21™ - 02G G10
    M21™ - 02G G10

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

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

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

    $79.99
    Rating:
    100%
    • Automated Liner Safety
    • Carson Flipper Opening
    • G10 Handles
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. M4™ - 02W M4™ - 02W
    M4™ - 02W

    by Kit Carson, Vine Grove, Kentucky

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