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M16®-03DB Deadbolt®} vertical profile
M16®-03DB Deadbolt® profile horizontal
M16®-03DB Deadbolt® angled tip
M16®-03DB Deadbolt® angled back
M16®-03DB Deadbolt® angled feature highlight
M16®-03DB Deadbolt® angled feature highlight
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A classic story with three new chapters.

When CRKT® decided to reimagine the late Kit Carson’s popular M16® design, it was either go big or go home. And so the M16®-03DB was born. Combining three revolutionary innovations, Deadbolt®, Assisted Opening, and IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system, this redesign doesn’t hold back in performance or functionality. Just like the beloved classic, this contemporary variation gets the job done right—only now, it excels in three more ways.
  • 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
Kit Carson portrait

DesignerKit CarsonVine Grove, Kentucky

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

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