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M16®-04KS Tanto vertical profile
M16®-04KS Tanto profile horizontal
M16®-04KS Tanto angled tip
M16®-04KS Tanto angled back
M16®-04KS Tanto angled feature highlight
M16®-04KS Tanto angled feature highlight
Homage: Paid. The M16® is the most popular series that CRKT® has ever seen. We’re humbled to do right by the revered custom knife designer Kit Carson with this new frame-lock iteration of his legendary tactically-inspired everyday carry folding knife. This one is more than just a fresh take on a classic. It’s a true tribute to one of the greats.
  • Superior Performance 12C27 blade steel for excellent edge retention
  • Fast Opening The flipper deploys the blade fast
  • Brute Strength Frame lock utilizes a thick lock bar to secure the blade
  • Ultimate Durability Stainless steel handle withstands hard use
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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