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M16®-10KZ Tanto} vertical profile
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Black / 1.4116 Steel / Glass-Reinforced Nylon Handle

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If It Still Looks This Good a Year From Now, We Want It Back.

This everyday carry pocket knife is designed just like the tactical version that inspired it—to be used. That's why it’s overbuilt with an open build frame, high carbon stainless steel blade, and the signature Carson Flipper. Admire it. Then put it to work.

The M16® Z everyday carry series was designed by Vine Grove, Kentucky's legendary custom knifemaker and retired Sgt. Major Harold "Kit" Carson. After years of crafting knives for military use, he answered the call when it came to creating one for the civilian population. Now people everywhere have a blade that’s ready for the line of duty in whatever capacity they see fit.
  • Safe And Secure Automated liner safety provides extra layer of lock security
  • Cutting Power Triple Point™ serrations cut fibrous materials with ease
  • Enhanced Protection Black coating improves corrosion resistance
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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