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- Carson Flipper Opening
- Frame Lock
- Stainless Steel Handles
|Blade Length||3.871" (98.32 mm)|
|Blade Edge||Plain Edge|
|Blade Steel||12C27 Sandvik|
|Blade Finish||Black Oxide|
|Blade Thickness||0.134" (3.4 mm)|
|Closed Length||5.337" (135.56 mm)|
|Style||Folding Knife w/Frame Lock|
|Overall Length||9.313" (236.55 mm)|
The late Kit Carson designed this and many of his other groundbreaking knives in his shop in Vine Grove, Kentucky. Kit’s lasting legacy comes from his influence on the knife industry—he’s known for popularizing the flipper which is now a household component. Beyond that, he’s also remembered for his esteemed ranking as a Master Sergeant and his high-profile membership in the Cutlery Hall of Fame. The M16®-04KS keeps all we love of Kit’s original tactically-inspired everyday carry folding knife and adds a substantial tanto blade complete with a durable black oxide finish. With its hardy frame lock, it’s securely held in place in the midst of whatever job you put in front of it while the stainless steel handle bored with five holes keeps clean and light.
With the M16® reissue, we’re honoring a legend the best way we know how.
Vine 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 Parkinson.org