When we considered offering Kit CarsonÕs very popular aluminum M16¨ design in a more affordable build, we turned to our very successful InterFrame construction. Instead of aluminum handles, we use tough, textured Zytel¨ scales over a 420J2 stainless steel liner interframe. We over-build it for rigidity, using precision machined stainless steel back spacers. And we assemble the handle with superior offset Torx¨ fasteners. The handle is slightly heftier and wider than our aluminum build M16, but it is exceptionally rigid. To some of us, it actually fills the hand better. We use our tough AUS 4 high carbon stainless steel for the blades to give greater everyday utility, and offer both Razor-Sharp and Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Pointª Serrated edges. All models feature the Carson Flipper, which is not only an aid to opening the blade, especially when wearing gloves, but acts as a blade guard when the blade is open. The M16-02Z and 12Z are tough little bulldogs, with dual grind Tanto-style blades. The M16-03Z and 13Z are slimmer designs with a spear point blade. They are ideal for a variety of carry positions. The hefty M16-04Z and 14Z Big Dogs offer larger dual grind Tanto-style blades. These are full size working knives suited to large hands and heavy duty tasks. WeÕve incorporated the patented* Lake And Walker Knife Safety (LAWKS¨) into all models, which converts these folders into virtual fixed blades when engaged. All styles have Teflon¨ bearings and a removable Teflon¨ plated stainless steel clothing/gear clip. Which M16 design is right for you? It depends on the task. Think of our original aluminum-handled M16 as an Arabian stallionÑpurpose bred and lightweight. Think of the M16-Zytel as a ClydesdaleÑready to rush a knight into battle or pull a beer wagon. Every day. Day after day. Blade: Length: 3.50Ó (8.9 cm) Thickness: 0.10Ó (0.25 cm) Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC Closed: Handle length: 4.75Ó (12.1 cm) Open: Overall length: 8.25Ó (21.0 cm) Weight: 3.5 oz. (99 g)
CRKT was one of the first knife brands we picked up, that was due to the innovative designs and quality this knife line had. Below is a bit of information on this line, we hope you enjoy. CRKT® (Columbia River Knife and Tool®) was founded in 1994. From day one, CRKT put innovation and integrity first. They made a commitment to build knives and tools that would inspire and endure. CRKT collaborates with the best designers in the world and operates on a simple principle: that the greatest thing they can give their customers is Confidence in Hand. Columbia River Knife and Tool collaborates with many leading knifemakers, inventors and industrial designers who are among the most respected craftsmen and artists in the industry. They take great pride in their custom knives and CRKT production work, and they look forward to creating tha best knifes in the world. Designers like: Ed Van Hoy A.G. Russell James Williams Russ Kommer and Ken Onion Many more designers are here with CRKT, and we hope you enjoy all their fine work!