Kit Carson’s M16® designs continue to be our most popular series, so it was only a matter of time that we filled out the line with a Zytel® InterFrame build version of his Every Day Carry (EDC). Our knife users told us, “The size of the aluminum build EDC is perfect, but I need a more affordable work knife that I can give hard use without feeling guilty, and one that won’t break me up if I leave it on a job site or drop it in the river.” We heard you. So we set about to make the Zytel EDCs the best value in the work and sport knife world. That starts with textured Zytel® scales and a dual 420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame. Assembled with Zytel back spacers and Torx® fasteners, the result is amazingly rigid. Zytel is a fiberglass-filled nylon that offers excellent toughness and resistance to solvents. Teflon® bearings at the blade pivot and an adjustable pivot screw allow for perfect blade action. Blades are AUS 4 high-carbon stainless steel which gives an ideal combination of toughness and edge-holding ability in a work knife, and also allows easy field-sharpening. Standard models have a bead-blast finish, while our very popular “K” models have a black EDP finish The M16®-10Z features a dual hollow grind Tanto-style blade with Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges similar to our “Big Dog” M16 models. The result is maximum blade strength and ability to saw through cord, webbing, nets or vegetation quickly. The M16®-10KZ is again the same design with black EDP blade, black frame and hardware. Of course, all models feature the Carson Flipper, which speeds opening of the blade and acts as a blade guard when the blade is open. The real breakthrough was our ability to engineer our patented* AutoLAWKS™ knife safety into all models, which automatically actuates when the blades are open, making these folders into virtual fixed blades when locked. Add to these features the standard removable Teflon®-plated stainless steel clothing/gear clip plus the CRKT limited lifetime warranty, and you have one of the truly great knife values of our time. M16-10KZ: Tanto Blade, Black EDP Coated, Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple-Point Serrated Cutting Edge Blade: Length: 3.00” (7.6 cm) Thickness: 0.08” (0.20 cm) Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC Closed: Handle length: 4.00” (10.2 cm) Open: Overall length: 7.125” (18.1 cm) Weight: 2.3 oz. (65 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!