These knives share a unique design offering a combination of M16 Aluminum Series features requested by a military procurement specialist. The dual grind Tanto-style combination edge blades were specified because they offer maximum strength. The M16 open build allows two Carson Flippers to be incorporated, resulting in a true hiltÑ very rare in folding knives. Blade, frame and hardware are all non-reflective black. The SFs also feature the patented* Lake And Walker Knife Safety (LAWKS¨), which effectively turns the folders into fixed blades when actuated. The result is a design that gets blas knife enthusiasts suddenly excited. When open, with LAWKS actuated, it offers the strength, rigidity and safety of a hilted fixed blade. Release the LAWKS lever, release the locking liner, and it folds to an easily carried length. You have the advantages of a fixed blade with–out the disadvantage of a costly sheath carry system. Two sizes are available. M16-13SF Slim Profile. This model features a 3.50Ó (8.9 cm) blade and weighs only 3.5 oz. (99 g). It is ideal when weight and bulk must be kept to a minimum. M16-14SF Big Dog. This is our hefty utility version, with a 3.875Ó (9.8 cm) blade and full size handle with butt pommel which is exceptionally useful in tactical situations. Weight is kept to 5.4 oz. (153 g). The CRKT production aluminum frame SFs are based on Kit CarsonÕs custom M16 design. They feature contoured handles of textured, black, hard anodized 6061 T6 aluminum, with a perimeter radius for a comfortable grip with or without gloves. Stainless steel locking liners with friction grooves, for positive locking. AUS 8 stainless steel blades, chosen for edge retention and durability, with non-reflective black titanium nitride coating for maximum corrosion resistance. Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Pointª Serrated edges for rugged cutting tasks. One-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth, the result of precision tolerances and Teflon¨ bearings. The ambidextrous thumb stud with checkered surface provides instant access in any circumstance. Each knife comes with two stainless steel black Teflon-plated clothing/gear clips, extra screws and a Torx¨ tool, allowing four position carry on belts or webbingÑ tip up, tip down, left or right. Ê M16-13SF: Combined Razor-Sharp &Triple- Pointª Serrated Cutting Edge Blade: Length: 3.50Ó (8.9 cm) Thickness: 0.10Ó (0.25 cm) Steel: AUS 8, 56-58 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!