The service men and women of the coalition forces in the Middle East and Afghanistan require cutting tools that can stand up to the harsh demands of the desert. Our Carson Desert Tactical Folders have been developed specifically to blend into the desert environment. Our two special M16 Zytel® models feature our super rigid InterFrame build with 420J2 stainless steel liners, threaded stainless steel back spacers, and Desert Camo pattern Zytel scales. Blades are non-reflective bead blast finished AUS 4 stainless steel. They blend and almost disappear in the desert. M16®-13ZM Military. This model features a 3.50” (8.9 cm) spear point blade and weighs only 3.5 oz. (99 g). It is ideal when weight and bulk must be kept to a minimum, and is usable in a variety of carry positions. It comes with a removable Teflon® plated clothing/gear clip. M16®-14ZSF Special Forces. Our tactical SF models feature two Carson Flippers, resulting in a true hilt when the blade is opened. Our Big Dog Zytel version has a 3.875” (9.8 cm) blade and full size handle with a pommel which is exceptionally powerful in tactical situations. Weight is a hefty 6.3 oz. (179 g). M16®-14D Desert Big Dog. This is an aluminum frame M16 with all the features shown on the M16® page, but in desert camo. The contoured handles of textured, 6061 T6 aluminum are hard anodized Desert Tan. The 3.875” (9.8 cm) AUS 8 stainless steel blade, chosen for edge retention and durability, receives a highly corrosion resistant Desert Tan non-reflective titanium nitride coating. Each M16-14SF and M16-14D comes with two stainless steel Teflon-plated clothing/gear clips, extra screws and a Torx® tool, allowing four position carry on belts or webbing— tip up, tip down, left or right. Please note: These knifes are not designed for tip-up in-pocket carry. All models feature the patented* Lake And Walker Knife Safety (LAWKS®), which effectively turns the folders into fixed blades when actuated. One-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth, the result of precision tolerances and Teflon® bearings at the blade pivot. The dual ambidextrous thumb studs with checkered surfaces provide instant access in any circumstance. All blades have Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges. M16-13ZM: Build: InterFrame with Zytel® Scales Color: Desert Tan with Bead Blast Blade Blade: Combined Razor-Sharp & Triple- Point™ Serrated Cutting Edge Length: 3.50” (8.9 cm) Thickness: 0.10” (0.25 cm) Steel: AUS 4 55-57 HRC Closed: Handle length: 4.75” (12.1 cm) Open: Overall length: 8.25” (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!