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Columbia River Carson M16-01KZ Folder 3" Plain Blade, Nylon Handles

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Part Number: CRM1601KZ
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
Retail Price: $49.99
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CRM1601KZ: M16-01KZ - Spear Point - Designed by Kit Carson
Here is Kit Carson's M16® Every Day Carry (EDC) with our glass filled nylon InterFrame build in black-on-black tactical dress. Our knife users told us, "We want an affordable work knife that we can give hard use without feeling guilty, and one that won't break us up if we leave it on a job site or drop it in the river." 

We heard you. So we set about to make the Z EDC the best value in the work and sport knife world. 

That starts with textured glass filled nylon scales and a dual stainless steel liner InterFrame. Assembled with glass filled nylon back spacers and Torx® fasteners, the result is amazingly rigid. Glass filled nylon offers excellent toughness and resistance to solvents. Lubrous washers at the blade pivot and an adjustable pivot screw allow for perfect blade action. 

The blade is 8CR15MoV 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. 

The M16®-01KZ uses our popular spear point slim profile blade with a Razor-Sharp edge. It is ideal for fine cutting and carving tasks. It has a black EDP blade, black frame and hardware. 

Of course, it features 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 stainless steel clothing/gear clip plus the CRKT limited lifetime warranty, and you have one of the truly great knife values of our time. 

*U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 7.125 inches
    • Closed Length: 4 inches
    • Weight: 2.3 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3 inches
    • Thickness: 0.08 inches
    • Material: 8Cr15MoV
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: EDP
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Spear Point
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: Glass Filled Nylon
    • Liner: 2CR13
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
    • Safety System: AutoLAWKS
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 1 Position Clip
  • Features
    • Flipper: Yes
    • Patent: U.S. Patents 5,596,808 7,437,822

UPC Code: 794023160178

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Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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James L
Fredericksburg, VA
Apr 28, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Good, dependable knife
I've owned this knife for approx. 2 years now. As a Retired US army Scout I used knives for mission support constantly... Now as an IT professional- I don't have a need for a carry knife nearly as much but I love to hunt and this knife is always in my pocket... it holds an edge better than any of my Gerber blades and it quicker and built better than any of my Kershaw knives... I touch up the edge about once every two weeks - not that it needs it... it's never seems to get dull, even with heavy use outside... I've gutted and cleaned an entire deer carcass without the need to sharpen in the field and it was still sharp enough to use back at base camp for anything I needed. excellent knife - I now own four of them, two M16 models and two M21 models - I'll probably never purchase anything else except my CRKT from now on...
5 out of 5
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Jan 24, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
I owb 3
I have a small version, the M16 03Z for everyday carry and a large M21-04 for hunting. All three locks and flippers work great, lightweight and strong, no rust issues. Just all around great knife.
5 out of 5
Jan 12, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great knife!!
I use the product everyday at work and for just everyday things, and I would suggest this knife to anyone ! It is the perfect knife for EDC!
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