Columbia River Carson M16-01KZ Folder 3" Plain Blade, Nylon Handles
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
- Open Overall Length: 7.125 inches
- Closed Length: 4 inches
- Weight: 2.3 ounces
- Length: 3 inches
- Thickness: 0.08 inches
- Material: 8Cr15MoV
- Blade-HRC: 58-59
- Finish: EDP
- Grind: Hollow
- Style: Spear Point
- Edge: Plain
- Material: Glass Filled Nylon
- Liner: 2CR13
- Type: Locking Liner
- Safety System: AutoLAWKS
- Carry System: 1 Position Clip
- Flipper: Yes
- Patent: U.S. Patents 5,596,808 7,437,822
UPC Code: 794023160178
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
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