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Columbia River Carson M16-04A AUTO Folding Knife 4" Blade, Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: CRM1604A
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
Retail Price: $300.00
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CRM1604A: M16-04A Designed by Kit Carson
Columbia River Knife & Tool® has been making the Kit Carson designed popular M16 Series of high-performance folding knives for over a decade. This robust design platform has become widely recognized as a rock solid "go to" cutting tool throughout professional and military services the world over.

And now, CRKT has just introduced the first fully automatic M16 knife, the new M16-04A. This all business cutting tool gets its superior lineage straight from the M16 design. Its 4.0" modified tanto blade readily opens in a flash with the push of the auto release button. In addition, the auto mechanism features a patented* safety on the handle spine, which effectively locks the release button in both the open and closed positions. The signature M16 handle design is profile contoured and purposefully skeletonized for mobility and secure grip.

These 100% MADE IN USA automatic knives are being offered as a limited production run and are restricted items being offered through Armed Forces suppliers. Blades are CPM154 (58-60 HRC) steel with DLC coating for superior performance protection. Handles are 6061 Type III anodized aluminum in a non-reflective matte black color. Knives come with removable stainless steel three position carry clip.

Overall, the M16-04A is definitely one "high-speed, low-drag" knife design that will serve you well, no matter what your mission.

*U.S. Patent No. 5,822,866 under license from Mentor Group, LLC.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 9.25 inches
    • Closed Length: 5.31 inches
    • Weight: 5 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 4 inches
    • Thickness: 0.15 inches
    • Material: CPM 154
    • Blade-HRC: 58-60
    • Finish: Black Matte DLC Coating
    • Grind: Flat
    • Style: Tanto
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: 6061 Type III Anondized Aluminum
  • Lock
    • Type: Button Lock
    • Safety System: Manual Safety
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 3 Position Clip
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 794023041606

154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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Sep 12, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
My Grandma's Jack Knife Opens Faster
First of all the knife is well built, has no blade play, blade is centered, premium steel, tip up or down (on the right), DLC coating. What's not to love? Slowest opening auto I have ever seen. Nearly impossible to adjust since the pivot bushing rotates whenever you try to adjust the tension. Way to expensive, too.
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