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Columbia River M16-10KZ Carson Folding Knife 3" Tanto Combo Blade, Glass Filled Nylon Handles

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Part Number: CRM1610KZ
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
Retail Price: $49.99
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CRM1610KZ: M16-10KZ Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
Here is Kit Carson's M16 Every Day Carry (EDC) with our glass filled nylon InterFrame build. 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 2CR13 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 M16-10KZ features a dual hollow grind Tanto-style blade with Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point Serrated edges similar to our "Big Dog" M16 models. The result is maximum blade strength and ability to saw through cord, webbing, nets or vegetation quickly. It has a black EDP blade, black frame and hardware for a non-flective tactical look. 

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.
  • 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: Tanto
    • Edge: Triple-Point Serrations
  • Handle
    • Material: Glass Filled Nylon
    • Liner: 2CR13
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
    • Safety System: AutoLAWKS
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 1 Position Clip
  • Features
    • Flipper: Yes

UPC Code: 794023161069

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel
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.
4.342 (38 reviews)
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Luc V
Mechelen Belgiu
Aug 31, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Good knife
First of all, sorry for the misstakes! I am Dutch speaking. Overall it's a good quality knive. CRKT makes good products. I gave it a three because two issue's. The blade wasn't razorsharp , i had to sharpen it myself. Not een big deal. The second thing is by my opinion a design flaw . The chipping on the flipper is so agressive , that it cut's open your finger. I had to grind it down with sandpaper. After that it's a great knife.
4 out of 5
Aug 11, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: None
Pretty good little knife.
For the price, this was a pretty good knife. I like the extra safety feature on the liner lock, and the blade sharpened up very nice. I got it as a back up for my regular EDC and it's worked great. My only gripe is that the blade is a little wobbly. But, overall, this was a good knife, as are most of the ones I own from CRKT.
4 out of 5
Eastern PA
Jun 15, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Nice knife
The knife doesn't open as easy as I would like it to. I have to give it an extra flick of my wrist. Don't care for the second locking mechanism. But besides that I like the feel of the handle and the blade holds a good edge.
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