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

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Part Number: CRM1610Z
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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Description
CRM1610Z: M16-10Z - Tanto - Designed by Kit Carson
Columbia River
 
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 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 AUS 8CR15MoV high-carbon stainless steel with a bead-blast finish, which gives an ideal combination of toughness and edge-holding ability in a work knife, and also allows easy field-sharpening. 

The M16®-10Z 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. 

Of course, if 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.
Specifications
  • 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: Bead-Blast
    • 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
    • Patent: U.S. Patents 5,596,808 7,437,822
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 794023161038

Zytel Handles
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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Scott
Metro East Illinois
Mar 02, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Weight, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, None
Neat little knife
This is a neat little edc pocket knife. The blade deploys quickly and has plenty of jimping. The AutoLawks system, combined with a liner lock, makes for an incredibly sturdy lockup. The zytel scales aren't that grippy, but the holes do help with hanging on. My only significant complaint was the sharpness and blade grind. The M16 came servicably sharp, but not insanely sharp like some of the Chinese-made Kershaws and Spyderco's at a similar pricepoint. The tanto point grind was slightly uneven and needed some tlc on a diamond stone to get the edge where I wanted it.
5 out of 5
Flycast47
Aledo, TX
Aug 04, 2011
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great Value and Smooth Operation
The knife is very easy to open with one hand and feels very secure with blade open and locked. Great cutting edge. Comfortable when clipped inside the pocket. Closure required a little practice to manage with one hand.
3 out of 5
Xiljaxlix
Florida
Jan 18, 2011
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
PreTTY good
It's a handy knife good blade and sturdy handle.
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