Columbia River Carson M16-12Z Folding Knife 3" Combo Tanto Blade, Nylon Handles
CRM1612Z: M16 Zytel - Designed by Kit Carson
For years, Kit Carson's M16® designs have been our most popular series. And our Zytel® version has built the largest user base of all. These knives are built for function, not fad. And they are exceptional values.
The M16®-02Z and M16®-12Z are tough little bulldogs, with 3.00" dual grind Tanto-style blades.
They use our very successful InterFrame construction, tough, textured Zytel® scales over a 420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame. We overbuild it for rigidity, using solid Zytel back spacers. And we assemble the handle with superior offset Torx® fasteners. The handle is exceptionally rigid and fills the hand perfectly.
We use our tough AUS 4 high-carbon stainless steel for the blades to give greater everyday utility, and offer both Razor-Sharp and Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges.
All models feature the Carson Flipper, which is not only an aid to opening the blade, especially when wearing gloves, but acts as a blade guard when the blade is open.
We've also incorporated our patented* AutoLAWKS™ automatic knife safety into all models, which converts the M16 Zytel series into virtual fixed blades when their blades are open and locked.
All styles have Teflon® bearings and a removable Teflon®-plated stainless steel clothing/gear clip.
Think of the M16-Zytel as a Clydesdale—ready to rush a knight into battle or pull a beer wagon. Every day. Day after day.
*U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822
- Open Overall Length: 7.375 inches
- Closed Length: 4.25 inches
- Weight: 3.6 ounces
- Length: 3 inches
- Thickness: 0.12 inches
- Material: AUS 4
- Blade-HRC: 55-57
- Finish: Bead-Blast
- Grind: Hollow
- Style: Tanto
- Edge: Plain
- Material: Zytel
- Liner: 420J2
- 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: 794023161212
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.
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