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Columbia River Carson M16-12ZE Emergency Rescue Folder 3" Satin Combo Tanto Blade, Orange Nylon Handles

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Part Number: CRM1612ZE
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRM1612ZE: M16-12ZE E.R. - Tanto - Orange Handle - Combo Edge - Designed by Kit Carson
Emergency Services Personnel take their jobs seriously so it only makes sense that they expect the same out of their tools. By taking feedback from service professionals, we took several favored designs and enhanced their performance qualities even more through materials and features geared for heavy use and tough service. 

The renowned Kit Carson designed M16® knife series provides several optimum professional tool platforms from which we further developed products for your specialized needs. Whether it's the M16®-12ZE, the M16®-13ZE, or the M16®-14ZER—know that you can count on their full potential when you need it most. From the orange brightly colored reinforced glass filled nylon scales to the AutoLAWKS™ blade safety, they are ready for tough duty. All of the knives also have a tungsten carbide window breaker, seat belt cutter, and serrated edges for superior rope and fiber cutting, setting the tone as an industry standard for emergency service tools. 

We think the E.R. Knives series is the best value available for daily duty carry.
  • The folders feature a seat belt cutter on the Carson Flipper, plus a removable stainless steel clip and AutoLAWKS safety.
  • We added a tungsten carbide window breaker to the folders to make it easy to shatter car side windows in one fast impact.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 7.375 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.375 inches
    • Weight: 3.6 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3 inches
    • Thickness: 0.118 inches
    • Material: AUS 8
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: Satin
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Tanto
    • Edge: Combo
  • Handle
    • Material: Glass Filled Nylon
    • Liner: 420J2
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 2 Position Clip
  • Features
    • Flipper: Yes
    • Glass Breaker: Yes
    • Belt Cutter: Yes
    • Patent: U.S. Patent Nos 5,596,808 and 7,437,822
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 794023121667

AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
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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5 out of 5
Chattanooga, TN
Dec 17, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
My Favorite To Carry
I think this is a great knife because: It has a glass breaker and seat belt cutter in case I need to help someone or need to get myself out of a wreck. The flipper is easy to use and provides a guard large enough to to keep your fingers from sliding onto the blade. The rough surface and circles in the grip make it easier to hold onto. The orange grips make it easier to find when I lay it down at home. The weight and size are great for carry while still providing a good size, sturdy blade.
5 out of 5
Apr 30, 2013
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
perfect knife for what i do.
i do volunteer fire/rescue for the company i work for. this knife is great for and everyday use folding knife...with the perks of having the rescue accessories built in. also this the the first knife ive owned with the tanto blade.-if i can help it i will try and get it on every knife i buy in the future.
5 out of 5
Henry B
Seattle Wa.
Dec 26, 2012
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great Functionality and Durability
I gave this knife as a Christmas gift to my brother in law who in the army. He is very happy with the quality and functionality of this knife. He uses it several times a day in harsh field conditions with zero problems. A+
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