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Columbia River Carson M16-13Z Folding Knife 3.5" Combo Blade, Nylon Handles

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Part Number: CRM1613Z
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
Retail Price: $69.99
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CRM1613Z: Carson M16-13Z
For years, Kit Carson's M16® designs have been our most popular series. And our Z version has built the largest user base of all. These knives are built for function, not fad. And they are exceptional values. 

They use our very successful InterFrame construction, tough, textured glass filled nylon scales over a 420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame. We overbuild it for rigidity, using solid glass filled nylon 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.

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 Z series into virtual fixed blades when their blades are open and locked. 

All styles have lubrous washers and a removable stainless steel clothing/gear clip. 

Think of the M16-Z as a Clydesdale—ready to rush a knight into battle or pull a beer wagon. Every day. Day after day.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 8.25 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.75 inches
    • Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.5 inches
    • Thickness: 0.1 inches
    • Material: AUS 4
    • Blade-HRC: 55-57
    • Finish: Bead-Blast
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Spear Point
    • Edge: Partially Serrated
  • Handle
    • Material: Glass Filled Nylon
    • Liner: 420J2
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
    • Safety System: AutoLAWKS
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 1 Position Clip
  • Features
    • Flipper: Yes

UPC Code: 794023161311

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.
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2 out of 5
Cleburne, Tx
May 11, 2014
Pros: None
Cons: Ease of Opening
One of the worst knives i've ever purchased
This knife is so hard to open, the jimping on the flipper make my finger sore after a few flips of the blade. Sometimes I press down on the flipper with sufficient pressure and the blade doesn't move at all. It's a shame because I really like the looks of this knife, but without functionality it's a paper weight. It's so bad, I feel wrong for trying to resell this blade to someone on ebay.
5 out of 5
Mountain View, CA
Nov 26, 2013
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
This knife has been pretty much flawless for me. Always sharp, opens and closes perfectly. Not to mention it looks awesome. Makes it hard to use any other brand of knife. The clip gets a little loose, but it doesn't have any effect on the performance.
5 out of 5
Dr. Donald
St. Petersburg FL
May 12, 2012
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Global Knife
This knife has gone all over the world with me...literally. It has been used in Siberia to clean fish, in kazakhstan to cut ropes, in Mexico to slice meats, in Australia for a multitude of uses, in the USA the same. It is my companion knife....kayaking, fishing, etc.
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