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Columbia River M16-13ZLEK Carson Law Enforcement Folding 3.375" Combo Blade, Zytel HandleS

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Part Number: CRM1613ZLEK
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRM1613ZLEK: M16-13ZLEK - Kit Carson Design
Columbia River
We have produced Kit Carson's popular M16® line in many variations over the past decade. Our Zytel® version has built the largest user base of all. These knives are built for function, not fad, and they are exceptional values. 

Our new M16 ZLEK line uses our very successful InterFrame construction, with tough, textured Zytel® scales over a 420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame and solid Zytel back spacers. We assemble the handle with superior offset Torx® fasteners. 

For professional use, we've added a seat belt cutter to the Carson Flipper, and a tungsten carbide window breaker at the butt. Automobile side windows shatter with one quick whack from the butt of the knife. 

All components receive a tough tactical black coating. The Flipper can be pressed for fast one-hand opening, and creates a blade guard when open. We use our premium AUS 8 high-carbon stainless steel for the blades, which have Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges to easily cut rope, cord, canvas, and vegetation. 

All three models are fitted with our exclusive patented* AutoLAWKS™ safety, which automatically makes them into virtual fixed blades when the blade is opened and locked. 

M16®-13ZLEK. This mid-size M16 with spear point blade is a perennial favorite, with all the trademark Kit Carson features. A black stainless steel twoposition pocket/gear clip is included. 

Full professional features. Non-reflective black finish. Exceptional affordability. Kit Carson rides again.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 8.25 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.875 inches
    • Weight: 3.7 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.375 inches
    • Thickness: 0.118 inches
    • Material: AUS 8
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: Black Ti-Nitride
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Spear Point
    • Edge: Combo
  • Handle
    • Material: Zytel
    • Liner: 420J2
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 2 Positon 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: 794023161519

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.
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.
4.778 (9 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Apr 19, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Great Product
Im an OTR driver and i love this knife. Very beneficial and extremely durable. Ive already recommended this knife.
5 out of 5
Jan 26, 2016
Pros: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
Excellent knife
This has been one of the best knives I have ever owned. My I only regret is I keep having to replaced because I keep losing them (I am pretty sure that there some people out there who are now the proud owners of these blades). As an auto mechanic, I find that this knife is great cutting really tough hoses that need replacing (absolutly sharp right out of the box) and the Auto-Lawks system keeps the blade from folding in on my hand (I had a few incedents with the cheap gas station knives). However I also found an added benefit with the glass breaker and seat belt cutter. These double as a light duty pry bar (seat belt cutter) and center punch for starting drill holes for license plates (glass breaker). All and all a very excellent knife. Keep up the good work CRKT!
5 out of 5
Marlboro, New Jersey
Jul 03, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
Great Knife
I'm a parts manager so opening boxes and shipments is a daily occurrence and for a small knife, the M16-13ZLEK really performs. The only thing that takes practice is closing it with one hand but after a few hours I got it. Be careful with this knife because it's like a razor but well worth it.
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