Columbia River Carson M4-02 Assisted 3.25" Plain Blade, White Bone and G10 Handles
CRM402: Carson M4-02
Custom knifemaker and Knifemakers' Guild member Kit Carson is widely known for his M16® design, which we offer in many CRKT production models. But since 1990, Kit's most consistent selling custom model has been his classic M4™. In his usual unassuming manner, Kit says, "I guess you'd say it's my flagship custom. It's simple, with form following function. No tricks that look slick but aren't worth a flip in your hand. I've made many variations on it, from exotic collectibles to working tacticals, in maybe 20 versions. But I still get more and more calls to make the M4."
This year we're offering the M4 design in Kit's smaller every day carry (E.D.C.) size. The new M4™-02 lightweight model features white bone scales and contrasting black G10 bolsters, hand contoured like a Carson custom. (A LAWKS® safety cannot be fitted with this bolster.)
While we were engineering it, we decided to add some more value by offering our OutBurst® assisted opening.The OutBurst mechanism instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees. M4 models have dual thumb studs for ambidextrous one-hand opening and bronze and Teflon® bearings at the adjustable blade pivot for smooth, fast action.
The 3.25" blade is a high-hollow-grind drop point of premium 8Cr13MoV stainless steel in a bead-blast finish with a Razor-Sharp edge.
Our heavy-duty InterFrame build is true to Kit's design, with dual stainless steel liners, one locking, and a stainless steel back spacer.
All M4 models have high-mounted pocket/gear clips.
So here you have a friendly E.D.C. knife that fits the hand naturally for all kinds of cutting and carving tasks. Like Kit, it's a bit unassuming, but it's a knife you'll come back to year after year.
- Open Overall Length: 7 inches
- Closed Length: 3.75 inches
- Weight: 3.3 ounces
- Length: 3.25 inches
- Thickness: 0.121 inches
- Material: 8Cr13MoV
- Blade-HRC: 58-59
- Finish: Satin
- Grind: Hollow
- Style: Drop Point
- Edge: Plain
- Material: White Bone and G10
- Liners: 2CR13
- Type: Locking Liner
- Carry System: 1 Position Clip (Tip-down)
- OutBurst: Yes
- Made in China
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
One of the most common natural materials used in knife making, bone handles are usually textured to provide grip and can be dyed almost any color.
An affordable medium carbon stainless steel with a good balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
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