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.
-03Z and M16®
-13Z are slim designs with spear point blades. They are ideal for a variety of carry positions.
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
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 Clydesdaleready 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
- Blade: Length: 3.50" (89 mm)
- Thickness: 0.10" (2.5 mm)
- Steel: AUS 4, 55-57 HRC
- Closed: Handle length: 4.75" (121 mm)
- Open: Overall length: 8.25" (210 mm)
- Weight: 3.5 oz. (99 g)