CRKT M16 3" Pocket Knife (Combo Edge, Black Zytel Handle)
Kit Carson's M16 designs continue to be our most popular series, so it was only a matter of time that we filled out the line with a Zytel InterFrame build version of his Every Day Carry (EDC). Our knife users told us, "The size of the aluminum build EDC is perfect, but I need a more affordable work knife that I can give hard use without feeling guilty, and one that won't break me up if I leave it on a job site or drop it in the river."
We heard you. So we set about to make the Zytel EDCs the best value in the work and sport knife world.
That starts with textured Zytel scales and a dual 420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame. Assembled with Zytel back spacers and Torx fasteners, the result is amazingly rigid. Zytel is a fiberglass-filled nylon that offers excellent toughness and resistance to solvents. Teflon bearings at the blade pivot and an adjustable pivot screw allow for perfect blade action.
Blades are AUS 4 high-carbon stainless steel in a bead-blast finish, which gives an ideal combination of toughness and edge holding ability in a work knife, and also allows easy field sharpening.
The M16-10Z features a dual hollow grind Tanto-style blade with Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point Serrated edges similar to our "Big Dog" M16s. The result is maximum blade strength and ability to saw through cord, webbing, nets or vegetation quickly.
The M16-01Z uses our popular spear point slim profile blade with a Razor-Sharp edge. It is ideal for fine cutting and carving tasks.
Of course, both models feature the Carson Flipper, which speeds opening of the blade and acts as a blade guard when the blade is open.
The real breakthrough was our ability to engineer our new patented* AutoLAWKS knife safety into both models, which automatically actuates when the blades are open, making these folders into virtual fixed blades when locked.
Add to these features the standard removable Teflon-plated stainless steel clothing/gear clip plus the CRKT limited lifetime warranty, and you have one of the truly great knife values of our time.
|Blade Edge||Partially Serrated/ComboEdge|
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (8Cr15MoV)|
|Pocket Clip Included||Yes|
|title_tag||CRKT M16-10Z 3" Pocket Knife (Combo Edge, Black Zytel Handle)|
Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), is a Tualatin, Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories founded in 1994.
CRKT means Quality. All CRKT knives and tools are built incorporating the most advanced equipment and production systems available, and quality is controlled from beginning to end. Knives are built the way they should be built�?without compromising quality in any part of their creation. CRKT accessories are crafted to the same standards as the knives, so that each sheath, for example, lives up to the customers�? high expectations.
Sport & Work Knives
CRKT continues to "think outside the box" by seeking out new and unique designs and mechanisms, just when everyone in the industry thinks they have seen it all. For example, the company is introducing the tiny McGinnis Shrimp, the
Gekkota Pocket and Golf, the ExiTool, Ta-Bar Tool, Norfork Diver and Whitewater, and Klecker NIRK�? all exciting and unusual. At the same time, it continues to broaden it�?s traditional knife models, including for the first time, Classic pocket knives, as well as the Centofante Tribute, Carson M4-02 series, and the Delegate and Vertex lines.
More natural and premium materials.
CRKT is continuing to specify the natural and premium materials that are common in the best custom knives, including more knives
with layered Micarta, G10, stag, jig bone, white bone, ram horn, and hardwoods such as thuya root, cocobolo, ebony, walnut, and burl.
CRKT Limited Lifetime Warranty: This warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship. If one of our knives ever breaks or fails because of material or manufacturing defect, we�?ll replace the knife. This warranty runs as long as you own your knife. Coverage ends if you sell or otherwise transfer the knife to someone else, or if your CRKT knife is modified in any way.