Although legendary knifemaker Kit Carson is probably best known for creating the revered M16 series with CRKT, the M4 had become Kit's most consistent selling custom knife since 1990 and for good reason. The knife was a work of art.
To help bring the knife to the masses, Kit teamed up with CRKT for a production model of his knife. That's where the CRKT M4-02 comes in.
This version of the M4 is smaller than the original and the perfect size for an everyday carry.
The knife has a 3.25-inch drop point blade made of 8Cr13MoV steel with a plain edge and a hollow grind. Featuring a bead-blasted finish, the blade locks into place using the LAWKS mechanism to prevent accidental closure when in use.
This version of the knife is the CRKT M4-02W, which is a deluxe model with handsome burled wood scales and stainless steel bolsters. You can also get the M4-02 with a white bone handle and black bolsters or the M4-02S with a stag handle.
Since a knife is only as good as how fast you can deploy it, the M4-02 features the Outburst assisted opening mechanism that allows for quick one-handed opening when the ambidextrous thumb stud is pushed out.
Includes a high-mounted pocket clip.
|Blade Material||Stainless Steel (8Cr13MoV)|
|Handle Material||Wood (Burl)|
|Lock Type||LAWKS lock|
|Pocket Clip Included||Yes|
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.