A classic is reborn. How do you take an already widely-celebrated knife and make it thrice as good? By taking the legendary M16 design imagined by one of the most notable knifemakers in history, then adding three groundbreaking innovations: Deadbolt, Assisted Opening, and IKBS ball bearing pivot system. Returning with a compact 3.12" tanto blade, the M16-02DB doesn't just come locked and loaded, its deployment is now faster than ever. Years ago, knife designer Kit Carson gave us a timeless classic. Now, it's back with a whole new legacy to fulfill.
Once upon a time in his shop in Vine Grove, Kentucky, the late Kit Carson designed the original M16. It would later skyrocket to popularity and become an iconic design celebrated by fans throughout the knife community. But before Kit would step into his role as an innovative knife designer, he would ambitiously climb the military ranks, dedicating the earlier part of his life to earning the prestigious title as Master Sergeant. Some might say that somewhere between Kit's 20 years of military service and his respect for the outdoors, the M16 is just as tough as the designer who brought it to life.
Now, continuing Kit's legacy, the M16-02DB incorporates all the best components from the original tactically-inspired folding knife, only now featuring a more compact 3.12" tanto blade constructed of powerful D2 steel. And while it's modeled after Kit's time-honored design, the M16-02DB is a triple threat of innovation, coming together to form a single, supreme carry. Working in tandem, Ken Onion's lightning-fast Assisted Opening matches seamlessly with Flavio Ikoma's IKBS ball bearing pivot system, achieving a super smooth and quick deployment action.
Besides its sheer speed, the M16-02DB also tackles the test of strength. Thanks to Flavio Ikoma's Deadbolt technology, once the blade is locked into place, you can trust it to triumph over moments of hard stress and endurance. A true master of speed, stability, and strength, just one try with the M16-02DB and you'll know it means serious business.
After all, it can only get better when it hails from a classic.
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.