CRKT M16-Z Folding Knife Designed By Kit Carson, Combination Edge #M16-13Z

For years, Kit Carson's M16® designs have been our most popular series. And CRKT's Z version has built the largest user base of all. These knives are built for function, not fad. And they are exceptional values.

The M16®-13Z is a slim design with spear point blades. Ideal for a variety of carry positions.   They use the very successful InterFrame construction, tough, textured glass filled nylon scales over a 420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame. CRKT overbuild it for rigidity, using solid glass filled nylon back spacers. And CRKT assemble the handle with superior offset Torx® fasteners. The handle is exceptionally rigid and fills the hand perfectly.

CRKT upgraded the knife to use their tough AUS 8 high-carbon stainless steel for the blades to give greater everyday utility.

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.   CRKT also incorporated their patented AutoLAWKS™ automatic knife safety into all models, which converts the M16 Z series into virtual fixed blades when their blades are open and locked. 

Features lubrous washers and a removable stainless steel clothing/gear clip.

Think of the M16-Z as a Clydesdale—ready to rush a knight into battle or pull a beer wagon. Every day. Day after day.


  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 8.25 inches
    • Closed Length: 4.75 inches
    • Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.5 inches
    • Thickness: 0.1 inches
    • Material: AUS 8 (Upgraded from the original AUS 4!)
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: Bead-Blast
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Spear Point
    • Edge: Combination
  • Handle
    • Material: Glass Filled Nylon
    • Liner: 420J2
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
    • Safety System: AutoLAWKS
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 1 Position Clip
  • Features
    • Flipper: Yes

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