COLUMBIA RIVER 3.875" PLAIN TANTO BLADE
For years, Kit Carson's M16® designs have been our most popular series. And our Z version has built the largest user base of all. These knives are built for function, not fad. And they are exceptional values.
The hefty M16®-04Z and M16®-14Z Big Dogs offer larger dual grind Tanto-style blades. These are full-size working knives suited to large hands and heavy-duty tasks.
They use our very successful InterFrame construction, tough, textured glass filled nylon scales over a 420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame. We overbuild it for rigidity, using solid glass filled nylon 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 8 high-carbon stainless steel for the blades to give greater everyday utility, and offer both Razor-Sharp and Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges.
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 Z series into virtual fixed blades when their blades are open and locked.
All styles have 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.
*U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822
- Open Overall Length: 9.25 inches
- Closed Length: 5.375 inches
- Weight: 5.9 ounces
- Length: 3.875 inches
- Thickness: 0.14 inches
- Material: AUS 8
- Blade-HRC: 55-57
- Finish: Bead-Blast
- Grind: Hollow
- Style: Tanto
- Edge: Plain
- Material: Glass Filled Nylon
- Liner: 420J2
- Type: Locking Liner
- Safety System: AutoLAWKS
- Carry System: 1 Position Clip
- Flipper: Yes
- Made in Taiwan