M16 Z
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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 M16®-03Z and M16®-13Z are slim designs with spear point blades. They are ideal for a variety of carry positions.

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

***Note: This blade was originally released in AUS 4 steel. We have since upgraded the steel to AUS 8.


Knife Type: Folding
Application: EDC, utility, general
Open Overall Length: 8.25"
Closed Length: 4.75"
Weight: 3.5 oz
Blade Length: 3.5"
Blade Thickness: 0.1"
Blade Material: AUS 4
Blade Hardness: 55-57 HRC
Blade Finish: Bead blast
Blade Style: Spear point
Handle Material: Glass-filled nylon
Liner Material: 420J2 steel
Locking Mechanism: Locking liner
Safety Mechanism: AutoLAWKS
Pocket Clip: Yes, 1 position
Additional Features:

Carson Flipper

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M16 Z

Price: $54.99
Availability: Out-of-Stock
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