These knives share a unique design offering a combination of Carson M16 Series features requested by military procurement specialists. The dual grind Tanto blades were specified because they offer maximum strength. The open build allows two Carson Flippers to be incorporated, resulting in a true hilt very rare in folding knives. Two sizes are available, in your choice of aluminum InterFrame build or G10 InterFrame build. Blade, frame and hardware are nonreflective tactical black. Blades receive black titanium nitride coating for maximum corrosion resistance. Kit's trademark dual checkered thumb studs are standard. On all models, one-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth.
All SF models feature CRKT exclusive patented1 AutoLAWKS automatic safety, which turns the folders into virtual fixed blades automatically. CRKT aluminum frame SFs feature contoured scales of hard anodized 6061 T6 aluminum, with a perimeter radius for a comfortable grip with or without gloves, stainless steel liners with friction grooves, and premium AUS 8 stainless steel blades. Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point Serrated edges are standard. M16-13SF Slim Profile Aluminum. This model features a 3.50" (89 mm) dual grind Tanto blade and is ideal when weight and bulk must be kept to a minimum.
M16-14SF Big Dog Aluminum. This is CRKT hefty utility version, with a 3.99" (101 mm) dual grind Tanto blade and full-size handle with butt pommel. CRKT G10 models feature scales of black G10, stainless steel liners with friction grooves, and premium 8Cr14MoV stainless steel blades with CRKT Combination patented2 Veff Serrations. G10 is often preferred for its aggressive gripping texture, light weight, and superior insulating properties. M16-13SFG Slim Profile G10. This model is similar in features and dimensions to the M16-13SF. It is available in true left-hand build as the M16- 13SFGL.
M16-14SFG Big Dog G10. Again, this model is similar to the M16-14SF with slightly more heft. It is available in true left-hand build as the M16-14SFGL. All knives in this series are equipped with clip options that allow four-position carry on belts or webbing. They are special knives, designed by the military for special forces use.