For years, Kit Carson's M16 designs have been CRKT most popular series. And CRKT Zytel version has built the largest user base of all. These knives are built for function, not fad. And they are exceptional values.
The M16-02Z and M16-12Z are tough little bulldogs, with 3.00" dual grind Tanto-style blades.
They use CRKT very successful InterFrame construction, tough, textured Zytel scales over a 420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame. CRKT overbuild it for rigidity, using solid Zytel back spacers. And CRKT assemble the handle with superior offset Torx fasteners. The handle is exceptionally rigid and fills the hand perfectly.
We use CRKT tough AUS 4 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 CRKT patented* AutoLAWKS automatic knife safety into all models, which converts the M16 Zytel 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-Zytel as a Clydesdale ready to rush a knight into battle or pull a beer wagon. Every day. Day after day.