CRKT M16-02KSIn tribute to the late Kit Carson who popularized the flipper and designed the original version of this knife, the CRKT M16-02KS has been re-released, updated, and upgraded. It has a better steel, a slightly slimmer frame, and it’s a little bit lighter.  About these updates, CRKT says, “Homage: Paid. The M16 is the most popular series that CRKT has ever seen. We’re humbled to do right by the revered Kit Carson with this new frame-lock iteration of a legendary tactically inspired everyday carry folding knife. This one is more than just a fresh take on a classic. It’s a true tribute to one of the greats.”

The CRKT M16-02KS features black oxide finished 3.05” tanto blade made of 12C27 Sandvik steel. They’ve thinned the black 2Cr13 stainless steel frame out just a little bit, so it’s a little bit slimmer and a touch lighter which makes for an easier carry. Additionally, CRKT has changed the locking mechanism to just a single simple frame lock, and it opens via the Carson Flipper Opening or the ambidextrous thumb studs.  It also features a fully adjustable, reversible pocket clip, which lets you mount the clip in four different positions.

CRKT M16-02KS CRKT M16-02KS Details

  • 12C27 Sandvik
  • 3.057″ Tanto, Black Oxide Finish
  • 2Cr13 Stainless Steel Handle
  • Folding Knife w/Frame Lock
  • Carson Flipper Opener
  • Ambidextrous Thumb Studs
  • Reversible Pocket Clip
  • 4.299″ Closed
  • 7.313″ Overall

The M16 series is also available with a 3.8″ tanto blade or a 3.5″ dagger blade. If you’re interested in the CRKT M16-02KS, click any link in the article or simply click the button below. If you’d like to see them all, click the “see them all” button below.

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