Columbia River CRKT M16-01Z Carson EDC Flipper 3" Plain Spear Point Blade, Black Zytel Handles


MSRP* : $49.99 | You Save* : $18.04 (36%)
Part #: CRM1601Z | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRM1614Z: M16-01Z - Spear Point - Designed by Kit Carson
Columbia River
Here is Kit Carson's M16® Every Day Carry (EDC) with our glass filled nylon InterFrame build. Our knife users told us, "We want an affordable work knife that we can give hard use without feeling guilty, and one that won't break us up if we leave it on a job site or drop it in the river." We heard you. So we set about to make the Z EDC the best value in the work and sport knife world. That starts with textured glass filled nylon scales and a dual 2CR13 stainless steel liner InterFrame. Assembled with glass filled nylon back spacers and Torx® fasteners, the result is amazingly rigid. Glass filled nylon offers excellent toughness and resistance to solvents. Lubrous washers at the blade pivot and an adjustable pivot screw allow for perfect blade action. The blade is 8CR15MoV high-carbon stainless steel which gives an ideal combination of toughness and edge-holding ability in a work knife, and also allows easy field-sharpening. Standard models have a bead-blast finish. The M16®-01Z uses our popular spear point slim profile blade with a Razor-Sharp edge. It is ideal for fine cutting and carving tasks. Of course, it features the Carson Flipper, which speeds opening of the blade and acts as a blade guard when the blade is open. The real breakthrough was our ability to engineer our patented* AutoLAWKS™ knife safety into all models, which automatically actuates when the blades are open, making these folders into virtual fixed blades when locked. Add to these features the standard removable stainless steel clothing/gear clip plus the CRKT limited lifetime warranty, and you have one of the truly great knife values of our time.

*U.S. Patent Nos. 5,596,808 and 7,437,822

About the Knife Designer
Kit Carson of Vine Grove, Kentucky, is a retired professional soldier, rising to the level of Sergeant Major. He has made knives for 30 years and has been a full-time knifemaker since 1993. He is a voting member of the Knifemakers’ Guild. Kit has been an avid hunter and fisherman for over 40 years, growing up enjoying the woods and trout streams in the mountains of north Georgia. About his philosophy of knife design, he says: “I strive to follow form and function in the knives I design and build. My reputation has been built around solid working knives, both fixed blade and folders. All the time spent outdoors as a young man and the time spent around the world with the Army has strongly influenced the knives I create.” Nothing reflects this approach more than the Carson Design of our M16 series, which is built for function, not to follow fads. This highly successful knife series was named one of the Top 10 Factory Tactical Folders of the Decade by Blade magazine. The M16-14M recently won a comparison test conducted by Germany’s Messer magazine.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 7.125 inches
    • Closed Length: 4 inches
    • Weight: 2.3 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3 inches
    • Thickness: 0.08 inches
    • Material: 8Cr15MoV
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: Bead-Blast
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Spear Point
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: Zytel
    • Liner: 2CR13
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
    • Safety System: AutoLAWKS
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 1 Position Clip
  • Features
    • Flipper: Yes
    • Patent: U.S. Patents 5,596,808 7,437,822
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 794023160154

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
Columbia River CRKT M16-01Z Carson EDC Flipper 3" Plain Spear Point Blade, Black Zytel Handlesrated 4.500 stars out of 5 (10 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT M16-01Z Carson EDC Flipper 3" Plain Spear Point Blade, Black Zytel Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jun 22, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Very good for EDC.
Very good size to carry inside front pocket , easy open system, moderate price,..checkered thumb studs and tension screw very aggressive for fabric.
Columbia River CRKT M16-01Z Carson EDC Flipper 3" Plain Spear Point Blade, Black Zytel Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Medicine Lodge
Mar 30, 2015
Pros: Lock Type
Cons: None
Great Knife, Poor Clip
I bought this knife because my other crkt knife disappeared. I have had one similar before and it to, was missing the pocket clip. Now on the one I bought here the pocket clip BROKE of usually they just fall off. The flipper part of the knife was stiff as hell when I got it, and it never has loosened up since then. Ino conclusion, it is a great knife, they just need to work on the pocket clip more.
Columbia River CRKT M16-01Z Carson EDC Flipper 3" Plain Spear Point Blade, Black Zytel Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
John W
McAlpin Fl.
Dec 29, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Excellent knife .
I use it as an every day carry knife, I really like the fast opening of the knife and it auto locks in place and has a positive locking mechanisim. It is everything that I wanted in a knife, This is my third one. I lost the first one and got another one, and just bought another for a Christmas present for my son in law, and he really likes his. Great product, you could not ask for a better every day carry knife. John.
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