CRKT Carson M16-03KS Frame Lock Flipper Knife (3.55" Black)


  • Black spear point blade.
  • Flipper opener.
  • Skeletonized, black stainless steel handle.
  • Frame lock mechanism.
  • Reversible pocket clip for tip-up carry.


The M16 Series from CRKT is a well-known, well-loved line of tactical knives that has rightfully earned its place in the pockets of soldiers all over the world. Over the years, it's been made with several lock types, blade styles, blade steels, and in several sizes and colorways, with both assisted and manual opening. It remains so popular because it's economical and maintains rugged dependability. If you're in the market for a tactical folder, you'll be hard pressed to find one that offers more bang for your buck than a CRKT M16!

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Item #BHQ-76689
MSRP: $69.99
Our Price: $46.95
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  • Overall Length: 8.21"
  • Blade Length: 3.55"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.375"
  • Blade Width: 0.88"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12"
  • Blade Material: Sandvik 12C27
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.66"
  • Handle Width: 0.875"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.36"
  • Handle Material: Stainless Steel
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 3.71 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Brand: CRKT
  • Model: M16
  • Model Number: M16-03KS
  • Designer: Kit Carson
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

slim and practical
John S. on Jan 23, 2020

Love this knife - so slim in pocket with a nice long blade. Doesn't flip as smoothly as some flippers, (my Civivi Shredder for example), but also doesn't fail to open. I'd love a deep carry pocket clip for this knife. I also really like it's larger brother the M16-04ks - great designs.

Love m16
Aaron S. on Feb 20, 2019

Had this knife for a year now and have gravitated towards it over all my other knives. Have bought two other m16s because of it. Great knife all around.

Slim EDC
Jeremy S. on Jul 28, 2018

I bought this for EDC use. It’s performed well, but it’s a bit on the heavy side for its size. The lock mechanism is smooth and easy to manipulate with one hand. The belt clip is a bit shorter than what I’m used to, but it arrived nice and tight. The flip feature on this knife makes it loads of fun to mess with.

I was expecting better action
Jason K. on Feb 19, 2022

I bought this knife to keep with me while backpacking in the swamp. I liked the idea that it would shed water and mud easily. My only complaint is the action is really stiff, most times the knife does not fully deploy unless I give a strong wrist flick with the opening action. Also, as a lefty, I really struggle with this frame lock. It’s become a two-handed open and close for me.

great except for the clip
aidan l. on Jun 24, 2019

I use this knife everyday and it works amazing. the only problem i have with it is that the clip gets easily caught and bent out. its a pain to bend back too. other than that it works mint.

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