The M4 is a Kit Carson designed knife from CRKT, in a smaller every day carry (EDC) size. The M4-02W is a deluxe model with the traditional look of burl wood scales and brushed stainless steel bolsters. The high hollow ground drop point 8Cr13MoV stainless steel blade is satin finished, as is the heavy-duty InterFrame, which is built true to Kit's design, with dual stainless steel liners, one locking, and a stainless steel back spacer.
The Carson M4 has the CRKT OutBurst assisted opening mechanism and bronze and Teflon bearings at the adjustable blade pivot for smooth, fast action. The dual thumb studs for ambidextrous one-hand opening and the patented LAWKS safety for a virtual fixed blade when actuated after the blade is opened and locked.
Custom knifemaker and Knifemakers' Guild member Kit Carson is widely known for his M16 design, which is offered in many CRKT production models. Since 1990, Kit's most consistent selling custom model has been his classic M4™.
Just received this model as a gift and what a gift it is! This is the perfect sized folder for EDC. The fit and finish of the metal and the scales could not be better. The blade assist opens so smooth and brings that blade in to a full lock up position faster than can be seen. A push on the thumb flipper and you see a blur hear a click and in less then a second it is ready to work. The LAWS safety activates and deactivates very smoothly. The knife came very sharp out of the box. The feel of this knife in hand carries enough weight to know it is there and lend confidence to its solid construction. This is a "Fantastic Knife" and I would recommend this to anyone seeking a "classic" look and feel with an exceptional fit and finish. You will not be dissapointed in this one!