CRKT Kit Carson M16-04S Classic Tanto Flipper Knife Aluminum (3.875" Bead Blast)

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  • Overall Length:9.25"
  • Blade Length:3.875"
  • Blade Thickness:0.14"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8
  • Hardness:57-59 RC
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Bead Blast
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.375"
  • Handle Thickness:0.52"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:Gray
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:5.50 oz.
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:CRKT
  • Model:M16
  • Model Number:M16-04S
  • Designer:Kit Carson
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


In honor of the late Kit Carson, CRKT has released the M16 Classic line of knives. More than just a re-issue of the original knife design, this is a fitting tribute to a man who greatly influenced the knife community.

The CRKT M16-04S Classic has a large tanto style blade with the Carson Flipper opener. It has a gray finished 6061 aluminum handle with steel liner lock and a 4-way reversible pocket clip. Aiding in safe use is the LAWKS manual safety. This knife has been a staple of CRKT and a modern classic that has stood the test of time.


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Heirloom quality!
Dennis M.
I was given a CRKT M16 a number of years ago and it has seen heavy use for a number of years both on the job and for everyday use. Incredible workmanship as my trusty M16 continues to serve me day after day. Establish a good edge and the steel will hold it. Simply put, this is THE pocket knife everyone should own!
merle m.
I love the 04, M21 and M16 Kit Carson design knives. The 21 is my favorite but they are all just as tough and I use them hard for things I shouldn't. They are as smooth action as a custom. The blade is very thick but even the 3.75" blade carries like a much smaller knife. I hated the auto lawks thing at first and intended to take it apart and remove it. I got use to it though and don't even notice it anymore.This new version tanto looks awesome and I'm glad they reintroduced it. Anything CRKT does always exceeds expectations so I'll be getting another one.