CRKT Carson M16-01KZ Tactical Zytel Folding Spear Point Knife (3" Black)

Item #BHQ-8901
MSRP: $54.99
Our Price: $35.95
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  • Overall Length: 7.125"
  • Blade Length: 3.125"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel
  • Hardness: 58-59 RC
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.00"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.35"
  • Handle Material: GFN
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 2.30 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Down
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Brand: CRKT
  • Model: M16
  • Model Number: M16-01KZ
  • Designer: Kit Carson
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

  • Black spear point blade.
  • Flipper opener.
  • Black zytel handle with steel liners.
  • Liner lock mechanism with LAWKS safety lock.
  • 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!

Check out a wide variety of effective and innovative CRKT Tactical Folding Knives!

Customer Reviews

Amazing Knife. No real problems
Andrew H. on Jan 7, 2018

This knife does everything it was designed for. The CRKT M16-01KZ is a tiny knife that basically disappears in your pocket, but when you pull it out and hit the flipper, you have a respectably large knife. When you compare this knife to other knives with 3.125 inch blades, the M16-01KZ manages to appear small because of the tiny handle. Only problem I find is the lack of G-10 handles (I would have liked that), milled out holes in the steel liners, and a better back spacer (or multiple back spacers).

Good Enough for me
Tyler K. on Jan 7, 2018

While talking to a friend who just came back from deployment I asked him what knife he and his buddies carried. He pulled out this and said that CRKT is what most of the guys he was with carried because they were cheap and lasted. That’s good enough for me

Ethan m. on Feb 23, 2019

I bought this knife as a gift for my uncle because someone stole the original and when I got it I was very impressed with how great it was overall I’m going to buy one for myself soon. It’s small in a good way it’s light with a very solid lockup

Quinn C. on Jan 19, 2018

First off its a great little knife, i have had it for about 6 years now and have had only problem with it the whole time. The problem was with the safety it somehow got stuck causing the blade to stay open. I took it apart and just took out the safety and it still works great.

Good Knife
Preston H. on Jan 6, 2018

This knife is well build, solid, and sharp. I also really like the flipper design, it makes deployment very fast. The only reason I gave four instead of five stars is the secondary lock. It works, and once you get used to it it's ok, I just don't feel like it's necessary for me personally.

Good edc
philip r. on May 29, 2017

Got this knife along time ago and it was my edc for years. I need to send it in because the autolawk isn't working. But for what I paid and how much use I got out, it was well worth it. Ckrt has a no question asked warranty so I know they will fix or replace it.

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

I use this knife everyday at work and its amazing. I only have one problem with it and its the clip. It gets caught on stuff and bends out easily. its also a pain to bend back. Other than that its an amazing knife and would recommend

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