CRKT Carson M16-10KZ Tanto Flipper Knife Black GFN (3" Black Serr)

  • Black serrated tanto blade.
  • Flipper opener.
  • Black finished aluminum 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!

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Item #BHQ-3813
MSRP: $59.99
Our Price: $36.95
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  • Overall Length: 7.00"
  • Blade Length: 3.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel
  • Hardness: 58-59 RC
  • Blade Style: Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Serrated
  • 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: M16-10KZ
  • Designer: Kit Carson
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Good beater knife
Kevin B. on Oct 29, 2020

Given the price of this knife, it is a pretty good deal. Love the tanto blade and the serrations. The knife looks really good. The 8Cr can easily be sharpened. The knife feels pretty good in your hand and you are able to get a good grip. I am not a huge fan of the AutoLAWKS on this, I wish i went with the frame lock variation without it. The flipper action is pretty smooth after it breaks in. Has thumb studs that are virtually unusable, so I am not sure why they are even on the knife. Given all this, its a decent knife for the price, however, there are better ones out there.

Not Bad At All
Lyle C. on Aug 10, 2020

I like this one quite a bit more than the CRKT M16-01S EDC which I purchased at the same time. I like the look of it more with the blade shape, the black EDP finish, and the serrated edge. This one has much nicer flipping action and is of greater use to me than the other. Both are beaters in that they are not so precious that I would be hesitant to really put them to the test, but this one just feels and operates with greater ease. The Carson does have the safety on it which was a deterrent at the outset, but I've gotten used to it so it has become comfortable to me now.

Needs break-in and tweaks
Troy T. on Oct 28, 2018

The mechanism definitely benefits from break-in. It gets much better as it’s used more. Several hundred open-close cycles are necessary to break it in. After break-in, use a good lubricant and the mechanism will glide open much better. The pocket clip loosened over two weeks, and the torx bolts that secured it backed out a touch. It’s easy to fix: One bolt at at time, remove the Torx bolt, apply a touch of *blue* (medium strength) thread lock to the tip of the bolt, and screwing it back into place. This will keep the torx bolts (and pocket clip) in place — while allowing for service in the future. Don’t use red or green (high strength) threadlockers, or you’ll never be able to get the bolt out out without melting the scales.

Nice knife
tom b. on Jan 5, 2018

Overall good knife for the money. Can be sharpened easily and has the lawks system as an added safety. You do need to use some wrist to get this knife to flip open using the flipper.

Ed C. on Jan 5, 2018

Good for a knife you don't care much about.

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