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

CRKT Carson M16-10KZ Tanto Flipper Knife Black GFN (3" Black Serr) Knife Image Thumb
CRKT Carson M16-10KZ Tanto Flipper Knife Black GFN (3" Black Serr) Knife Image Thumb
CRKT Carson M16-10KZ Tanto Flipper Knife Black GFN (3" Black Serr) Knife Image Thumb
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MSRP: $54.99
Our Price: $35.95
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Item #BHQ-3813
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Specifications

  • 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:Stainless 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
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Specifications

  • 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:Stainless 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
Description

The Kit Carson designed CRKT M16-10KZ is a perfect small-sized every day carry (EDC) work knife. The Zytel InterFrame handle has 420J2 stainless steel liners and CRKT's AutoLAWKS knife safety, which automatically actuates when the blade is open making it a virtual fixed blade. The handle is slim with black Zytel scales and a tip-down pocket clip.

The CRKT M16-10KZ features a hollow ground Tanto style blade with a partially serrated edge and a black EDP finish. The blade is easily opened with the dual thumb studs or a push of the Carson Flipper. The Teflon bearings at the blade pivot and an adjustable pivot screw allow for perfect blade action.

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Customer Reviews

Good beater knife
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Kevin B.
10-29-2020
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
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Lyle C.
08-10-2020
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
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Troy T.
10-28-2018
The mechanism definitely benefits from break-in. It gets much better as itís 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.

Itís 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 ó while allowing for service in the future.

Donít use red or green (high strength) threadlockers, or youíll never be able to get the bolt out out without melting the scales.
Nice knife
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tom b.
01-05-2018
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.
Okay
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Ed C.
01-05-2018
Good for a knife you don't care much about.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

The Kit Carson designed CRKT M16-10KZ is a perfect small-sized every day carry (EDC) work knife. The Zytel InterFrame handle has 420J2 stainless steel liners and CRKT's AutoLAWKS knife safety, which automatically actuates when the blade is open making it a virtual fixed blade. The handle is slim with black Zytel scales and a tip-down pocket clip.

The CRKT M16-10KZ features a hollow ground Tanto style blade with a partially serrated edge and a black EDP finish. The blade is easily opened with the dual thumb studs or a push of the Carson Flipper. The Teflon bearings at the blade pivot and an adjustable pivot screw allow for perfect blade action.

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Specifications

  • 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:Stainless 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
Good beater knife
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Kevin B.
10-29-2020
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
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Lyle C.
08-10-2020
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
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Troy T.
10-28-2018
The mechanism definitely benefits from break-in. It gets much better as itís 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.

Itís 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 ó while allowing for service in the future.

Donít use red or green (high strength) threadlockers, or youíll never be able to get the bolt out out without melting the scales.
Nice knife
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tom b.
01-05-2018
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.
Okay
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Ed C.
01-05-2018
Good for a knife you don't care much about.
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