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Columbia River Carson M4-02W Assisted 3.25" Plain Blade, Burl Wood Handles

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Part Number: CRM402W
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
Retail Price: $69.99
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CRM402W: M4-02W - Designed by Kit Carson
Columbia River

Custom knifemaker and Knifemakers' Guild member Kit Carson is widely known for his M16® design, which we offer in many CRKT production models. But since 1990, Kit's most consistent selling custom model has been his classic M4™. In his usual unassuming manner, Kit says, "I guess you'd say it's my flagship custom. It's simple, with form following function. No tricks that look slick but aren't worth a flip in your hand. I've made many variations on it, from exotic collectibles to working tacticals, in maybe 20 versions. But I still get more and more calls to make the M4."

This year we're offering the M4 design in Kit's smaller every day carry (E.D.C.) size.

The M4™-02W Burled Wood is a deluxe model with burled wood scales and brushed stainless steel bolsters. It's a very classy look.

While we were engineering it, we decided to add some more value by offering our patented OutBurst® assisted opening, and our patented* LAWKS® safety. It creates a virtual fixed blade when actuated after the blade is opened and locked.

The OutBurst mechanism instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees. M4 models have dual thumb studs for ambidextrous one-hand opening and bronze and Teflon® bearings at the adjustable blade pivot for smooth, fast action.

The 3.25" blade is a high-hollow-grind drop point of premium 8Cr13MoV stainless steel in a bead-blast finish with a Razor-Sharp edge.

Our heavy-duty InterFrame build is true to Kit's design, with dual stainless steel liners, one locking, and a stainless steel back spacer.

All M4 models have high-mounted pocket/gear clips.

So here you have a friendly E.D.C. knife that fits the hand naturally for all kinds of cutting and carving tasks. Like Kit, it's a bit unassuming, but it's a knife you'll come back to year after year.

*U.S. Patent No. 5,596,808
  • Blade: Length: 3.25" (83 mm)
  • Thickness: 0.121" (3.1 mm)
  • Steel: 8Cr13MoV, 58-59 HRC
  • Closed: Handle length: 3.75" (95 mm)
  • Open: Overall length: 7.0" (178 mm)
  • Weight: 3.7 oz. (105 g)
  • Carry System: 1 Position Clip (Tip-down)
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 794023040227

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
8CR13 Stainless Steel
8CR13 Stainless Steel
Considered a value steel, 8Cr13 steel provides adequate corrosion resistance but with slightly more carbon than AUS-8, it will sharpen up and hold an edge better.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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5 out of 5
Jul 17, 2015
very good day to day knife
I use this knive every day at job i'm working in a kitchen and it very usefull for opening box or bags. it feels well in my pocket and it easy to open. it needs a little practice at the begening but when you got the trix to open it it's like magic. the knive come out the box very sharp, like razor sharp. so be careful when you close it to not cut youre finger.but again with a little practice it's easy to close it one hand only.
5 out of 5
Blue Rock Construction
Allentown, PA
Oct 06, 2014
Pros: Weight, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Columbia River Pockent Knife
We ordered 100 Columbia River Carson M4-02W Assisted 3.25" Plain Blade, Burl Wood Handles as a giveaway for an event we are hosting. We had the handle laser engraved and it came out beautiful. We are very pleased with the product and the customer service provided by the
4 out of 5
Jun 05, 2014
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Material, None
I really like this one.
Perfect EDC knife; not too heavy or big, yet sturdy. Opens very smooth and keeps a good edge. The woodwork could have been better, but hey, at this price I can't complain ..
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