Columbia River CRKT Kit Carson M40-03 Folding Knife 3.453" 1.4116 Spear Point Plain Blade, Black GRN Handles with Aluminum Bolsters

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Part #: CRM4003 | Columbia River (CRKT)

Description

CRM4003: M40-03 Spear Point, Designed by Kit Carson

CRKT

Discovered in a private collection and brought to life. The late Kit Carson’s memory is felt strongly throughout the industry—it shows in the absolute reverence the knife world has for his M16 and M21 designs. The M40 everyday carry folding knife is based on a legacy design. This version is reimagined with a Deadbolt lock, marrying classic design with contemporary innovation. Kit's legacy just keeps growing.

Kit Carson turned out a host of game-changing knives from his bench in Vine Grove, Kentucky. The M40 is based on one of his relatively unknown custom designs. In classic Kit style, the stainless steel compact spear point blade is all business. It's met with a glass-reinforced nylon and aluminum bolster handle that's both strong and surprisingly lightweight. The magic happens when you fire it up. The deployment action is quick and smooth with a flipper and IKBS ball bearing pivot system. It locks into place with the Deadbolt and will stay there—enduring incredible stress and weight—until it's simply closed with the prominent button.

The M40 is well-deserving of a spot in this legendary lineage.

How the Deadbolt Lock Works

Steel bolts interlock with the blade when it's deployed to yield incredible strength. A prominent button sits at the pivot point for simple, intuitive disengagement without fingers crossing the path of the blade.

Features
  • Innovative Deadbolt Locking Mechanism is Simple to Use and Provides Incredible Strength
  • Flipper Opening Combined with IKBS Ball Bearing Pivot System Deploys the Blade Smooth and Fast
  • Glass Reinforced Nylon and Aluminum Bolster Handle is Strong and Lightweight
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.453" (87.71 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.601" (116.87 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.006" (203.35 mm)
  • Blade Material: 1.4116 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.135" (3.43 mm)
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Bead Blast
  • Handle Material: Glass Reinforced Nylon Onlays with 6063 Aluminum Bolsters
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Deadbolt 
  • Pivot Assembly: IKBS Ball Bearing System
  • Pocket Clip: Deep Carry (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
  • Weight: 4.2 oz. (119.07 g)
  • Designer: Kit Carson
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 794023002140

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Columbia River CRKT Kit Carson M40-03 Folding Knife 3.453" 1.4116 Spear Point Plain Blade, Black GRN Handles with Aluminum Bolstersrated 3.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT Kit Carson M40-03 Folding Knife 3.453" 1.4116 Spear Point Plain Blade, Black GRN Handles with Aluminum Bolsters
rated 2 stars out of 5
Allen
Arkansas
Oct 19, 2020
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip
CRKT M40-03
Pros Very sharp! Handle feel and Materials are good. Good concept. ConsThis one needed alot of work to make it work! Button screw was over tightened which which bent lock bar. The bar had a bur on it, that made it that made hard to engage. So had to straighten and buff out. That solved those problems. Next the button sits to low to engage. The fix for that was, clean treads and use blue locktite and set screw, with blade open and button bottom edge even with trim ring. If you don't it sits to low to reach with your thumb and backs out when you use it. Finally works like it was designed. Way to much time and work to return it now. Thats why 2 stars!
Columbia River CRKT Kit Carson M40-03 Folding Knife 3.453" 1.4116 Spear Point Plain Blade, Black GRN Handles with Aluminum Bolsters
rated 4 stars out of 5
Ken
USA
Jan 18, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Lock Type, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening
A Beauty
Certainly the nicest of my CRKT knives. Fit and finish are beautiful. The assisted opening on this knife, though, isn't as smooth and easy as my others....maybe just this knife. Also, the pocket clip is too small. Anyway, I'm keeping it.

 

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