Columbia River CRKT Carson M4-02 Assisted 3.25" Plain Blade, White Bone and G10 Handles


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Part #: CRM402 | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRM402: Carson M4-02
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 new M4™-02 lightweight model features white bone scales and contrasting black G10 bolsters, hand contoured like a Carson custom. (A LAWKS® safety cannot be fitted with this bolster.)

While we were engineering it, we decided to add some more value by offering our OutBurst® assisted opening. 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.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 7 inches
    • Closed Length: 3.75 inches
    • Weight: 3.3 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.25 inches
    • Thickness: 0.121 inches
    • Material: 8Cr13MoV
    • Blade-HRC: 58-59
    • Finish: Satin
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Drop Point
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: White Bone and G10
    • Liners: 2CR13
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 1 Position Clip (Tip-down)
  • Features
    • OutBurst: Yes
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 794023040203

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.
Bone Handles
Bone Handles One of the most common natural materials used in knife making, bone handles are usually textured to provide grip and can be dyed almost any color.
Columbia River CRKT Carson M4-02 Assisted 3.25" Plain Blade, White Bone and G10 Handlesrated 4.053 stars out of 5 (19 reviews)
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Columbia River CRKT Carson M4-02 Assisted 3.25" Plain Blade, White Bone and G10 Handles
rated 1 stars out of 5
Sep 25, 2019
Pros: None
Cons: Ease of Opening
Let me first say that I am a huge fan of CRKT knifes, so I hate to give this a bad review. But the fact is that this knife, or mine at least, has a huge design flaw. The spring assist on this picket knife is too strong and causes the blade to deploy with the simple jostling that happens when the knife is in your pocket. I cut my finger badly when I reached down to get something out of my pocket and met a fully open blade sticking straight up.
Columbia River CRKT Carson M4-02 Assisted 3.25" Plain Blade, White Bone and G10 Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Denny B.
Feb 22, 2017
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Good knife
This is the second one of these knives I have purchased. Quality slipped a little on this one but it is still a nice sturdy knife. The bone wasn't finished being polished and it is stiff to deploy but, this may keep it from opening accidentally.
Columbia River CRKT Carson M4-02 Assisted 3.25" Plain Blade, White Bone and G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Ben M
Fort Worth, Texas
Jan 10, 2016
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Columbia River Carson M4-02 Assisted 3.25" Plain Blade
My son gave me a Carson Design for my birthday and I couldn't be happier. It's one that I can carry with me, but I'm afraid I'll muck it up. An excellent knife and glad to show it off.
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