Columbia River M16-04A Carson AUTO Folding Knife 4" Black Tanto Blade, Black Aluminum Handles


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Part #: CRM1604A | Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRM1604A: M16-04A Designed by Kit Carson
Columbia River Knife & Tool® has been making the Kit Carson designed popular M16 Series of high-performance folding knives for over a decade. This robust design platform has become widely recognized as a rock solid "go to" cutting tool throughout professional and military services the world over.

And now, CRKT has just introduced the first fully automatic M16 knife, the new M16-04A. This all business cutting tool gets its superior lineage straight from the M16 design. Its 4.0" modified tanto blade readily opens in a flash with the push of the auto release button. In addition, the auto mechanism features a patented* safety on the handle spine, which effectively locks the release button in both the open and closed positions. The signature M16 handle design is profile contoured and purposefully skeletonized for mobility and secure grip.

These 100% MADE IN USA automatic knives are being offered as a limited production run and are restricted items being offered through Armed Forces suppliers. Blades are CPM154 (58-60 HRC) steel with DLC coating for superior performance protection. Handles are 6061 Type III anodized aluminum in a non-reflective matte black color. Knives come with removable stainless steel three position carry clip.

Overall, the M16-04A is definitely one "high-speed, low-drag" knife design that will serve you well, no matter what your mission.

*U.S. Patent No. 5,822,866 under license from Mentor Group, LLC.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 9.25 inches
    • Closed Length: 5.31 inches
    • Weight: 5 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 4 inches
    • Thickness: 0.15 inches
    • Material: CPM 154
    • Blade-HRC: 58-60
    • Finish: Black Matte DLC Coating
    • Grind: Flat
    • Style: Tanto
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: 6061 Type III Anondized Aluminum
  • Lock
    • Type: Button Lock
    • Safety System: Manual Safety
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 3 Position Clip
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 794023041606

154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
4.167 (6 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Dec 22, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Excellent Knife
This is truly a great and innovative knife. Love the safety feature/lock of this knife as it avoids being accidentaly deployed while in the pocket even if the release button is pressed. At 4" long, this knife can be intimidating enough to back off any threat and this can handle many tasks at hand. Solid, sharp, efficient, and very well-built. Proudly US made. What else can you ask for?
4 out of 5
Jan 06, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Has a right fit in the hand.
Well solid made, quick smooth release, nice razor sharp blade. Fits in hand like it was made for it.
5 out of 5
Jun 16, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
Great choice
I carry every day. Hard to find a largish auto folder with a 4" blade. If you want to get to all the big arteries, you want a longer blade. It does open with a clunk. No worries. My Benchmade is smoother. Cost? Good knives are expensive. No regrets.
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