Columbia River Carson M4-02 Assisted 3.25" Plain Blade, White Bone and G10 Handles
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CRM402: Carson M4-02
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.
- Open Overall Length: 7 inches
- Closed Length: 3.75 inches
- Weight: 3.3 ounces
- Length: 3.25 inches
- Thickness: 0.121 inches
- Material: 8Cr13MoV
- Blade-HRC: 58-59
- Finish: Satin
- Grind: Hollow
- Style: Drop Point
- Edge: Plain
- Material: White Bone and G10
- Liners: 2CR13
- Type: Locking Liner
- Carry System: 1 Position Clip (Tip-down)
- OutBurst: Yes
- Made in China
UPC Code: 794023040203
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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.
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.