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Columbia River M16-04S Carson Classic Flipper 3.9" Bead Blast Plain Tanto Blade, Gray Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: CRM1604S
Manufacturer: Columbia River (CRKT)
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CRM1604S: M16-04S Classic
There's nothing like a classic, especially when it honors one. The M16-04S Classic is more than just a re-issue based off the original design of one of CRKT's most popular everyday carry blades. It's a fitting tribute to its founder, Kit Carson, who passed away in the fall of 2014.

Based off the original M16 design, these tactically inspired knives are ready to conquer your civilian tasks. They feature an AUS 8 stainless steel tanto blade that's tough, holds an edge well and is easier to sharpen in the field than tool steel. It looks great out of the box but even better in action.

Use the Carson Flipper to quickly deploy the blade. It's ready to be called into duty for your daily tasks. Meanwhile a LAWKS manual safety feature sets a pin against the locking liner to hold the liner in place. You're good to go through anything with the M16-04S Classic.

Kit was a winner of countless awards and was a staple of CRKT since their very beginning. These classic designs live on in tribute to his legacy and contribution to the knife community and the industry as a whole.

If you want a knife that will be as timeless as the man who designed it, secure your very own M16-04S Classic.
  • Dimensions
    • Open Overall Length: 9.31 inches
    • Closed Length: 5.34 inches
    • Weight: 5.5 ounces
  • Blade
    • Length: 3.9 inches
    • Thickness: 0.14 inches
    • Material: AUS8 Stainless Steel
    • Blade-HRC: 57-59
    • Finish: Bead Blast
    • Grind: Hollow
    • Style: Tanto
    • Edge: Plain
  • Handle
    • Material: 6061 Aluminum
    • Liner: 420J2
  • Lock
    • Type: Locking Liner
    • Safety System: LAWKS
  • Carry
    • Carry System: 4 Position Clip
  • Made in Taiwan
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
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.
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Tim J
Madison, Va.
Jul 28, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Classic Carson
Great version of Kit Carson's classic M16. This CRKT example is manufactured in Taiwan to exacting tolerances. Blade bevels are are near perfect and comes very sharp. Very little touch up on the edge was required. Blade is centered in the frame. My older copies have a chisel grind while this model has a conventional edge. Opens flawlessly and fast. My favorite EDC right out of the box. AUS-8 blade steel is a very good mid grade blade steel. Sharpens easily and holds its edge fairly well. I think of it as Japanese version of 440C. A fairly large knife that rides well in the pocket not giving away its size. If you are a Carson fan, I suggest you get one of these while they are a available.
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