Crkt M16-13 Zytel (Black)
Regular Price: $87.49
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The slim-profile M16-13Z from Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) has a spear point blade, a very popular slender shape that is ideal for a variety of carry positions. The one-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth, the result of lubrous washers at the blade pivot. The ambidextrous thumb stud with checkered surface provides instant access in any circumstance. It features a removable stainless steel clothing/gear clip.
Kit Carson, designer of the M16 Series, became famous for his titanium frame M16 customs. True to Kit's custom design in all details, the production M16 models have been taken a step further with the addition of CRKT's exclusive patented AutoLAWKS safety, which automatically turns the folders into virtual fixed blades when the blade is opened and locked.
The zytel handles, which form the open-build frame, feature textured glass-filled nylon scales laid over the 420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame. CRKT overbuilds it for rigidity, using solid glass filled nylon back spacers. And the handle is assembled with superior offset Torx fasteners. The single 420J2 stainless steel locking liner with friction grooves provides positive locking.
An automatic safety mechanism for folding knives, AutoLAWKS was invented by Columbia River Knife & Tool as an enhancement to Ron Lake and Michael Walker's design to prevent the locking liner from accidentally releasing when the knife is open and locked. As the folder blade is locked in place by the locking liner, the spring-loaded AutoLAWKS lever rotates forward, and the metal tang comes between the locking liner and frame to ensure that the folder is a virtual fixed blade. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to accidentally release the liner lock when the AutoLAWKS lever is activated and if the blade pivot is properly adjusted.
Kit Carson of Vine Grove, Kentucky, is a retired professional soldier, rising to the level of Sergeant Major. He has made knives for 30 years and has been a full-time knifemaker since 1993.
|Blade Edge||Combo Edge|
|Blade Length||3.5 in|
|Closed Length||4.75 in|
|Overall Length||8.25 in|
|Net Weight||3.5 oz|
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