Kit Carson, designer of the M16® Series, became famous for his custom
titanium frame M16s. True to Kit’s custom design in all details, the
production M16T models have been taken a step further with the addition
of the patented* Lake And Walker Knife Safety (LAWKS®), which converts
them into virtual fixed blades when engaged.
The handles, which form the open-build frame, are CNC machined from
6AL4V titanium. The result is a better strength-to-weight ratio than
steel or aluminum, and an almost indestructible frame. The titanium
frame is minimally ceramic bead blast finished to enhance grip. The
single 420J2 stainless steel locking liner with friction grooves
provides positive locking.
Blades are AUS 8 stainless steel, chosen for edge retention and
durability, in non-reflective fine bead blast finish, with Combined
Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point™ Serrated edges on the two larger sizes.
This steel can handle the most rugged cutting tasks and still be field
Of course, the T models feature the signature "Carson Flipper" extension
to the blade, which aids opening and acts as an additional blade guard.
Our M16-01T is similar to our Every Day Carry M16 spear point models,
but in a titanium build. It is just that much smaller, lighter and
slimmer, making it easier to carry.
One-hand opening and closing is quick and smooth, the result of Teflon®
bearings at the blade pivot. The ambidextrous thumb stud with checkered
surface provides instant access in any circumstance. Both models feature
a removable Teflon plated stainless steel clothing/gear clip.
Blade: Length: 3.125" (7.9 cm)
Thickness: 0.08" (0.20 cm)
Steel: AUS 8, 56-58 HRC
Closed: Handle length: 4.00" (10.2 cm)
Open: Overall length: 7.125" (18.1 cm)
Weight: 2.4 oz. (68 g)