CRKT Carson M16-12ZLEK Tanto Zytel Folding Knife - Black Serr

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  • Overall Length:7.375"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8
  • Hardness:58-59 RC
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Serrated
  • Handle Length:4.25"
  • Handle Thickness:0.54"
  • Handle Material:GFN
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.80 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:CRKT
  • Model:M16
  • Model Number:M16-12ZLEK
  • Designer:Kit Carson
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The CRKT M16-12ZLEK features a hollow ground Tanto style blade with a black Ti-Nitride finish and a partially serrated edge. The blade is easily opened with the dual thumb studs or a push of the Carson Flipper. The Teflon bearings at the blade pivot and an adjustable pivot screw allow for perfect blade action.

The M16-12ZLEK features a seat belt cutter integrated with the Carson Flipper, and a tungsten carbide window breaker at the base.

The Kit Carson designed CRKT M16-12ZLEK is a tough mid-sized every day carry (EDC) knife. The Zytel InterFrame handle has 420J2 stainless steel liners and CRKT's AutoLAWKS knife safety, which automatically actuates when the blade is open making it a virtual fixed blade. The handle has skeletonized black Zytel scales and a tip-down pocket clip.


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Norman S.
Columbia River's M-16 is one of the most versatile tools in my EDC options. I have not yet needed to use the carbide tip for a life or death situation (Thank God) but I have used it for other task like marking steel at work etc. Although the AutoLAWKS system is easier to use with two hands I have come to the point where I can operate it one handed and I trust my blade is not going to close with it engaged. Columbia River makes great knives for people who use them and love them and this is one of their best in my opinion. Thanks and God Bless