Kit Carson's M16®-02DB Everyday Carry
Master Sergeant Kit Carson spent 44 years designing some of the best knives on the
planet. His M16® knife series was named one of the Top 10 Tactical Folders of the decade
by Blade Magazine. While he passed in 2014, his influence and legacy was felt far and wide.
The M16® has evolved into several variants over the years; however, the one which
represents the perfect folder is the M16®-02DB.
How do you take an already outstanding knife and make it better? You factor in three
groundbreaking innovations: the Deadbolt®, Assisted Opening, and IKBS™ ball bearing pivot
system. And, to complete the “package”, he incorporated a compact tanto blade of D2 steel.
The strong and simple Deadbolt lock provides incredible strength. The blade cannot, under
any circumstances “collapse” on your hand or fingers while using the knife. The Assisted
Opening Flipper allows for rapid deployment of the blade, and the IKBS™ ball bearing pivot
system ensures smooth deployment. Add in the D2 steel blade with its excellent edge
retention and you have a perfect folder.
The specifications for the M16®-02DB are:
Blade Length: 3.12 in. (79.15 mm)
Blade Edge: Plain
Blade Steel: D2
Blade Finish: Stonewash
Blade Thickness: 0.12 in. (2.95 mm)
Overall Length: 7.38 in. (187.33 mm)
Closed Length: 4.28 in. (108.59 mm)
Weight: 4.00 oz. (113.40 g)
Pocket clip for secure carry
With this blade, Kit Carson created a classic. A blade that is unmatched in the
world of knives.