A more affordable but just as tough version of the original M16 aluminum knives the M16Z's are a great hard working knife that anyone can afford. The spear point is well suited to all types of cutting tasks.
Instead of aluminum handles, this knife uses tough, textured Zytel scales over a 420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame. It is overbuilt for rigidity, using precision-machined stainless steel back spacers. The handle is assembled with superior offset Torx fasteners.
The handle is slightly heftier and wider than the aluminum build M16, but it is exceptionally rigid. To some people, it actually fills the hand better.
The use of CRKT's tough AUS 4 high-carbon stainless steel for the blade to give greater everyday utility, and offer both Razor-Sharp and Combined Razor-Sharp and Triple-Point Serrated edges. All models feature the Carson Flipper, which is not only an aid to opening the blade, especially when wearing gloves, but acts as a blade guard when the blade is open.
CRKT has incorporated their new patented AutoLAWKS automatic knife safety into all models, which converts the M16 Zytel series into virtual fixed blades when their blades are open and locked.
CRKT M16-13 Zytel Spear Point Combo Edge Knife - M16-13Z Specifications:
- Overall Length: 8.19 in.
- Blade Length: 3.56 in.
- Blade Thickness: 0.100 in.
- Blade Material: AUS-4 (Stainless)
- Opening Mechanism: Flipper
- Lock: Liner Lock
- Safety: Auto LAWKS
- Closed Length: 4.63 in.
- Handle Material: Zytel
- Liner(s): Stainless Steel
- Clip: Stainless Steel
- Weight: 2.90 oz.